4 TV Series To Binge Watch This Halloween

If you know me at all you will know all about my love of TV shows, I'm obsessed with them! Curling up on the sofa at night to binge watch a new show is certainly one of my favourite things to do. Although I don't get to binge watch to the level I once could being a Mummy and all I still find the time here and there. With Halloween just around the corner I thought I'd put together a post all about the best shows to binge watch to get you in the Halloween spirit.

The Vampire Diaries -
I started watching this series years ago after reading a couple of the books but somewhere a long the way I stopped watching. I always enjoyed it but I think I was just watching too many shows at the time and now I have no idea where I left off. I'd love to start from the beginning as it's such an addictive TV show which revolves around a girl called Elena Gilbert and two vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore. 

The Originals -
In case you didn't know The Originals is actually a spin off from The Vampire Diaries although it is set before. It features the original vampires and the characters interlink between the two shows. I've not yet watched this series but it's one on my to watch list as I've always been such a big fan of The Vampire Diaries.  

iZombie -
This is a series I've heard great things about but haven't had chance to watch just yet. It's a loose adaptation of a comic book series which in my opinion always gives a TV series a bit of extra kick, take The Walking Dead for example. It's all about a medical student who get's turned into a zombie whilst attending a party and what she has to do to survive afterwards. I can imagine iZombie being totally binge worthy! 

Lucifer -
Last but certainly not least is Lucifer, another show on my to watch list. You have probably already guessed but it's all about the Lord of Darkness. He's bored of living in hell so decides to move to LA and runs a piano bar called Lux. A celebrity is then murdered in his establishment so Lucifer becomes involved with the LAPD so he can find who did it and punish them himself. 

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What TV shows will you be watching this Halloween? 

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4 Movies To Watch With Kids This Halloween

We really enjoy sitting down together as a family and watching films with one another, especially films which suit the season as it really adds to the excitement. With Halloween just around the corner I've been looking at a couple of family friendly titles we would all enjoy together and Scooby-Doo tends to tick all the boxes. It's age suitable for my son yet a classic which Mummy and Daddy used to love as children too. Here are 4 movies to watch with kids this Halloween. 

1. Scooby-Doo 4 DVD Halloween Collection -
This DVD collection features lots of spooky goings on. My favourite being Franken Creepy where Velma discovers she’s inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein’s castle, and the gang persuades her to go claim her inheritance. But when the Mystery Machine blows up as a warning, the crew springs into action and this time it’s personal!

2. 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Series -
Super sleuths Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are on the case for ghosts, real ghosts this time, 13 of the world's meanest ghosts to be exact. Once banned to an enchanted Chest of Demons of eternity, all 13 spirits are now loose to wreak havoc on the world and only Scooby-Doo can recapture them because – ruh-roh! – he's the one who unwittingly opened the chest and let them out! Joined by the pint-sized, fast –talking magician/con artist Flim-Flam and guided by the world's greatest mystic Vincent van Ghoul (voiced and inspired by the incomparable Vincent Price), the gang causes mayhem hunting ghosts around the world while cracking fans up in the comfort of their home.

3. Scooby-Doo meets the Boo Brothers -
After Shaggy's uncle leaves him a fortune in hidden jewels, Scooby and Scrappy join him for the ultimate scavenger hunt through the trap doors and tunnels of the haunted old Beauregard mansion! Terrified by the ghost of Shaggy's uncle, the gang calls in reinforcements - the wild and ectoplasmic Boo Brothers, a phantom family of ghoul-chasing ghosts!

4. Scooby-Doo Curse of the Lake Monster
Off to a resort with summer jobs, the gang stumbles onto a mystery when the Frog Monster of Lake Erie makes an unexpected appearance, scaring away all the guests. Only Mystery Inc. can save the day, but with a creature on the loose, mystical moonstones and summer romance in the air, will they be able to work as a team and solve the crime?

You can purchase these titles over on amazon and if you'd like to try your hand at winning this collection simply click here and head over to my twitter page to enter the competition!

What movies will you be watching with your family this Halloween? 

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21 & 22 Weeks Pregnant - Baby #2

It's going to be a double post this week from me because everything has been so hectic here lately, in the best kind of way. It's sort of a good thing though because by posting my 21 & 22 week update it means I'm more up to date and not a week behind.

With this being a double this week the baby has done some serious growing! She's grown from roughly 10 inch to 11 inch and from 12.7 oz to 1lb. This of course is an estimate as it all depends on the baby but gives us parents a nice idea of how they are coming a long. I've always thought she was a little bigger though because I've felt her from so early on and she's already so powerful for her gestation.

The babies digestive system is developing and she is beginning to swallow amniotic fluid and absorbing small amounts of sugar though of course most of the nutrients are delivered from the placenta. Her senses are really coming through too as her taste buds and nerve endings are forming. Lots of changes in just two weeks of time.

Symptom wise the only thing which has changed somewhat is my heartburn and indigestion, it's just getting worse. I requested a repeat prescription of Gaviscon this week as I did with Noah so that will probably take the edge off a little. Whilst I was at my GP's I also had my whooping cough and flu vaccine at the same time which left me with two totally useless arms for a couple of days, ha ha. Nice to have them done and out of the way though, one less thing to think about.

Bump wise I think that I look more 30 weeks than 21 and 22 weeks pregnant, I'm huge! I was the same with Noah and everyone expected a big baby but he was only dainty at 7lb 2oz, let's hope his baby sister is just the same! My belly button sticks right out now too and every time I touch it I feel queezy! It feels like a popped balloon! Also did you know that stretch marks can get stretch marks? Well you do now as this week I noticed a new stretch mark on an old one and I couldn't help but laugh as I'm so prone to them!

See you next week! 


Travelling by Interrail

In the past couple of months I've travelled more than I ever have in such a short period of time. I've travelled with my son and partner and on my own too. From a weekend in London with my family through to flying to Germany on my own for the day, it's been an experience and a half. It's been a little none stop, I have to admit but I've enjoyed every moment. All this travelling has given me the bug and has fuelled a new passion of mine.

Although travelling can be a little stressful at times it's something we want to do more as a family as it's an experience we all take great joy from. With this in mind I've recently been researching different ways in which to travel as travelling by car, bus or plane can get a little tiresome and repetitive. Not just that but it's also nice to give my partner a rest from being sat behind the wheel, something he doesn't really enjoy. One way of travelling that has really stood out to me is Interrailing. 

Interrail is a way to travel across Europe or even across country at a fraction of the cost without any compromise on travel times or comfort. It's also very flexible which I feel I need as a traveller. You simply purchase a rail pass through their website and you are free to travel across around 30 countries in Europe! To find out more information about Interrailing check out this link by Money Life magazine.

The possibilities are endless with Interrail and I'm already dreaming of all the places we could visit. I think our first trip would probably have to be through Western Europe as it's not too far to travel on our first time Interrailing. We could also enjoy the sights of Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and even Northern Italy. 
Although Interrail is totally new to me it's an idea that has really got me excited and something that we plan to do the next time we travel. I'm really looking forward to our next family adventure!  

Would you ever consider travelling via Interrail? Where would you go first?

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Our Bing Themed Halloween Party

STUDIOCANAL are pleased to announce that the final volume in Season One of the popular Cbeebies show Bing has now come to DVD, releasing as Show… And Other Episodes. To celebrate the new release I'm currently running a competition to give away three copies which you can enter here. Make sure to enter quick as the competition ends on the 9th November! The celebrations didn't end there for us as we were recently sent a hamper full of Bing themed Halloween goodies to host our very own Halloween party!

A Halloween party isn't complete without a pumpkin or two so the first step on our agenda was to carve our first pumpkin. To fit in with the theme we decided to carve a Bing Bunny pumpkin which was pretty easy to do actually. I simply drew around a stencil with permanent marker and then cut off the top of the pumpkin with a knife. This is where Noah stepped in and he helped dig out all the pumpkins skin and seeds, he did such a good job. As he was doing this he was shouting "yack!" but he really enjoyed none the less! 

Next up it was time to decorate the cake which was also provided in our Bing themed hamper cause of course Bing loves carrot cake! Again Noah did such a good job and decorated the cake all by himself with little sugar bats, skulls, pumpkins and witches. We then coloured in some of the craft pumpkins which we were also sent, which was lots of fun too! 

To help wash down the carrot cake we then knocked up what I'd imagine is another of Bing's favourites, carrot and orange juice! Carrot cake and carrot juice compliment one another pretty well, believe it or not and Noah just like Bing was also a fan!

We then took the rest of our carrot cake and carrot juice and curled up on the sofa to watch our new Bing DVD, Show.. and other episodes! We had such a great night and Noah hasn't stopped talking about it since! 

Do you have a Bing Bunny fan in your house too?