Just My Luck

Firstly…it has snowed! It has actually bloody well snowed! Side note: I love snow, always have and always will, but snow does not love me and therefore I’m usually just trapped inside hoping that I don’t break my neck when the time comes to put my bins out. Yesterday was miserable, so I’m extra glad that it has snowed overnight as it’s almost (just about) half made up for the awfully freezing weather we had yesterday. Almost the entirety of the last two months have been spent held up in […]

I Wanna Be Where The People Are

Today I really wanted to write a post about how irritating it is when children REFUSE to sleep because they think that they are missing out on some great party – but that post would have literally been a rant about how Mini has refused to go to sleep the past few nights. (In fact, as I type this she is upstairs shouting and banging around because next doors children are in their garden.) I knew exactly what I wanted to call the piece however – I Wanna Be Where […]

What’s In My (Nappy) Bag?

I seem to be clearing out my bag every two or three days and yet somehow its always full and I’m always left looking like an idiot searching for my purse or bus ticket whilst a queue forms behind me. I cannot fathom how it always gets to full, when I merely carry the essentials! My purse: With fifteen pence in pennies, two five pence pieces and an abundance of receipts for milk from Iceland, most of which are from months ago. (Why do I never seem to keep the […]

Reasons I’m Jealous of My 1yr Old

For some ungodly reason, my little Mini-Me has started whinging when in her pram. She’s only just started walking, and because of this has not yet been set free to ransack the bottom shelves of Asda or Boots, so why she insists that sitting in the pram for longer than 20 minutes is unacceptable, I have no idea! This always tends to happen in the busiest of shops too – and I’m sure she’s trying to show off to everyone just how little control I actually have her – so […]

Pros & Cons of Living Alone – THE CONS

**Disclaimer: I obviously don’t technically live alone, however having lived with flatmates, boyfriends and parents I can tell you  that living with Mini is pretty much like living alone (apart from all the great Mini cuddles I get.)** Living alone is great, don’t get me wrong (If you don’t believe me, go and check out my last post about it), but there are nights when I lay in bed and wish that I didn’t leave alone at all – mostly after hearing knocking from next door. I love not having […]

A Letter To Mum – Happy Birthday!

Mum, Today is your birthday, so naturally I have been thinking about how much I love you and how lucky I am to have you in both mine and M’s life. When I had M, though my heart was full of love and joy, it broke a little for you. I know this may sound odd or crazy, but as I sat with her in my arms I was overwhelmed with happiness because to this little girl, I was the whole world. I was her warmth, her comfort, her safe […]

Birth: Why Women Forget The Pain

The downright gorgeous Holly Willoughby has recently been quoted saying that she loves giving birth. She said that although birth was painful, it was a different kind of pain and it made her feel more alive that ever before – a feeling she has not gotten from anything else. WHATTT! This b*tch is crazy!I can practically hear you scream at your screens from here, but actually…I agree.When my sister was pregnant at the start of the year, we were shopping for baby clothes and I asked her if she was […]

5 Ways My Kid Is Trying To Get A New Dad

This post was supposed to be about travelling on a train with a one year old, after our 5 hour (almost) train journey to Edinburgh for our holiday last week, but as luck would have it Mini-Me was as good as a child possibly could be with very minimal effort from me. I had nothing funny to write about and absolutely no advice to give. My next idea was to write a post about her behaviour in general on the holiday, but again…very little to report. I did notice that […]

20 Ways My Kid Has Woke Me Up

As an expectant parent one of the most common phrases you will hear is – “Get all your sleep in now, because you won’t get any when the baby comes!” And unfortunately, it is kind of true. (Although, the idea that you can somehow save up sleeping hours is nonsensical and annoying. I will sleep now, not because you told me too Belinda who works on the checkout at Asda, but because I’m 7 months pregnant and I’m frickin’ tired now!) Even over a year later, I am still (luckily […]

26 for 26

Today is my birthday! I probably wrote that with much more enthusiasm than I actually feel. It’s not that I’m worried about getting older or anything like that, I just tend to find other peoples birthday’s much more fun than my own (Anyone else feel like that?), but there will be cake so there’s definitely something to be happy about! Anyway…as it does signify the start of a new year for me, here are 26 things to do while I’m 26. 1) Have a holiday. I actually go to Edinburgh in […]