Monday, 30 May 2016

Lyanna Stark - GOT


I though since Lyanna is now becoming a huge part of Game Of Thrones, I should maybe explain abit about her back ground. 

Lyanna Stark was Ned Starks sister. She was promised to Robert Baratheon. 
One year at a tourney Rhaegar Targaryen who was competing and son of the King Aerys, gave Lyanna a rose. This caused huge upset as he should have gave it to his actual wife!! 

I'm not entirely sure how it happend, but the story so far is that Rhaegar kidnapped Lyanna, held her in a tower and she some how died. 

Lyannas kidnapping is what prompted Robert to start a war and go after her. However by the time Ned gets to the tower she is dying. 

We have recently seen some of these scenes in season 6 ep 4 5 and 6. 

The fan theory for a while was that this is where Jon Snow came from. As Ned goes into the tower he finds Lyanna in the mids of childbirth. Just before she dies, Ned promises never to reveal who Jon really is. If anyone was to find out Jon was actually a Targaryen, they would surly kill him!! 

So Ned takes him home as his own bastard son. 

Some people also think that perhaps Lyanna wasn't kidnapped but went willingly as she was in love with Rhaegar. Only time will tell and I sure do hope we find out in this season or the new book. 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below :) 
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I was wondering how she could have dragged him away without any white walkers catching up to them. Then Bran's uncle appears!! Not seen him since the 3rd episode in the first season I think. Can't wait to see what happens next with him!! Where will bran go now?
What was with all of Brans visions you see him having?! Was that past or future events? 

Sam and Gilly 
Go Sam stealing the family sword and finally finding some man parts lol. 

King Tommen and queen Marjorie 
I do like Jamie. But not as much as I liked him in the first and second series before he got his hand cut off. I'm still desperate to find out what the high sparrow told Tommen, who in turn told his mother... Could it have been that the Tyrell's helped kill Joff (Just a fan theory I read on Facebook! so it must be true!! haha). The high sparrow turning Tommen to his side was a shock though. Didn't see that happening. Jamie looked so disappointed. Then taking Jamie's cloak!! I think all hell is going to break loose!!

I actually got a little excited about her story today. When she poisoned the rum, all I could think was oh god what if she gets caught, or what if she kills more than one person!! Finally though it's picked up with Arya finally making her mind up (as to what it was I'm not quite sure yet. but she has needle back!). I think she knows they are going to come after her though. That's why she is in the room in the dark. She was blind for ages, she can fight in the dark. 

The Freys 
Ohhhh not seen them in a while. What will they do with Edmure. Will he be the next to die? 

I do like how she has turned into a total kick ass. But at the same time. Is she getting too power hungry. An look at the size of that dragon!! How will she control it! She has 3 all the same size!! 

Not as good an episode as last weeks. We missed Jon and Sansa this week. But I think it's set up a better story for Arya and Bran (even though his has been pretty good so far). I'd give it a 3.5 this week. 

What do you think?? 

Speak soon 

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Hollys Culture Week At Nursery

Well hello!!

This week is culture week at Hollys Nursery. 

I have some how managed to miss Scottish week!! How I managed that I have no idea but I did. 

This week they are looking at Polish and Romanian cultures. They listen to some music, learn a few words, try out some snacks and learn about the cultures in general. 

Incase you didn't know Scotland has a big community of Polish and Romanian people. It bothers some people. Some people have withdrawn their kids from culture week. It doesn't bother me though. I think it's good for her to learn different things. 

ANYWAY!! They are encouraged to take in something to do with their culture!!

So I made Holly a pet haggis!! 

Haggis is a recipe you eat. It's made up of lungs, hearts and liver with some added seasoning. All stuffed into an intestine of the animal you are using, normally a sheep or pig. It was originally made back in the day to reduce wastage. So if an animal was slaughtered for food, every single part was used. 

How ever some people are kind of silly and do genuinely think Haggi (plural) are actually small animals that we hunt and eat.  

Here is what I used to make Hamish

We had a trip to Hobby Craft and purchased the above. Black foam paper, google eye kit, extra hot glue sticks, wool and buttons. I didn't actually use the buttons. Over all we spent £13.40

Then basically I got a small haggis chub and hot glued the wool for fur. Added some eyes, lolly pop sticks wrapped in wool for legs, felt for beak and feet and a pipe cleaner for a collar. That made Hamish. It was just something silly for her to take to school. I also managed to get her some actual haggis to take in incase they want to try any. 

You see her Gran works at a haggis breeding farm and she can get stuff like that ;) 

Do you make anything for your kids nursery/preschool. Let me know in a comment :)

Speak soon 
L x 
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Baby Number 2 - I Hate Pregnancy


The last few days have been really hard. I have no idea what it is, but I just haven't been myself or feeling happy. My OH reckons it is hormonal and I think he might be right. 

Let's start with I hate pregnancy. I haven't had it particularly bad the first time round or this time round. The first time I had no symptoms. This time round I felt dizzy in the first trimester. Now I'm in my third trimester and my ankles and legs are starting to swell up. I know I probably sound ungreatful. I know other people get it a lot worse than what I've had it. Its just hard after having worked so hard for 6months to lose 2 stone, then to see everything swelling back up again. 

I feel like I cant do as much at work anymore. My job involves a lot of walking up and down the stairs to collect products, but I get out of breath going up an down the stairs now. If I stand for too long I feel my legs and ankles swelling. We do have two new starts, so I have just been kind of sitting back and letting them do all the running about. But then I  feel bad and I start to think my boss is going to wonder what I have actually been doing. Even though training two people is hard and I never stop all day. I guess I kind of feel like they are going to wonder what the point in me being there is. 

Then we have the toilet training issues with Holly. She will pee no problem in the toilet, pretty much every time, but we can't get her to poo. She will hold it in till she has her night nappies on or wait till she's in the bath. I feel really bad as at nights I'm tired and I get really grumpy with her for not pooing in the toilet and all she will say is sorry mummy over and over. Then I feel like crap for being grumpy about it. 

Then I feel like crap because I think to myself, OMG I'm probably going to have to do this all over again. What was I thinking getting pregnant again. Then I feel like crap for thinking that!!! It's just one big huge circle of feeling crap all the time hahaha. 

My OH is really good during the weekends. But he works back shift for child care reasons, so at nights during the weeks, I have no choice but to stick the big girl pants on a deal with everything. 

Did any of you feel like this during your second pregnancy?? Please me a comment and let me know. 

Sorry for the ramble haha sometimes it's easier to get things off your chest on a lovely little blog. 

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Review - GOT S6 Ep5


This episode was soooo good and sad all at the same time. I have no idea where my emotions are and I have no idea what was worse!! Finding out about Hodor then him dying with the white walkers or summer dying and hearing him whimper as they were running up the corridor. Then you have the fact that there are (as far as we know) no Children Of The Forest left. 

But to be fair, The Children created the white walkers so that they would protect them and kill man. An that's all they are really doing!! But the children should have been more instructive in what they wanted haha. 

Sansa and Little Fingers reunion was a little awkward! An what did he mean "half brother"?! A half brother is better than no brother!!
I kind of like Sansa in this series. It's like she's finally matured and is a woman now, she knows what she needs to do. I haven't liked her much during the other series as she acted like a spoilt brat!!

I wonder what will happen now with Theon and his sister on the run. At least the poor guy has someone now!

Not much happens with Daenerys and Tyrion. Daenerys is on her way back with a lot of people following her. But how will she feed them all in a wreck of a city and where will she put them all??! Only time will tell I suppose.

Aryas sorry line is going stale again. It's starting to bore me. I'm not sure what or where is going but it needs to pick up. I even find myself wanting to fast forward her parts!! 
But I'm very nosey and scared I miss summit hahaha. 

Did you watch this episode? What did you think of it?

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Home Made Cheesy Pasta With Smoked Sausage

Hello lovelies,

Today I'm going to give you my cheesy pasta recipe. 

Cheese sauce granular
Mature cheddar cheese

Smoked sausage 
Garlic salt

Cook your pasta like normal 

Add four heaped table spoons cheese sauce granular to a measuring jug. Add water.  Just a little at a time until you reach your required thickness (P.S I know it kind of cheating but shhhhhh :) )

Great half a block of cheese add to drained pasta and add in sauce. 
Give it a mix up until your cheese has melted. 

Adding smoked sausage or garlic sauce is optional. 

I had this for dinner. Added some to some pots for Holly's lunch and put all the left overs into a tub for marks lunch tomorrow. 

Let me know what you think :)
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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Copper DIY Project - Curtain Rail

Well hello lovelies,

Here is another copper DIY for you

As you can see above I have spray painted my curtain rail all ready for my new curtains to arrive. This was like pine wood colour. I think it looks fine for what it is. 

I would say if you wanted a better finish to sand down the poll first. 

Speak soon
L x

This was a post I drafted last year!! It got lost in all my draft posts I have saved!
Its super effective, specially since everyone wants to have copper in their homes right now. Because its so popular, everything is very expensive! So just buy some spray paint.Works a treat!


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Review - GOT S6 EP4

Well hello!!

I quite liked this episode. Wasn't amazing, but it wasn't bad either. 

Firstly (as always) let's start with Jon and Sansa!! I was like why is he being so nice to her! She was horrible to him in the first season!! But I suppose Jon is just a nice guy!! I also knew they would rise up agains Ramsey Bolton and try take Winterfel back!! I wonder if the will join with the Vale or if the wildlings will be sneaky!

Leading my onto the Vale. This is the first we have seen Little Finger this series and I loved it!! He's such a manipulater it's great. He played Robin so well to get what he wanted! It was just perfect. 

As usual Cersei and Jamie got what they wanted! Yet another war!! But this time with religion. It will be interesting to see how that turns out. I think there will be a major twist!

Then we come to Tyrion. Doing what he does best and bargaining with whores lol No one is happy with him at the moment. But I think he's doing the right thing. He's doing the only thing he knows how to just now! Talking, drinking, promising and bargaining. 

I LOVED Daenerys scene. I knew she was going to have an amazing story line. She kills all the Khals, then takes all their people, AS SHE WALKS OUT OF A BURNING BUILDING THAT SHE SHOULD HAVE DIED IN!! Ultimate woman power right there!

Ramsey Bolton kills again. It's like that guy kills someone in every episode! Poor Rickon what will he do now. Lost his protector and his dog!! 

We didn't see Arya or Bran in this episode. I'm quite enjoying their story line now as well since they are picking up a bit. 

Did you watch it?? What did you think of the episode? 

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