A Mothers Ramblings: December 2016

Monday, 12 December 2016

Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam - A #Review by Daddy

A recent change of job location has seen my driving mileage increase from zero (because I used to go by train) to 75 miles round trip, each day.

As well as now experiencing the extra expense of owning, insuring and running a car capable of doing 20,000 miles a year, there is also the sad realization that every day I routinely pass a bump, shunt or accident, or have to get out the way of an Ambulance or Police Car.

Heaven forbid that I am ever caught up in such an incident, the idea of having a Dash Cam to be an eyewitness on the road is something that I have decided is essential (almost as essential as a DAB radio, but then that came with the car anyway).

So, a Dash Cam was quickly put on my Christmas wish list - only to be taken off when the nice people at Mio asked if I would like to test their MiVue 688 Dash Cam.

Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam

Saturday, 3 December 2016

What We Are Eating W/C 3rd December 2016

It's finally December! I love this time of year, becasue everywhere looks a little festive, everyone is a little nicer to each other and everyone just seems to know that during December there is a little magic lingering for us all to find.

Make it a December to remember

Apart from if you are doing the food shop. Then it's really hard to find.

Well, never mind! Here is our weekly meal plan!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Vlogmas Day Two! A Christmas Party!

You can find my Day Two Video below or on my youtube channel, where I'm talking a little about the Christmas Party I'm organising... I may be a tad excited about this.



Christmas Decoration Wanderings

Something I love to do at this time of year is to wander around various stores looking at the different Christmas decorations that they have in stock. Last month, I even managed to get Flyfour and the Children to come along with me. Sometimes people think that I'm the outgoing one, the slightly crazy one who leads the rest of my family astray... it simply isn't true!

And I can prove it because I have photographs...


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Vlogmas Day One! #LightTheWorld

Hello World!

So I've decided to join in with Vlogmas this year and do a different video everyday in December. You can watch my video below or over on my youtube channel.



The following links and photographs are the links and photographs I mentioned in the video and couldn't work out how to put them into the video!

Christmas Fun, Christmas Trees and a Chimney!

One of the great things about the Church that I'm a member of, well I think it it is a great thing, is that every month the women of Relief Society (18 years old and above) get together and do something. It's because of evenings like this that I can honestly say that I love these women and of course I get to know them a little more each time we hang out.

At the tail end of November (last Friday basically) we got together to have a Christmas themed evening. I knew a little of what was planned, we were going to craft Christmas Advent books, and I knew it was going to be a great evening, filled with fun and glue sticks! I was really excited to attend.

One of the members of the Relief Society presidency asked if I could bring a Christmas tree up to the Chapel I agreed because, honestly I knew that a little bit of extra Christmas cheer would be perfect and I was going to be getting my Christmas Trees down the following day ready to put up anyway, so it wasn't like it was any extra work. Well, apart from the whole putting them up twice in one weekend.

As luck would have it, Top Ender had a Inset day at School and so she and I headed up to the Chapel with our main Christmas tree, our Kitchen tree and our Front door tree. We decided to dress the part to help get us and the others going to get set up into the Christmas Spirit.

PippaD and Top Ender dressed up as Elves