Blogmas Day Sixteen: Present ideas for children πŸŽ

9 days to go!

I found a cute present idea for children, based around a little rhyme, and I thought that I would share it with you.

I actually saw it on a Tik Tok 🀣

Something they want, something to wear, something to read and something to share.

I thought this was a really cute idea and a nice easy way to give you a bit of structure to the present buying, as it’s so easy to get carried away.

I have done this for my Nephews and Niece this year.

Something they want

A little toy/teddy that they want.

Something to wear

I went gor jumpers as it’s very chilly atm.

Something to read

A book for them to read and enjoy.

And Something to share

A game (board/card game) etc

I really enjoyed looking for little bits and pieces for each part of the rhyme – its a really cute idea and makes shopping a little less stressful.

What do you think?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Blogmas Day Thirteen: Chocolate Christmas trees πŸ«πŸŽ„

12 days until Christmas! – 12!!! Where is the time going.

So, lets make sure that we are fully in the festive spirit with another tasty (& super easy) Christmas recipe.

I made these with my nephews and we had lots of fun.


πŸŽ„ Chocolate Christmas Trees πŸŽ„


Ingredients:

  • White Chocolate
  • Mini Kinder bars
  • Festive Sprinkles
  • Magic Stars
  • Green food colouring

+

  • Baking parchment

Method:

  1. Place a Kinder bar, vertical, at the bottom of your piece of parchment.
  2. Slowly melt your white chocolate, 30 second increments until it is all fully melted.
  3. Mix in some green food colouring.
  4. Mix until it forms a thick paste/dough.
  5. Roll out and cut into a triangle tree shape.
  6. Place the triangle on top of the Kinder bar leaving a bit sticking out the bottom as the stump.
  7. Leave to cool a little but don’t let it harden.
  8. Place a choc star on top and decorate with your festive sprinkles.
  9. Leave in the fridge to harden completely
  10. Enjoy!
They were a big hit!

Let me know how you get on if you give them a go!

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Halloween Fun πŸŽƒ

I Love Autumn & Halloween… here’s what we got up to !

We went out for the day, to a nearby farm!

It was brilliant.

There was SO much to do.. we made wands, got sorted into our Hogwarts house, had a spooky trailer ride, explored the spooky maze, picked and decorated pumpkins, pettee guinea pigs & rabbits, looked at loads of other animals and had a bug trailer ride.

A great family day out, themed really well and with lots of fun to be had.

We had a fun little family Halloween party at my sisters house.s

She set up some fun activities for them, we also had a buffet of party food, spooky tunes and Halloween pass the parcel.


Me & Tim always do a few Halloween traditions at home – these include carving a pumpkin (we’ve done one every year that we’ve been together) and I make us ‘Spooky Sausages’ which are meant to look like mummies.

I also like to watch horror films but Tim isn’t too keen on those so thats usually just me haha

Some of my favourites are Scream, Halloween, Hocus Pocus, Nightmare before Christmas and Nightmare on Elm St.


Our local cinema was showing some Halloween classics on Halloween.

Me and my Twin sister Sarah always watch horror films together so we went along and watched the original Scream! I can’t believe its the 25th Anniversay 😱

Scream is my favourite ‘Scary Movie’ and it was cool to watch it on the big screen.


What did you get up to this Halloween?

Do you have any traditions??


Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Holiblog: Summer 2021

Hi guys πŸ‘‹πŸ»

I thought I would start up the holiblog series again, for this summer.

Here is how I have spent the later part of July, since the summer holidays began.

It’s been a fun start.


H a pp y β€’ H o li da ys β€’


Saturday 17th July 2021

Out for a sunny walk, near our flat. We discovered a new part of the park.

Sunday 18th July 2021

Monday 19th July 2021

Breakfast with my friend Gemma & her boys.

Tues 20th July 2021

Wed 21st July 2021

Sat 25th July 2021

Mon 26th July 2021

Tues 27th July 2021

Painting at Pennikity Pots with my friend Steph and her boys.

Wed 28th July 2021

Sat 31st July 2021

What have you been up to so far, this summer? β˜€οΈ

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Half Term Diary πŸŒž

Hi guys πŸ‘‹πŸ»

Disclaimer: (Its a bit late, sorry!)

Another half term has been and gone! How are we already half way through 2021!?!

It was a fun half term and the first one with more restrictions lifted, so I thought I would share what I got up to.

Let’s take a look!


𝕋𝕙𝕖 π•—π•šπ•£π•€π•₯ π”Ήπ”Ήβ„š 𝕠𝕗 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•Šπ•¦π•žπ•žπ•–π•£

Saturday 29th May 2021

π”½π•¦π•Ÿ 𝕒π•₯ π•π•šπ•žπ•žπ•ͺ’𝕀 π”½π•’π•£π•ž

Sunday 30th May 2021

Fun at Jimmy’s farm with Tim, Noah, Cakes, Evie, Charlotte & Wes

ℂ𝕒𝕗𝕖, β„‚π•’π•œπ•– & π”Ύπ•’π•žπ•–π•€

Monday 31st May 2021

‘𝕄𝕖 π•‹π•šπ•žπ•–’ 𝔻𝕒π•ͺ

Tuesday 1st June 2021

π”»π•šπ•Ÿπ•Ÿπ•–π•£ (π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕒 𝕑𝕠𝕕) π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 π•žπ•ͺ π•—π•£π•šπ•–π•Ÿπ••π•€ π•—π•£π• π•ž π•¨π• π•£π•œ

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

𝔸 𝕕𝕒π•ͺ π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕓𝕠π•ͺ𝕀 πŸ’™ & π•Šπ•¦π•‘π•£π•šπ•€π•– π•“π•šπ•£π•₯𝕙𝕕𝕒π•ͺ π••π•£π•šπ•Ÿπ•œπ•€

Thursday 3rd June 2021

𝕀𝕔𝕖 β„‚π•£π•–π•’π•ž π•Šπ•¦π•Ÿπ••π•’π•–π•€ & β„šπ•¦π•šπ•« β„•π•šπ•˜π•™π•₯

Friday 4th June 2021

β„™π•šπ•”π•œπ•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕦𝕑 π•žπ•ͺ π•—π•šπ•£π•€π•₯ 𝕔𝕒𝕣

Saturday 5th June 2021

‘Ted’

π”Ήπ•£π•¦π•Ÿπ•”π•™ π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙 π”½π•£π•šπ•–π•Ÿπ••π•€

Sunday 6th June 2021


How was your Half Term?

What did you get up to??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

3️⃣0️⃣ πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Hi guys πŸ‘‹πŸ»

So, One week ago me and my twin sister turned 30!! The big 3 – 0 as they call it.

Here is how we celebrated!


Birthday Morning

I started off the day with a lovely breakfast in bed, made by my husband.

Followed by cards & pressies πŸ₯°

At work I was spoiled with lovely birthday banners, balloons, presents, cards (from the childrem too) & an amazing cake!!!


Birthday Afternoon

Once I had finished work I met my twin sister for lunch at this cute little cafe.

As per restrictions, we took advantage of their lovely little courtyard, and the sunshine.

We enjoyed a delicious lunch and opened our presents to each other.

We then picked up our niece from nursery anfld met up with our husbands and my nephews for a nice little walk and a play in the park.

Birthday Evening

We spent the evening having a little afternoon tea garden party at my parents house.

We enjoyed the delicious treats from my birthday hamper, courtesy of my lovely work friends.

It was lovely to enjoy it with my mum, dad, and two sisters. We havn’t done something just us five, probably in years! It was really nice (& all of the food was delicious.

We had a really fun day!


Other celebrations included…

A tattoo!

Not something I ever thought I’d get…. so exciting!!!

Me and my twin sister talked about it last year but I wasn’t 100% sure I wouldn’t chicken out!

We both LOVE Harry Potter so we went for a simple lightening bolt design ⚑⚑

I love it.


I also enjoyed a fun games night with my friend to celebrate turning 30 (Very 2020) on Zoom, as well as a nice family BBQ meal and board game session the following weekend.

Lovely!


30’s pretty good so far ✌🏻

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Blogmas Day Twenty Five: Christmas Fun πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»


The Big Day is finally here!


For the final day of Blogmas I thought I would share some of the Christmas fun we’ve been up to on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Christmas Eve

Me and my sister continued our tradition of meeting up for a burger with our friend.

Obviously being 2020 we had to get it takeaway and outside 😷

So we incorporated a walk around the park and it was really nice (except the rain shower!!)

I had the Caffe Nero Mint Hot Choc finally, and it was so delicious and festive too


We also have a tradition of going around our local town to look at the christmad lights.

We keep an eye out in the weeks leading up to Christmas eve and there are a few that are always good too.

There were some brilliant lights on display this year.

Keepin’ it COVID secure by going in our separate cars and we just chatted over a voice call, worked pretty well 🀣

Left my Stocking out for Santa, obv!


Christmas Day

Me and Tim started the day with a delicious and festive nutella pastry Christmas tree & a cuppa!

Followed by present opening 🎁

My father in law provided a lovely Christmas lunch for us, we had my brother in law on Zoom, at the dinner table with us… very 2020!

We enjoyed a bit of a relax and a TV break before another family Zoom with a game of birds names.

We had the standard Christmas day buffet in the eve with the other half of our bubble, my twin sister, brother in law and nephews.

We had fun opening presents, had a bit of a dance and enjoyed some yummy food.


It’s been a strange one in the sense that we are all (hopefully) being more cautious than usual this year, but it has been fun to be able to keep some traditions alive and to get together, where possible, to celebrate

I really hope that you’ve all enjoyed your day πŸŽ…πŸ»

Tier Four tomorrow! But we still have Boxing day Skype fun planned with a Christmas themed family quiz.

Stay safe and thankyou so much for joining me again for another fun, festive and unforgettable Blogmas.

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Blogmas Day Twenty Three: Homemade Christmas Cards πŸŒ²

Hi guys! πŸ‘‹πŸ»

I’ll just leave this here, just because….

It has to be done, every year.

So, I do try and make my Christmas cards every year and I have done for over 10 years now (Sayyyyy whatt, madnesss)

This year, with all the craziness I almost didn’t… but then I thought, let’s just scale it back a little, keep them simple and I just do it for my fambizzle.

So thats what I did… if you are family and are reading this, maybe don’t or your card might be on here 🀣🀣

I still had loads of festive paper left over so I used that as the main design as they are pretty ones.

My calligraphy leaves much to be desired but, be won’t worry about that.

I really liked the simple effect of using the gift tags as part of the design.


I actually really enjoyed making these again. I have utilised Moonapig this year, in order to send cards all over the place, so it was actually really nice to be making them again!

Prehaps I’ll get ahead for next year whilst I’m enjoying it and have more time. It’s nice to do things when you have the time to enjoy it and it doesn’t become a chore.


Right, I’m off to organise our round for the Festive Boxing Day Quiz (2020 stylyyyy obv)

Happy Christmas Eve, Eve!

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

Blogmas Day Twelve: A festive, but productive day πŸŽ„πŸ›πŸ›


So, here we are! Day Twelve.

Today has been both festive, productive and fun.. my kind of weekend in the run up to Christmas.

Me & hubby had a little lazy start, followed by a yummy breakfast because there is no better way to start a weekend.

After that I went Christmas shopping with my sister, which was fun!

And we well and truely shopped until we dropped.

But, I managed to get the everything that I needed!! Which is awesome.. I mean, I nearly lost an arm under the weight of my bags, but its all good because the Christmas shopping is done!


When I got home from town I had a nice, relaxing, festive bath.

Gotta love a Lush Festive Bath product.

This one smells so good and is a reusable bubble bar! ‘Elfie Stick’

It was so nice to chill after a fun but hectic time in town.

Feeling refreshed, I have now spent the evening sorting out what I bought, wrapping some more presents.

Super festive!


I’m now about to start decorating our second tree… because I decided one was enough and so I grabbed another one today, in town.

What’s your idea of a fun, festive day?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚