Christmas Blog!

Posted on January 5, 2015   Comments Off

How our Christmas trip to England was in my head, was very different to the reality.

In my head; long wintery walks, finishing up in quaint pubs with log fires.

The reality; short freezing walks with moaning kids, me covered in mud from carrying babies with very muddy boots and finishing up in the soft play.

In my head; kids in bed by 20:30. Fire on, me on the sofa wearing slouchy jumper, naughty knickers, over the knee socks, watching movies, snuggling my husband with a glass of Baileys in hand.

The reality; getting the kids in bed much later than planned every night, then collapsing on the bit of the sofa we can actually see, amongst all the masses of Sofia the 1st, Peppa Pig and Transformers paraphernalia, whilst still wearing the various amounts of food and snot I normally accumulate throughout the day and staring like a zombie until we drag ourselves to the shower and then to bed.

In my head; casually meandering around the shops, buying all the amazing things the Great British High St has to offer and all the things I miss when I’m in Ibiza. Spending hours in Boots, just buying stuff….I love Boots. I love stuff.

The reality; didn’t happen. Quick whizz around TkMaxx, bought large house things I now need to get shipped home…aka a complete ball ache.

In my head; massages, hair appointments and HD Brows. Looking like a yummy mummy swanning around Cheshire with my beautiful children.

The reality; no, no and nope. I have literally looked like a neurotic cave woman for 2 weeks, which was apt as I felt like one. And yes my children are beautiful but kids are kids and once theres more than 2, it doesn’t matter how well mannered or lovely they are, it turns into Jez Kyle Junior On Tour, its horrible. You are literally sick of the sound of your own voice. Blah, blah, blahhhh.

In my head; visiting friends and relatives and being full of festive cheer.

The reality; week 1 – worst cold ever…only thing I was full of, was snot. Oh and Lemsip. (I didn’t even want wine!!!) Week 2 – in A&E with a stomach hernia (Yep I thought it was something only old people got too, but no!)

I could go on and on………

It’s just so bloody stressful going away with twin toddlers. I love my kids, I adore spending time with them. But 24 hours a day for 2 weeks, not in your own environment, where you’ve got everything baby proofed to perfection is hard work.
Especially as Nico is a “runner” We’ve started calling her Forest. She just legs it in the complete opposite direction you want her to. (Tried reverse phycology, didn’t work.) The simple fact is, a holiday with kids is just not a holiday for anyone except the kids…unless you’re A – Nannied or Grandparented up (which we are not) or B – Somewhere with an amazing kids club, that your kids want to be in so you don’t feel guilty wanting them to be there (which we weren’t). We have had a lovely time but I do feel robbed of a bit of me time. Even just a romantic dinner with my hubby would of been nice. I probably sound really selfish but I’ve said it, it’s out there….I miss my husband!!!! The next family holiday we’re going to go on is going to have to be somewhere with something for everyone. And for me all that means is time…not loads, not everyday, just a little bit of space for me as me, not me as Mum. Any good suggestions greatly received.

But enough moaning, I sound like a negative noo. We did a really lovely time.
I think my favourite bits were when we drove up to Buxton to find snow, it was magical..the girls thought we were in Frozen and were looking for Anna & Elsa and Cas and I built a snowman, albeit an odd looking one. Not a patch on Olaf.
Tatton Park, we visited a few times, just so beautiful and I totally took it for granted when I lived near it. Older and wiser I guess (although not old enough for a hernia!). Especially when we went to see Santas reindeer on New Years Day….they were obviously still recovering from their marathon of a Christmas Eve. And it sounds silly but we don’t have good soft plays in Ibiza so taking the kids there was a real luxury. The ”head over heels” soft play in Wilmslow was just brilliant. Really clean, lovely staff, the baby area is huge, loads for Caspar too and the Disco or as we called it “the baby rave” was fab. Think we’re going to build one at home…although it’ll probably end up with me and my friends in it…padded floor comes in handy after a few mojitos and ye olde caterpillar moves come out.

Anyway here are some photos of our trip, we made some lovely memories….but I’m glad to be home to our dogs, safety plugs, padded corners and cupboard locks.
Too blessed to be stressed.
Moan over.
Peace out.
Happy to be home (until next time)
Frosty x


Travel plan was…..babies sleep, Cas on the iPad. Wrong.


Park O’clock.

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Nico and Papa at Pizza Express.

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Trafford Centre.




Nico hanging with her cousin Tals.


Christmas Eve … New Pyjamas tradition.


Nico winding Blake up.

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Christmas Day.


Car selfie.


Christmas catch up with my besties (minus Nic).


He’s snow nutter,honest.


Lift selfie.


Snow selfie.

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Jenny Teams Up With Matalan To Help Alder Hey!

Posted on November 7, 2014   Comments Off

Jenny is one of many celebrities helping Matalan to benefit Alder Hey Hospital with Alphabetical Scarves!

More info in the press release below.


Matalan team up with a host of global celebrities to benefit Alder Hey Children’s Hospital with Alphabet Scarves

An impressive list of global celebrities, including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Ellen Degeneres, Stanley Tucci, Jessie J, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tinie Tempah are supporting Matalan’s Christmas charity campaign by modelling their new Alphabet Scarves in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Jason Hargreaves, Managing Director at Matalan, said: “Family is at the heart of everything we do at Matalan so a partnership with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital was a perfect fit for us. “We’re extremely excited to be working on such a special project together this Christmas that will help us to raise much needed funds for the hospital whilst offering our customers a perfect gift for their loved ones.”

The Alphabet Scarves, which have also been modelled by the likes of Helen Mirren, Rod Stewart, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Jessica Simpson and Bruce Forsyth, are on sale in Matalan stores across the UK and online at priced at £10 and £5 for children, with 100% of profits going straight to Alder Hey. Available in a variety of vibrant winter colours for women, men and children, the scarves feature a collegiate style appliqué letter perfect for gifting loved ones this Christmas. Louise Barrett, Head of Corporate and Major Giving for Alder Hey Children’s Charity “We are incredibly excited about our partnership with Matalan and this campaign. The Hargreaves family has been a long standing supporter of Alder Hey and we are incredibly excited about our Partnership with Matalan and this Campaign.”

Juan Frost Update 25th October 2014!

Posted on October 25, 2014   Comments Off

Hi guys,
Hope you’re all well and happy! Here’s a quick update for you all on life here in Ibiza.

The girls are in nursery 5 mornings a week now, which is a complete luxury, as I have to admit, I was ever so slightly losing the plot. Yes the girls are amazing, funny and very entertaining but I did feel my brain turning a little more to mush everyday and starting to get snappy over silly things…even nursery rhymes were starting to turn sinister. 1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive 6,7,8,9,10 then I ran full speed into the wall again!!!!!


So I now have time to work guilt free, socialise with friends and meander around the supermarket doing a “big shop” without looking like a neurotic lunatic as I push two trolleys around or chase two babies, whilst arguing with Caspar about the contents of the toy aisle. (These are the options as they don’t have double trolleys here).

I’ve also started pilates, for two reasons really. The first being my back is buggered from carting these two chunky girls around and it’s meant to be great for strengthening your back and core. And secondly I want to tone up. I want to be fit not thin. I’ve got zero intention of stopping all the naughty things I like to eat and drink, so Pilates 3 times a week should help a little.


I popped back to the Manchester last week to sort out some business issues. Apart from the boring stuff, I caught up with friends and family and had a serious retail binge….I miss the Uk highstreet so much! I bought kids stuff, kids stuff and some more kids stuff, I was in heaven…TK Maxx, Next & H&M I love you and all that “sales” in you, please come to Ibiza?? It was fun driving around in my little sports car too, which I hired from the lovely and very helpful people at Avis Manchester airport….it made a change from the massive tank I drive here in Ibiza full of kids and dogs. I had such a lovely time, it’s made me rather homesick since I’ve been back.


But we’re now planning to have Xmas in the Uk so I’m super excited about that…..big coats, big boots and big mugs of mulled wine. I can’t wait for the kids to spend time with their cousins and my best friends kids…its going to be beautifully manic, I can’t wait!!! Just need to arrange dog/house sitters, as our lovely best dog ever Fernandos getting on a bit now and he likes his own bed…a doggy hotel just wouldn’t do.


Caspar has started Taekwondo,Tennis and rollerblading lessons after school….Taekwondo is going well, tennis not so much and he’s completely over rollerblading already, as its all girls in the class… 10 years that’ll be his idea of heaven but for now its just another bunch of sports stuff gathering dust (like mother like son). Although not too much money wasted as we’ve got a Decathalon here, which is fab and so cheap.


Ibiza has officially “closed”, all the beautiful party people have gone home and us residents get our stunning island back.The whole family, including Fernando and Bro can have long walks on the beach, although our old boy Fernando has difficulty getting in and out the car now so we’re just about to buy a ramp for him, yes Vin (my husband) buy one…in his usual style “ahhh we can make one of those.”


The next big challenge in our house is potty training….Blake has basically started potty training herself (but I’ll obviously take credit-shhhh) but Nico’s just not interested. It couldn’t of been over summer when they’ve been naked for 6 months, nahhhh lets wait until we’re in clothes again….cheers girls. And whilst on the subject of these two gorgeous, butter wouldn’t melt angels, oh my word, they are a nightmare with each other. Best friends one minute and then, boom!! Huge baby fight! It’s madness because they are so adorable with each other, for example, if you give one something like a piece of fruit or a biscuit, they won’t move or eat it until you give them one for their sister and then they run off shouting the name to proudly share and then “Boom” they’re yanking each other onto the floor fighting over a pair of shoes or toy…. I reckon we’ve got approximately another 20 years of this! And more so because Blakes main mission in life seems to be, to wind up her sister…she just goes and sits or lies on her when she’s bored, purely to get a reaction. And when they fight, they literally whack each other in the face…..but they don’t cry though, they’re like some sort of super WWF babies….and the worst thing is attempting to discipline them, whilst trying not to laugh. The way they talk is so funny, its Spanglish…..mixed in with a good helping of gobbledygook.


Caspars fluent and the girls obviously will be too, so I need to get back to school and get practising more. I can get by on a day to day conversation basis but I’ve got a hell of a way to go. Its weird, some people I can chat away happily in Spanish to and other people, I just clam up and can’t even remember the basics…I guess its a confidence thing. And talking of confidence, I appear to have relocated my personality….its been MIA since I’ve had the girls. I don’t know if I had mild (not so mild, my ever patient husband would say) post natal depression or if it was just very stressful on a daily basis being alone with 2 babies and a demanding 7 year old whilst being away from family and friends but either way, whatever is was, the dark cloud thats been looming over my head for the past 20 months has pissed off and I’m officially back in the room!


So now my minds sorted and pilates will hopefully sort my body, lets deal with the old boat race….I received some Collagen Gold (its like a daily shot, drink shot of liquid collagen) in the post the other day, lovely surprise…basically its meant to increase your skin hydration and reduce wrinkles within a matter of weeks, so I’ll let you know how I get on….once I get past the shock of the packaging which says “40+” not quite there yet but not far off….ouch! Lately as I’m noticing more wrinkles on myself, I’ll see someone on tv and be thinking…ooo they look good. Then Vin will walk into the room and say “oh dear, she looks like a monster” So for the sake of my marriage, I think I’m going to have to grow old gracefully….which I’m obviously furious about. But it got me thinking, is it as bad not changing yourself for a man, as it is changing yourself for one?Anyhoo I definitely want to see a Dr regarding a (what can only be described as a) dent above my top lip, I’ve spoken to someone about it before and they’ve suggested putting some filler in it….but is that how it starts? A little bit here, a little bit there, before you know it, you’re Jackie Stallone or best case scenario unrecognisable a’la Renee….who in my opinion, doesn’t look so bad, just NOTHING like her….its a scary slippery slope that I’m not sure I want to get on. We shall see.


Getting excited for Halloween now. This year Caspar is with his Dad in London, which he loves, as no-one trick or treats in Ibiza….all the houses are miles apart, it’d take forever! So Vin and I are going to go to a Halloween party with some friends….I think we’re going as a Dracula and his bride. I’ve been to a charity shop and got myself an old bridal underskirt and veil which I’ll make into some sort of outfit. I’ll post some pics on my Instagram and Twitter and look forward to seeing your outfits too.

Right, I’m off to start obsessing about our Christmas trip to the Uk….cant wait. Although travelling and staying away with a 7 year old and 2 toddlers is bound to bring up some challenges….but I do love a challenge.

And if anyone needs me, I’ll be swigging from a bottle of collagen dreaming about Botox.
Kisses from me and mine xxxx


Jenny Frost Showreel

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