Yearly Archives: 2013

End of 2013 Resolution Reflection

I set 13 goals for 2013. Then half way through the year I reflected on my progress. Now… Well now 2013 is to an end and my golly it’s been a rough year. They say 13 is an unlucky number and for me that’s true. I’m really hoping 2014 will bring happiness and fun! Goodbye 2013s, 13 goals: 1) Become …

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“I definitely think the girls are about to travel like royalty”

The moment you see that positive pregnancy test your whole life changes. You spend every second of every day fighting to keep your little one safe. The impending fact that P2 will be needing a new car seat has been playing on my mind for a while. She’s becoming more and more squished inside the baby Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix and her …

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“Separation anxiety”

Our littlest lady is experiencing major withdrawal symptoms from her big sister today. It started this morning. My hubby got up with P2 and snuggled her into bed with us. It was 9am so a major lay in anyway.   She spent the whole of the 30 minutes staring at the door and calling, in the way we know is …

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“Life is really slow at the moment”

Life has been really slow since Christmas. Blogging has become more difficult since getting my new camera. I used to post spontaneously and whenever something came to my mind but I really want to add decent photos so I have to draft a post during the day, and add the pictures at the end of the day. Confusing!!! P1 is …

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Boxing Day 2013

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. These days Boxing Day is more about the calm after Christmas Day, allocating homes for all the new gifts, tidying …

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Christmas Day 2013

This is the first year in my whole entire life that I haven’t been with my Mum, Nan and Grandad on Christmas! After the mad unwrapping session with the girls this morning I think it really hit me. So much has changed this past year, the biggest and worst change of all was the loss of my Nan.   She …

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Pre-Christmas Blues

So it’s gone midnight. It’s Christmas. We’ve sorted the presents into piles and I’m sitting here looking at them all feeling pretty glum. We’ve spent so much this year it’s ridiculous! Birthday, Christmas x2 and Santa x2 was expensive. So why am I feeling so utterly rubbish and nervous for tomorrow?! The piles of stuff is pretty low. When I …

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Christmas Eve – (To Princess 1 – 5 Years)

To Princess 1, Happy birthday!!! I can’t believe you are five years old. It’s just crazy. You’ve been on earth for half a decade. You arrived to us after 19 hours of premature labour at 10:27am on Christmas Eve. You just couldn’t wait another seven weeks of being inside my tummy. You had a rough start but you’ve never stopped …

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Christmas Part 2

Yesterday, we had our Christmas family gathering round the MiLs. Hubby’s Grandparents, Uncle, Auntie & Cousins/OHs were all there ready for games, quizzes and food. My MiL is always really good at organising parties full of fun. Again, I think it’s best to just show you our day in pictures: I used my new camera today! Do you like the …

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Christmas Part 1

Yesterday, we celebrated Christmas with my family. Unfortunately, hubby and P2 didn’t make it, but P1 and I had a truly wonderful day and were very spoilt. I’ve been having a toy sort out but to be honest I think I should have just completely got rid of everything we have here apart from those memorable items and started again!! …

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Bliss Cake A Difference & Buggy Push 2014

Recently, on the bottom of my posts I’ve been including links to some online donating pages for the charity, Bliss. I hope you noticed them! As you all know, because I bang on about it all the time, I’m a mother of a premature baby. My first born. My little ray of sunshine who fought through her first few weeks …

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“Her finger dipped in the water and she jumped”

I hate bath times. They are seriously stressful. I’ve ranted about it before. Today, I had a little break through. I filled her “bath tub” (I’m not depriving her, we only have a shower) with warm water and plopped her new Little People inside to entice her to play with the water. I stripped her of clothes but left her …

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Fisher-Price Happy Sounds Home and Trike & Wagon Review

We had major excitement from P2 when she woke up from her afternoon nap to find two new enticing toys sitting in the lounge. It was extremely hard to capture a photo of the Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home and the Trike & Wagon without hands or feet being involved. When P1 woke from her nap, she’s not too …

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“Mummy Monster erupted”

It’s been one heck of a day especially this evening. Christmas is fast approaching and with that comes all the emotions of my Nan not being here. This Saturday I’m spending the day with my family in Essex. Having a sort of fake Christmas as we’ll be in Kent on the 25th. I’m scared of what it’s going to feel …

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Furniture Choice Create Your Own Christmas Card Competition

I’ve said it over and over again that P1 is rather arty. So am I, that’s why we have a ginormous art box. So it was really exciting when Furniture Choice contacted me about their Create Your Own Christmas Card competition to win a Stompa bed and they kindly sent us a fantastic array of crafty Christmas bits to help …

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