Monthly Archives: March 2013

Monkey In The Trees

It’s my OHs birthday this Tuesday so his Mum had arranged a surprise (obviously I knew) outing for him to Go Ape. I could never do something like that, I did one at centerparcs once but compared to Go Ape it was nothing. The weather was freezing but we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I think Go Ape is a really …

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DP – Odd Couple

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over? I was honestly expecting an Easter-ey Daily Prompt today… But nope. I am the biggest mess maker ever. I do it and think to myself “I’ll tidy that later” but later never comes! I hate that quality about …

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Happy Easter

We put P2 in a babygro the other night that had scratch mits on the feet and not on the hands?! Did someone just decide to be creative? Or was this a mistake batch? I don’t see any need for a scratch mitted foot but I did quite like the design of this babygro. At least it satisfied my need …

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Difficulties

It’s becoming increasingly hard to breastfeed P2. As she’s getting older she’s becoming more active and alert. She’s wanting to view her surroundings and flap her arms about. She’s also far too big now for my lap. Throughout a feed, P2 latches on and off my boob. I never know when she’s had enough anymore because of this and my …

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DP – Five A Day

You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick? I’m a very fussy eater. So here’s my 5 a day based on my tastes: 1) A banana – for energy to fight my captors. 2) Cherry Bakewell – we all need a bit of sugar. 3) Chicken – …

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40 Acts – Day 40 – Overcome Your Story

IT IS EASY TO BECOME DEFINED BY THE HARDSHIPS THAT WE FACE. “I’M A SINGLE MOTHER”, “I’M UNEMPLOYED”, “I’M A WIDOWER”, “I’M DISABLED”. WE SOMETIMES LABEL OURSELVES BASED ON OUR NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES, INSTEAD OF USING THOSE EXPERIENCES TO HELP OTHERS. JESUS’ STORY DIDN’T END ON THE CROSS: THREE DAYS LATER HE ROSE AGAIN TO OVERCOME SIN AND DEATH FOREVER. OUR …

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40 Acts – Day 39 – Forgive

If you are holding a grudge or a wound against someone who has hurt you in the past, make this Easter a time to find a way to forgive them. God’s grace will give you the strength to find compassion. Through forgiveness you not only set yourself free but also transform the life of the person you are forgiving. What …

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The Best Mum Award Goes To…

My mum obviously! There’s definitely some perks of having my little family living with my parents. I’ve just enjoyed a very long, very warm, very bubbly, very face maskey, very candlelit, very quiet bath and a quality child-free chat with my OH. As much as I loved my bath and hope I get another one like it soon – hint …

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DP – Trading Places

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like? I know that many men would disagree with me; but I think if I was, say, my OH for a day I’d have it so easy. Ok, guys have to put up …

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Good Friday

I’ve been spending a lot of my P1-free days in my jammies and I thought it was about time to actually do something so I went to visit my MiL yesterday in Kent. I had such a lovely chilled day with her, my OHs Nan and Brother. Oh and of course P2. I’m definitely going to visit during the week …

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What’s This?!

What’s this craze all about for Sophie La Girafe’s?! Well today I joined that craze, P2 is now the proud owner of a Sophie. It says it’s suitable from 0 months so we’ll see how she takes to it when she’s awake. I’m not 100% sure she’s worth the £15 I spent but maybe P2 will prove me wrong and …

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Messy Time

I read a post over at Richmond Mummy and it really made me chuckle. Yesterday, whilst she was clearing up probably a lot of mess because let’s face it… Kids of all ages have to make mess when faced with art supplies – I was at our local ceramic painting studio run by family not worrying about the mess P1 …

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40 Acts – Day 38 – Practise Your Testimony

When practising your testimony, have different length versions for different situations. Consider one a trailer for the full movie with perhaps an extended version for that long conversation over a meal. Write it down. Don’t read or memorise a script, but writing can help to focus your thoughts and enable you to spot the important parts. Remember that listening is …

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To My Princesses – Letter 1

(I’ve decided to do a dedicated post each Wednesday for my two Princesses. They were both born on a Wednesday so it seems appropriate for the post to be done on a Wednesday and I’d love for them to be able to read about their lives when they grow up.) To my Princesses, I started this blog as an online …

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DP – Judgement Day

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?   My absolute favourite writer of all time is Sophie Kinsella. If I could I would own all her books and reread them over and over and over again. I definitely think that the book covers do the book justice. They are colourful and …

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