I’m Back!

Wow, it was like travelling through time looking through my old blog posts, I only ever intended to take a short break and here we are 4 years later!

Like with everything life got in the way, I’ve since had another baby and moved 300 miles away from Newcastle to Kent to be with my partner Joe. Who I met on Xbox but that’s a story for another time..

So I thought I’d do a basic introduction post again as you’ll all have forgotten me by this point.

I’m Sam, Mother of 3 beautiful children.

Harri is 8, Penelope is 6 and Fraser is 6 months old. Partner to Joseph and we live in Chatham, Kent.

I’m a self taught photographer, still learning the ropes but have just recently set up my own business ‘Penelope Ophelia Photography’ which is named after my daughter due to taking my diploma in dark room photography whilst I was pregnant with her.

Currently specialising in family photography and product photography, and my idea is to be affordable to everyone whether it be families or small businesses.

‘Why start your blog back up after such a long time?’

I hear you, it’s been ages but I did really used to enjoy it. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and doing more things for myself, I had contemplated deleting and starting again but I think it’s nice to leave the old posts so you can see how much my interests have changed over time.

I’ve also gained more of a following on Instagram as of late, and I generally like interacting with other parents and brands, I think a blog is the next step to add to my profile and I’ve missed writing and reviewing on a bigger platform.

Interests?

Photography obviously.

Still completely obsessed with interior design and over the next year we’re buying the house and lots of work needs doing. So there will be updates on that when the wheels are set in motion.

Very into movies, series. Basically a Netflix pro, if you want a recommendation check out my highlights on Instagram, although that also needs an update but there isn’t much I haven’t seen!

Always looking for new things to watch so if you have any of your own recommendations, throw them my way.

Huge learn through play advocate, especially sensory toys so I’ll be posting about that quite a bit.

Kids fashion, which has been a recent thing really. We’re brand reps for several small companies on Instagram and it’s all stemmed from that. We are massive supporters of small businesses and try to only buy from insta/Etsy shops when we can.

This is also how the product photography started and the companies have all been an amazing help and support. But we will go into that later too.

You can still expect reviews from me, we have been lucky over the past few months to have been gifted some items in exchange for honest reviews and photographs and this is a great platform to do that on.

So.. I think we’re all caught up. Bit of a boring one to start with but felt it needed doing.

Link for Instagram

https://instagram.com/helicopterparentof3

Hope you’re all well and Happy Hump Day!

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Favourite movies from my childhood 

  

A nice trip down memory lane whilst remembering these! How many have you seen? Here’s the list of my favourite childhood movies (all that I could remember): 

Wizard of Oz – 1939 

 

Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory – 1971 

 

Indiana Jones – The raiders of the lost ark – 1981 

 

Ghostbusters – 1984 

 

The Goonies -1985 
 

The Return of Oz – 1985 
 

The Labyrinth – 1986 

 

Masters of the Universe – 1987 


Moonwalker – 1988 

  

Lande before time – 1988 

 

Who framed Roger Rabbit – 1989 

 

Honey I shrunk the kids – 1989 

 

Uncle buck – 1989

The BFG 
 

The Witches – 1990 

 

Home alone – 1990 
 

Don’t tell Mom the babysitters dead – 1991 

 

Drop Dead Fred – 1991 

 

Fern Gully the last rainforest – 1992

 

Beethoven – 1992 

 

The Mighty Ducks – 1992 

 

Hocus Pocus – 1993 


Jurassic Park – 1993 

 

The Secret Garden – 1993 

 

Baby’s day out – 1994 


Richie Rich – 1994 

 

The little rascals – 1994 

 

Now and then – 1995 

 

The babysitters club – 1995 

 

A little Princess – 1995 

 

Caspar – 1995 

Dunston checks in – 1996 

 

Would love to know if you have any favourites that aren’t on this list? Maybe I’ve missed some! 

Thanks for reading! 

Xxx

  

  

Top 30 favourite movies of all time 💕💕

  

I’m a total movie buff. I wanted to do a top 10 but in all honesty I really struggled, so you can have a top 30 instead 😂😂

I really recommend you watch every movie on this list if you haven’t seen them. You won’t be disappointed (If you are we can no longer be friends). I’m disappointed in myself that there isn’t more horror movies listed here, seems it’s my favourite genre. So I’m going to do a separate top 10 horror movie blog 😏

I tried to include the IMDB links but they didn’t work for some ridiculous reason. But you can find trailers for all these movies as well as full description. 

http://www.imdb.com

Here they are in no particular order: 

1. American Beauty

 
2. American Psycho 

 

3. Oldboy (Korean) 

 
4. Battle Royale 

 
5. Scream (I love them all but the first is my favourite 💕) 

 
6. L.A. Confidential

 
7. Goodfellas

 
8. The Road to Perdition 

  
9. Perfume: The story of a murderer 

 
10. Mystic River 

 
11. Wild things


12. The Birds 


13. The Craft 


14. Mean Girls 

15. The Notebook 


16. Drop Dead Fred 

 
17. The Breakfast Club

 
18. Saving Mr Banks

  
19. Girl Interuppted 

 
20. Strangers on a train 


21. Bronson

 
22. Natural Born Killers 


23. Chopper 

 
24. Breakfast at Tiffany’s 


25. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest 

 
26. Thelma and Louise 


27. Gossip 

 
28. Masters of the Universe 


29. Pulp Fiction 

 
30. Patch Adams 

  
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