Monday, 25 August 2014

15/31 Top 5 Travel Destinations

I haven't travelled much in my life so far. I think that's what happens when you have your first child at 20. I hope that when the kids are a little older me and Kev will have a chance to explore.

When I think of the destinations I would like to visit , it's not the place but something in that place that has brought me to want to visit.

The first place is The Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

I first came across this wonderful little theatre when I was looking at Seth Lakeman music videos. What an amazing setting for a gig.

Second place is Jamaica. Ever since my early teens, I have loved reggae music especially Bob Marley & the Wailer's. I would study his song lyrics and any reading material I could find. My favourite book is Bob Marley Catch a Fire. This book has such wonderful descriptions of Bob Marleys life, it made me want to see the place that he lived. I know it's probably not possible to visit such places but I can only imagine that any part of Jamaica is amazing.

Third place, well it's not a place as such but is the Northern Lights.
To go to Iceland maybe and view such spectacle would be a dream.
Fourth place is Scotland. I have been here once and this was for our honeymoon. We stayed at the Isle of Seil which is just off Oban. It was such a magical place.


I know there is so much more to explore.

Fith, Italy anywhere!!!

The food, wine, people, history, culture. I could go on!


Friday, 22 August 2014

14/31 Why I Blog

Sorry a want AWOL yesterday, I've been busy with a little project that me and a few other ladies are taking part in. Here is a sneak peek

I'll show you more tomorrow.

Now, today's post, Why I blog is an easy one. I like to write. I have been pondering this post all week and it wasn't until I was talking to a lovely lass about her GCSE English exam and how it was cool because she just likes to write, that I too realised that's why I like to blog.

When I was Miss Woo's age I did want to become an author.

It was at this age that I was given a pile of horsey books by my auntie Sue's neighbour. These books included the fabulous Jill's Gymkhana by Ruby Ferguson.

This book was written in 1949 but that didn't matter to me, it was the world of horses.

This series of books ( there are 9 in total) inspired me to write stories about me and my fictional pony Puzzle, a piebald cob. As I ran along the Heath where I lived, I would act out the stories I had written or invented new ones.

I would love to own the first editions of these books. Who knows what happened to mine.

Night night.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

13/31 Where I Live

Our family live in Billericay which is in Essex.

Billericay is close enough to London (a 40 minute train journey) but just far away enough to have a bit of countryside.


Not far from where we live we have Norsey Woods which dates back to bronze and Iron Age! We love to go here to build dens, climb trees and have a nice stroll.



Oh and as everybody knows, Gavin & Stacey put billericay on the map but it wasn't even filmed here!



Tuesday, 19 August 2014

11/31 Top 5 Movies

I've totally messed up the order of these prompts!

As many people know I don't watch too much TV. This extends to films too. So my top 5 are...

1. Love Actually


Love, death, Christmas, boobies, music, Hugh Grant. What's not to love!?

2. About a Boy


Hugh Grant, Hugh Grant and a geeky boy.

3. Grease.


Who doesn't love this film? Well Kev who has never seen it but that's another story!

4. Aristocats


The first ever film I loved. Ask my mum!

5. Avatar


Is it possible to be in love with a film character who looks like this?!

What's your top 5?


Monday, 18 August 2014

12/31 Guilty Pleasures

A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guiltfor enjoying it. The "guilt" involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one's lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing tastes, such as campy styles of entertainment. Fashion,video games, bachata[disambiguation needed], music, theatre, television series,[1] films,[2] junk food and fetishes can be examples of guilty pleasures.[3]

I had to google it so I was 100% sure I was barking up the right tree. I don't like using the work guilty, it makes the think of criminals. I prefer the word naughty. Naughty pleasures or wrong pleasure!

So my 3 naughty pleasures are

Food.... I have all sorts of naughty food that when I eat, I feel bad! Like pot noodles. Pot noodle with a crusty, buttered roll to dip in. Dirty food!!! Food of the 80's. That was a wrong time for food. Super noodles, Crispy Pancakes,

Even posh food was wrong. A few years ago I was challenged to do a 80's themed dinner party. I had to do some research into what this would intale as I don't remember Mum and Dad doing much entertaining in the 80's apart from their legendaryTrivial Pursuit nights and they would just serve peanuts, salted crisps and if the were pushing the boat out, Twiglets. So, after completing my research I discovered that the best people served were a prawn cocktail for starters, chicken Kiev and chips for main and trifle for dessert.

Another naughty food I love is fish fingers. At lunch time, fish finger sandwich and dinner time, fish fingers, homemade potato wedges and tinned spaghetti hoops smothered in vinegar and brown sauce.

Next is

Naps or horizontal life pauses. Oohhhhhhh the thought of laying on my bed in the middle of the day, nestling my head between the millions of cushions that serve no purpose but for this moment and clutching my teddy. Then just drifting off...

Last but defiantly not least.....

Picking my nose. There we go, I've said it!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

10/31 3 Things you have checked off your Bucket List

A bucket list is quite a new thing to me really. I've only known about it for 5 years or so. I've never felt in a rush to complete my bucket list because I've felt I've got ages until I kick the bucket! I suppose you never know.

A few years ago I taught a scrapbooking class where they scraped their bucket list. Something's on mine were to ride a horse along a beach , meet jamie Oliver, grown a herb garden and explore spirituality. I've not rode a horse along a beach but since then I do own my own horse who I plan to take to the beach.

I've not met Jamie Oliver or grown a herb garden yet but I have discovered faith.Not spirituality but Christianity. How could I of got this so wrong?! Whatever, god was calling he. I will always be a very spiritual person but not in the spirt world type, the holy spirt type.

This was me being baptised in 2012. It changed my life. Everything seems so much clearer now.




Friday, 15 August 2014

9/31 15 things that make you happy

Hey, I'm a happy person. How can I narrow it down to 15 things that light my fire?!

Right, I'll give it a go...


1. Long, hot baths, on a Saturday evening after work.

Must be accompanied by a huge glass of wine.

2. Flowers in my home.

There is something special about having fresh flowers in my home. I am lucky to have such a fantastic mummy who treats me now and then. When she does it makes me feel so lucky.

3. An Indian takeaway.

Sitting down, choosing what someone else will cook for you, waiting for it to arrive then chilling out and eating.

4. Going for a long hack on Pepper

I find it so relaxing but also exciting for me, Pepper and friends to go on a long adventure. I am hoping that by next summer me and Peoper will have the confidence to go out just the two of us.

5. Mc Donald's

Guilty pleasure!!! I always go for the special meal.

6. Colour

It just makes something in my belly go all jumbled up to see colour in order!

7. Slippers


When you come in, take your shoes off and ahhhhhhhhhh, put your feet into your slippers.

8. Mugs

A cup of coffee is never be perfect without the right mug.

9. Capturing that perfect photo.

I've been taking photos since I was 8 years old. I still get that fuzzy feeling when I take a good shot.


10. Live music

It makes me feel alive

11. Russet apples


Sure sign autumn is coming when these beauties are in the shop. My favourite apple.

12. Date nights

Me and him.

13. Cooking


Cooking is totally a passion of mine. I love working with new recipes and pouring over recipe books and magazine cuttings.

14. Creating


This is a little present I made for my lovely friend Dawn for her birthday in June. I love creating. It's my life line.

15. Wine

Last but not least ...... Wine. After a hard day, or afternoon or even morning.