Friday, 22 January 2016

My Weeks 2 & 3 - 2016 Skinting, Coughing, Crapping - Blue Monday.

Hey All,
Well last week again was very uneventful however I did manage to get back to work after the Novovirus however now I have just been left with Virus! Anyone else thinking that they are going to have to just scrap Jan 2016 off and start again on Feb 1st? Think this is going to be defo the way forward for me and my lot! Had to even cancel my 20 week scan last week due to illness :(

After Christmas and everything that your money goes on we have been left well and truly skint! Even to the point where I had to scrape to cover the Direct Debits! I'm not in any way a money saving tips blog but after this year I intend to make some massive changes to my/family finances and as we would really like to buy our house at the end of this year or early 2017 it would help to get something in place (Watch this space!) might have to browse a few money saving blogs....Anyone know as good ones?

Being basically unable to function for the last/first 2-3 weeks of January and 20/21 weeks pregnant it's defo not been any fun or a motivational amazing start to the year for the Pudding family.

How much of a moan moan moan is this post? I promise over the next few weeks it'll get better! And my weeks are filled with loveliness as I'm sure would be so much more interesting to read than this shite. Only 1 week to go until we are out of the dreaded January and apparently last Monday was named Blue Monday as it was the most depressing day of the year? No money, Crap Weather and generally still sitting in the wake of Christmas has not helped anyone out! Hahaha.

Right well from this point on it changes! Love Blue Monday!!

See you laterz peeps.

Yorkshire Pud xxx

P.s Do you know of any good blogs to read? Been having a look but struggling need some inspiration.

*Image taken from Google images

Monday, 11 January 2016

Week 1 - 2016 - Issues, Tissues & Reviews!!!

Hey All,
And a happy 2016 to you all! Hows it going? You still sticking to those new years resolutions? This year I didn't make any so I cant beat myself up a week into the new year as I normally do and being up the duff means I'm limited to the normal ones that usually happen like lose weight, stop smoking it's been ok on the resolution front. I did however pick this wonderful shiny diary up from Tescos for £5. Don't normally do a diary so I suppose that's kind of a resolution.
Tesco Diary - £5.00
However last Monday the 4th of Jan first day back at work (Which is officially the start of my new year....anyone else?) I started shaking and feeling generally awful got home to find Mr Pud and Georgie Pud in much the same way :( turns out we have all had the Novovirus! If anyone gets this honestly I wouldn't wish it on my worst nightmare it's vile.
So my little family and I have basically hibernated for the last week and watched some serious TV...

Sons of Anarchy - Seasons 5, 6, And Season 7 bar the last the last 2 final episodes (which are being watched tonight!)
Waywood Pines Season 1 (All episodes)


Sons of Anarchy speaks for itself been watching this anyway for sometime but used poorly time to give the last few seasons a good go! One of the best series's I've seen in such a long time, very violent and at some points I needed to turn away but retribution and payback is amazing! If your looking for something to get your teeth into then this is for you.
Waywood Pines was one of them that I noticed on the 'New' Sky Boxsets section and thought oooh that's something I'd like to watch but only when I have time....this was definitely the time. I love Matt Dillon anyway but in a series I wasn't sure? I took me and Mr Pud a few episodes to really get into it but my word was it amazing?...YES!!!!! The strangest, eeriest, craziest stories for a new show but utterly amazing would give this 10/10. I don't want to go into the story as it's got some many twists and turns it's unreal but easy to follow so you don't get fed up playing catch up but it has made me want to go back and re watch some of the earlier ones again :)

So my week was very uneventful to be honest but we watch some awesome TV.


Yorkshire Pud xx

P.s Have you watched any good boxsets recently? I'm in need of another one.

20 Weeks Preggerz with second baby boy!

Monday, 21 December 2015

It's a BOY!!! 16 Weeks Scan

Hey Guys..........It's a BOY!

As per my last post on Old Wives' Tales when it comes to Gender Prediction as you can see they were wrong! I had 11 for Girl and 4 for Boy. So as far as gender prediction goes I will leave it to the experts next time haha. We wasn't bothered either way but we were convinced toward the end that it was a girl due to the tests so if you are bothered about the sex of your baby DO NOT DO THEM! I repeat DO NOT DO THEM! as they can be very confusing.

So we have another little prince on the way :) and we couldn't be happier. George will have a little brother and I will officially become a mum that stands out in the cold on a Sunday morning watching my boys at some kind of muddy sport! Love it!

We had an early gender scan (for getting organised purposes over Christmas) at 16 weeks and 4 days at a place called BabyView in Barnsley,South Yorkshire which isn't to far from us. I noticed it whilst I was going through Groupon looking for Christmas pressies and my word was it worth it's £23 quid! Once you are there they are soooo welcoming and lovely and make you feel at ease. I don't know about you but does anyone feel like they are being 'farmed' when it comes to scans in your local hospitals under the NHS? In and out and not being able to enjoy the experience? Well this is totally different and well worth paying the extra.
A chap called Andy does the scans and is so friendly and will answer all your questions it took Andy a whole 4 seconds to find out our little bubble was a boy :)
At the end you get a few photos for free! And a voucher for money off a 4D scan.

All in all we are over the moon and now we can get planning although we don't have to buy much as we still have everything we had for George! Is that bad? Or is that the norm to get hand me downs when you have a child of the same gender?

Take care and Merry Christmas to all.

Yorkshire Pud xx

**Just to add this is in no way a sponsored post this is all about my experience and wanted to share. All payments were made by me.

Monday, 14 December 2015

I'm Pregnant!! - Plus 15 Wacky/Old WivesTales Gender Predictions!

Hey Lovelies! - If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you will have seen that I'm up the duff....again! Very shocked, but very happy indeed. Here's my new little bubble here...

We find out on Thursday 17th Dec what baby's gender is so just to add to the Christmas fun and games thought it would be good to try and see if some of the old wives tales of Gender Prediction are true or accurate.

#1 – The Wedding Ring
Apparently if you place your wedding ring on some cotton and hold it above your tummy/bump it’s movement can predict the gender of baby? As I’m not married! Oooosh I will now have two babies out of wedlock! Whatever next? Well as I don’t have a wedding ring we used my best friends Nan’s ring who only passed away a few months ago. Both myself and best friend Gareth had no idea what movement was what before we started so there would be no biased hand movements. At first the ring was still but ever so slowing turning where it was and then all of a sudden it was like a pendulum and something pushed it!! It was swinging back and forth quite wildly actually!! Back and forth or side to side = Girl / In a circle motion either clockwise or anti clockwise = Boy
Prediction – GIRL

#2 – The Red Cabbage Water Test
So you buy a red cabbage and chop about half of it up and place in a pan to boil. Once boiled allow to cool and then mix same parts red cabbage water (Not actual cabbage) with your wee wee (Urine if you’re posh! Ha ha) If it turns bluey purple the same colourish = Girl / Goes Pinky reddish lighter = Boy
Prediction – BOY

#3 – Higher or lower?
This is about your bump! They say if you are carrying low and all at the front = Boy / High up and at the sides (and you look preggerz from behind) = Girl
Prediction – GIRL

#4 – Heart Rate
I had my first heart beat reading at 15w 3d and the midwife asked if she could guess and said girl! As the heart rate was at 152bpm. So 140bpm and over = Girl / under 140bpm = Boy. I’m not sure how accurate this is cause surely you might be tired your baby could have been moving around or you could be resting? The Midwife said that this is around 80% accurate (Not sure about that one)
Prediction – GIRL

#5 – Skin and Beauty
We with my fist child George my skin was beautiful! Best it has even been to be honest and with this pregnancy it’s awful!! Keep getting those massive boil type ones that really hurt and then actually turn up in the night so in the morning I look like a witch! Apparently it goes that Girls = Steal all their mothers beauty and can give you bad skin / Boys = Give you a lovely complexion and no breakouts
Prediction – GIRL

#6 – Mother’s Instinct
Should we just trust our instinct on the gender of our baby? Hahaha NO! With George I was adamant that I was having a girl and he was a boy! And this time I’m adamant I’m having a Boy! But apparently the mother’s instinct is 71% accurate???
Prediction – BOY

#7 – The side you rest on most?
Do you rest/sleep on a particular side? If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side = Boy / and on her right = Girl
Prediction – GIRL

#8 – Clumsy v Graceful
If you are pregnant and are graceful throughout this should mean = Girl and if you are as clumsy as a circus clown like I am at the minute you are supposed to be having a = Boy
Prediction – BOY

#9 – Breast Test
Have a good butchers at your boobies and see if you can see if one is slightly bigger I can actually notice a considerable difference (Which I never have before!!) If your left one is bigger = Girl / If your right one is bigger = Boy
Prediction – GIRL

#10 – Morning Sickness
Having had sickness and nausea with George I’m not sure how accurate this is as it goes that if you have no morning sickness you are having = Boy / If you are sick or feeling nauseous then its = Girl. This time I feel sick but not actually sick like I was with George!?
Prediction – GIRL

#11 – Leg Hair Regrowth!
If your starting to resemble a baboon and going through razors like hot dinners then it’s a = Boy / If it’s stayed the same then it’s a – Girl. With George I was like a woolly mammoth and it did my head in. To be fair I’m quite hairy anyway but it was ridiculous! This time my hair isn’t growing a record speed and is not too bad J one of the positives.
Prediction – GIRL

#12 – Colour of Wee
If your wee wee (Ok Urine) is pale yellow = Girl / Bright yellow = Boy
Prediction – GIRL

#13 – Bread!!
If you eat the whole slice of bread including the crusts = Boy / If you leave your crusts = Girl.
I’ve always been a crusty bread lover however during this pregnancy me teeth have been a little bit sore and the thought of chewing on a French stick (Oh er!) makes me shudder and also even with a sandwich I’m leaving my corners.
Prediction – GIRL

#14 – Chinese Gender Prediction Chart (Chinese Pregnancy Calender)
This requires your age at conception (34) and the month of conception (September 2015)
Prediction = GIRL

#15 - Baking Soda/Powder
So this theory is similar  to the red cabbage one (#2) Mix your wee wee with same parts powder/soda and if it fizzes its a boy and if it goes flat as a witches tit its a girl! Not sure how this happen cause Baking soda/powder would fizz with any liquid wouldn't it?? - this is my actual video below! Check out my Yorkshire tones!
Prediction = BOY

So there we have it the tests results are.....

GIRL = 11
BOY = 4

So lets see on Thursday 17th of Dec if it's right!!! but I'm sure it's a boy! ;) Be sure to be following me on Instagram or Facebook as these will be updated straight away.

Please let me know if you try any of these for yourself and what your results were would love to hear your thoughts and findings!

Yorkshire Pud xxx

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Very Quick, Easy and Cheap! Sugar Skull Halloween Make-up Tutorial

Hey guys,
Well it's my actual favourite time of the year again!!! HALLOWEEN!!! And with it coming up I thought  I'd do a quick makeup tutorial of the infamous sugar skulls that are everywhere at the moment. To be fair there's no right or wrong way of doing this make up so let yourself be free!!!
It used a face whitener from a Poundland pack and yes it was a £1!! My Urban Decay Naked 2 palette but can be any black eyeshadow. MUA Poptastic Eyeshadow Pallet -£3 and MUA lip liner in Red Drama - £1 and most of the work was done by a none brand black pencil eyeliner possibly about a quid too!!! Very cheap but very effective!!
Enjoy!! Xxx

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Day 119 of #yorkshirepudchildhoodheroes

The kind of impossible water ring toss pump button thingy!!!!! How impossible was this though!?! You could even tip it and turn it upside down!!! Absolute nightmare but kept me busy for hours!!!! Hahaha #80s #80schild #childhood #childhoodheroes #80stoys #watergame

Who remembers this?!