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Monday, January 18, 2016

Visiting Santa

Hi Dolls,

Alex visit Santa yesterday at my mom's work children's party. So we rocked up to Santa's Grotto (which you had to walk through a dark room lit with Christmas lights) and there was good ole Santa sitting in the corner!

Alex was very unsure of who this strange man was! As it was my mom and dad's Santa pic tried to hand Alex to my mom and he was holding on tight and slightly whined but he was ok once he knew I was handing him to his Nana.

A photographer took a picture and I took these - 

As you can see Alex curled into my mom (he does this when he's shy) so I couldn't get one of his face! But I hope the one the photographer got was nice! lol

We took Alex to see Santa too in the Crescent Shopping Centre on Sunday 20th. We dressed him up in his Elf costume (from Mothercare) and went off into the shops. It was SO busy! We realised after not too long that this was the one day all the Travelers go into the shopping centre, visit Santa, do there shopping and dress up! We went straight for Santa's Grotto but it was such a waste because the que was 2 hours long! No chance were we standing there - and no way Alex would have been patient enough! We walked around did some last minute Christmas shopping and went home!

 So we went to see Santa AGAIN Tuesday morning, we went first thing in the morning to que before the grotto opened. There was just us and another lady with her son. They were actually just collecting pictures so we were first in! Due to the 10 minute delay of them opening late they let us in for free considering we didn't want any gift from Santa. We choose not to give Alex a gift because his birthday was at the end of November and we knew he'd get a lot more for Christmas so said we'd leave it behind!

When we got around the corner and spoke with the photographer while he set up his camera he told us we were lucky we didn't go on Sunday because it was so crowded and some kid tied the rope onto his dad, without the dad noticing he walked on and pulled the whole place down! The place was trashed!  And they broke the Christmas Tree in the centre... anyway back to it! So when we went to take the pic with Santa Alex started pulled my jumper, my hair and wouldn't go near him! The picture turned out a lot nicer than I expected :) I really wanted to get Alex and Santa alone too but NO CHANCE! Alex would have gotten way too upset for my liking so we didn't even try! When we were getting the docket to collect our pics, I took Alex to look at some of the Grotto decorations and then we turned around almost ready to leave and then he waves at Santa... seriously kid!! He's so funny :P
Lots of Love

What I got for Christmas 2015

Hi Dolls,

This post is so delayed but I actually wrote the whole thing one day and just needed to insert the images and just now I went to put the images in and post it and the post was gone!

Here goes again! lol.

So Christmas morning myself and Daniel woke at 7am, we heard a blip on the baby monitor and so presumed this was Alex waking for the day... we came downstairs and he was still asleep! By 8am we said screw this and started opening pressies :)

Daniel got a new hoody, Football Manager 2016 on PC, a new Toshiba laptop, a lynx shower set and a batman car you had to build yourself.

So the top image what my boyfriend got me for Christmas, or should I say Santa ;):
Ted Baker Treasure Chest - this Boots Christmas set includes: Body Wash, A Bar of Soap, Hand Cream, Bubbly Bath, Body Spray, and Body Lotion.
Ted Baker Mini Treasures - this Boots Christmas set includes: Bubble Bath, Body Souffle, Body Spray, and Body Wash.
Magnetic Key Target Board - The "Novelty" gift
Halfords Micro USB Phone Charger
Three DVDs; American Sniper, Finding Nemo and Big Hero 6 - I told Dan if he was going to get me DVDs keep Alex in mind because the movies I wanted to see weren't exactly DVD own worthy more like rent a movie once worthy!

So when asked what I wanted for Christmas, this year I really didn't want anything. Of course I need a lot of things but didn't want anything! When I looked around A LOT, I managed to spot the Ted Baker range in Boots. I had my eye on the Body Souffle, Body Lotion and because it was 3 for 2 needed to pick one more so picked the body spray! I made him take pics on his phone and all so he'd know exactly which ones to get!

I woke up Christmas morning to gift sets - I was not a happy camper! To be completely honest I had a mini tantrum moment :( I didn't want anything for Christmas because anything I "wanted" I didn't need and felt needs were more important. As a mom, I felt like I didn't have time to have all these luxurious lotions and potions and to actually use them! I have shed loads of Soap and Glory products up in my room that I haven't gotten around to using and will probably have to bin some :( Now don't get me wrong, I know the stuff I wanted is in each gift set but it's all the extras I didn't want/need! AND The body souffle I wanted is NOT the same as the one in the set (the packaging is different!).

The phone charger also left me feeling annoyed because I already have/had a phone charger but the boyfriend lost it! So he felt he should return it - yes this is nice and considerate but in my minds its a waste of money when you could just look for the lost charger (which turned up soon after Christmas!). AND to top off my dislike for this gift, it doesn't fit my iPhone!

Onto gifts from others...
Baylis and Harding Beauticology Set - includes foot lotion, foot soak crystals and fluffy socks
Soap and Glory Scents of Occasion
Seventeen Mini Lip Gloss Set
Nip+Fab Viper Venom Duo Set
I also received Urban Decay's Revolution Lipstick in Obsession and Urban Decay's Naked 2 Basics Palette from my Sister and a Boots voucher from my Brother. We got a house hamper from my parents (full of cleaning products, vouchers for food and petrol, and Shower goodies for each one of us. We got a foodie hamper from Daniel's parents that was full of candles, fluffy socks, chocolate, selection boxes, coke and more! I forgot to take pics of these and now that they are all unpacked it's too late!! 

Just to note: this is NOT me bragging in anyway, I'm just sharing because I love seeing these posts on others blogs so thought I'd share mine!

Lots of Love

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I saw a Psychic Medium!

Hi dolls,

This is just a quick post! I went to see psychic medium Peter Matthew last night with my friends. Four of us went and each went individually into a dark room for 40 minutes while we spoke to him.

I went third, and my mom's dad came through, my granddad. Which I was a bit surprised by considering I was just gone 6 when he passed away. I do have some memories of him but would have expected one of my Nana's to come through as I knew them more.

He began by describing a man with rough large hands that would have done a lot of work in his time, and spoke about big work boots, that he wore jumpers with the shirt hanging out, he was like a father figure but wasn't my dad etc.

The things he told me, some made sense, other stuff didn't make sense. When I got home and told my parents my dad wasn't into that kind of stuff but my mom was listening and a bit shocked by some of the stuff I was recalling like the jumper and dogs and other things.

Peter said my granddad kept going at his nose but asked him to stop and when I mentioned that to my mom she told me my granddad used to get very bad nose bleeds.

He also asked was the Bush/Australia significant in any way - my uncle currently lives there.

There was so much more, I won't post it all on here but it was so weird the things he could tell me about my grandparents house - he described my Nan's sitting room/kitchen area and how she made cups of tea!

I really do believe the €60 was worth it.

My dad's mom passed away in 2011, I would have liked to hear she was ok, but it was my maternal grandparents came through only.

My granddad was a stronger presence but my Nana was there too.

It is so weird, such a weird feeling but it is definitely worth looking into!

One thing that is important to note is, anyone can come through. Someone you know, or someone you don't know but knows someone you know! So it may not even be information for you, but for someone you know that they want to pass on!

I was told about my past which is noted above and my future - I'll keep that under wraps in case it doesn't happen but it would be nice ;)

Lots of Love