Tuesday, 24 May 2016

In The Club: Series 2

A few weeks ago In the Club returned to our screens on BBC for its second series. Having been a big fan of its first series, I couldn't wait for it to return. The third episode was last night and only another three left in the current series.

If you haven't watched In the Club before then let me give you a brief rundown. The BBC drama follows the lives of six pregnant women (and their partners) who go to the same antenatal classes at the beginning of the first series. They all become friends and important parts of each others life. It features a fantastic cast with the likes Will Mellor, Jill Halfpenny, Hermione Norris and Katherine Parkinson to name a few. The second series picks up with the same characters, with a few new faces and we see how life has changed now that their babies are around 12 months old. Each family are having to deal with their own problems with the support of everyone in the group.

For anyone not watching In the Club at the moment then I'll try not to spoil anything but after I watched the first episode of this new series I was really miffed that 2 of the characters were pregnant again, so soon after having their youngest. I don't know why it bothered me, I suppose it's a fairly common thing to happen so they are bound to address it.  I really enjoy watching how each family goes through life, I'm excited to see what happens with Rowana getting jiggy with her ex hubby. Also, if you have been watching it i am convinced that the woman who "found" the newborn baby in the hospital was the one who actually gave birth to it, anybody else thinking the same?

In the Club is on tonight at 9pm on BBC1. Have you been watching the second series of In the Club? What do you think so far?


Sunday, 22 May 2016

Toddler Boy Summer Clothing Haul

The weather has been so great recently that Joey ran out of summery outfits to wear. So we have a toddler Boy Summer clothing haul to share with you all.
The majority of the stuff is from H&M and Matalan, with the odd Zara and Fred & Noah. Everything apart from Zara and Fred & Noah was bought instore.

Please let me know what you think about the video. I'm still new to vlogging so I'm still learning.

Thanks for watching 


Friday, 20 May 2016

What Joey Wore #15

Welcome to another What Joey Wore post. We only have one outfit to share with you this week. The weather was lovely last week wasn't it?

Outfit 1 
Top, Shorts & Sandals: H&M 
This entire outfit was bought last Friday and then I put him in these at lunchtime as it had got quite warm. I'd seen the shorts online and loved the pattern so when I saw them in store I had to get them, you can also get the matching vest top. I thought the Wild Boy vest top goes really well with the shorts. The sandals are really big for Joey but how cute are they.

As always we're linking up with This Mama Life & Clearly Bex for Weekend Tot Style. Looking forward to seeing everyone's link ups.
Until next week

Monday, 16 May 2016

Aldi & Asda Shopping Haul

Hello lovelies, I thought I would share something new with you. I have been inspired by some of the food shop hauls I've seen on YouTube so I decided to do my own. 
We do our big weekly shop at Aldi, have done for about 2 years now after changing from Asda. Out of all the big chain supermarkets Asda was always the cheapest and most convenient for us but then we made the big switch to Aldi just after Joey was born. I would usually go into Asda and spend about £60 on a load of crap and still have to make trips during the week. Now, at Aldi we spend about £40- £50 a week and only have to pop back for any fresh stuff like bread, fruit and veg. So we have saved money by shopping at Aldi and also allowed us to cook more meals. I do still have to nip into Asda for the things I can't get in Aldi like branded stuff. 

I hope you enjoy this kind of post. As always I'd love your feedback. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

What Joey Wore #14

Hello lovelies, welcome to another What Joey Wore Style post. Hasn't the weather been lovely over the past week!

Outfit 1 
Top & Shorts: H&M | Moccs: Ali Express 
Last weekend was probably the hottest weekend of the year so far so it was officially time to get the shorts out. I really love a Nautical theme so this top and shorts are perfect together, the coral top is lovely. The moccs are actually the first pair of moccs Joey as ever had and I'm really impressed with them, they go with the outfit well.

Outfit 2
After the weekend the weather turned a bit crap and raining which I was glad about just so that Joey could wear his brand new Hogwarts romper. Harry Potter is one of my fave film series and I'm gutted I didn't get him one of these rompers when he was a baby. I've been really into dribble bibs at the moment and found this one on ebay from the Cotton Bobbin Company, it's a quote from the HP films "I solemnly swear I'm up to no good", they do other HP themed bits aswell.

I'm so excited that we finally have some warmer weather, this is the time of year I love the most as their are some great summer shades to experiment with.

As always we're linking up with This Mama Life & Clearly Bex for Weekend Tot Style. Looking forward to seeing everyone's link ups. Let's hope the weather stays nice and warm for a while.
This Mama Life
Until next week


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Our favourite Spaghetti Bolognese

I thought I would share with you our recepie for Spaghetti Bolognese. This is Joey's favourite and a meal i make nearly every week.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
275g Spaghetti
350g Mince Beef
1 400g can of Tinned Tomatoes
1 medium Onion (diced)
2 Garlic cloves (crushed)
Splash of Worcester Sauce
280ml Beef stock
Cheese

Method
1) Spray a pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onion and garlic for 2–3 minutes until softened. Stir in the mince and cook for 2–3 minutes until browned. 

2) Add the chopped tomatoes, stock and Worcestershire sauce. Season lightly and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until reduced and thickened. Check the seasoning. 

3) Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water, as per the packet instructions, until just tender. Drain and divide between 4 serving plates. Top with the Bolognese sauce and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if you fancy.

The hubby doesn't like mushrooms so it does look pretty bare so sometimes I'll add in carrots or peas but you could try peppers aswell. Anything that you can throw in really. Joey really loves Spag Bol, you guarantee that he'll clear his plate...and make a lot of mess.

We're linking up with our faves over at Eat Love Live London for #minismeals. Go check out her post for some kids meal inspiration. 

Netflix faves in May

Over the past month Netflix has added some fab new movies and shows to its collection. Here are my faves this month...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2
Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered a month ago. I've watched a few of the first couple of eps and I'm so glad that Kimmy is back.

Endless Love
I am a sucker for a rom com, I'd never seen this before and it has a great cast. A remake of an 80's classic, The first love affair between two teens becomes obsessive as their parents try to separate them.

The Michael McIntyre Chat show
One of my favourite comedians, I didn't even know he had his own chat show a few years ago. My favourite part of his shows are "Send to all" it's so funny!! 

RED
I do love a good action film, especially when it has a fantastic cast. I saw RED when it first came out and I'll definitely be watching it again now that it's on Netflix.

Maleficent
I watched this for the first time a few months ago. When it was first released their was so much hype over it and I really wasn't interested in seeing it even if my fave Angelina Jolie was in it. I'm so glad I've watched it though, it's a fantastic film and Jolie is incredible. I've heard a rumour that Maleficent 2 will be happening aswell.

Twilight
I was very late to the Twilight party, I only watched the first installment in like 2012 at a friends house and went out the next day to buy the others and even went to see Breaking Dawn in the cinema...on my own.

What are your favourites this month on Netflix?