1 September 2014

16/31 If I won the lottery

It would be a miracle in itself as I never play the lottery, I never win anything, tombolas, competitions, bingo, school fete games! I'm pants! So in my dreamy world....hmmm! 

Obviously it depends how much you win but I'd probably take loads of friends/family to Disney World, Florida. I'd meet up with some scrapbook friends too and they could show me all the awesome shops! Haha!

Or maybe I would move house, I love the Coast, so maybe nearer the seaside. Or buy a barge, I reckon that would be a pretty chilled kinda lifestyle, I could have a pet duck! Haha!

I would buy the Special Care Baby Unit new equipment, to help them save more lives, without their help Lolly wouldn't be here so maybe that would be one of the first things I'd do. I'd like to do charity work but rather than give cash be involved, eg help teach in a 3rd World School or rehabilitate poorly animals.

Catch up soon everyone xo

15/31 Top of my wander list

Where in the World do I want to go? Hmm, I'd love to go to so many different places but I'm more of a 'keeping busy, discovering places' kinda traveller as opposed to the 'chill by the beach' kind of traveller but for me there is only One number One destination

The Happiest Place on Earth
Disney Land California

I'd love to go to California! {source} I'd love to go back to Florida too!

{source} I'd love to explore Canada, the Rockies but also some Ice Hockey cities too! We LOVE Ice Hockey, so I guess we'd have to visit during the Hockey season.

Route 66 

I guess we could go here from Disney! haha! {source} 'In my dreams!'  I'd love to see all of 'old style' America! I just LOVE America! This is the Harley tour, my Dad has a Harley so this would be an amazing trip!

Where else would I like to go? I'd love to visit a German Christmas market, I'd love to go to Italy, I'd love to go back to Scotland and show my kids where I went on holiday when I was young. I'd love to visit Southern Ireland too! Where would you love to go?

Catch up soon xo

14/31 Why do I blog?

After my life changed recently I decided not to blog anymore and deleted my blog, after many years. I missed it so much and returned pretty quick! So why did I start? To share my scrapbooking layouts, it was good to look back and see how it all began .... I discovered scrapbooking after my first trip to Disney World in 2008, my first album is a Disney album.

Over the years I discovered new blogs and made new friends! I love it! A whole new world of making photographs look pretty with patterned paper took over my life, I began photographing EVERYTHING! I then scrapped all aspects of my life.

When I first began blogging I didn't really talk about myself or family I just uploaded photographs of my layouts but I found that people were interested in all aspects of my life and at the minute, I seem to be posting alot more 'life stuff' than scrapbook layouts!

Thanks to everyone who visits my blog, I love all the comments I get and try to visit as many blogs as possible. My blogger friends have become friends in real life and I think that's amazing!

Linking in with Emma at outmumbered, I discovered Emma's blog through my blog friend Nina! Thanks Nina! I've met some awesome people through friends of friends!
Catch up soon xo

13/31 Where I live

I live in Swindon! It's a lovely town in the heart of Wiltshire, I really love Wiltshire.

 But what is my town well known for?!?!? Hmmm! A Roundabout!
 This is the famous Magic Roundabout
 One of the other things I love about my town is shopping in The Designer Outlet, I've had some real bargains over the years I've lived here! I also like the fact it encompasses trains as Swindon is famous for it's Rail too! The Steam Museum is next door and tells us all about the Foundation of GWR in 1835, it had a massive impact on the History of the Railways.
 I live a few minutes away from Lydiard Park with is great place to go and feed the ducks, have a BBQ or picnic, it has a pretty house {where we took our class on a School Trip, they loved it}, you can walk around the walled gardens or the little ones can play in the park. I came here to take photos of the girls in their Prom dresses.
By the lake
It has great scenery
The Gorgeous House
 Wiltshire is a lovely places to live I'm just over an hour away from London or Bournemouth but close by I have awesome places such as The Cotswolds, Stonehenge, Avebury, Lacock Abbey, Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey, many Canals & locks, Bath is very close too!
A big thanks to outmumbered for hosting these prompts, I just wish I could of kept up! Eeeek!!
Catch up soon xo

20 August 2014

12/31 A Guilty Pleasure

Today's prompt is a guilty pleasure, this again is hard work only choosing one! So here's my guilty pleasure list ...ooooops!
First and foremost is a cheeky cupcake, I can't resist a cheeky cupcake, nomnomnom! That's the reason I had this tattoo, it symbolises my love for sweet things but also my weight loss, I started the journey about the same time as having this done...
I love chinese take away. Mmmm! I love Costa Black Forest Hot Chocolate. I love lil naps on the sofa, sometimes they turn from minutes into hours! Ooooops! I read loads of blogs in my spare time. I love American sweets & breakfast cereal too! I'd much rather have sweets/candies than chocolate. I often wear pj's straight after work.
As you can see I'm very naughty! haha!
Catch up soon xo

Wordless Wednesday

11/31 5 Favourite Films

Finding only five films I love is very tricky, my movie taste is as varied as my music taste! I love allsorts... however, I'm not a fan of sci-fi or horror!

Top Five {in no particular order}

One // Mary Poppins
 Two // The Fast & the Furious films  {I love a bit of Vin Diesel}
 Three // The Lion King 
Four // The Transporter
Five // The Heat 

This is without the classics such as Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Mamma Mia, Grease, my movie list is endless. Nothing beats a movie/duvet day! I love a thriller or a singalong.

Catch up soon xo

10/31 Three items checked off my bucket list

One // Having children young I wanted to be a young Mam not old! 

Two // Visiting Disney World Going to Florida for my 30th Birthday was a dream come true! I will never ever forget how amazing it was!

Three // Seeing some awesome people sing live I love Music, Paloma Faith, Akon, Ne Yo, and the Prodigy are just some people that stand out to being great entertainers!

Come and join in with the blogging challenge!

Catch up soon xo

19 August 2014

6/31 My Best Friend

I have lots of amazing friends, whom I need to take more photographs of .... oooops!

This is Tracey! We've been mates for years, she's just awesome! I love her to bits! She's always there in good times and bad! We meet at least twice a week! She's great fun! Such a laugh! We're each others rock!
Catch up soon xo

9/31 List 15 things that make you happy

List 15 things that make me happy apart from the obvious family/friends etc

One // Disney movies

Two // Taking photos

Three // Days out

Four // Vintage tea shops infact anything Vintage

Five // Happy mail

Six // Live Music

Seven // The smell of cakes/cookies baking infact cake!

Eight // Animals

Nine // Christmas time

Ten // Beach walks

Eleven // Exploring cities

Twelve // Party teas

Thirteen // Duvet days

Fourteen // Scrapbooking

Fiveteen // Instagram friends {especially meeting them}

Catch up soon xo

8/31 What's in my bag

I am just a smidgen bag obsessive! Hahahaha! I change my bag on a very regular basis... whether it's to suit my clothes or place we're visiting, I have a bag for so many occassions, it's the law right?!?!
 Here's my contents at the mo

-Sunnies {wishful thinking right!}
-A pen 
-A very small USB pen on a huge Pinocchio keyring {So I don't lose it!}
-My new NHS ID badge {so excited right now!}
-House keys
-My Purse
-A hairclip
-Lip balm
-Chewing gum
-My phone {I can't imagine being without it}

Catch up soon xo
My two weeks in Mallorca won't stop me catching up with this. I'm determined....

7/31 10 Songs on my playlist

I just love music.... Much more than T.V. I listen to music everyday....  Live music is even better, we seemed to have a year of concerts last year but none this year! *insert sad face here!* If you were to look on my Ipod, I can guarantee it'll be filled with Union J, Rizzle Kicks or someone else my kids love! haha! I have a varied taste in music but at the minute I'm listening to these... in no order...

One //  The Black Pearl (Body Bangers Edit) It was on repeat in Mallorca

Two // David Guetta & Showtek Bad ft. Vassy

Three // Let it Go This voice remix makes me smile every time I hear it! {If you haven't seen this... go on, press play!}


Four // One Republic Love Runs Out
Five // Snap Rhythm is a Dancer *it's a classic!

Six // Green Day Basket Case *our Ice Hockey song

Seven // Clean Bandit Rather be 

Eight // Madonna True Blue 

Nine // Knife Party Centipede

Ten //  Robbie Williams Any song.... it's Robbie!

I was gonna press shuffle and see what come up but hey my music taste is sooooooooooo varied I love allsorts! 

Catch up soon xo 

7 August 2014


loving: the summer holiday adventures

watching: the clock until our holiday

reading: fluid charts and observation sheets

making: less and less scrapbook layouts

feeling: like the future is changing

listening: to my heart


6 August 2014

5/31 A special memory

First visit to Disneyland Paris, infact any visit to Disney has such special memories for us all
Photo stolen from Cal's Facebook!

4/31 Where would you like to be in 10 years?

In 10 years time... firstly, I just want to be here... I'd have hopefully qualified as a Nurse and have a job at the Hospital, I'd probably like to be a Nanna, with two successful children doing the jobs they've dreamed of. I'd like to be married too! The future's bright! I can't wait!
Catch up soon xo

3/31 My Favourite Quote

 Hakuna Matata! It means No worries! 
What's your favourite quote?
Catch up soon xo

2/31 20 facts about me!

1. I have over 300 washi tapes
2. I'm a Fossil bag addict!
3. I hate things touching my legs in the sea, so I go in with a kiddy fishing rod! {A guaranteed way that fish stay away from you!} hahaha!
4. I know nearly all Union J songs off by heart... thanks Lolly!
5. I love Ice Hockey, even though I no longer have a season ticket, it's my favourite sport
6. I'm Christmas obsessed!
7. I'm a massive Disney fan, if I'm ever down I get out my Cinderella shoes or watch a Disney movie
8. I love afternoon naps on a Sunday! lol Infact, any day I can happily have a lil snooze on the sofa!
9. I take LOADS of photographs everyday
10. I have to say I prefer Instagram to Facebook, I've made some amazing friends and met a few IRL too!
11. I'd love to live in The States
12. My next party I'm having will be Where's Wally themed!Sssssssssh, our secret!
13. I HATE Spiders
14. I wish I had more confidence to be the inner Vintage girl I am, on the outside
15. I wish I could crochet but have failed miserably at every attempt
16. I'm a wanabee doodler
17. I'm tee total until I'm on my holiday, then I go on the cocktails!!!
18. My Mam dying at 40, has made me convinced it will happen to me, I live my life to the max for this very reason! We're always up to something...
19. I drink far too much Diet Coke
20. Writing 20 random facts is harder than I thought!

Catch up soon xo

1/31 An Introduction

As I've only just discovered this challenge I'm running a few days behind. #BEDA Blog Everyday in August. The first prompt is an Introduction and a recent photo!
Hello everyone! I'm Michelle, I'm 30 something years young! I live with Tracy, down south in sunny Swindon but I'm a northern girl with a 'funny accent' hahaha! I have two brilliant children, Lolly {16} & Cal {14}..... I live my life to the max!

I'm currently changing my job infact my whole career, I'm leaving School to pursue my dream and become a Nurse, I've got a new job, starting at the bottom and working my way up again, I'm so excited!

I've blogged for years but then decided I hadn't blogged enough and stopped! I'm missed it loads so I returned, I'm hoping that my followers come back, I need many more hours in the day to enjoy my Scrapbooking and Project Life.

I love the seaside, London.... infact, I love exploring and being out and about! 

I love allsorts....as my blog says.... I love anything Disney, Coffee, American candy, tattoo's, bargain hunting, stationery, family days out! Oh, I love exclamation marks too!!!
This is me!
I can't wait to meet some new bloggers! 
Catch up soon xo

Summertime scavenger hunt

As I'm packing cases, I'm writing Rinda's scavenger list for Summertime 2014! I'm so excited & the kids are too.... here's the list! 

1. A sign welcoming people to your home town (or a nearby town)

2. A garden gnome

3. Birds on a wire

4. A group of tourists

5. A rack of post cards

6. An urban street scene

7. A rural landscape

8. A tattoo on a person

9. A bakery

10. A photo bomb (someone found lurking in the background of photo; the lurker may have intended to disrupt the picture or may be doing it unintentionally, but the background lurker is a surprise to the photographer)

11. A horn

12. A mascot

13. A sunrise

14. A parade

15. A juggler

16. A sign in a language other than English

17. A lamp post

18. A water fall

19. A public garden

20. A bus (not a car, truck, lorry, camper or RV) with a picture painted on its sides.

21. A photograph of you with something representing the season

I will post on here on our return but do look out on instagram, where I'll update as we find them! Look out for the hashtag #rindas2014photohunt 

A massive thank you to Rinda for another year of hunting!
 Are you playing along too?
Catch up soon xo

Wordless Wednesday

5 August 2014

Blog everyday in August!

After announcing on Facebook I'm leaving school and going into Nursing, I noticed a post from my friend Nina, she had discovered through a friend, Emma's blog challenge for August! Blog everyday! Aswell as a new challenge it has introduced me to a great new blog, Outmumbered is cool! I really need to blog more so this is right up my street. Here's the list:

1.  Introduction and a recent photo!
2.  20 facts about you!
3.  Your favourite quote.
4.  Where would you like to be in 10 years?
5.  A special memory.
6.  Tell about your best friend.
7.  10 songs on your playlist right now.
8.  What's in your handbag?
9.  List 15 things that make you happy (not including the obv. family etc).
10.  What are 3 items you've checked off your bucket list already.
11.  You're 5 favourite movies.
12.  A guilty pleasure.
13.  Share pictures of where you live and list a couple of cool things about it.
14.  Why do you blog?
15.  What destinations are top of your dream travel list?
16.  If you won the lottery.
17.  Timeline of your day. (In photos, words or both).
18.  What do you collect?
19.  What are your ten favourite foods?
20.  What is the best thing that has happened this year?
21.  What are your 10 favourite blogs?
22.  Share an old photo of yourself.
23.  What are you looking forward to?
24.  Sum yourself up in ten words!
25.  Capture one moment in your day and share it.
26.  What are 5 of your favourite posts from your archives.
27.  Have you had to overcome something difficult?
28.  Who or what is your biggest source of inspiration?
29.  5 things you can't live without.
30.  Your earliest memory.
31.  What was the best thing about this month?

Come & play along too!
Catch up soon x

4 August 2014

Week 30

The start of the week was bleurgh! I'll spare you all the details but we had a tummy bug!

We broke up from school, Cal said "Goodbye" to lots of friends as he starts a new school in September! He came home with a signed shirt and lots of photos. Cal has always hated not having his Birthday in school time but we celebrated in style!
His cake was yummy!
Homemade is always the best! We drove to Bournemouth & had a gr8 few days starting with the discovery of a new ice cream shop!
We had a face time cake blowing ceremony hahahaha!
We had a dip in the sea!
Then Cal wanted to visit the Tank museum for his birthday treat!
He loved it!
We had a laugh but it was soooooooooooooo boring! {Not my cuppa tea anyway!} We played hide and seek! hahaha!
Dressing up was definitely a hit! hahaha! Roll on the summer holiday adventures!

21 July 2014

Week 29

This week has been AMAZING!!! We started the week with a special lil girls 16th Birthday!
Hidden in the giraffe t-shirt was a silver envelope containing a 'Zoo Keeper for the day pass'
Lolly was so excited....ALL DAY! After lots of pressies, birthday cake and a lovely meal out with her us & her BFF we headed to bed ready for an early start...
 We started the day meeting 17 day old Geoffrey! He was so adorable!
She got the funniest 'giraffe #selfie' ever!
He wasn't camera shy! Lol!
We had laugh after laugh!
I will never ever forget this...
Then we met the funny looking Tapirs!
Lolly fed them too!
Then we met the beasts! Rumba & Rumbull, I mean these two Rhinos were HUGE! Mahoosive!
I knew they were Big but I wasn't prepared for this! They were quite squidgey too! I thought they'd be really rough and solid!! After meeting these Lolly had the mammoth task of cleaning the Rhino House...they certainly didn't do rabbit droppings! I obviously stood back and took lots of pictures. Hahahaha!
  Once Lolly had finished her keeper experience! Cal fed the goats...aswell as other animals too,we roamed the Zoo all day
 This was Cals favourite animal of the day! I would definitely visit again!
We ended the day at the park!
Please ignore the lack of nail varnish!
Keeping up with our animal themed week I bought these cute slippers too! lol
I hope you've had an awesome week?

This time next week it'll be Summer Break, not that I'm counting down the days in school but...4 more days to go! Yeh!