My May half term diary ☀️

I love doing a diary for each school holiday, it’s a great way of remembering what Ive got up to, a 21st century diary 👍🏻

Friday 24th May 2019

Me & Tim got some good use out of our Unlimited Cinema cards tonight by watching two films!

We watched ‘Detective Pikachu’ followed by ‘Rocketman’.

Both were really good. We had already seen Detective Pikachu and we just wanted to see it again, great for any Pokemon fans ✌🏻

Rocketman was also really good but not my fave of the recent biopic films.


Saturday 25th May 2019

Today I met up with my friend and her boys at the park. I took Noah & Casey with my to play with her boys.

They loved the bus ride.

We had a great time at the park, enjoying the sunshine and playing with all of the boys 💙

Me & Tim took the boys to see ‘Secret Life of Pets 2’. This was Casey’s pick as he loves cats 🐈 & he really enjoyed himself.

In the eve, once I’d dropped the boys off, me and my friends met up again and had a Chinese together at a local buffet restaurant. So good.

& a great opportunity for a catch up!


Sunday 26th May 2019

A busy weekend rounded off with a family day trip to Cambridge for some retail therapy.

Me & Tim drove down with my twin sister Sarah, Noah & Casey, whilst my older sister Charlotte drive down with her husband & Evie.

It was a lovely day and we enjoyed shopping (First stop, Primark of course!) Followed by some yummy lunch from our favourite Italian which we introduced to everyone, Aromi 👌🏻 Their veggie pesto lasagne is the one.

The kids loved the play area too.


Monday 27th May 2019

Cult Cafe for Tea, Cake & Games.

This has become our bank holiday Monday tradition and it’s great.

We usually chill on the bank holiday ans as the weekend was busy this is what we did. In the afternoon we decided to get out for a bit, Cabin fever was setting in!

This was really lovely ♡


Wednesday 29th May 2019

Today, with work, we visited a local farm.

It was a lovely day, really chilled It was fun being outside and visiting a farm I hadn’t been to before either.


Friday 31st May 2019

Today we met my friends little boy, Finley ♡

We hadn’t met him before and it was lovely to have cuddles he is adorable.

& it was a great excuse to get the girls together and have a bit of tea & cake.

Our friend was home for the weekend too which was great timing.

We went to my other friends in the evening for dinner which was great too.


Sunday 2nd June 2019

To round off the half term we decided to again take advantage of the lovely warm weather by taking a trip to Felixstowe.

‘Oh, I do like to he beside the seaside… 🏖’

We enjoyed a lovely meal of fish & chips, Mr Whippy & doughnuts on the beach. We had a lovely stroll along the prom before heading into the pier for some amusements. The perfect afternoon.

I even had a little paddle 🌊☀️ The weather was great.


I hope you enjoyed or are enjoying your half term!


Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Easter hols diary: Week Two


🐣 Week Two 🐣


Saturday 13th April

Football

Unfortunately it wasn’t the best outcome as my team got relegated after this match! So, its League one for us next season. I still enjoyed watching the football non the less. COYB!


Sunday 14th April

Kaitlyn’s 4th Birthday party

My friends little girl turned 4 so we had some fun at soft play & cake of course!


Wednesday 17th April

Breakfast with friends

Today I met my twin sister, nephews & our friends Livy, Demi & CC for breakfast at our local Harvester! (Because let’s be honest, breakfast food is the best food!!)

It was lovely to catch up, especially as one of my friends is very close to her due date so it was lovely to see her before she becomes very busy!!


Thursday 18th April

Evie-Mae’s first sleepover at Auntie Ro Ro’s & Uncle TT’s

It was lots of fun having Evie to sleepover!


Friday 19th April

Good Friday

In the morning, once Evie was up, baths had been done & breakfast had been served, we went for a play and a lovely walk to the park.

It was beautiful weather & Evie loved the play area. We then sat down for a refreshing drink & snack at the park cafe before mummy & Daddy collected her 😊

In the evening we went out for a family meal to celebrate my brother in laws 30th Birthday.


Saturday 20th April

Our first BBQ of the year!

On Saturday the beautiful sunshine continued and it was glorious!

We had our first BBQ of the year, at my father in laws.


Sunday 21st April

Easter Sunday

I love Easter Sunday (& not just because of the vast quantity of chocolate that is consumed) but because it’s just a lovely day and as a family we always get together.

For as long as I can remember we have gathered on Eastet Sunday for a Chinese (delish!) My Nana started this tradition and I’m determined it continues (& again, not just because of the delicious Chinese food consumed haha) but because I like traditions and there is something really lovely about keeping them alive.

In the morning I did some Easter baking with the boys and I took another trip, to another local park, with the boys for a play in the sunshine. This was lovely before our Chinese.

We also enjoyed our Easter eggs and swapped treats with each other.

The boys and Evie were really pleased with their Easter buckets.


Monday 22nd April

Easter Monday

This was one of my favourite days of the bank holiday. Tim took me to his work (which I hadn’t seen before) & showed me a lovely walk that him and his colleagues often do at lunch times.

We walked some of the way, stopped for a yummy lunch, at Suffolk Food Hall, in the sunshine and then walked the rest of the loop back to the start.

It was a beautifully sunny day and I really enjoyed myself, the walk was stunning

&

it was a lovely way to spend some time together ♡


& that’s a wrap! A brilliant Easter holiday full of fun, sorting out, Spring cleaning & relaxing… perfect.


Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Our Easter bakes 🍫

Here are the results of our Easter baking…

‘No bake’ Easter slices

Rice crispie cakes

Check out the full blog post here & my Easter activities too –> here.

🐣🐣 I hope you are enjoying your Easter Sunday funday! & this beautiful sunshine in the UK ☀️☀️

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

🐣Easter Activities for kids!

Hi guys!

This blog post is just a few simple ideas for you to keep the kiddies entertained over the Easter weekend.

Even if you don’t celebrate Easter in the traditional sense (I don’t either!) It is still lovely to make the most of a long weekend and some family time.

But, of course with kiddies it can be hard to keep them entertained and if you are having people over for the Easter weekend or Easter Sunday then you may need to get them out from under your feet whilst the prep takes place!

Well fear not, because I have some ideas for you that will keep them busy and are lots of fun!


Let’s take a look!


1. A Easter Egg Hunt


Cadburys & Nestle both have Easter egg hunt packs out atm as well as places such as Aldi & Lidl. They come with lots of eggs (depending on the size of the hunt you want and some prizes for the end.

You can also get Easter egg Hunt packs that have clues and signs included in them which is great if you have older children, to add a bit of challenge to your hunt.

I’ve seen these in Asda and discount stores such as B&M.


2. Easter arts & crafts


These monthly children’s magazines are great for a bit of easy art and craft and they come bursting with resources!

They are a bit pricey but, trust me they last! I bought this one for my nephews and we made two things each and there is loads left!! So one issue goes a long way and they are really easy, fun & varied.

You could also look online (Pinterest!!) for come easy craft ideas that use your recycling.

Kids love a bit of junk modelling.


3. Easter baking


Kids (& adults) love getting involved in a bit of baking, especially when it involves a tasty treat at the end!!

Check out some recipes here .

These are all really child friendly, quick, easy and the recipes use alot of the same ingredients! So easy on the purse too.


4. A Easter film


Why not create your own ‘cinema’ for a rainy day activity?!?

Pop on an Easter Film, grab some comfies, a blanket and of course some Easter choc snacks or any bakes you have created, and just enjoy a nice, chilled film together. Netflix or Easter specials of their favourite shows are great for this.

During the school holidays local cinemas such as Cineworld usually put on more ‘Movies for juniors’ showings which are a MUCH cheaper way of taking the kids to the cinema, so look out for those too 😀


5. A Nature walk/visiting the farm


A walk is a great way to enjoy and talk about the Spring and all the beautiful flowers and changes taking place.

Plus, on a nice day (let’s keep our fingers crossed for some) a bit of fresh air and a run around is great for the kiddies.

Visitng a farm is also great at this time of year as there are lots of baby animals to see and learn about too! Great experiences.


🌷 I hope this helps & have fun whatever you do 🐰

Happy Easter!


Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

DIY Easter baskets for kids 🐣🍫

Last year, as my nephews were a bit older, I decided to make them Easter baskets as a little treat, for Easter Sunday.

This year my niece is a bit older too and will be able to appreciate one as well as the boys, so I have decided to do them again.


I’ve been to a few different shops in order to get the little bits and bob’s for the baskets. I’ll list everything that I bought & the prices (if I can remember haha)

I like to make them personal to each child and get a mixture of chocolate and crafty/fun bits to make them more exciting and fun!

You will see from the pictures that I have popped some ‘non Easter’ food items into my nieces basket. She isn’t a massive chocolate fan (I don’t get it either!!) So I have got her a selection pack of some of her favourite oaty Goodies Bars.

This is a great way to make a basket for a much younger child, especially under 2’s who probably won’t have/need loads of chocolate.


Buckets, Asda £1.50

Luckily for me there were three different colours!

The top two baskets are for my nephews who are aged (almost) 3 & 4.

The bottom basket is for my niece who is (almost) 2.

Cadbury Boxless eggs (with buttons inside)

Plain Cadbury boxless egg, Tesco £1

Cadbury Disney egg heads, Tesco £1

Chick marshmallows, Asda large pack £3

They also did white bunny marshmallows too, for the same price.

Milk chocolate bunnies, Tesco 2 for £1.50

Milk chocolate lollies, Tesco 2 for £1.50

Chick gingerbread kits, Tesco from £1

I also picked up these little gingerbread chick kits.

If you had a bigger basket, hamper or if you just want another little activity to do with the kids then these are really fun and super easy to do. You get some tubes of icing and little packs of hundreds and thousands to decorate your chicks, in the pack and I can guarantee the kids will love them.

The non chocolate/edible items.

Easter activity books, Tesco £1

These have got stickers, colouring & arts and crafts activities inside them so they are great for adding a bit of Easter craft fun to the weekend and will certainly keep them occupied.

Large Easter bubble wands, Tesco £1 (or £1.50, I cant quite remember!)

Easter T-Shirt, Tesco F&F £6

They had a great selection of Easter themed clothing bits in Tesco, for both boys & girls and they were very cute!

Again, this is a great option for a younger child who may not be able to enjoy the arts & craft bits of the other baskets.


Some other shops that do great Easter bits include:

•B & M

•Poundland

•TK Maxx

• Other major supermarkets such as Aldi.

It’s so easy to create these super cute little Easter baskets, full of treats, without spending a fortune! & they are a fun way to create a Easter gift for the kids.


Let me know if you have a go and what bargains you managed to find!


Happy Easter 🐣

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Easter hols diary: Week One


🐣Week One🐣


Friday 5th April 2019

•A trip to the cinema, with Tim, to see ‘Fighting with my family’•

A great start to the Easter break!


Saturday 6th April 2019

•A trip to the cinema with my nephews, to see ‘Peppa Pig: The Festival of fun’•

They loved dancing, joining in with the actions and watching some new episodes, great fun!


Sunday 7th April 2019

•Breakfast at The Harvester with Tim, my older sister Charlotte, her husband Wes & my Niece Evie-Mae•

Yummy!

• In the afternoon me & Tim took a stroll to a lovely local cafe got tea & cake! We took a few games to play whilst we were there too. I love it there•


Monday 8th April 2019

•A fun ‘Bear Hunt’ themed baby group with my niece Evie-Mae. Retelling the story, arts & crafts and sensory play•

•My sister came with me to order our bathroom floor, FINALLY!! So excited to get rid of the current concrete situation•

▪After all that excitement we met mum for lunch•


Wednesday 10th April 2019

•After working allday I went out for dinner with some of my school work friends. We had a lovely meal and a good chat too! It was nice to catch up and chat as we dong always get to properly doing the busy job thay we do•


Friday 12th April 2019

•My two nephews Noah & Casey stayed over for a sleepover Thurs night/Fri morn and so I had a fun Easter day planned once they were awake•

•We started off the morning with Easter Bunny crumpets for breakfast•

•We then made some Easter arts & craft using the magazine that I bought them•

•We then headed off to a nearby soft play centre•

•Our final Easter activity was an Easter egg hunt, once we had got home•

•They had a great time & were very pleased with their little chocolate hauls•

•Outdoor cinema•

In the evening me and my mum went to our local park for an Outdoor cinema event. We watched ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ which is a brilliant film!

It was really fun (if just a little cold by the end) but we had our snacks & duvets to keep us going.


That’s it for Week One!

What have you guys been doing to keep yourselves (& the kiddies) occupied during the Easter holidays?


Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Half term diaries part 2

Part two of February Half term!

Here’s what I’ve been up to.


Wednesday 20th February/Thursday 21st February 2019


During both of these days I was at work allday 7.30-6.

Working with kids is good fun though and we did lots of fun activities.

I really enjoy planning fun activities to do during the holidays.


Friday 23rd February 2019


In the morning I met up with my twin sister and my nephews for some bowling fun.

Both of the boys really enjoyed themselves as Noah only had a go at bowling when he was very little and Casey has never been before.

The boys had a great time and they were really good at bowling, it’s safe to say Auntie Ro Ro lost 🎳

Afterwards we had some lunch and some treats (of course!) DOUGHNUTS!!

In the afternoon we headed to Norwich to stay with my Auntie and cousin for a long weekend.

We popped into the Norwich Primark en-route, in order to see if they had the onesie of my dreams…

…they didn’t disappoint!! & it was the only one left 🙌🏻

Once at my Aunties, we settled down for a delicious Mexican taco feast.


Saturday 23rd February 2019


Today me & Tim started off the day with a Parkrun in a nearby village.

Once we got back we spent the rest of the morning/afternoon chilling out, having lunch and playing games.

The Pointless Mini game was a particular fave.

In the late afternoon we went and saw my cousin, his wife and kiddies for a catchup up and a cuppa, which was nice!

We rounded off the evening with a delicous meal out together at Zizzi’s.

We played a few more games when we got back too. Love a board game!


Sunday 24th February 2019


Today we went out l to enjoy the lovely sunshiny weather, you’ve got to make the most of it when you get it here in the UK!!

We stopped off for a yummy snacky lunch at a lovely pub in Ranworth.

We shared some stuffed peppers, Cheesey chips, homemade houmous, falafel & flatbread and some onion rings, yummy!

After that we went for a little walk along the river. It was so pretty and just lovely in the early Spring sunshine.

A great weekend rounded off with a scrummy roast beef dinner and baked Apple dessert, when we got home.


It’s been a great half term!!

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Half term diaries pt 1

Hi guys!

I thought I would document my half term, here on my blog. After all, I started this blog to capture memories, and so I thought that since I have a few things planned this week, this would be a nice way to document them.


Friday 15th February 2019


Half term is here!!

And what better way to roll in the half term than a delicious meal with a friend.

Me & my friend Steph met up for a long over due catch up at Wagamamas.

I tried a few things that I hadn’t had before and it was super delicious.

Then we rounded the evening off with a trip to Creams, a nearby dessert restaurant.

They do amazing crepes 😍


Saturday 16th February 2019


Me & my hubby Tim spent the day relaxing at a local spa ‘Aqua Springs’. This was our Valentine’s treat and a great opportunity to relax and spend some time together.

We rounded off the day with a couple of games of Cluedo with my mum and dad.

I’ve been wanting to play for ages but it’s not so good with just 2 players so we’ve had to wait.

I love their original Cluedo board!!

Unfortunately, I was the only one who didn’t win a game 👎🏻


Sunday 17th February 2019


Today, me & Tim visited my uni friend Kirsty and her little ones in London.

It was lovely to have a much needed catch up and Tim got to meet the newest edition to the gang, little Bella.

We had a great time chatting, playing some silly games and eating pizza.


Monday 18th February 2019


Today me and my friends Steph met up again, but this time in the day time so that I could see her boys too.

We had a lovely time at the soft play centre, a bit of lunch and then back to hers for a cuppa and a chat.

In the evening we went round to my mother in laws to see her and give her, her birthday present.

Another nice cuppa and a catch up to round off the day.


Tuesday 19th February 2019


Today me and my older sister Charlotte, and my niece Evie, went for Afternoon tea.

We successfully resisted any treats in the staff Room for the whole of the half term, and this was our reward.

We havn’t been here for Afternoon tea before but it didn’t disappoint!

There were four different finger sandwiches each (Chicken, Tuna, Cheese & Ham)

And a lovely warm sausage roll 😍

There was also a scone with cream and jam and a assortment of cakes, very nice!

Once we had finished we got the bus back into town, visited Elmer and then went back to Charlottes for a play.

My favourite girly 💜


What have you been up to this half term?


Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

2018 🎉 July – December 🎉


July


My lovely husband Tim celebrated his 27th birthday 🎁💗

My niece Evie-Mae celebrated her first birthday 👸🏼

Me & my twin sister Sarah enjoyed our Italian cooking experience.

A friends get together to celebrate some birthdays. Picnic fun in the sun, cycling & a water obstacle course.

Fun at the end of term work do 🎉.

Fun days out with my Uni friends ❤

I finally reached my Slimming World target.


August


The.BEST.holiday.EVER.

My youngest nephew Casey turned two.

I’ll never forget the day I watched him come into the world 💙.


September


Summer BBQ fun with friends 🌞.

My biggest nephew Noah turned four!!!!

We went to the Spa Pavilion to watch ‘The Greatest Show’.

Noah started school nursery and Casey started playgroup.

We watched our friend Livy perform in ‘The Little shop of Horrors’

We booked a holiday to Disneyland Paris 😁


October


Me & Tim joined Jaffa running club.

Evie started to walk.

We stayed in a Hobbit hole for the weekend.

Half term fun!!

Soft play, going to the theatre & games.

Halloween Parkrun 👟.


November


Bonfire night fun 🎆

Celebrating Dans birthday 🎈.

The Christmas decorations went up 🎄🎁

Me and Sarah went to the ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Double bill.

Fun at The ((Bounce)) Christmas Party! Dressed as Mickey & Minnie Mouse.

A fun weekend away together at Rose Farm in Great Yarmouth.

Friends Christmas meal together.


December


My Work Christmas meal at Zizzis🎄🍽

Meeting up with these guys again and meeting little Bella for the first time.

🎅 Christmas ☃️ festivities 🎄


Happy New Year!


Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

2018 🎉 January-June 🎉


January


The Greatest Showman obsession begins 🎪🎵

Marshalling at Parkrun for the first time.

Celebrating my sister Charlotte’s birthday 🎁


February


Watched ‘The Band’ with my work friend, in Norwich.

Valentines Day out with Tim 💗

Aqua Springs, Dinner & ((Bounce))

Celebrating at Emily’s baby shower.


March


Fun at The Harry Potter book night at the library ⚡

Snow day!!

We celebrated Mothers Day with our traditional homemade afternoon tea.

The Byfords at Byfords, Holt. A fun, family day out.


April


Easter fun 🐰

Team Ro Ro & Casey at the egg hunt followed by the traditional family Chinese takeaway.

Me & Tim went to see ‘The Book of Mormon’ in London.

Fun with Evie-Mae 💜

Cinema Fun with Noahy 💙


May


We escaped our first Escape room.

‘Witchcraft & Wizardry’

Me & Sarah turned 27 🎁

We celebrated the Royal Wedding. Prince Harry & Meghan Markle 💍

We watched ‘Our Blue Heaven’ at the theatre 💙⚽️

Afternoon tea with friends.


June


Football’s coming home! World Cup fever began.

Me & Tim celebrated 2 years of marriage 💗💍👰🏼🎩💐

We had a weekend away in a Yurt.

We celebrated Fathers Day with breakfast together.

Me, my sister Sarah & my work friends complete the Cancer Research Muddy 5k race.

We celebrated Dad’s birthday with another Escape room and we made it out again!!


Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂