My favourite shows to watch on Netflix

Oh Netflix, how we all love you so much! Feeling ill? Watch Netflix. Feeling tired? Watch Netflix. You get the gist, we just love it!

I’ve had Netflix for a good few years now and in this time I’ve watched many shows. I thought I would create a list of my favourite things to watch to help anyone that isn’t sure what to go for next!

My top 5 series to watch: 

1 – The killing

2 – Pretty Little Liars

3 – Gilmore Girls

4 – Riverdale

5 – 13 Reasons why

Other shows I’ve loved: 

  • Orange is the new black
  • Luther
  • Friday night lights (sadly this has been taken off of Netflix)
  • Once upon a time
  • Stranger things
  • Prison Break

What I’m currently watching: 

I’m currently watching How to get away with murder … OMG, it’s amazing. I watched the first episode and wasn’t too sure but I decided to persevere with it. I’m so glad I did, it’s really gripping and there’s always something dramatic happening.

My favourite shows are always thrillers, I love the suspense and I’m always so excited to get onto the next episode. What are your favourite shows on Netflix? I’d love to hear what everyone else is watching 🙂

Charlotte xx

My favourite shows to watch on Netflix
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quick and easy burger recipe

I don’t do complicated cooking. Quick and easy to whip up when I get home from work has always been my favourite type of cooking. I recently tried out making burgers, but I did it the cheat way to make it even quicker and easier.

Normally when you look at homemade burger recipes it includes eggs and onions and various seasoning. Nah … I can’t be bothered faffing around with that. Also, I hate onions so I don’t want them in my burger!

Ingredients 

  • 500g mincemeat
  • 4 burger buns
  • a dash of oil (I use a couple of sprays of frylight)
  • Any filling of your choice.

What you need to do 

1 – Divide the mincemeat into 4 sections.

2 – Roll a ball shape with each section and flatten it in your hand. It needs to be roughly 3 inches wide and just under 1 inch thick.

3 – Heat the oil in the frying pan and place each burger into the pan. They take roughly 12 minutes to cook and you’ll need to flip them during cooking. Make sure you cut into the burger to check the meat is fully cooked before serving.

4 – Place your burger into a bun and add any toppings that you fancy.

And that’s it … Super quick and easy and really really tasty. I like to add a cheese slice as nothing beats a good cheeseburger!

Thanks

Charlotte xx

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Disney's Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom 

Day two was another early start for us. Today was Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We arrived for opening time so we could make the most out of the day! It was going to be a long day as we stayed for Rivers of Light in the evening.

What we got up to 

First stop was Dinosaur. This has always been one of my favourite rides at Disney! What was even better is there was no queue so we just walked straight on. Next, we headed across to Expedition Everest as we had a Fastpass … We actually broke down on this ride and it was terrifying haha. It was right after the part when you go backwards and end up inside and we were just stuck in darkness!

We then headed on over to Kali River Rapids where we got soaked! It was actually really refreshing though as it was such a hot day. After getting soaked we went and did the Kilimanjaro Safari which we had a Fastpass for. I love seeing all of the animals and it’s also a great way to get some shade for a while haha.

In the Afternoon we headed over to Pandora, The World of Avatar – It was mind-blowing. The scenery and the detail that Disney has put into this is magical. We had a Fastpass for the Na’vi River Journey. I could have stayed on this ride all day it was so magical.

Later on, we also went to watch It’s Tough to be a Bug and then we went back on Dinosaur as it still had a fairly short queue. Then we headed to watch The Festival of The Lion King. We then stayed to watch Rivers of Light in the evening. I was sceptical about it as it had a lot of negative reviews but I thought it was visually incredible. I wouldn’t necessarily rush to watch it again but I’m glad we stayed for it.

What we ate 

For lunch, we headed across to Dinoland USA and ate at the Restaurantosaurus. It was just quick-serve food. I did my usual and got a kids meal as they fill me up and they’re cheaper. I went for Cheeseburger with Fries and it was severed to me in a bucket with a spade attached to it haha! … Every 25-year-olds dream!

For dinner, we went to Yak n Yeti which I’ve heard so many people rave about so had to try it out. I went for the Honey Chicken with Sticky rice … it was honestly the nicest meal I’ve ever had at Disney.

Photo Diaries

Here’s the fun bit – The Photos!

Disney Animal Kingdom Kilimanjaro safari

Disney's Festival of the Lion King

Disney's Pandora World of Avatar

Disney's River of light

Thanks for reading!

Charlotte xx

 

 

 

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Dealing with loss of a loved one - how to cope with loss

Today’s post was supposed to be my top 5 shows to watch on Netflix… But I just haven’t been able to write it. Recently I’ve been feeling really down and rubbish and I’ve been struggling. I’ve lost all motivation, I feel sad and upset.

What’s happened? 

Back in April, I lost my Nan. She was like my best friend. I used to go to her about everything and she was always such a huge part of my life. It was all very sudden. I saw her in March and we sat and chatted for hours and everything was fine. Then forward on a couple of weeks into April and she was gone. I won’t go into all the detail – She contracted a very rare illness that took over her body and within just a few weeks she was gone.

She was only 72, she should have still had so many more years ahead of her. The suddenness made everything 10 times worse as I had no time to prepare and never got to see her to say goodbye.

Why am I struggling now? 

Honestly, I went into denial when it first happened and kept telling myself it wasn’t real and everything would go back to normal. Every time I felt sad, I tried to push everything to the back of my mind and pretend it wasn’t happening.

My Nan has always been my go-to person for any major event that’s happened in my life. She’s listened to me rant and cry and she’s shared all of the exciting moments in my life too! I’m about to buy a house … This is a big thing in my life … So of course, the person I want to run to is my Nan. I want to share my excitement with her and tell her all my plans for decorating and such… but she isn’t here and she isn’t coming back.

It’s really hit home over the last couple of weeks that I will never see her again. I’m struggling, but I’m also trying to be brave and carry on as normal. I’m not writing this because I want your sympathy. It’s more that I want you to know it’s ok to feel sad and be upset. If you need to cry then cry!

Ways to cope with loss 

To finish up this post, I want to share some of the ways that I have been coping with loss. I know that everyone deals with things in their own way. But if this helps just one person then it was worthwhile writing it.

1 – Give yourself time to grieve and feel sad

2 – Look back on all the good memories you shared together

3 – Ask yourself the question – ‘what would the person you have lost want you to do now they’re gone?’

I know my Nan would want me to follow my dreams, be happy and probably do lot’s of baking as she loved to bake! 

4 – Try and keep busy, whether that be work or socialising.

5 – Arrange a get together with your closest friends. They’re the ones that understand you the most and they’ll always be a shoulder for you to cry on.

6 – Do something you enjoy doing.

I love being creative, so I’ve dedicated a lot of time to making cards to keep me distracted and busy. 

7 – Remember it’s ok to feel sad from time to time.

8 – Don’t ever suffer in silence. There is always someone that will listen and help.

This post is very different to what I usually post, but it just felt right and I needed to get it off my chest. If anyone else is struggling to cope with loss I will always be here to listen if you need someone. 🙂

Charlotte xx

PS – On a more lighthearted note, I will write my top 5 Netflix shows post very soon haha 😉

 

 

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Discovering Stampin’ Up was honestly the best thing to ever happen to my craft loving life! Although, it probably wasn’t so good for my bank account! haha. If you’ve never heard of Stampin’ Up you should definitely check out their website. They’re a craft website that sells all sorts of crafty things from paper, die cuts, stamps, ink etc. The quality of their products are amazing and I’d highly recommend them for anyone that likes craft things.

It’s never too early for Christmas cards 

Preparing early for Christmas is always key. I have various family members that buy their cards from me. This means I have to be organised to make sure everything is designed in time for Christmas. Today I’m sharing my latest card that I have made which I used the Merry Mice Stampin’ Up set for.

How I made the card 

I always like to create layers when I make cards as I find this the easiest way to work. I started off by picking the red card for my background colour which is always a winner for Christmas designs.

The mouse was stamped on using my Merry Mice Stampin’ set and then I used my Pro Marker set to colour the stamp in. These pens are great as they come with a blender which I use to blend colours together to create a more professional finish.

Using a gold strip of glitter card, I layered this behind the mouse cutout to start building the card and giving it more depth. Finally, I used a ‘Christmas Wishes’ Stamp that I bought from Etsy with gold ink and placed this in the corner of the card.

The final design 

Stampin' Up Christmas Card design using Merry Mice set

I honestly love how cute the mouse is and find he’s perfect for putting on the front of Christmas cards. I love how all of the colours go well together, and the glitter paper adds the extra Christmas touch!

Thanks for reading,

Charlotte xx

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