7 April 2014

Insta-Update #4

Hello Lovelies!

Here's Insta-update number 4 - these are so much fun! I'm a bit behind on these - the last one was put on the blog on 13 March, but all the photos were from February! So here's a few more Instagram pics for you to enjoy!

This is what we have been up to lately:

While having a lovely little pootle into town one lunchtime I passed the Lonsdale cinema, that (as you can see) is in the process of being demolished. There was a lot of discussion and debate when it closed for good in 2006 about what to do with the building, however it sat empty for years and was eventually bought up by the new 'aparthotel' next door, the Halston, and they are turning the land into a car park. It's a shame that there wasn't enough support to keep it open, luckily though, they kept the two Art Deco windows (hidden behind a bingo sign for musky years), one has been gifted to the city by the hotel, and the other will be on display within the hotel itself. Yay!! 

I actually walked past it again more recently and there is a huuuuge hole in the back wall now, you can see right inside to the auditorium - pretty cool!  

On world book day Zoe had to dress up as her favourite book character. I know Peppa Pig is really a TV character, but Zoe has a lot of Peppa books, and she does love Peppa. However, as you can see, she didn't exactly enjoy being dressed as Peppa!! I spent ages making those ears as well! 

(By the way, that isn't a life-size Peppa standing next to her, I'm just holding it closer to the camera. I thought I should explain that as someone thought it was a giant Peppa that was scaring Zoe!!)

Zoe was very happy to get a big girl bed! We actually got the frame off Freecycle, so just had to buy a mattress (thanks to Diane for getting it all the way from IKEA Newcastle!). We've also got her a Peppa Pig duvet set which is in the wash at the moment.

I think the bed has made a BIG difference to her sleeping patterns, if she wakes up during the night it is a lot easier to get her back to sleep i.e. She will actually just get her dummy back in and a bit of a rub on her tummy/back and she's off to sleep. When she was in the cot she wouldn't lie back down, we had to take her out and snuggle her in then try to put her back down without waking her up - not very successful and usually meant one of us (me) being awake for up to an hour each time she woke, which could have been a few times a night. I've also noticed that if she comes into bed with us now she fidgets about and it takes her a long time to get back to sleep - I'm thinking that she likes having her own space in her bed. And I know that I like having my bed back too!!! 

I thought Zoe's outfit looked very spring-like and with the pink duvet cover and yellow wall I thought this would be a pretty colourful spring-y photo!! Zoe decided to do a Becky Bedbug style pose too which was super cute!!

If you haven't heard of Becky, head over there now! She's one of my favourite bloggers, I always look forward to her posts, and love seeing what she's been getting up to and seeing her cute outfits! 

Off you go, I'll just wait here...

Ah you're back! Hi!!

This day was pretty awesome. I booked onto a course for work about LinkedIn in Newcastle with the very lovely Jo from The Perfect Hiding Place. The training was only from 12.00 - 2.30 so we figured we could have some fun in Newcastle too!! 

After a very fast walk up to Primark, I did the fastest ever whiz round in the history of ever, and managed to get a dress, a scarf and some red leggings too! I didn't have time to try all the shoes I wanted to though so didn't end up buying any. 

After the training event (which was very useful and also - yummy lunch!) we headed into Chinatown for some bubble tea, passing this post box on the way - probably the oldest one I've seen in real life!! Very exiting for me, I think I may have worried Jo with the level of excitement I was showing for a post box!! 

Jo went to meet Jen so I had a very quiet train ride home across the country, watching YouTube videos and watching out for all the little lambs in the fields. Cute! 

Well I hope you enjoyed this little update, and it is also my 100th post!!! Yay!! 

Linking up with 'the week that was captured':

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  1. Happy 100th post! That post box is cool.

    Glad to hear Zoe is such a fan of her big girl's bed :) xxx

    1. I think I spoke too soon - she's not been too happy about it the last few nights! zzzz

  2. Oh my! I love the photo of Zoe dressed as Peppa! That's definitely one for the 18th birthday ;) Her big girl bed is lovely :)

    Thank you so much for linking up to #TWTWC xx

    1. She was really not impressed with me that day haha!!
      You are very welcome :)


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