Project 365 – Week 49 of 2018

Saturday 2nd December

We had been invited by Zippos Circus to see a how at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Every year I mean to go to Winter Wonderland but never get round to it so this was a good excuse to go. After the circus we decided to go see the Magical Ice Kingdom. As it was Sunday and peak time we were charged £36 to go in to see some ice sculptures. Although they were pretty amazing I did feel like it was a bit expensive as we were out in 15 mins. The rides were all a bit expensive too £3 minimum for a kids ride. Decided against going on the big wheel as that would have cost us £40….

I can only imagine how expensive it would be if people take part in all the activities available! We decided not to eat there and found a restaurant a few minutes away on Edgeware Road 


Monday 3rd December

It was Bee’s nativity at school. Last year she played Mary but Year 1 children are the choir so she was singing the songs. In the evening after her Quran class we went to see the teachers cat and her kitten. Isn’t mummy cat gorgeous!


Tuesday 4th December

Bee wasn’t feeling too good when she woke up and was crying her throat hurt she kept her home from school. I decided to try out a black bean curry in the Instant Pot. I must say I am not sure I am a fan. Although the beans cooked quickly I just don’t feel like they have the flavour they would if cooked slowly on the stove. But I will reserve my judgement until I have made a few more things in it. Also managed to work on a blog post for an event I went to last week about family colds and Olbas.


Wednesday 5th December

Bee felt much better so went to school. I went to my Quran class in the morning. As we had missed last weeks class we had a two hour session. Then I chilled in the afternoon until it was time to collect the girls and munched on some chocolate hubby had got me. I have been good for a few weeks but couldn’t resist trying these out. In the evening went to the eldest’s school as she has been picked to go on a residential in May and they were having a parents meeting. I wanted to ask some questions before I decide if I want her to go. 


Thursday 6th December

A bit of cooking in the morning and then my Thursday evening dashing around getting the kids to their classes. I don’t think Rosie was particularly impressed with Bee putting a ribbon on her head. 


Friday 7th December

A day of feeling a bit ‘meh’. Didn’t feel like doing anything and was generally feeling tired and grumpy. Eldest had a slight cold but she wanted to go to school. I just chilled and managed to get a blog post done about Swizzels Choos. Eldest came out of school feeling worse than she did in the morning so got her home to rest up.


Saturday 8th December

Eldest not feeling well so cancelled her class for today and cancelled her horse riding lesson for tomorrow. Took Bee to karate first thing and then a day of watching Christmas Films and having hot chocolate.



  1. December 8, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    Crikey, £36 for 15 minutes seems very steep. The mummy cat is gorgeous!
    Sorry to hear Bee wasn’t well, my younger one was off school for 2 days as well. I guess, it’s the season of colds and germs. Lindt chocs look very tempting.

    • December 8, 2018 / 7:43 pm

      You could stay in as long as you wanted but it was so cold and after seeing them there wasn’t much else to do!

    • December 13, 2018 / 10:37 am

      Definitely expensive but lots were having fun

  2. December 9, 2018 / 12:06 am

    I love watching Christmas movies. I’ve got a huge load of them on my HD recorder ready to watch. I applied for press passes for Winter Wonderland but didn’t get any. It does seem quite pricy but then Blenheim [robabl works out similarly overall and we’d go to that. Although we don’t have to pay huge travel costs that way.

    • December 13, 2018 / 10:36 am

      I think we will probably be watching more over the Christmas holidays

  3. December 9, 2018 / 6:47 am

    I most admit the thought of the crowds has put me off even looking at Winter Wonderland. It sounds totally overpriced from your experience too. Hope your daughter is feeling better soon #365

    • December 13, 2018 / 10:35 am

      Thankfully the crowds didn’t seem too big. Maybe because it had only recently opened and because we went in the day rather than the evening

  4. December 10, 2018 / 5:14 am

    I hope your eldest is feeling better now, your husband always gets you lovely little treats. I find these family christmas experiences very expensive, we did an ice sculpture trail in Dubai and again were out in 15 mins

    • December 13, 2018 / 10:35 am

      She still hasn’t got over the cold yet! I don’t think I will be bothering with a sculpture trail again.

  5. December 10, 2018 / 6:44 am

    Hope your eldest feels better now. The circus looks spectacular, but I wouldn’t have liked the prices at Winter Wonderland either! We tried the Swizzels Choos too, they’re good because two of us are vegetarian. Poor Rosie with the ribbon on her head!
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    • December 13, 2018 / 10:33 am

      She still hasn’t got over the cold totally

      The Swizzels Choos are so addictive aren’t they?

  6. December 12, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    No wonder you did not pay to go on much, I begrudge money for rip off things like that.
    Bad girl with the chocolate.
    I love all things drumstick…yum yum.

    • December 13, 2018 / 10:32 am

      I decided I would rather save the money to put towards a trip somewhere!

  7. December 29, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    I’d love to take my family to the circus but goodness me, those rides are expensive! I had the vegan Swizzels sweets and they were so yum! #project365

    • December 30, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      They certainly are expensive!

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