Friday, 18 April 2014

Bathroom Work

Good Morning All

This week we have been doing up the bathroom as it was in a really bad way and a kind of a peach/pink colour, not my sort of colour, not for a bathroom anyway. It also had mould all around the bath, so it was getting to the point where I felt it was unsafe for the family.

Day One: It was full of a lot of dust as the builders were getting all the tiles off the wall, ripping up the carpet (yes I had a carpet in the bathroom) and they took the sink out and the radiator off the wall.

Day two: Prep the walls and the first lot of tiles went on one side of the wall by the bath and by the window.
Still a lot of dust in the house so had the windows open all day, also the builder has cut the new skirting board in the hallway for us as we didn't have the right tools to do it and glued it in the right place for us.

Day three: All the tiles are up on wall and the floor is down, woohoo! The basin is back but we have to leave it for 24 hours for the sealant to dry before we can use it.

Day Four: He came back and plastered the the walls, well half the wall, the bit that didn't have tiles on it as it was in a really bad condition and would have looked terrible if we had just painted on top of it. I also painted the radiator in the bathroom just to make it look more fresh. I don't think I did too bad a job but knowing Mr P he will be able to find something wrong with it.

That's it for now... more will be getting done soon. We will just be fitting the rest of it in when we can.

Mrs P

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Weekly Update 7th-13th April

Hello Everyone

This week has been a little bit of an eye-opener for me, well the last two days have been. On Friday night Little Miss P slept the night at my sister's house with my mum as she was taking her Grandkids to the cinema in the afternoon, and I had all day to myself on Saturday, so I had a lot of time to think about things. But that's for a different blog post coming soon.

At the beginning of the week we spent a lot of time at home and playing in the front garden with the neighbours and their kids, as they all seem to be about the same age from the youngest at 9 months to the oldest one who is Little Miss P's age of 5. We did that on Monday and Friday.

On Tuesday we went to spend some time with my stepsister and her family just so Little Miss P and I could get out of the house. Wednesday was at home doing homework with Little Miss P, plus reading and playing lots of games... just lots of mummy and daughter fun at home. On Thursday we went into a high street down the road called Barkingside. We met up with my stepsister again, and then went back with her as Little Miss P and I were staying the night at my mum's house in Buckhurst Hill. Mr P had been away with work even though he was meant to be having a week off with us, but that didn't happened. Am I surprised, no, not really. But I know his doing his best, x

Saturday as I said above Little Miss P is with my mum for the day. Mr P is still away with work and is back tonight at some point, so I had the house to myself. It's given me a lot of thinking time and I think I needed it. 
Sunday is just family time at home. Mr P is tired from being away with work and he has work tomorrow as well so we went for a nice walk to feed the ducks and then the rest of the time in garden... we even had the paddling pool out.

Mrs P

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Photo Gallery #181

A Photo I’m Proud Of

I can't pick between two of them. The one above this writing was when Little Miss P appeared in front of me with this thing on her head and I just snapped it. I think this photo shows her character and her cheeky smile. I love my happy, fun child and she's my cheeky chops.

 And this one shows Little Miss P's hippy side. We were at an air show just chilling out as a family in our own little world.

Mrs P

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream - Review

I recently signed up to be a BzzAgent where you get invited to try products out and share your opinions with others. The first product I received was this new Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream. It was really easy to apply and I'm really excited about the new products I'll hopefully get to try!

My View

One thing I first noticed about this, was that it doesn't say hair removal cream anywhere (well not from what I can see) even though that is what it's for.  

I was quite excited about trying this out as I have used things like this in the past. My sister is always using these types of things and always says I should use them but I have to say I tend to flit around from shaving, to waxing, to creaming.

Using the cream was really easy to do with the spatula. I didn't get that much over my hands (well on the second time I didn't, lol), left it on for 3 minutes and did a test patch but it needed more time. I think I left it on for 6 minutes in the end and it all came off really easily. It left my skin smooth and it felt nicely moisturised. It smells like any other hair removal cream, not as strong as some but still has some kind of smell.

I have to say it's better than shaving as shaving leaves my skin feeling really dry and itchy, where using the Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream it feels fine. I will not be throwing my Razors just yet, but I will be buying the cream again.

Who I Will Be Telling

I will be telling you all of you about this as it is a good product and it works well. My sister has already ordered one to try out and my other sister will be getting one on her next shop to try out for herself and her 14-year-old daughter.

Mrs P

P.S.: If you fancy a try, go ahead and leave please me a comment on what you think!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Weekly Update 31st - 6th April

We're already in April... how crazy is that!?!

Monday, I was getting everything out of the bathroom as on Tuesday we had the builder starting work on the bathroom; getting all the old tiles off and they started tiling one of the walls. Wednesday was a full day of tiling the walls and they finished off the skirting in our hallway for us.

Thursday is grouting day and laying the floor... hoping it will all be done today.

Friday, it's not all done yet; they had trouble fitting the floor tiles around the radiator - they kept chipping. It is done now so today they are putting the sink back in, filling a hole in the wall in the study and doing a tiny bit of work in the hallway. It needs to be done today as we are running out of money if it carries on tomorrow.

Saturday is my Niece's birthday. She turns 14 years old. It was mainly family, but she also had her best friend and her boyfriend there too. It was good as I got to see all the family.
Sunday is family day. We had a few bits that we needed to do like take some things to the tip. We had a lovely dinner, we had toad in the hole. It was so yummy.

That's it for this week.

The Parktertons

Last week's weekly vlog x

Saturday, 5 April 2014

My Mother's Day 2014

I had a great Mother's Day... I hope you all did!

It all started off when I woke up and got given my cup tea. That normally happens in the morning, but the next bit was one of my favourite parts of the day and that was breakfast in bed. It was my favourite breakfast too... pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Oh yes, yuuuuuummy!

After breakfast Little Miss P went downstairs and brought up my gifts she got me. And what lovely gifts I got given. All of them were very thoughtful and had a theme of me chilling out.

I know which shops they came from as I was standing outside waiting for them. Most came from Clintons. I will put links up when they go online but I don't think they're on the website yet.

Here is what my little daughter got me...

1, Cute mug as I do love a cup of tea... 2, Glasses case as I have lost their case... 3, Nice candle - Amber & Nutmeg... 4, Heated neck thingy... 5, Knitted headphone earmuffs with built-in microphone, universal knitted sock & touch screen gloves (from Tesco)

I love them all and I'm always using the heat pad because it's so cosy. Good choices Little Miss P and Mr P :-)

What did all the other mummies out there get for Mother's Day this year?

Mrs P

Friday, 4 April 2014

OOTD: 4th April 2014

Hello Jelly Tots
Sorry it's been a few weeks since I have done this.

This week Little Miss P has got her long sleeved Gap t-shirt on that she got for Christmas from her Great Auntie. I think this is age 7 years as Gap does come up small. It's really nice and cosie.

This skirt is a thick woolen skirt, white with flecks of pink and grey from Primark young dimension range We got it last summer in the sale for £2. It's still a bit too big for her, but it will do just for going to the shops in or playing in the garden for now.

She enjoyed doing this photo shoot in our hallway. We took a lot more photos but only put the best three up. I think altogether we took 30 of them.

Mrs P

P.S.: Here is Little Miss P's first 'How To' Video on youtube. Please take a look if you have got a free few minutes :-) 

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