First of all I hope everyone had a good bank holiday weekend. I was working through most of it, so didn't get to enjoy the time off, but I know that others did, which was good.
I have managed to get a few bits done already today, such as a bit of dusting and sorting out Henry's room, washed my hair; no don't blame me for the rain which it usually does when my hair is washed, but it was already raining; I have my birthday cards ready as it is my husband's and Niece's birthday tomorrow. Yes they share the same day.
Sadly my husband is working tomorrow but I have planned to cook him a nice dinner of his choice, Steak and Chips.
Then we are both off at the weekend, which I am so looking forward to and going to take my hubby out up London, as he wishes for some trainers. I have bought him something he can open on the day, got to wrap this up still.
Part of my nieces present arrived this morning. If you are looking for some gifts, do shop around. It is so easy to just get out the cash and buy something on the spur of the moment. However you may find you can get the item at a lower price if you look around first. Amazon, Etsy and Notonthehighstreet.com have some really lovely items. All items on Etsy have to all be me handmade or created by the sellers themselves. So you can get some really unique and different items.
I sometimes also check out websites such as, Photobox, Vistaprint and Moonpig.com for personalised gifts I can create. I always have a clear picture in my mind of what I want to buy as a gift, and then I will look around. I don't always necessarily write it down, for birthdays, but I will have an image in my head first so I have an idea of what I wish to purchase before I buy.
I have also purchased Photo gift items from Boots aswell, but I don't like their delivery service as they say they will turn up on this date, and between this time, and twice now they haven't. These were Mother and Baby items. You have no idea when the photo items are going to turn up. When I ordered them to be collected at my local Boots store, they couldn't find them and weren't there on the day they said they would be. I like how the photos and frames turned out, but wouldn't use them, because there online service items aren't always reliable. I could still order in store but I like to order online as I can play around with the photos and personalise the items before I buy, so I can create them with a bit of my own touch.
Photo cards, you don't need to pay for these all the time, if you have a good enough printer that does photo printing, I would recommend, Laser printers to be the best and the specific photo printers, which you can insert your SD card into, and create a personalised photo card at home. If you don't have a printer then Moonpig is always my substitute, where I will create personalised cards on. Always reliable and they arrive on time always as stated. When you print at home your photos, don't buy photo paper from the high street, buy online, always so much better in price and still good enough quality.
Where do I buy my photo paper from?
Always Amazon, but again don't buy the paper at the first price you see, keep looking first.
So going to end things here for today, I will be vlogging this week, not decided from which day but it will include my husband's and I weekend, and I do plan to do another Haul video soon aswell, so once this is done and uploaded I will post it on Carriesrealworld.com for you all to see.
Anyway have a good week people and many thanks for reading,
So you may be a little confused as I published this blog but there was nothing there. Was clicking to find a good quote and image for today's blog and thought that this one (to the left of page) fitted nicely.
Yesterday I posted a picture of Henry on the swing in our local park, as I took Henry to the doctors as he has been suffering in the heat with hayfever and eczema, which we have now got some medicine and cream for. I decided to take Henry to the park first as it was warm but not to much, and then head to the doctors. I had no idea it would be so long, normally we do get seen quite quickly and he was kicking off as he wanted to run around the surgery instead of sitting nicely. It was hot in there too, I mean if people didn't have their clothes on it could have been a sauna. When we got to see the doctor he seemed to not have much patience for children and seemed to want to see us to get rid of us, due to the amount of screaming and noise Henry was making. I mean it was warm and I did quiet him down a few times, but how long can you keep a toddler from screaming and wanting to run around. Once they learn to walk that's it they want to be off and on their feet all the time.
Then in Boots I had to wait 15-20 minutes for his prescription. He then by this time was so worn out he dozed off in his pushchair whilst I was waiting. I had gotten up at 6:30am to start sorting out our guest room and wash the bed clothes from the guest bed, and put the bed back up, then gave Henry his brekkie whilst calling the doctor's surgery to arrange an appointment, and was surprised that 1. I hadn't gotten the engaged tone. 2. Actually managed to get an appointment, as usually I get told to that there is no appointments and call back at 12 (midday).
Today Henry had his check-up at the local Hospital, and didn't have to wait too long. There seemed to be a lot of people waiting even when we got there, so not sure how long they had been waiting, but we got seen quite quickly. Henry's height is still under what the average height of a child of his age (2 years and half), should be and his weight is good, it is on the line. There isn't an overly concern about his height as if you know me I am not exactly the BFG. On my nan's (my mum's, mum) side they were all little too, so it could be genetic, but then he could end up being tall like my husband who today said his height was 6ft, it changes from 5ft 9 inches to 6 ft, sometimes a bit over or under.
The doctor at the hospital was pleased with him, but he has to go back in 6 months time.
I watched last nights Eastenders this afternoon on Sky Catch-up whilst Henry had his nap, it is the first time in 4 years. All so I could see Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp) return. I had no idea what actually was happening but it was good to see Grant return and get the bom bom at the end before the theme tune began, marking the end of the episode.
Been watching more of Games of Thrones, and I got to say it is gory at times and not for those under the age of 18 years old I'd say as there is a lot of nudity and in this day and age, some people would take easy offense to some of the scenes, but it is addictive T.V. The guy who plays, Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage), I think is the best one in it. My husband and I always smile and laugh when he comes into the scene, because he is so good, and he has some of the best lines. Well my favourite. At first I thought "I don't like him" but as I have kept watching he actually really funny in it and plays the part as if that is him and have warmed to him, because he is so good. Definitely good selection in the roles played. The kids in the show are good, best selection of young actors and actresses I have seen as they all play the roles as if it is real, even though you know it is a drama, it is very well acted. I can see some of the young actors and actresses being in TV dramas and shows to come.
Watched a few more of 24 first series but got a bit bored at the moment, and hooked on Game Of Thrones, but once we have caught up on these we will return to the other series we have downloaded to watch those too.
Anyway have a good week everyone and see you at the end.
Many thanks for reading,