Netball World Cup!

So today was the start of the Netball World Cup! Set off from home about nine am and drove the 3.5 hours to Liverpool, singing and performing Queen, Paloma Faith and others all the way down. We’re staying at the Hampton By Hilton hotel.

Ali made the challenge to get as many netballers (famous of course) in our selfies. We check in at the hotel and bump into Ama Agbeze.

She’s a power house in Netball and we love her.

We headed over the Mersey River to be greeted with an amazing atmosphere of people dancing to music and just generally having a great time. It was awesome!

Gosh, we love netball and it was so nice to see like minded people enjoying the World Cup in our home country! Aussies, Kiwi’s, South Africans, Jamaicans, the Scots, Irish and many more nationalities were just having a fab time and enjoying the sport we all love.

We got some hoodies each too.

We didn’t eat here, but look how awesome this fast food place is. 🚌 America is always around🥰

So the games we saw today. Jamaica vs Fiji. I would say Fiji put up a good fight, but I would be lying, Jamaica ruled that court and managed to score an impressive 85 goals! If you know anything about netball, that’s a hell of a lot in an hour! Fiji only got a fraction of that score line at 29.

Then out came the big guns. England (our loveable England) vs Uganda! After a super start England took the lead and stayed ahead of their game throughout, leaving Uganda with only six players by full time.

We mooched around the centre for a while, found a Nandos and had dinner and finally got back to the hotel room. Getting ready for the next two games we’re watching tomorrow. New Zealand vs Barbados and Australia vs Zimbabwe.

We’re stoked that we’ve been able to see the four best teams in the world, but obviously we want England to win the whole thing! That would be amazing, coming off the back of the win at the Commonwealth games. They’re ready for this World Cup. They’re ready to win and they can win! LETS GO ENGLAND, LETS GO! COME ONE ENGLAND!! 🌹🌹🌹🌹

Horrendous….🤬

So in the last few weeks Marnie has become the spawn of something terrifying! We went out birthday present shopping for a friend of Darcey’s this afternoon and Marnie has decided that seat belts are for wimps. Like seriously… what is her issue with a seat belt?! I don’t understand it. Darcey was never the kind of child to try and get out of her buggy, car seat, high chair. None of that. So this is all new to me. How do you stop a child trying to escape a belt that’s there to save their lives?! Someone please give me some advice. I knew this was a thing, but it’s terrifying that she could escape whilst I’m driving!

Apart from the dramatic change in Marnie, I feel things are in the up with us as a family. I have my new Cricut machine and I’m designing stuff to start selling. At the moment I’ve got a lot of cake toppers and t shirt slogans and stuff ready to print. Just need the t shirts to print them on. I’m in the hope that I can get hold of a sewing machine so I can get creating with fabric too. I’m excited for this part of my life to get going.

Darcey isn’t six yet, but thought it was a good opportunity to practice a cake topper. First attempt is pretty good, I think. 🤔

I have to apologise for not being active the past few weeks. Please don’t hold that against me, it’s just been a bit busy. What with Marnie turning into a brat again (Not sure she stopped to be honest). And it’s almost the end of the school year for Darcey. So I’ll be back with things we’ve made for the teachers to say ‘Thank you’.