So a while ago I read The fault in our stars by John Green
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It was an amazing book that had me feeling happy, sad and inspired all at the same time.
Here is is the blurb:
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
This book is in the Teen/Young Adult section but I had heard so much about it I wanted to read it for myself.
Although this is a book about cancer, it's not a cancer book. It's not your typical "tragic" book, I think its a lot more than that theres friendship and romance. I was quickly drawn in to the book and its characters Hazel and Augustus. They fall in love with each other and use Augustus's "cancer perk" to take a trip to meet their favourite author.....
However the cancer kicks in.
I felt every emotion going but being drawn in the book so much I just didn't see it coming even though the book is about cancer it hit me like a brick wall.
I cried it was a good job I was wearing my sunglasses as I was reading this book by the pool.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. I don't want to give too much away as that would spoil it.
**This is not a sponsored post I purchased the book for my kindle and all views are my own**
So it's that time of the year again where we take our annual visit to see Blackpool's Illuminations.
We take the girls every year and have done so since Lucy was small, I have to say they aren't as amazing as when I was a child but the girls love to go.
We went on a friday straight from school Imogen fell asleep on the was bless her she must of had a hard day at school.
Now you can't go to Blackpool and not have fish and chips, is it sad we go to the same place every year??? It was rather yummy and well I could have eaten it again if I had been given the chance.
We then took a walk along the beach which is always fun we find shells see how far we can throw stones and generally just look out to sea and watch the sun set. Yes I do realise we are in Blackpool lol I know it doesn't have the the best of reputations and tacky but its nice.
Here are some pictures that I took while we were walking along the beach.
We always end up at the South Pier were we love to have a go on the slots, the girls really enjoy this part of our visit.. Never knew you could have so much fun with a pot of 2p's.
After we have spent up or saved some like Imogen likes to do (she's not keep on spending it all)
we take a walk back to where we started but we stop off for some donuts, candy floss and a brew on the way.
If you cant tell already by the title at the weekend we went to The Harry Potter Studios and had an amazing day!!!!!
From the moment we got on the bus to take us there I was excited my girls were just as excited.
(Just a warning this post may contain a lot of photos.)
When we got there were were a tiny bit early for our time slot so had a bit of time to have some pictures taken outside.
Once we joined the queue which moved quickly and we were entertained by staff member who was rather funny, we stumbled upon the cupboard under the stairs
I don't want to give to much away about what happens just in case you ever want to go so I will just give you some of my highlights and even more pictures.
We got to go into the Great Hall, inside there were table set out like in the film and also the duelling table was in there along with the original costumes.
The girls had passports where they had to find stamps for but also we had the task of looking for 15 golden snitches which was a challenge that we took on and pleased to say we found them all.
There was so much to see, the original sets and lots of facts about the films and sets, the were staff around so if you had any questions they would be able to answer them or if you just wanted to know a random fact they would be able to tell you something you didn't know. All the staff that work there have had something to do with the films be it in the props department, costume design, or extras on set.
They all seemed to really enjoy what they were doing which was great to see.
We even took part in some Butter Beer drinking at lunch time
There were a few things outside too
This was a blooming amazing part of the tour The Hogwarts Castle
This blew me away and to think it was all made by hand and it was used for filming outside Hogwarts scenes.
We had a fantastic time and were completely worn out at the end of the day.
I have many more pictures of the day seen as we took two cameras but maybe you have had enough of looking for now.
If you are ever thinking of going to The Harry Potters Studios I would highly recommend it its not just for kids its for all ages, I for one are planning a return trip.
**This is not a sponsored post all views and opinions are my own**
I really am at the end of my I seem to have a teenager in the house and she's only 9 well 10 in 2 weeks but ohh my the attitude and the strops are really starting to grind me down.
It happens a over the most random things be it me asking her to help around the house her reply is "Why is it always me, you never ask Imogen to help" "no, not doing it" "Why should I?" "I always do it" she will even slam doors, speaks back to you with south attitude I want to scream at her, stamps her feet walking and her fab thing is stamping up the stairs.
So when I explain why I'm asking her to help
1. She's old enough to help around the house.
2. If she wants money on her phone then she has to earn it or if she wants nice things she has to earn it.
3. She should be cleaning up her own mess.
4. She should do as she's told I am the parent.
I still get the same attitude or she will then just not talk and even take me on she will just sit there staring at nothing and completely ignore anything I say to her.
She will also take it out on her sister being mean and talking to her with an attitude which then they start arguing/fighting.
There are times when she's an angel and does everything I ask but the grumpiness and attitude are by far out weighing those.
I really am at breaking point in a previous post I said I was going to enjoy every day of the summer holidays well I can tell you I have failed at that.... I'm tired of it all... I feel like I'm running out of ways to deal with her.
HELP! If you have any ideas which may help this god awful transition time it would be great