22 Days, Life, Love & Happiness

Can you actually believe that I got so excited about bashing out my JLO Super Bowl Challenge, that I wholeheartedly flung myself into action (as I do) and in true granny-like style pulled my leg & back that I had to bed rest, because I couldn’t adequately walk!! 🙂

Now, I’m not as bothered about being JLO? Haha. I feel like I’ve ticked my ‘done a Tik Tok’ Box off, when I whipped out a ‘Beyoncé’ Challenge. As I said on my socials, my love DOES officially ‘cost a thing,’ and well i’ll have to save my freshly polished routine…that I spent an entire day learning.. lol…for some other day…month…or life.

Just so you know…this isn’t talk of someone who feels defeated. I NEVER feel defeated!!! Lol. This is talk of an old person, who didn’t warm up before booty popping like a Latino superstar for a remix, supersonic dance challenge. I DID get back up and try to film it again…but I weirdly had an audience…of passers by watching me? People had actually stopped walking their puppies to watch me Mama booty pop to JLO hits, that I got far too uncomfortable and had to stop. Haha. (And the funny thing is, that i HAD to stop because I was taking it FAR too seriously! Lol. It MATTERED & they were slowing my roll…so I strutted away from my Tiktok routine in an ACTUAL moody ‘Diva’ huff! Hahaha.)

Ruby was literally in tears with LAUGHTER!!!

Ru: ‘I can’t believe you’re being mardy because you can’t be JLO!?! Hahaha.’

Me: ‘Well they were ALL (three people lol) WATCHING me!!!!!’

We just burst into laughter and I got my sorry self back into my kimono….where I belong.

I was also gonna do the Diversity ‘What’s Poppin’ Challenge, so the kids could win Show tickets and 20dv Merch. Yet after watching Perri Kiely on my phone 92,000 on repeat and learning the entire ‘sha bam,’ I thought…Why bother doing this, when I’m truly quite happy to just PAY for tickets and merchandise???? Haha.

So I sacked that off too and learnt the ‘Ballet Challenge’ instead.

Right! So I’m in bed writing this right now. It’s 3.42am and my eyes have just randomly opened. A weird thing happened… I felt a lady presence in my bedroom doorway…in black…she always comes (but she’s kind…like I know her.) Well not ‘like’ I DO know her. I just don’t look because it terrifies me! Haha. I’m not good with things like that! I don’t like to creep myself out, so I pretend it’s not happening.

Anyway, whenever she comes she places a really vivid number in my mind…I usually fall back to sleep and then i fully wake up, I Google what the number means. It’s so strange????? It happens all the time? The number I got this time was ‘5.’

Plus, whenever it DOES happen Ruby randomly can’t sleep and rushes into my room to get into bed with me…EVERY time.

Enough of that though!!! I’m happy. I’m homeschooling the babies. Im loving every minutes of living in this moment and dealing with this time. I’m learning a lot about myself. I feel like lockdown has opened up a whole new realisation. I’m really comfortable in my own skin…I’ve always been one to know myself well. I’m noticing things about my personality that I didn’t realise before. It’s nuts.

I’ve noticed that although fun…I’m quite focussed and sensible. I’m a lot more sensible than I thought. I’m not all ‘pins colada’s and shimmie shakes.’ I ‘play’ that.

I’ve also notice that when I have a true true passion for something, I’m REALLY serious about it. I almost take it far too seriously. I’m hard on myself because I have the highest expectations of what I should be achieving. I want & like to do superbly ALL the time. But I need to lighten up a little.

However, the positive side to all that is that taking the things that matter REALLY seriously can be beautiful. Y’know when you wholeheartedly wish to do your duty well. I LOVE mastering the art of being a great Mum, a great actress, a great JLO Tiktok performer or great liver of life!

Talking about livers… 🙂 My actual liver must be well chuffed! (If you’re not northern, ‘chuffed’ is a good thing.) Today is day 22 of my body being alcohol free. I’m extremely shocked that I managed to get this far! But I’m proud! The detox is going well! There are days I feel better for it…days I just feel the same? Which is normal. But it takes a while for stuff to kick in, doesn’t it? And I think you’ve got to give things that while.

Just so you know, it is JUST a detox! I mean I don’t WANT to live my life without a cocktail in my soul! I’m magical like that.

But they always say it takes 21 days to quit a bad habit. Any bad habit, once it’s felt, dealt and an action has been put into place. That’s actually how I quit smoking…cold turkey. 21 days. Just woke up one morning after that really hot Summer of 2018 and decided to quit.

When we hit September 2020, it will be 2 years. (I’m good at quitting things that are bad for me…once I decide that they ARE actually bad for me. I’m like that with my love life also. 🙂 )

I’m gonna strut out of this lockdown, a really great version of myself. All new and spangly and feels wonderful!

But like I said…it all goes in waves. You have a chilled week, some have a week of boredom, some days you feel down or stressed and other days you’re chipper and happy.

I’ve had lots of different weeks. I’ve had a stressy week. A happy ‘holiday mode’ of a week. I had a week where I felt like I needed to achieve and work hard on my career. Now, I’m on my week where I’m feeling really content and just want to relax and enjoy the simple things in life, without hassle or drama. Y’know, just be all comfy and… ME….in my Mickey Mouse t-shirt.

However, even though emotions during this time, does go in waves…I’m really happy because my number ONE FAVOURITE thing, in the world EVER….which is ‘Being Mama’…never ever waivers. It’s always there & strong, like a ‘BEAM’ of life, excitement, unconditional love and filled with the most beautiful memories & hopefully the most wonderful future!

I’m just so lucky! I mean Ru & Ju LITERALLY make everything so utterly worthwhile & they give me a real sense of purpose. I love watching them grow and I love being a major part of their life & happiness. It means so much to me. Junior’s little face when he’s achieved something he never thought he could. Ruby’s sense of purpose & ….well she’s just like I am.

Y’know, we’re all learning the true art of OUR OWN happiness during this time. I send you ALL my deepest love.

Thank you for finding yourself here & following my life.

Chrissie x

Candy Kittens, Ugly Water & Letters from the PALACE!!!

You know where it’s at!! Heellloo! Hellooo!! Hope you’re well! Hope you’re feeling wonderful! I obviously didn’t do very well at posting everyday, but in my defence Ruby & Junior (The Wunna Babies have been tending to homeschool through the week…SO, obviously I’ve been helping them through their work, which has been whizzed over by their teachers. It’s exhausting but I’m LOVING it. (I never EVER take the time I spend with them for granted. The babies are my WORLD. I don’t know what I’d do without them.)

Okay. A lot has happened since my last post. See! Things like this always happen to me. I luckily feel like I haven’t had time to be bored, because wonders keep appearing out of nowhere. It hasn’t been that long…but the craziest things have landed in my lap.

If you’re following my socials…(I’m not using my FB…just to reiterate,) you will know that I woke up ‘fresh as a daisy’ on Saturday morning , plonked on my kimono, brewed a deliciously comforting PG Tips (I’ve quit drinking coffee by accident ) and a letter was wedged in my box FROM KENSINGTON PALACE!!!!!!!!!!!

From THE PALACE!!!!!!!

When things like this happen, I get really excited because…well…life feels all ‘you shall go to the ball.’ It’s almost like a magical fairytale. I always say that there’s lots of pieces to my personality…I can be a bit bouji, a bit gangsta, a bit artsy, a bit posh, a bit kind, a bit sassy, a bit gentle, a bit fun, a bit sharp…but Saturday morning…I was a bit Princessy!!!

I frolicked around the home twirling and whirling with glee…in my Yorkshire kimono…lol….a Cinderella singing. Well, until Junior requested extra beans on sausages on his breakfast. That brought me back with a thud. (I forgot that I cook things now and Junior eats CONSTANTLY!!! I’ve never cooked so much IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! Lol)

Anyway, back to me being Princessy…Even the envelope feels all ‘Royal’ with a Buckingham palace post mark, stamped upon it.

Long story short…you may know that Ru & Ju spent their Christmas Eve giving out food and gifts to the homeless on the streets of Leeds and Doncaster.

They received lots of support…Not just from all the radio stations, Capital, the BBC, some of the local and national press…But from YOU… all the school mums that put in money to support their cause…all the local businesses that donated food & clothes…EVERYONE!

Earlier in the year the children received a letter from ‘Her Majesty, The Queen.’ (They’ve actually had two.) We’re penpals with Sandringham House aka The Palace now. Lol.

Yesterday, my letter was from The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge…Prince William and Kate, who heard about Ruby and Junior’s charity work…were so ‘touched by their efforts and selflessness’ ….That they wanted to personally thank me for raising such beautiful awareness in young children…They are accidentally the youngest children in Britain to have done this. Who knew? And also honour the children with sincere gratitude and love for setting such a beautiful example…

Then from this kindness.. TRULY .AMAZING, things happened…..

So… we’re all a little shocked. Yet, exceedingly happy and of course…can’t tell you anything about it yet…

Simply because parts of the content, of the letter are confidential.

But what a morning!!!! I mean on Friday I was ‘Beyonce’ for Tiktok, and grilling endless sausages for Junior. Then by Saturday I was buddies with The Royals, the next day. As if I got a letter from Prince William! Lol.

Today I’m JLO…and I mean that on a level. I said I was never in my life going to do a Tik Tok. Don’t know why because my actual job is performance? Lol

It began quite tame…with the ‘Do, DO, doooo’ arm, hip wiggle trend….That was last weekend. I did it with the kids!

Wait! No!!

It began with the babies doing the ‘Don’t Rush’ Challenge, because of Toby!. Then I went on Tiktok to edit my Ugly Water and Candy Kittens videos on.

Both great brands btw. Candy Kittens are the yummiest, yet healthiest sweets in all of the land. We order boxes of them into Wunna Land.

They contain no gluten, no bad stuff, no artificial flavours…They’re just, yummy, yet FUN…natural sweets. (They’re family friendly, but also approved by ‘Vogue’ and ‘Glamour.’ So do not get it twisted. They’re stylish AND founded by the lovely Jamie Laing.)

They’re our absolute favourite Candy. They’re incredibly morerish. Yet the wonderful thing about the Candy Kitten sweeties is that they’re a delightfully TASTING, HEALTHIER option. You’re definitely not chewing on rubber mush. I mean, they even have a specialised vegan recipe.

We have a family link, to a discount code… It’s below:

http://candykittens.refr.cc/chrissiew

Please do use the link to receive 25% off your order. If you’re already a Candy Kitten orderer…feel free to use it for that extra money off. If you’re a newbie and just fancy a first taste…it’s perfect. Go! Go! Go!!!!

Now, i’ll tell you about Ugly Water! @uglydrinks_uk

I’m a huge sparkling water fan. I don’t drink enough of it and wanted to hydrate more. Yet I hate the dullness of going to the tap or even just buying bottled water at a petrol station. I find it so lifeless. Lol.

So I needed to make hydrating bouji & fun…I’ve noticed that when I do, I enjoy drinking more water and so do the children!

Our cupboards and fridges are filled with the trendiest most updated snacks, treats and drinks…(all of which are healthy) and it really does keep things exciting…almost precious.

We started ordering Ugly Water Deliveries that we recently found on Insta. Everyone was shouting about it. It delivers straight to your doorstep. ( I like that. As you know I enjoy little life luxuries.) Great through isolation. It’s great QUALITY sparkling water, with NATURAL fruit flavours. There’s NO artificial flavourings, no CALORIES, no SUGAR! It’s a fun way to hydrate…Especially if you’re drinking a lot and forgetting your essential water sips. (I always forget my essential water sips.)

It tastes great and actually tastes different to all the other sparkling water brands, that I’ve tried. It’s way up there when it comes to quality. The kids love it. I love it. It comes in triple berry, lemon & lime, peach and tropical. It’s also vegan and DONATES to the ‘Girl Up’ campaign & Oceanic Global. (Meaning it’s packaging is Earth friendly!)

So you should definitely try the delivery service out because you couldn’t subject yourself to any more ‘do gooding,’ via a single Ugly Water sip! It’s basically great karma…that you don’t get from your tap or other bottled waters.

Here’s the website link for you..

https://uglydrinks.co.uk/

Of course, I made a video!!! Here’s that too!!!

Anyway…

What was I saying…? I’m now trying to be some Tiktok Queen. Lol. It’s literally a case of ‘Mums gone nuts.’ However, I’m finding learning these dance routines and challenges really fun. I feel freeeeee!!!

I mean during isolation, I’ve noticed that I like to challenge myself…sort of push the boundaries a little more. Y’know do the things, that I reckon I can’t do that easily…in hope for some kind of positive improvement.

I think I was a bit scared to do a dancey Tik Tok Challenge…Again…I don’t know why? I mean, if loads of other people across the WORLD are doing them, then why can’t I? I’m a confident person.

So then I had to break a barrier…because I hate that feeling of not daring to do something because I feel too challenged or insecure.

That’s why I did one. Fair enough I chose Beyoncé.. Not necessarily the easiest of challenges…but again not too difficult .

I DID IT!!! I flippin’ Did it!

Even the kids (who always want to prank for video bomb EVERY single video I do. Haha. ) Even THEY stood there with their little half Asian mouths in shock…

So I’m proud. I’m happy. Wunna Land is filled with love and life! It’s just such a beautiful time for me. A time that I can enjoy with my babies and have fun doing the silliest challenges to make memories.

I’m on Day 20 of no alcohol!!!!! Day 20!!!!! Not a single wine is currently running through my system…which is a miracle for me!!!! I feel like I need to get passed a month because everyone does a month when they do a ‘Dry Jan’ or ‘Sober October,’ don’t they? So I’m gonna try and overboard smash it!!!

Longest detox EVER!!!

But like I said, I’m properly busy right now because I’m JLO today lol and attempting the ‘JLO Super Bowl’ Challenge. The body popping, hoochie one!!! I love it!!! It’s fun! What I like about Tiktok is that it has brought so many people together during this crazy time. That alone is both beautiful & rewarding!

(I have a lot to promote this next week …So be prepared…these blogs are gonna fire out like confetti blasts. I have two movies to promote also…So it’s not all play. 😉 )

Anyway…Watch my Beyoncé Challenge attempt. I loved it! So hopefully it’ll inspire you to dip your toe in scarier waters! Haha.

Okay! Love you! Please do try to enjoy your time in lockdown. From the bottom of my heart whether your with family, loved ones, friends or alone…Ruby, Junior & I send you all our love.

Chrissie x

It’s been weeks…

Happy Tuesday!!!! Haven’t written a blog in weeks and weeks. You have my sincerest apologies.

Every day I told myself I would. Yet, i just didn’t? Don’t know why? I’ve weirdly felt really busy, exceedingly happy and I’ve been both riding AND ENJOYING the waves of the Lockdown UK.

Wunna Land has pretty much adjusted really well. It’s delightful. So I’m counting this time as really lucky. I’m happy.

So where are we now? It’s funny because I’ve just deleted a blog that began… ‘We’re a week in!’

I wrote 3 paragraphs, then couldn’t be arsed. So we’re around 5 weeks in now? Is it 5? Or 4? I’m not counting anymore. I’m living in the moment… in the present, with two of the most precious human beings….little Ruby & Junior.

But we’ll done everyone! We’ve survived our first batch of lockdown. We’ve rolled into the second shimmie with bells on!

If you’re doing alright! Big love. If not. Even greater love from the bottom of my heart. I hope you’re well. I hope you’re safe.

It goes in waves, as does life and I’ve noticed on my Insta feed that people are having the happiest days, the dullest days…all kinds of days. All that matters is that we’re learning a lot about life, ourselves and getting through it together…

*Cheer here* (Obvs, don’t have too. Lol)

Spirits are high! The sun is out! We’re all finding more creative ways to keep occupied, busy and therefore happy! We’ve adapted. We’re living in the moment. We’re looking forward to the future. (Which is how I’ve always said WE SHOULD be living.) Everyone is dandy and most people are sticking to the rules.

This is obviously just a catch up blog, so I’m just skim everything for you quickly…

The clocks went forward. No-one cared. Life didn’t change. We still woke up and did our worlds with a much perkier lockdown vibe. Third week in I got on this ‘must work hard at career’ vibe, so I auditioned for everything. I think between us…including the kids, we smashed 9 auditions. I managed to book two feature films from that week. I’m in a lot of ‘Zoom’ meetings and work talks. So that’s a buzz.

We filmed for ‘The One Show’ and the Breakfast Show for the BBC. I’ve done a bunch of radio interviews too. I’m trying to join the ‘Great British Chorus,’ with Gareth Malone…but don’t know how?

As a family we’re loving our time together. There’s a real ‘power in 3’ with Ruby, Junior & I. We’re SO close & I hope it always stays that way. I’ve apways said that’s one of the reasons we’re beginning to do so well.

We’ve homeschooled. They’ve worked REALLY hard. I’m so proud. We’ve baked cookies, cakes, puddings, brownies…everything with our ‘Betty Crocker’ cam. We’ve painted rainbows on everything. We’ve sang. We’ve danced. Done Ballet class. We’ve exercised. We’ve created. We’ve built. We’ve played. We’ve watched movies and just you name it…we have done it.

I’m even like some Queen of cooking right now! I mean, who knew I could AT ALL cook? But we’ve had some ‘slap up’ bound meals, due to top chefs and home cooks sharing all their favourite recipes online. As if I’ve made food. Really good food!!!!!!!! I’ve shocked myself. We’re all amazed! Haha.

I said I would never join Tiktok. I did. I watched my mate ‘Olympian Toby’ do the ‘Don’t Rush Challenge.’ The babies wanted to do it so badly…and just like that…a Tiktok was created and we did a couple little videos.

I’ve stopped drinking! Yes! I know! I’m nuts. I’m on a drinking detox. So, it’ll be 15 days now since I last had a wine. This is why I can’t be left to my own devices because ‘do-gooding’ occurs by accident. 😉

I saw that my friend ‘Big Brother Rex,’ posted a thing about how he hasn’t drank in 87 days, or something insane like that??? I know him well. If he can stop drinking than anyone can! So I Challenged myself. That’s why i quit for a bit. Plus, i’ll get great skin and lose weight, if I do it for long enough.

I hate to feel challenged. I like things to come easily. But I love challenge MYSELF, it’s weird?

We did Easter. Lots of Eggs. Easter Bunny came and left us mini piles of treats. We had Easter themed food. Junior was delighted!!! Bless him! He loves a celebration!!! He’s really come out his shell during lockdown.

The babies are just over the moon. They adjusted immediately and loved being home from day one! We’ve done so much and made so many memories,

So far, I’ve not been bored. But there’s just so much going on isn’t there? The days are just flying by!

Drama even managed to find me during the first 3 weeks. After 3 days it disappeared. I hate drama. It’s just sooo ‘little people, little minds.’

Anyway…that’s about everything…Im in a kimono. I’m answering your ‘Ask me Anything’ questions on my insta story, every day. You can literally ‘ask me anything.’ I’ll skim and answer, because some are a little bonkers. Haha. (Cold showers for everyone.)

I’m gonna try and write a blog everyday. Don’t know if I will. I’m still loving life as an actress and a single mum. It rocks. I feel wonderful.

Ruby and Junior are currently glueing sequins to everything and Oh! Keith Lemon just dropped Ruby some ‘Quiche Lemon’ love on Twitter. She named her tea after him on Monday. 🙂

Hope you’re well. Catch me on Insta or Tweet me. (I’m not using my FB right now, at all.)

More blogs to come!

If you haven’t seen my poor attempt at the pillow challenge…it’s up on my Insta!