Was it a boy or a girl?

Friday, 28 August 2015

One of the reason's for coming down to London for 10 days, was to go out for the family meal so that my sister, her boyfriend and hes son could reveal to all of us what the new baby was gonna be....was it gonna be a boy or a girl.
They found out in the morning but then the answer was all sealed in an envelope to be revealed to everyone else after everyone had eaten which I think was about 8:30pm, so we all had quite a long while to wait haha.
It was the new babys soon to be big brother Charlie that revealed it to everyone that there was gonna be a new little boy joining the family next year which is rather exciting!

The meal was rather lovely, I ended up having a chicken & bacon burger with sweet potato chips and barbecue sauce, it was absolutely lovely! After letting that go down for a bit I then got a dessert of cookie dough cheesecake with ice-cream and chocolate sauce....that was rather sickly though and I only managed to eat half of it, none went to waste tho as my sister finished it off for me haha.

London Bound

Thursday, 20 August 2015
This picture has been taken from my personal Instagram account: clairejoanne1986

Today which is the 20th August I will be travelling down to London and won't be home until the 1st September ahh. I am off to visit family as I haven't been down in what feels like forever, although I have had family up here to visit for a week, this trip will be special for 2 occasions.....firstly it will be my oldest niece's birthday and she will be 12 and secondly on the 25th I get to find out whether it will be a new niece or a new nephew that will be arriving into the family in January as that will be when my sister finds out what she is having.

Pontypool Park

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

On Saturday 8th August whilst we had family down visiting for the week, we decided to go over to Pontypool Park. We chose this park as the swing park is mainly aged for the younger kids I would say those aged between the ages of 2 and 7 as the only thing that's really there for the older kids is the little skate park that's separated from the park in an enclosed fencing area. So we knew by taking my niece over to this park she would get to go on a variety of things that she would enjoy as she is only 4 years old.

Snapfish: Summer Photo Gifts*

Thursday, 13 August 2015


I was recently contacted via email by the team over at Snapfish UK and was kindly offered £40.00 worth of free credit to use on there site to create myself some of there gifts that are listed in there bestsellers category.

Snapfish UK are a online photo company who provide a range of products from small photo prints, to canvas prints, posters, photo books, mugs, calenders and a whole other variety of things to choose from.

I decided to choose a Slim Canvas Print and also a Collage Poster as these 2 products seemed to be the perfect fit for what I wanted to get put onto them. On the Slim Photo Canvas I chose the picture of my niece looking out at the sea with Brighton Pier in the background, and on the Collage Poster I chose a variety of pictures of my niece Daisy as it's always nice to see just how far shes come from when she was born.

This Weeks List Of Things To Do

Monday, 10 August 2015


I'm always one of those that has a notepad that is usually full of blog posts that I've written up whilst I've not been at my laptop. There is also usually a load of list's of stuff that I need to get done or that I want to achieve by a certain day/time.
So in this blog post I thought I would share with you my list that I want to get done for this week, there's 3 different sections to it which are: Blog List, Technology List and then there's a Life List.

NOTW: Nail Of The Week

Saturday, 8 August 2015
Quote Of The Day: "You can't buy happiness, but you can buy nail varnish and that's kinda the same thing" 





This weeks NOTW (nail of the week) is one by the brand Maybelline and it's in the colour called "Knitted Gold". It's a gorgeous gold glittery colour, and is the perfect summery glittery colour, or at least I think it is anyway. As with most glitter nail varnishes, this has a mixture of both fine and chunky glitter, I always make sure to apply a base coat before applying any type of glitter to my nails as it just helps to protect your nails a little bit.

Recent eBay Purchases

Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Anyone who knows me well will know that I do love a bargain, and what better place to look for stuff at cheaper prices than what they would be in a shop would be good old eBay.
If I had the money I could easily spend a fortune on there, but for now I just purchase bits at a time, I've always been into photography so building up the stuff to ensure I can take good photo's I've started buying little bits and pieces from eBay.

So in today's blog post I thought I would share with you my 5 most recent purchases.

Photography

The British Tag

Monday, 3 August 2015


1 - How many cups of tea do you have a day? And how many sugars?
To be honest I don't really drink tea that much, I only tend to drink it when I have a really bad headache as I find it really does help, I would usually have just 2 sugars but if I'm having tea because of a headache then I will have 3 sugars.


ASOS Wishlist: Beauty

Saturday, 1 August 2015
I thought I would just share with you all the things I want to purchase throughout August over on the ASOS website, I've had my eye on these things for a little while now and want to treat myself to them very soon!. I probably won't be able to afford all of these as obviously bills have to come first, but hey a girl can wish can't she?!.

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