Things I have Liked and Loved – February 2016

This is my favourite post to write every month, my list of things I have liked and loved. Here’s my list for February 2016.

 

Liked and Loved February 2016

 

Harley’s Birthday

My ‘baby’ is now ten! That seems crazy to me, but he had a brilliant birthday party and I’m so happy it went well for him. We went to a local soft play centre to play laser tag and then for them to all run around like loons. He also had one of his best friends to sleep over afterwards.

 

NOW TV

I’ve become part of the NOW TV Blog Squad this month, which I will be blogging about soon but as part of that I have access to all the NOW TV packages. Perfect timing with my eldest being ill, we’ve watched two films in the last two days and it has just about saved my sanity.

 

Pancakes

We don’t usually have pancakes on pancake day… or any other day as I am usually a disaster in the kitchen and have never managed to make a nice pancake. However, this year I watched a few videos and realised the trick was to make them smaller and not use scales to weigh everything, just cups and my eyes to see whether the mixture needed more of anything.

Amazingly (I’m easily pleased) this worked perfectly, so we may now be eating pancakes a whole lot more. Harley loved his Nutella covered ones.

 

 

Pancake success

 

Being chosen as a Butlin’s Ambassador

This actually happened at the end of January, but after my last Things I’ve Liked and Loved post had been published. There were only 30 bloggers chosen out of a huge amount who applied, so I feel pretty proud of this. It means that at some point this year my family will be having a little jolly to Butlin’s and I will be sharing some Butlin’s content through the year.

 

My blog

I don’t love or like the fact that the BBC feels it’s okay to joke about diabetes on television shows like Eastenders, but I wrote an open letter to the BBC that has gone a bit crazy site view wise and I love that my blog let’s me do something more constructive with my annoyance with them, other than just shout at the television.

 

Shed progress

Si knocked down the old concrete sheds ages ago to build new improved bigger ones, but the project had a major setback as it rained and rained and then rained some more! However he has the foundations and the shed floor done now, and finally it’s looking like we might have a decent shed in the near future, and I will finally be able to remove the huge tumble dryer from our small dining room!

 

Blogger friends

One of my favourite things about blogging is the community. I have made so many wonderful blogger friends in the last 13 months since I started blogging, and I am so grateful for that. There are people who are there for me when I am having a bad day, and also to be happy for me when I am having a great day.

 

Surprise post

The Co-operative sent me a surprise parcel for Valentine’s Day, which was such a lovely surprise. Even though we don’t usually do anything for Valentine’s, we had a lovely Valentine’s breakfast thanks to them which made a nice change.

 

I also had a mumtreats subscription box arrive for review, I was expecting this piece of post but obviously the contents were a surprise.

 

Co-operative surprise post

 

Person of Interest and the X Files

The new series of Person of Interest has just started on channel 5 and X Files in back on television! Does anyone else watch either of these programmes? Si and I love both, although X-Files seems to be a lot more comical than it used to be.

 

Sunshine 

Finally after all the rain in Cornwall in recent months, we have seen some sunshine. Not only that but the nights are getting a little bit lighter – Spring is on its way!

 

What have you liked and loved this month?

 

Stevie x

A Cornish Mum
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22 Comments

  1. 25 February 2016 / 7:34 am

    See, I was enjoying reading this. I’m also loving now tv and I was delighted for you about how well your diabetes post went. Then I read about all your lovely surprises in the post, now all I hear is blah blah blah…

  2. 25 February 2016 / 4:16 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a fab month! Well done on becoming a Butlins blogger! The highlight for me blogging-wise this month was teaming up with Pampers and making a vlog about their #SagGoneGrooveOn campaign. It forced me to capture some very cute videos of Little B which I wouldn’t have done otherwise! #tenthings

  3. Robyn
    26 February 2016 / 7:12 am

    Great month for you Stevie :) Well done on all the brand work and opportunities though your blog. My husband was so excited about the return of the X-Files , but he’s also a bit bemused about the tone of it!

  4. 26 February 2016 / 8:12 am

    It sounds like you’ve had a great month :) I do enjoy a lovely, happy blog post always makes me smile #PicknMix

  5. 26 February 2016 / 8:59 am

    Happy February to you Stevie. Some lovely moments here. I went to Butlins for one of their 80s weekends a couple of years ago and had such a good time, although I expect that’ll be a different experience to what you will have. The family breaks are (quite rightly) A LOT tamer.

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #PickNMix

  6. 26 February 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Congratulations on your Ambassadorship! You’re doing so well! It’s always lovely to get surprise post isn’t it? I got a surprise gift from my mum recently that I loved. :)

  7. 26 February 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I am loving the X Files being back! I was such a huge fan back in the day and remember doing a talk in my english lesson about it..cringe! Love the chemisty between Mulder and Scully and I fancy Mulder all over again! #picknmix

  8. Jodie Allen at Makeup to Motherhood
    26 February 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Now TV box as we are considering one as an alternative to more pricey TV packages. I’m not quite convinced it’s right for us though! We didn’t have pancakes this year *sobs* they are my favourite thing ever – maybe we will have a belated pancake day instead! #PicknMix

  9. 26 February 2016 / 9:10 pm

    A great month for you! Pleased to hear that your thoughts about the Diabetes story on Eastenders was listened to, I don’t watch it, but great to know that your blog can help get important points across. Your pancakes look great and enjoy Now TV, we love ours too, just watched the entire series of Spartacus (good but a bit gory)! Happy birthday to your little man, I bet time just flies now they’re out the single age years! Have a lovely month! :) xx

  10. 27 February 2016 / 9:27 am

    What a good month! I would love to have surprise parcels like that appear at my door! x

  11. 27 February 2016 / 12:35 pm

    What a great month! Congrats on being selected as a Butlins Ambassador! Can’t wait to see what you get up to. If you get to go to the Butlins in Pwllheli please let me know and I’ll shout you a coffee or something! :) There you go, that’s how you could visit my wonderful Snowdonia! ;)

    I’ve not read your Eastenders post yet – I’m so behind sorry! – but I’ve read your Facebook statuses about it. I will read the post soon but no, it’s never ok to joke about an illness or disability.

    Oo that Mumstreats box looks interesting! x

  12. 28 February 2016 / 11:20 am

    Another great month for you Stevie.

    Big congratulations on Butlins. We’ve eurocamped before but never been to Butlins so I’ll be looking out for your posts.

    Thanks for hosting.

    See you next month #tenthings

  13. The Pramshed
    28 February 2016 / 2:48 pm

    You’ve had a brilliant month Stevie with so many happy things. Well done on the blog and Butlins ambassador, I’m looking forward to hearing about what you get up to in March. Claire X #PickNMix

  14. 28 February 2016 / 7:10 pm

    What a lovely month you’ve had, Stevie! As if your little one is TEN? That’s just crazy. And.. YAY for the shed, haha xx

  15. 3 March 2016 / 8:20 pm

    A lovely month. We’ve be watching the X Files too, episode 3 what was that all about? xx

    • 3 March 2016 / 11:05 pm

      Ha it really is odd, the lizard man was a bit…. different than the old X Files it’s getting more like Dr Who ;)

      Stevie xx

  16. 4 March 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I hear you about the Cornish sunshine!. And congratulations on your tasty-looking pancakes! I’m about to start my very first #tenthings now… watch this space!

  17. 7 March 2016 / 10:02 am

    Congrats on butlins and making positive awareness about diabetes. Your parcel looks perfect for valentines. Here is too more fun and excitement next month X #tenthings

  18. There's always time for tea
    10 March 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Sounds like you have had a fab month! Well done on Butlins news and on your diabetes post ! Thanks for hosting lovely xx

  19. 14 March 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I love Person of Interest! My hubby got me into it when I was pregnant with Lily and now I’m hooked :)
    The Butlins stuff sounds amazing – well done you! x