Marigolds Are NOT A Replacement For A Dish Washer!

Nothing says “I love you Mummy” like a new dishwasher! I never thought that I would be the type to get excited over domesticated gifts such as steam mops, carpet vacs, actifry’s, hot drinks machines or even dish washers, but I bleeding well am! I cannot wait until next week when I will be spared of my marigolds and return to normality. We spent years without a dishwasher and I was completely clueless back then as to how essential they are in terms of time and effort saving. I suppose it was just the two of us back then, we were ‘DINKY’ (double income, no kids yet) so there weren’t great mounds of pots and water fill tumblers to scrub.…

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World Blumming Book Day

I was happily relaxed on the sofa, surfing the tinterweb reading fellow Mummy blogger Alison Perry’s (Not Another Mummy Blog) latest post whilst E had a nap in my little bubble of peaceful bliss when I suddenly read the dreaded words ‘World Book Day’.

Whilst I love reading and I’m very much into encouraging the kids to inherit my book-worm tendencies, I find World Book Day generally irritating for many reasons.

Firstly, there are only so many costumes which can be purchased to go alongside your child’s favourite reads.

Secondly, In order to get hold of a new costume it means either driving at least fifty minutes to the supermarkets often to find they don’t have anything suitable or in my sons size.…

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Mothers Day Musings & Thoughts

This time next week is Mothers Day. I am really pleased with myself, as for once I have been organised and ordered gifts in advance. I have had gift plaques made by Honey & Harry (see the example picture below) for our parents. I love them so much that I dropped the not so subtle hint to my hubby that I’d quite like one myself, along with a Selfish Mum ‘Mother’ jumper, Yankee candle votives and a MacBook Pro 15 inch latest model laptop… Yeh dream on Rachel, dream on! I don’t want much, no no, just the moon on a sodding stick as Paul tells me all too often.…

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It’s As Easy As Riding A Bike…

Whilst J may be six years old, there are certain things which many other six-year olds seem to be able to do which he, well … he just doesn’t want to even attempt. First it was swimming, it felt as if every other child was swimming lengths of the pool while J screamed at us as we continuously asked him to kick his legs and desperately tried to keep him afloat.

Despite our best efforts to encourage J to put some effort into swimming, including queuing for three hours to get him signed into the local swimming lessons and literally dragging him to the sessions each week, we were still at a loss.…

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Warning ! Hangover In Progress

It’s almost school run time, so I best be quick. We have somehow managed to make it through today with a hangover on board, to distract myself from the spongy brain we filled our day with lots of play and a load of housework, more ticks off the list and all that. I’m off to work for another bar shift tonight, whether I’ll cope around alcohol considering the skinful I had last night, I’m not entirely sure. Paracetamol and Coca Cola and NO, I didn’t get the blinking seven minute workout done today either.

I have however hoovered the house top to bottom, sorted and put away all the laundry and cleaned around generally.…

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