Spring Comic Con ’23 – Meeting Joseph Quinn ๐Ÿฆ‡

Hi Guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

So, something super fun happened last weekend! March 4th.

Me and my Husband went to our very first comic con. Now, don’t get me wrong, it was at times as stressful as I thought it would beโ€ฆ but also, not as stressful as I thought at the same timeโ€ฆ

Let me explain – so I don’t think the where’s and when’s of your photo experiences were massively well explained. I was never explicitly told a time but thankfully someone I know worked it out for me and we arrived with plenty of time, without prior con knowledge I have no idea how you’d ever work it out… but,

Once we were there the staff were super helpful and it was relatively easy to find/ask where you needed to be and when for any experiences and photos you may have booked, so that made it alot less stressful! Everyone else who was also visiting were helpful too which was lovely.

So, anyway – our first comic con was really fun and it was exactly how I imagined it to be. There were so many people in so many costumes, epic costumes. Seriously impressive stuff. It was just a vast room filled with people geeking out, having fun and being unapologetically themselves and maybe slightly irrationally excited about celebrities ๐Ÿคฃ (my self included) I walked past Sylvester McCoy for christ sake!!

And best of all… I MET JOSEPH QUINN.

It was actually surprisingly nervewracking just before the photo slot but it all went well, mostly… I had to have my photo done twice as the camera flash left a glare on the photo because of my glasses… so I had to go again… I had to stand and have everyone look at me as I had a photo taken, again… which I hate… but, it meant I got to say ‘hi’ and put my arm around Joseph Quinn twice so… ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ I’d take that as a win tbh

Plus – I thought it was really nice that they let me go again and made sure everyone got a nice photo.

I mean, I literally said ‘hi’ x2 and ‘bye’ and ‘thanks’ to him but in those 10 seconds he seemed very lovely (as I had heard he would be) his very enthusiastic ‘HI’ and smile as you walked over was very sweet. I kind of wish I had plucked up the courage to say a bit more to him but you don’t really have much time anyway… I would probably buy a autograph next time if he goes to any nearby cons again.


The two things that struck me the most were how totally normal he looks (and I mean like in a non celebrity way, he looked great but I think it’s very easy to forget that celebs are just people and they don’t like float around on clouds, with gold sparkles around them or whatever ) and how friggin tall he is in real life- jesus.


I enjoyed having a walk around and looking at the stalls and costumes. A highlight being when I rounded a corner and saw Ghostface casually browsing a t shirt stand ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

I got me and my sister a cool Stranger Things Poster each and then we headed over to the mainstage and queued for Joseph’s talk. It was the final event of the day and it was so packed, I’m glad we started queueing when we did.

It was so surreal seeing the set up that I have watched so many times on tik tok of his previous con ‘talks’ but it was really cool to listen to one and see him chatting in real life. To be honest, if you’ve seen one you’ve probably seen most as he gets asked alot of the same questions… but there were some really funny moments that made it worth it… and some adorable moments from a few little kids too.


All in all I really enjoyed my first comic con experience and I would definitely go to one again and be more confident and less panicked now that I know how it all works.

Have you ever been to a comic con?

Who have you met?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

World Book Day 2023 ๐Ÿ“š

Hi guys! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Today is World Book Day. I mean everyday is Book Day for me haha.

As I work in a Primary School Setting I do love this Day simply for sharing stories and excitement around books.

Plus, it’s good fun to make a costume and dress up. My favourite part is reading to the children throughout the day though.


What could you do this World Book Day?

Get crafty and make a bookmark for you and or the kids.

Just enjoy a bit of quiet reading time with a new book or a favourite of yours…

Read to the kids! This is my favourite part of world book day at work โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

Try something new? A new type of book, a new genre. I have recently been enjoying the Heartstopper Graphic Novels which is not a book format that I usually read.

Read your favourite book โ™ก

Unfortunately I won’t have time today but, going to a local bookshop and treating yourself to a new book would also be an awesome way to spend it too. Especially if the kids have their book token too!


This year I have reused my Stick Man costume as I put alot of effort into making this last year so I thought I would get one more year out of it!


Whatever you do, I hope you have been able to enjoy a book and share that joy with somebody…theres nothing better โ™ก

What did you do for World Book Day?

What costume did you wear?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

NYD 2023 ๐ŸŽ‰

Hi guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Here we are, 2023! How mad.

I hope you enjoyed NYE, however you spent it. We had a chilled one with out friends, playing games, eating party food and having a few drinks.

We made the most of the first new day of the new year by spending the day together.

We started off still at our friend’s as we stayed over last night. We all had a nice chilled, lazy get up which was great as I was knackered from staying up but also from a rubbish nights sleep the previous night (I never usually have trouble staying up until midnight!)

Once we left, we decided to stop off for lunch on our way home. We both fancied a roast to roll in the new year, and let’s be honest, a roast is way better when you don’t cook it or there’s no washing up at the end, so to Toby carvery we went.

Perfect for a Sunday or Bank Holiday and there was a slot that fitted I’m perfectly with when we would be arriving home.

I went for Roast Turkey as I didn’t have any at Christmas. It was so really juicy turkey and it was delicious with cranberry sauce, the thick gravy and awesome roasties.

After our yummy roasts we decided for go for a walk.

After that we headed home for a little while before we went to the cinema.

We went to watch the film ‘Till’ which was playing as an Unlimited Screening, so you can get to watch the film before it comes out to everybody, if you have an unlimited card (which we both do)

The film was incredibly powerful, thought-provoking, inspiring but also truely heartbreaking. The film was from the perspective of Emmett Tills mother Mamie, which it what makes it so compelling and as I said, emotional – It is told from the perspective and experience of a black women and is co-written and directed by a black women.

I took some of the Christmas chocolate in a tub for us as we have loads left still. It saves us buying anymore and is a good way of getting through it as you need a cinema snack!!


How did you spend your New Year’s Day?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž โœจ๏ธ

Hi Guys!

So this weekend me and my husband went to the Stranger Things Experience.

I bought us tickets for Tim’s birthday in July and we have really been looking forward to it since.


We decided to dress up for the experience.

I dressed as Eddie Munson…

And Tim dressed as Dustin Henderson…


The experience was really cool and really well done. It genuinely felt like we took a little trip to Hawkins, Indiana and snuck around the lab.

The actors and everyone involved were really good and very authentic – some of them were a little too good at staying in character.


Once we had finished the experience we were free to go around the merch/eating/drinks area. The themeing was really cool and very well done. They had recreated lots of iconic Stranger Things ‘Sets’ and rooms to make your experience really immersive.

There was the Surfer Boys Pizza Van, Family Video, Scoops Ahoy and they even recreated the iconic living room of the Byers house, fairy lights and all.

As well as these there were smaller themed areas and sets that were themed around Hawkins high and the Roller Rink from Season 4.

I had to do a little Eddie Munson Redemption Photo…. 86′ baby!

There was some cool merch on offer too (although not as much as I thought there would be) and a Hellfire Club themed Merch area which was amazing.

There were lots of cool photo opportunities with sets and props as well as retro photobooths.

Photo bioth snaps

It’s a brilliant experience for any Stranger Things fans and I would definitely recommend it.

The only negative I can think of is that maybe the actual experience could have been a little longer. It’s a 45 minute experience but I think an hour would make it more worth the money.

And prehaps a little more specific merch for some of the main characters like Dustin, Steve and Eddie.

I did pick up some cool bits though, Inc some Hellfire bits and a cool poster for our picture wall.

Eddie & Dustin’s Day Out
My fave!

Like I said, I would definitely recommend it, it was a really fun afternoon out.


Have you been?

Who is your favourite Stranger Things character?


Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

1926 – 2022 ๐Ÿ–ค ER ๐Ÿ‘‘

As we all know unfortunately our Queen died on the 8th September 2022.

I was completely and utterly shocked – we all knew at the impressive age of 96 that it was an unfortunate inevitability… but somehow it just seemed like she would always be there, like she always has been.

It still seems unbelievable to write that even now, on the 21st September, 3 days after her state funeral.

How can someone who is such an intrinsic and integral part of Great Britain be gone?!

She was a constant throughout all the hardships and dramas (The COVID Pandemic being a particularly poignant one) as an unwavering source of comfort and support to the nation, to her people.

She served with such honour, pride and distinction, and alot of us held her with great affection, I know that I did, so it is a sad time now that she has passed away.

Grief is the price we pay for Love’ – Queen Elizabeth 2nd

I was heading down to London the weekend after The Queen had died, for a pre organised event and I was actually really pleased to be able to take the opportunity to pay my respects to her, at Buckingham Palace, the Queens London Residence.

It was a wonderful show of shared grief and respect and I’m sure she would have been deeply touched by the affection shown to her.

London really did pay tribute to her and it was lovely to see that happening around the country and the world too.


Me, My Husband and My Father in Law watched the funeral together on the Bank Holiday Monday.

It was a beautiful occasion for a thoroughly well deserving Monarch- 70 years in any job is unbelievable really.

Our longest reigning Monarch. I will remember her fondly, in particular her kind smile, her wicked sense of humour, her colourful attire, her Corgis and her care for this country.

RIP QUEEN ELIZABETH 2ND

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ˜”

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

Halloween Fun ๐ŸŽƒ

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

๐•Ž๐• ๐•ฃ๐•๐•• ๐•„๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•’๐• โ„๐•–๐•’๐•๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐”ป๐•’๐•ช

๐“ฃ๐“ช๐“ด๐“ฎ ๐“ฌ๐“ช๐“ป๐“ฎ ๐“ธ๐“ฏ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ผ๐“ฎ๐“ต๐“ฏ, ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ต๐”‚ ๐“ฐ๐“ฎ๐“ฝ ๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฎ ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ.

Five things I try to do:

Take time out for yourself, buy yourself a coffee, go for a nice walk, read a chapter of your book.

Don’t just say yes all of the time – sometimes its ok to say, no I actually don’t want/agree with that.

Take the time to indulge in your hobbies.

Even if someone annoys you – take a deep breath & kill them with kindness.

When you are feeling down and being unkind to yourself, think about how you would feel if someone treated your loved ones like that – it makes you sad doesn’t it?! – so don’t treat yourself like that.

&

if all else fails, talk to someone, anyone. You are not alone.

Stay.

NHS Support


๐—œ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ธ.

โ™ก

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

JS

Holiblog: Summer 2021

Hi guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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 โ€ข H o li da ys โ€ข


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? โ˜€๏ธ

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

What I’ve read so far… 2021 Edition ๐Ÿ“š

Hi Guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

I thought I would do a halfway through the year, book update!

Every year I have done a reading challenge of sorts, and this year, instead of monthly or quarterly updates I thought I would do two Six month updates.

So, here is my first reading update of 2021, January – June.


[Disclaimer: I’m not that fast a reader sometimes, it comes in fits and spurts, and I’ve had lots of revision to do, so its not as long a list as I’d like]


January – June 2021

The Winter Garden By Heidi Swain

The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning By Chris Colfer

Because of You By Dawn French

The Lido By Libby Page

Push by Ashley Audrain

The Holiday by T.M Logan

A Taste of Home by Heidi Swain

Only Time Will Tell By Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father By Jeffrey Archer

Until Next Weekend By Rachel Marks

The Dead Fathers Club By Matt Haig

Saving the Day By Katie Fforde

The Motive By Khurrum Rahman

Best Kept Secret By Jeffrey Archer

My favourites so far are, of course the Heidi Swain novels ‘The Winter Garden’ & ‘A Taste of Home’ as well as ‘Until Next Weekend’ ‘Push’ & ‘The Holiday’ which I could not put down. I love that feeling.

The suprise was the Harry Clifton series by Jeffrey Archer, the perfect example of not judging a book by its cover.

Have you read any of these books??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

Half Term Diary ๐ŸŒž

Hi guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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!


๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•—๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐”น๐”นโ„š ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•Š๐•ฆ๐•ž๐•ž๐•–๐•ฃ

Saturday 29th May 2021

๐”ฝ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ ๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•๐•š๐•ž๐•ž๐•ช’๐•ค ๐”ฝ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ž

Sunday 30th May 2021

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

โ„‚๐•’๐•—๐•–, โ„‚๐•’๐•œ๐•– & ๐”พ๐•’๐•ž๐•–๐•ค

Monday 31st May 2021

‘๐•„๐•– ๐•‹๐•š๐•ž๐•–’ ๐”ป๐•’๐•ช

Tuesday 1st June 2021

๐”ป๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ฃ (๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•’ ๐•ก๐• ๐••) ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•ž๐•ช ๐•—๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•Ÿ๐••๐•ค ๐•—๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐•จ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•œ

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

๐”ธ ๐••๐•’๐•ช ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•“๐• ๐•ช๐•ค ๐Ÿ’™ & ๐•Š๐•ฆ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•– ๐•“๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•™๐••๐•’๐•ช ๐••๐•ฃ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•œ๐•ค

Thursday 3rd June 2021

๐•€๐•”๐•– โ„‚๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•ž ๐•Š๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•’๐•–๐•ค & โ„š๐•ฆ๐•š๐•ซ โ„•๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ

Friday 4th June 2021

โ„™๐•š๐•”๐•œ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ฆ๐•ก ๐•ž๐•ช ๐•—๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•”๐•’๐•ฃ

Saturday 5th June 2021

‘Ted’

๐”น๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•”๐•™ ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐”ฝ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•Ÿ๐••๐•ค

Sunday 6th June 2021


How was your Half Term?

What did you get up to??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚