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Do you Love Sharing a Coca Cola? #CBias

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Coca Cola seem to be everywhere at the minute especially as people are trying to collect a bottle with their name on (has anyone found Ashleigh by any chance as we can’t seem to find it anywhere?) so what better time is it than to show you how me and Ash share a coke on our days out and nights in together.

Ash was home early on Saturday from work as it was so hot he decided to take some flexi and instead of working till 11 came home at 6, poor guy then found I had planned to drag him to the supermarket all for a good cause of course to get working on my Collective Bias® shoppertunity.

TescoWe often end up at Tesco as it’s just so convenient and most often has all the things we need under one roof (and probably a few things we don’t need that fall into the trolley as well).

Coca ColaEverywhere we looked around the store there seemed to be offers on coke from 3 for £5 on 2 litre bottles to £1 each on 1 litre (to have a nose through all our photos pop over to my G+ and have a nose through this album).

Coca Cola Most of the time I don’t pay attention to just how big the selection of coke in our local Tesco’s is, but it has this whole area in shot dedicated to it, so much coke so little belly space!

Coca ColaAsh’s Coca Cola of choice is always the big 2 litre bottles, while I went for the more sedate glass bottles which allowed me to pop them in the fridge for a nice cold one at a later time.

Once the shopping was over ‘family time’ could start – we have always tried to dedicate time on all of Ash’s days off that is ‘us time’ sometimes it’s just lounging around on the sofa with a good movie, other times it could be time shopping or a trip to the cinema, this weekend we decided to perhaps go for our busiest one yet, but to start it off we went with a slow sedate (haha) game of Disney Monopoly.

Disney MonopolyI shall admit it – it was my choice of board, and Ash (aka Peter Pan) was in his most commonly found place jail at the time I took this picture – he seems to be forever managing to roll just enough to hit the ‘Go To Jail’ slot, though he is also adept at taking all my small change *sniffs*. One thing about us and Monopoly is we never seem to manage to finish a game – they go on for hours and we end up just going round and round with no winner in sight so after we decided it was a draw we retreated to a night of Supernatural!

Sunday brought a new day and after popping out for a while (post on that to come) we headed back home let the Guinea Pigs out in the garden and grabbed a nice cold coke each.

Coca Cola glass Bottles Coke Oh and don’t worry Sal was around to keep up company as well.

SallySpending time with my family always lifts my mood and makes me feel so much happier and content; to me it really is one of the most important parts of the week, and one I definitely couldn’t go without.

What’s your favourite way to spend time with your family?

This article has 81 comments

  1. Giveaways 4 Mom

    Great post. However, we don’t drink soda in our home.

  2. Kera

    I always thought that Coke out of one of those glass bottles makes it taste so much better. And as always I love photos of your pup!

  3. Recreateanddecorate

    Our family time is curled ou on the sofa watching a family movie!
    And we are a coke drinking family, however I must have a coke zero every day or I get a little cranky and hard to deal with! Haha

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      There’s something lovely about watching a film on the sofa – I found it too hot to go to the cinema on Monday so we stayed at home and cranked up Blink Box lol x

  4. Kal

    I love spending time with my family too. Movies are a nice way to spend together time. But the best is just sitting around doing nothing, having seemingly idle conversation that’s usually quite meaningful. We used to play scrabble and pictionary but that isn’t happening much these days.
    No soda though. Or hardly ever.

  5. Krista

    I haven’t had any soda in over 10 years – sometimes I could go for an icy glass of Coke 😉

  6. Amy

    Aww, such great photos! I was hoping you’d say that you found a bottle with your name on it! We do a lot of things with our family time–board games, evening walks, cooking and eating together. So blessed.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      I do have one with my name on I should have taken a picture I just didn’t think – my cousin is getting married in a couple of weeks saw her name and her fiancée’s next to each other in the shop and had to get them as well lol xx

  7. Kristin

    My family and I LOVE playing games on our game consoles. Our favorite to play together is Plants VS Zombies! :-) I’m also a huge fan of Coca-Cola!

  8. Stephanie from Minnesota From Scratch

    My favorite way to spend time with family is probably by getting together and making a big meal for everyone. We talk and laugh and the kids play… doesn’t get much better than that.

  9. Brittany @ The Domestic Geek

    My favorite way to spend time with family at home is doing anything outdoors!

  10. Staci L.

    I haven’t had a coke since getting pregnant–that will be one of my first post baby treats!

  11. Nancy

    We like watching a family movie every Saturday nite.

  12. Bella Vida Letty

    The only time we drink soda is when we are out or at a party.

  13. cindy b

    mmm diet coke! Love the pics! Thank for sharing!

  14. monica

    I used to be a diet coke addict..but stopped about five years ago due to migraine triggers. I had a sip of a cold real coke the other day and it was AWESOME!!! I so wish it could be a part of my life :)

  15. Kim

    We aren’t a pop (as it’s called in the United States Midwest) drinking family. :)
    Family time is me, my husband and our cat. It’s usually spent watching movies, reading (with the cat howling for attention) or picking a neighborhood in Chicago to explore. Great pictures of all the Coke!

  16. Tess

    We love to watch movies together and do cookouts!

  17. autumn eaton

    We love our Coke too! Although we try not to drink it as much as we used to. We spend alot of family time outside.

  18. Lanaya | Raising Reagan

    I love when you do your personal posts. I love the guinea pigs ~ they are so cute.
    I’m more of a Pepsi girl when I drink soda. But yes, spending family time is so nice.

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  19. tabitha vos

    This made me want a coke! Sounds like a perfect day to spend together! My husband and I love playing board games. I would so get the Disney one. We do have one called Horseopoly and everything is horses. It is interesting! Thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Oh no I’m sorry, It’s a lovely one I have to say – I’ve seen a couple more I want to get – the Doctor Who one is next on my list 😉 lolxx

  20. Amy

    We love Coke in our house hold, but we try to keep it to just a special treat – like when we have Pizza for dinner or when we have a family party! I haven’t had cola in a Glass bottle in Forever!

  21. Suzi Satterfield @ Cloth Diaper Addicts

    Oh, how I miss those glass bottles! When we’re having family time, though, there’s always a coke in my hand. Actually, there’s just plain always a coke in my hand. :-)

  22. laniecraig

    my step-dad works for coca cola and we love it!!!

  23. Granny Beth

    Family time either nourishes me or empties me

  24. Erica Ardali

    I have an addiction to those coca cola glasses. I absolutely LOVE them

  25. mommasbacon

    I am definitely a Coke over Pepsi gal! I love a Mexican (Cane sugar) coke with breakfast tacos here in Austin. You can’t go wrong there. Of course, I can’t have Coke now with gestational diabetes, but hopefully it passes so I can have the occasional treat again! I miss it!

  26. Alison

    I love coke and it always plays a big part in our family time

  27. Sara-Jayne

    We did the cola one too….I can’t believe I’ve not had one in years. SO good.

  28. Felicia

    I suddenly feel like having a Coke, haha. I love the ones in the glass bottles. Somehow they just taste better. Either way, my favorite way to spend time with my family is watching movies together. It’s just easy for me to relax that way.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Hope you got to have one ;). It’s a lovely way to spend time I think – you get to enjoy the time watching it then dissect it after as well lol x

  29. Virginia

    Game night is always fun! Although my 5 year old gets mad when I beat her. lol Movie night is awesome as well!

  30. Maya Russell

    My kids always want a game day. I feel one coming on!

  31. Paula -Growing Up Bilingual

    It’s important to share the things you enjoy with loved ones. I really like playing board games but haven’t done it in a while.

  32. Kinga Regulska

    I have coca cola way too often, its definitely one of my favorite drinks :)

  33. georgina davies

    I love coke but we switched to zero, fattys lol xx

  34. Slummy single mummy

    Oooh, nothing like a nice glass of cold Diet Coke in this weather! I say that, I am currently drinking ginger beer, but still, almost as nice…

  35. Alia

    I LOVE Coke, but really try hard not to indulge very often at all. We don’t keep it in our house (because it wouldn’t last!)..but I LOVE Coke! I even visited the Coke Museum when I visited Atlanta some years ago. It was great!

  36. Rosey

    I like game time too, and going places w/the fam. :)

  37. Carolin

    Oh I love games nights, but Monopoly is banned in our house. A certain person always takes it way too serious…

  38. Hussy London Housewife

    My favourite way to spend time with the family is to cook and then share. Enjoying food and drink together is something really special to me, despite the fact we do so each night.
    In regards to sharing coke … my favourite are cans or glass bottle.
    Happy to spare an extra one to share but certainly not share a drop from my can or bottle LOL Something I have felt since I was a teenager 😉

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Haha have to agree with the sharing, my can / bottle is MINE lol.

      I wish I could cook better – I can make an ok cake but that’s as far as my talents go x

      • Hussy London Housewife

        Cooking and baking are two very different things. I am useless at making a cake 😉
        Glad I am not on my own with the Coke selfishness 😉
        Thank you Sarah
        x

  39. Claire Appleton

    Great post! There is nothing better than quality family time! We love coke in our house too, we also really enjoy playing monopoly, we’ve just bought the new electronic one :)

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