As many of you know I stammer, as does my partner and three of our kids. This is not headline news, but the fact that it still seems to be ok for people to laugh or imitate us is. Just this week I attended a medical appointment and as I stammered on my date of … Continue reading Expectations…
This time last year I was in Bulgaria. Facebook Moments has told me so. Today I am working from home after a rubbish nights sleep as my 3 year old woke up at 4.30am hearing the wind and rain and my other half snores like a freight train and gets up at 5.30am for an … Continue reading Reality Strikes…
Bringing up two boys of my own and spending time with my partner's two boys is a lovely way to see the brotherly bonds that kick in and grow, if connected by blood or not. When I fell pregnant with Kieran, Adam was 15 and completely horrified. It was awful, he simply did not … Continue reading Brothers
Even though my bulbs have had more ice than sunshine this year so far to raise their heads, and that we seen more snow this year so far than normal I have found myself walking around the clothes stores taking in the holiday clothes and looking at the kids cute swimming shorts rather than the … Continue reading Pack Your Bags!!
OK. You have decided what town you want to live in, its time to find your 'home'. We rented for a while to get the feel for the place, checked out the schools, have the little munchkin happily settled into nursery, got jobs nearby but also work from home a bit so space is getting … Continue reading House Hunting….
'Congratulations and the warmest of welcomes! You’re now a member of Slimming World Online – and your three month membership starts right here!' Ok the deed is done. Signed up, paid the bucks now time to check this out... So tonight I get to enjoy cooking again. I have always loved to cook but over … Continue reading Day 2….and we are off!!
I am sitting here at 11pm wondering wether or not to give this Slimming World lark a go. I need to shed a stone, maybe two. But I also need to change my habits. I am bad. I am a late night eater, I love coleslaw, my weekend cooked breakfasts and I don't do Diet … Continue reading Day One (can you feel the determination??..it’s in there somewhere)!!
This week, my three year old has had to stay home as he had managed to get a particularly bad dose of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. It started at the end of last week so over the weekend the worst of it presented. He was quite poorly on Monday this week so obviously it … Continue reading Are We There Yet?
When you are about to return to work after having a baby the search for childcare can be one of the most daunting experiences. Do you go nursery or childminder? Do you try somewhere close to home or work? Do you get a minder to look after your little one in your own home or … Continue reading Finding Gold.
At Easter we made our first cross country trip! West to East! With my other half having to work it was just myself, my best friend and my two year old. On the way to our caravan park at Kessingland Beach, near Lowestoft, we noticed signs for a place called Africa Alive! Being from Northern Ireland our animal trips … Continue reading Africa Alive! A little taste of safari, perfect for our little people!