Tuesday 31 January 2017

Leroy the Redneck Reindeer

So after MONTHS of song singing and positioning and dance step learning... 3rd Prittlewell Beaver Scouts, finally got to put on their performance of Leroy the Redneck Reindeer last night.
Cassandra, who at auditions had given up the role she really wanted to be (the little girl) to Lexie, played the part of Rudolph - and what a cutie she was too!
 Rupert was our amazing Santa
 And Charlotte played Leroy - Rudolph's cousin
All the children did really well in remembering their lines and most of the dance moves and I'm sure all the parents, grandparents and siblings enjoyed it.
Way to go kids - you were all awesome!


One photo, 20 words

Just gorgeous!

Friday 27 January 2017

Just a bit of girl time

Whilst my little lady can indeed be a bit of a moo, I love her dearly and the past week or so has seen her having to be dragged around after the boys and their activities a little more than usual.
So, on Wednesday, after I'd dropped Alexander off at YMCA club, I treated her and took said beastie to Creams for a milkshake and a waffle!

Enjoy that she did!!!


Monday 23 January 2017

Whitechapel - 1888

So I've wanted to do the "Jack the Ripper" walk up in London for ages and on Saturday Lee and I finally got there and it was brilliant!
Five infamous women..
*Mary Nichols, murdered on 31st August 1888.
*Annie Chapman, murdered on 8th September 1888.
*Elizabeth Stride, murdered on 30th September 1888.
*Catherine Eddowes, also murdered on 30th September 1888.
*Mary Kelly, murdered on 9th November 1888.
Our guide, a guy called Johnny was totally the part, all dressed up and that and he was so knowledgable about the murders it was a bit concerning to be honest!
Jack the Ripper was originally named "Leather Apron" due to his work on his victims..

There are many companies that offer tours, but we went with one that used a mobile projector so that in certain places, you could see what the area used to look like!

This is the actual doorway in Goulston Street where the murderer left his only clue - a piece of apron from one of his victims - Now the "Happy Days Fish & Chip" Shop!
Was a BRILLIANT evening out, can thoroughly recommend it!


Friday 20 January 2017

One photo, 20 words...

So proud of my little lady - stage 4 achieved!!

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Time is zoooming...

Another new year sees my darling boy turning 11...

It's still all about the ball for Nicholas...
Although I think he was most pleased with his new Scaletric set!
We all went out to dinner on his actual birthday, but Mum wasn't feeling too good, but we still saw her and I'm not sure what Nicholas appreciated most - his new amazing 1GK Goalie gloves or a silly moustache pencil! 

On the Saturday after football, Nicholas had two buds round and together with Lee and Alex we went over to Brentwood to go go-karting. 
Both my boys have always loved the rush of racing and they all loved it - even Samuel after a bit of encouragement!

Pizza, cake and a sleepover rounded off a very lucky young man's birthday.


Date night

Being so close to my darling Daddy as I was, I feel it's important for Cassandra to have the same close relationship with her Daddy.
So last week Lee and Cassie had "date night".  They both got dressed up and he took her out for dinner to Moza, the Indian over on the Festival leisure Park in Basildon.

They had a lovely time and Cassie tried many new foods.

As for the boys and I - we went to the cinema to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them...


Monday 16 January 2017

2017 - welcome

As per our previous few years, we started a family tradition of going for brunch on New Year's Day - down to the Arches along Southend's seafront.

After yummy food, it was time for a brief spell on the beach, skimming some stones and being thoughtful about the year to come...

Happy 2017 - bring it on!


Sunday 15 January 2017

A tad late....

Better late than never..

Santa brought the kids geeky glasses this year!

 Happy beasties!
Nannie always comes round to join in the festivities.. 
Our annual games/card session

And then we did it all over again on Boxing Day round at John and Barbara's!