Blogmas Day 12: Our Christmas panto tradition

Every year me and Tim go to the local theatre to see their Rock N Roll Panto. It is always on at Christmas time, running from November through to January.

It has become one of our favourite Christmas traditions together and it is a lot of fun.

The pantos are fantastic, hilarious and the people starring in them are so incredibly talented. They sing, act and play all the instruments throughout the show.

Their audience interaction always makes for a laugh too.

This year the panto went back to its roots, re doing the first show it ever did, Cinderella.

I love this story and it is a panto classic, which didn’t disappoint.

‘It’s time to Shake a Tail Feather and head Downtown to Ipswich Town Hall to meet the Mayor, Baron Hardup! It’s not easy being Mayor, with Prince Charming due in town for a Royal visit and a staff of only two – his beautiful, feisty daughter, Cinderella and the loyal and loveable Buttons. But when his lonely hearts ad is answered by the mysterious Rubella De Zees, who brings along her two dangerous daughters Hernia and Verruca, it seems he’s far more than Three Steps to Heaven. Thankfully, there’s a Fairy Godmother to make sure Cinderella is ready to Rock Around The Clock!’

It was lovely to spend the evening together and have some festive fun at the theatre.

I cant wait to see which show they will perform next year.

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Summer diaries: Week Five & Six 🌞

Here is the final instalment in my ‘Summer diaries’ blog series 🌞

Enjoy!

Monday 27th August 2018

As its a bank holiday me and Timmy went out to Woodbridge.

We went out for lunch and then had a lovely walk through the shops in town, sat in one of the parks to start planning our next holiday and walked back to the car, along the river.

It was a lovely chilled out bank holiday and it was lovely to spend sometime together.

Tuesday 28th August 2018

I spent my Tuesday in the library as it was my last day volunteering for the Summer Reading challenge.

I’ve really enjoyed helping out again, this was my 6th year.

I LOVE reading and I hope by volunteering I’ve helped some kiddies carry on their love of reading too.

Friday 31st August 2018

Today was an awesome day, it was mine and Evie-Mae’s Auntie & Niece day ♡

We had lots of fun together.

Our first stop was the park to eat our lunch…

Our second stop was the library to have a look at some books. We had a lovely time exploring the library and we read a few books too.

In the night garden was her favourite.

Our third and final stop was soft play! She loved going in and out of the soft tunnels, sitting in the ball pit and going down the slide together.

I can’t wait for our next day out together !!

In the evening I went to Chiquitos for dinner with some of my lovely work friends.

It was great to have a catch up, accompanied by some yummy food.

Saturday 1st September 2018

Today I went into town for a spot of retail therapy. I love shopping and no matter what my husband says, it’s a legitimate hobby!! Haha.

Whilst I was in town I went to Debenhams to see my friend Demi. Demi works for Dior and she wanted me to try out some of Diors new Autumn collection.

If you want to see what I thought of all the beautiful products you can check out my blog post here .

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Today I went to my first football match of the new season. It was a very important one for my local team as we were playing our local East Anglian rivals.

The match wasn’t the best but it ended with a draw which isn’t a bad result.

After the footie me and all my friends from our group gathered at Sam & Livy’s to celebrate Livy’s birthday.

We had a lovely BBQ in the sun and it was great to chill out and catch up with each other.

In the evening the boys came over for a sleepover, which was awesome!

We didn’t do much as it was late by the time we got home from the BBQ but, there was just enough time for a treat!ice creams all round.

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Me and Noah went to the cinema together this morning. Our local cinema does ‘Movies for juniors’ showings in the mornings and this morning it was Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’.

We had a great time watching a Disney classic and enjoying some snacks.

As this was my last day off I spent the afternoon chillin’ out. The perfect end to the summer hols.


And thats it, the end of the Summer hols! I can’t believe they are over already,

They seem to get quicker and quicker every year.

I hope you enjoyed this little mini series, taking a look inside my Summer hols and what I got up to.

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Summer diaries: Week Two, Three & Four!

Apologies for the delay! But my ‘Holiblog’ series kind of took over!

But, the summer hols are only just over so I thought I would finish the series up and update you guys on how I spent the middle weeks of the holidays.

The reason I’ve lumped a few weeks together is because I’m not going to actually explain what I did in weeks Two and Three as that is when we were in Florida…Instead I will leave the links to my holiblogs…

Weeks Two and Three

Florida 18 Holiblog pt1

Florida 18 Holiblog pt2

Florida 18 Holiblog pt3

Week Four

Thursday 23rd/Friday 24th August 2018

Tonight (Thurs) I slept over at my twin sister Sarah’s house.

We had a treat dinner before heading to bed ready for the celebrations the next day.

Friday 24th August 2018 marks two years since my beautiful youngest nephew Casey James was born.

I am so happy I am waking up there and being able to experience his birthday with him first thing. We have a fun day planned!

Our first stop was the cinema to watch

‘Luis and the aliens’

It was brilliant and we had a great time, especially with some yummy snacks and drinks included.

The film was one of the best kids films I’ve seen in ages!

Next stop! McDonald’s for a birthday treat lunch.

Stop number three, Pennikkity Pots!

Here we did something a bit different but fun and creative. The boys both chose a ceramic and they painted it. Casey chose a fish whilst Noah painted a shark.

They loved it!

Nana & Grandads in the evening for more presents opening and cake!!

It was a jammed packed but fun day to celebrate Casey turning two!

Saturday 25th August 2018

Me & my friend from work met up this evening to have a meal together.

Nandos was delicious as usual and the halloumi starter proved as difficult to avoid as always.

It was great to catch up after my holiday and have a good old chat!

Sunday 26th August 2018

Casey Jame’s second birthday party.

It’s kind of a tradition to have a little party each year, with all the family! So of course this year was no exception.

At Sarah & Dans we had party food, present opening, fun, games and of course cake!

There was a definite dino theme amongst his presents and he loved his dinosaur Jurassic World birthday cake.

We rounded off the day with a delicious impromptu (always the best kind) Chinese takeaway.

That’s the penultimate week done, its the last week next week 😱

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Summer diaries: Week one!

I thought I would do a little series of blogs, throughout the Summer hols, all about what I get up to.

I asked over on my Twitter & Facebook page (@Roseannesblog) and it was a resounding yes, so here is Summer diaries instalment one.

The school I work at broke up on Friday so I’ll be starting it from then onwards.

Next week we are off on our holidays for 2 weeks so I will probably bring back my ‘Holiblog’ series from 2016, with the Florida edition, so that you can see what we get up to in Orlando.

Hopefully you guys will find this interesting & who knows it might even inspire you during the long summer break.

So let’s take a look at Week one!

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Saturday 21st July 2018

Today I met up with my uni friends. We always try and have a couple of meet ups every now and then and we always meet in London.

We decided to do something a bit different this time and take the tube to the cinema at the 02.

But first, we met up in Westfield for a Nandos and a catch up!

We headed to the 02 to watch the 2pm showing of ‘Hotel Artemis’, I really enjoyed the film and the snacks!

I did a bit of shopping back at Westfield before I got my coach home.

Another fun day out together!

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Today my twin sister Sarah and my two nephew’s Noah & Casey came round for lunch!

We ended up spending the afternoon together, playing games, puzzles and we even went out to have a look at the boats and for a drink at a local cafe, in the sunshine ☀️

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It’s the evening now and I’m staying over at my older sister Charlotte’s house with my niece Evie-Mae. We are off out together tomorrow so it made sense to stay over as she lives the other side of town to me.

Monday 23rd July 2018

Today we are off to a baby group (Me, my sister’s Sarah & Charlotte and my Niece Evie and Nephews Noah & Casey).

We had a lovely play in the sunshine, on the bikes, in the water & paint. The kiddies enjoyed a snack and we sung some songs together too, which was lovely.

I loved being able to go as I’m always at work when they usually go.

Off into town after the baby group and I bought a few holiday bits.

We just met our friend Demi for a coffee and a catch up in town and now I am heading to work.

Wednesday 25th July 2018

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20180725_113640.jpgThis morning I headed to the cinema with my two favourite little guys.

We went to watch Thomas & Friends: Big adventure! Armed with snacks and special cups we sat down and enjoyed the film.

The boys were so good and we all really enjoyed ourselves 😊

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This afternoon my mum, my friend Steph and her two little boys are round for a cuppa, cake & a catch up!

We always try and meet up a few times in the holidays which is great.

Friday 27th July 2018

I’m off out this evening for drinks with my friend Charlotte. We are both off on holiday soon so we thought it would be nice to get together beforehand.

Coast to Coast & Cosy Club were our destinations for drinks.

I love Cosy Clubs ‘Cherry Bakewell’ cocktail 🍒

That’s Week One, done! I hope you’ve all been able to enjoy the sunshine wherever you are.

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

OOTD: Night out casual 💋

I had drinks with my work friends last night so I thought I would do a blog post of my outfit and make up look.

We started off at a casual bar so I went for a casual night out look. We did actually end up in town (& I was very thankful for my flats!)

We’ll start with the outfit…

I went for a black and white combo with this outfit.

The jumper is a black and white mix from H & M. 

The black ankle grazer skinny jeans are from Primark.

The black choker comes from a set of three, again from Primark.

I pinned a little badge to my jumper to add a bit detail.

Red goes really well with black and the little rose is really cool. I matched my lipstick with this too and they both added a pop of colour to the look⚘🌷

My bag is from Primark too! It’s black with a suede effect flap on the front with gold detailing. 

The black faux suede shoes with gold detailing are also from Primark.
I love how well these accessories go with the outfit and with each other. 

On to make up…

Base

  • Tanya Burr Face illuminator 
  • Sleek colour correcting palette 
  • Body Shop All-in-one BB cream, Shade 2
  • Rimmel Wake me up foundation, Shade Soft beige
  • Correction lasting perfection Concealor, Shade cool medium
  • Bourjois Radiance reveal Concealor, Shade 1 Ivory

Face

  • Sleek cream contour kit, Shade light 
  • Nyx baked blush, Shade 5 Foreplay
  • Revolution Ultra pro glow palette 
  • Revoltuion pro fix oil controlling fixing spray.

Eyes

  • Revolution eye primer 
  • Tanya Burr cosmetics Midnight smoulder palette, colours: stargazing, endless sky, midnight navy & into the night.
  • Essence make me brow eyebrow gel, Shade 3 soft Browny brows.
  • Tanya burr cosmetics perfect brows kit, Shades pebble & chesnut
  • Maybelline Lash sensational mascara, Shade black.

Lips

  • Rimmel lasting finish lip Liner, shade 4 India  pink.
  • Tanya Burr cosmetics cream lipstick, Shade Big Kiss.

(Sorry for the moody looking face in this next photo! Whenever I smile in photos my eyes seem to close and you couldn’t see my eyeshadow 🙈)

♡ Highlighter ☄

I also used my new Paul Stafford Chopstick curlers to do my hair 👱

I hope you like the look! Let me know 💋

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Brunch 🍳

Yesterday morning me, Tim, Sarah, Dan, the kids & our friends went for brunch at Coast to Coast. They have recently opened in the newly refurbished Buttermarket shopping centre in my home town.

The interior is really cool in Coast to Coast! 

The food was super yummy too…

I had the breakfast feast that consisted of crispy bacon, sausage, fried eggs, breakfast potatoes, a sweet potatoe fritter & pancakes with maple syrup…

And tea of course…

Tim had the breakfast stack which also comes with breakfast potatoes too.

Noah had a lovely time too with his fruit & Yoghurt sundae 🍓

It was nice to all meet up and have some yummy food 😊

A great way to spend a rainy day 🌧⛆

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂