Friday, 3 July 2015

This house is haunted by Guy Lyon Playfair {Book Review}

This is the Amazing Story of the Enfield Poltergeist On August 31st 1977, normal life ended for Mrs Harper and her four children in their modest council house in a hitherto quiet corner of the north London suburb of Enfield. Compared to what was to come, the initial phenomena were relatively minor - knockings on the walls, and pieces of furniture moving in ways that did not seem normal. The neighbours came in and searched the house, finding all in order, though they too heard the knocking. The police were called, and were able to witness a chair sliding along the floor. The disturbances went on, getting more intense and more frightening. They were eventually witnessed by at least thirty people. They included examples of everything a poltergeist can do - overturning chairs and tables, flinging things about, whipping off bedclothes, levitating one of the girls in full view of passers-by, making her speak with the voice of an old man and defying the laws of physics by passing matter through solid matter. Much of this bewildering and often terrifying activity was captured on tape and film by Maurice Grosse of the Society for Psychical Research and his colleague Guy Lyon Playfair, who were on the case within days of its outbreak stayed on it until it finally came to an end, with a twist as unexpected and surprising as in any detective story. No other case of its kind has been so well witnessed from start to finish or so thoroughly documented. Incidents are described as they happened, without embellishment, from some six hundred pages of transcripts of live tape recordings. The story of the Enfield poltergeist is already regarded as a classic in the annals of psychical research. It has been the subject of worldwide press coverage and several radio and television documentaries.

This book is about the Enfield Poltergeist which has been on the T.V and press a lot lately. Probably because there was a T.V series about it on the T.V a few weeks ago. Now, I have read a book in the past, the original book which I really enjoyed and because I'm quite knowledgeable on the Enfield Poltergeist, I couldn't wait to read this book! My dad let me borrow his copy. 
I really enjoyed this book, it took me a few days (on and off) to read. It didn't really tell much new, because like I said I have read books about this subject before but I am glad I read it! It's well written and easy to read and follow. I give this book 4.5 stars. 

Sarah xXx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Yellow Flowers.

I went to my mums again the other day and she has such a beautiful garden. I hope that one day my garden will look just as beautiful! Having just moved house though, the garden has to wait for the time being.

This last one is my favourite! I have no idea what it is (if anyone can tell me, please do let me know in the comments), its no technically yellow but it has yellow inside it! Isn't it beautiful?

What's your favourite flower? Do let me know in the comments :)

Sarah xXx

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The one where we go to a Regatta. #CountryKids

A couple of weeks ago there was a regatta along the river. I'm not a huge boat fan I must say but it was better than staying in all afternoon. The boys had gone fishing with there dad so Ellie and I decided to check out the regatta and what a great afternoon it was too! Ellie really enjoyed it and I did too.
Unfortunately my phone went dead so I didn't take that many photos but as you can probably see by the photos I DID take, it was fun all around!

We started off by walking along the river bank where were were greeted by swans, ducks and geese! "Ahhhh the swan will get me" Ellie yelled, haha. Bless her. She's a bit afraid of swans because they're as big as her! But they're magnificent creatures.

The boat show was about to begin so we found an empty bench and sat and watched it for a little while before heading off and finding some lunch.

Regatta @ ups and downs, smiles and frowns

Just across the way from where the boat race was being held, Ellie noticed the fire station was open! There was an open day so we went and had a browse around the fire engine and rescue vehicles which Ellie thought was wonderful.

We headed into the (tiny) town and bought some fish and chips before heading home. We had a really nice afternoon! I hope to be able to take the boys next time as I know they'd really enjoy it as well.

Sarah xXx


Monday, 29 June 2015

From blogging to jogging - Quite literally.

It doesn't matter how slow you go, just don't stop. @ Ups and downs, smiles and frowns

Last week I wrote about how I had started working out again and eating healthy. Not only have I been doing Jillian Michaels thirty day shred everyday and eating healthy but I have also been power walking/slow jog a few times, too. In nine days I lost a grand total of six pounds, which I am really, really chuffed about. I am going to weigh myself every 9-10 days I think. I am still going to do the 30 day shred every day and eat healthy as well as 10,000 steps. Although, my fitbug orb has sadly broken and will no longer sync with my phone, which totally sucks. Maybe I'll change the battery and see if that helps. I'll do a power walk/light jog a couple of times a week (at least), too. I am so lucky to live where I do as there are so many beautiful places to jog and not many people around. I especially like jogging through the woods, well around the edge of the woodland.

I've been eating a lot of salad and healthy food. I am getting a bit bored of salad now though if I'm honest. I've done low carbs a few times this week just gone, which was actually not as hard as I thought it would be. I have also not eaten any bread for a while (first time in ages yesterday), which is good, too. It's definitely bread that makes me bloated and causes stomach cramps, since cutting that out of my diet I haven't had any problems with my tummy. I had a wholemeal roll yesterday for lunch and sure enough, as soon as I'd eaten it, I had stomach ache and my tummy was ever so bloated.

Sarah xXx

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Meal Planning Monday

Here's the kids meal plan for this week!

Monday - Sausage, chips and peas.

Tuesday - Spaghetti bolognase with garlic bread

Wednesday - Tuna and pasta with sweetcorn and salad.

Thursday - Chicken nuggets with chips and beans

Friday - Pork chops with mash potato, carrots and gravy

Saturday - Pizza day!

Sunday - Sunday roast (chicken)

What's on your meal plan this week?

Sarah xXx