Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Hartlepool Xmas Switch On Lights 3rd December 2014


CORONATION Street fans are in for a treat when a star of the soap comes to town for the Christmas lights switch-on.
Jack P Shepherd, who plays David Platt in the long-running soap, will be in town for the event on Wednesday, December 3, in Church Square, from 4pm to 7pm, all with a theme of Mary Poppins.
There will be songs from the famous family musical as well as Christmas crafts inside the art gallery.
Other highlights include carol singing and dancing with chimney sweeps in true Mary Poppins style.
Christmas tales will be told in story corner and there’s a chance to try out hand-knitting.
One of the highlights will be the Giant Sweetie Lantern Procession to Church Square with the children from St Josephs RC Primary School. The procession leaves the school at 4pm.

Last year, X Factor finalist Abi Alton lit up Church Square when she turned on the lights with Hartlepool Borough Council ceremonial mayor Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher, before she performed a rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Around 1,000 people flocked to the council-organised Christmas extravaganza which was the first switch-on ceremony in Hartlepool for a number of years.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Vote For Our Pop Art For Your Chance To Win Family Ticket To Chessington World of Adventures


A few days ago I was contacted to see if 'Little Family 4' were intrested in taking part in a pop art challenge.


'Popfun.co.uk asked 5 of the UK's top kids bloggers to create a 3D masterpiece. Where the lucky winner will receive 3 sets of family tickets to Chessington World of Adventures Resort to give away on their blog! The runner up will receive one family ticket to giveaway.'

So I'm asking you all pretty please can you click on this link and then click vote above our reptile 3d piece, it says 'Little Family Of 4' underneath. You don't need to fill in any personal details.

Fingers crossed I get some tickets or ticket to giveaway on my blog to my lovely readers.

Here is the link to vote. https://www.popfun.co.uk/popartvote


Monday, 10 November 2014

Oxfam Christmas Gifts

For her: Monsoon for Oxfam Wash Bag, £6.99, available at selected Oxfam shops nationwide. Part of the Monsoon for Oxfam range: Monsoon and Oxfam have collaborated once again to produce a new range of affordable, high quality products; hand finished by artisan producers in India. 


For him: Bicycle Chain Cufflinks, £4.99, available at selected Oxfam shops nationwide

Food: Solid Chocolate Pudding, 70g, £2.99, available at selected Oxfam shops nationwide


For kids: “The Stick Book: loads of things you can make and do with a stick”, £7.99, available at selected Oxfam shops nationwide



Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Halloween Family Fun


Our first Halloween together as a happy family of 4 was brilliant! For those of you that don't know me and Brandon officially got together in March (although seems alot longer as we get on like a house on fire).

Me and Brandon dressed our little munchkin's up the best we could, Alesha wanted to be a Dracula and well Alana she was too young to understand much so we decided to dress her up as a scary witch.

The week before Halloween Alesha had a school Halloween disco so we got her ready and because me and Brandon are both rubbish at facepainting his mum and step dad said to bring her over and hey would paint her face. They only live on the next street so literally a 2 minute walk if that. The girls love going around to see Nanny and Pops, they all enjoy the company of eachother.

Alana ready to go trick or treating
Alesha after Pops had done her facepaint
Alesha sat very still on the chair whilst her Pops Trevor pained her face as scary as he could, in the meantime Alana had Nanny sat on the floor playing with toys whilst me & Brandon were trying to keep the dog Scouse entertained and away from Alana as she is scared of dogs.

Alesha had a lovely school disco, she enjoyed dancing with her friends and stuffing her face with hotdog and sweets. 

On 31st October Halloween day my younger sister Amy came around so we all went out for dinner including Brandon because he was off work. Then home to get the little munchkins dressed and ready to go trick or treating. 
Alana wasn't too sure when it came to knocking on doors she was abit weary so I held her hand whilst Alesha knocked. 

They both enjoyed being out with us walking in the dark, was really fun to them as their hardly out in the dark unless were driving somewhere in the car.

Once we got home we let girls have 2 sweets each from their huge bundle and hem go them washed and tucked up in bed until my step dad came to babysit.
Then it was time for me, Brandon and Amy to get ready to go out and celebrate Halloween.

Brandon was going to his friends house party while me and Amy were going to our friends house party and then we were meeting up in town.
It was a brilliant night , it made a change not having to put make up on to look pretty.
Brandon got so many compliments on his costume which we kindly got sent to review from www.partydomain.co.uk. As soon as we would enter a different pub it was like being at a wedding walking down the aisle watching the heads turn and stare at Brandon as he made his entrance in the scary clown costume.
This costume can be purchased here on PartyDomain's website for £49.04 and the go upto size XXL. 
The only downfall Brandon said was he could hardly see out of it but he has put it away to use again when the time is right.
I had to laugh a few times because when Brandon needed to go to the toilet he would ask me to unzip the costume at the back for him.
All in all we both think it's a brilliant costume and well worth every penny.
PartyDomain shipped this item really quickly as we received it the following working day.


Reason: Could hardly see out of the costume so he spent quite alot of the time with it unzipped down to his neck.