“The result was what I’d feared”

We have an outbuilding. It’s a building with electricity and water. It’s quite large. It houses our freezer, our washing machine and the tumble dryer. Lately, it’s also been our dump spot. Everyone has one. Usually it’s a drawer or a cupboard we just throw things into a pretend that it’ll get sorted later or next week, or even next …

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A Visit To Buckingham Palace

I relied on my Grandparents for childcare when I was working, they looked after P1 three times a week until my Nan’s health really got bad, but then it was still two times a week. P1 has learnt so much from her Great-Grandparents and she’s been extremely lucky to have spent so much time with them. My Nan’s death didn’t …

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22/31: Share An Old Photo Of You

I love looking at photos from the past because they always spark memories. This photo was taken 10 years ago, back when I actually thought I looked the bees knees! As you can see it was taken when I was going through the phase of dying my hair. This was the result after having it black, then bleached in an …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 33 Weeks #3

Being 33 weeks pregnant is a sort of milestone for me. At 33+1 I gave birth to P1. It feels really odd when I think about it, there’s still quite a way to go yet it’s also literally just around the corner. Reaching 33 weeks gives me a reassurance that things can be ok! I’m really hoping the remaining weeks …

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21/31: Top 10 Blogs

I currently follow 103 blogs over on Bloglovin’. I’m over there too ya know so let’s boost the 14 followers I currently have hey! Whittling 103 down to just 10 is going to be tricky but here are my top 10, in no particular order… 1) Edspire Jennie is an inspiration. I remember the day I read her blog for …

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“The very precious sibling bond”

I never realised just how dependent P2 was on her big sister. A couple of weeks ago P1 went for a sleep over with my Grandad (their Great-Grandad) and originally it was meant to be for one night which turned into two nights. P1 had a fantastic time and actually came back really upset from missing him. But back at …

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20/31: The Best Thing To Happen To Me In 2014

I can’t believe it’s day 20 of August already!! This year seems to be zooming past. 2014 has been a pretty stressful year for my family but we’re still standing strong. The best thing that’s happened so far this year hasn’t exactly happened yet. The birth of our third and finally baby, our third daughter. So I’ll have to use …

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Rockabilly Kids Toothbrush Review

Both my girls are obsessed with toothbrushes. I’ve never had an issue with trying to get them to clean their teeth and I feel quite lucky about that. Dental hygiene becomes yet another worry parents face right from when they cut their very first tooth and with so many products out there it can become quite a nightmare… That’s just …

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19/31: My Favourite Foods

Food glorious food. Anyone that’s known me for a long time will be quite pleasantly surprised when I announce that there’s very few foods I won’t eat. It used to be the opposite, I’ve always been very picky with foods but after meeting my hubby I’ve learnt to love food. Every time I visited my MiL right at the beginning …

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18/31: What Do You Collect?

Today’s prompt was a bit difficult. What do you collect? I don’t have a secret stash of stamps somewhere, or buttons or elastic bands for that matter. The one thing I do have quite a few of and am quite passionate about is nail varnish. My collection is quite limited but it’s something I’m always growing and really appreciate receiving …

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17/31: Our Average Day

Today’s Blog Every Day in August’s prompt was Timeline of Your Day. It’s a Sunday, and although during the holidays it hasn’t seemed to matter whether it’s a Sunday or a Wednesday, our day follows the same rough schedule unless we have a planned trip out. Here’s our average day: (Despite the frequent wake up calls during the early hours …

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A Fear Of Darkness

Our day started slow. After having a night of P2 waking every hour I’d decided to laze in bed for a few hours whilst the girls played and watched a film. I knew I needed to get a doctors appointment for P1 and myself – P1 has had a few lumpy scabs appear on her scalp and I was pretty …

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16/31: I’ve Won The Lottery

Ok ok, I haven’t. The odds for winning the lottery is pretty slim compared to winning on the slot machines or by placing a bet on the horses. This weekend the Euromillions prize is set to £43,000,000. That’s a lot of zeros!! We very rarely play the lottery but if we did, and won, here’s a list of some of …

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15/31: My Dream Travel List

I haven’t really been to very many places so far so my dream destination list is pretty big. I cannot see myself visiting many of them any time soon due to kids and finances but I suppose that’s why it’s a dream list. 1) Canada. Hubby has family out there and I’ve heard so many stories that make me want …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 32 Weeks #3

I’m feeling a little more positive in myself this week compared to last week but pregnancy has certainly started getting difficult with regards to moving around. Apart from the obvious running after P2, I haven’t been very active this pregnancy anyway but this past week I’ve been struggling with random shooting pains in my groin whenever I get up from …

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14/31: Why Do You Blog?

Today’s prompt is “why do you blog?” and I had actually started writing a post like this a week or so ago but ended up deleting it. It just didn’t sound right. Hopefully this time it does. I’ve technically been blogging since 2011 but that first blog I created was very basic and actually quite depressing to read over. Although …

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Barbie and the Secret Door Alexa Doll Review

Hubby has been blessed with a house full of girls – pink, princess, teddies, dresses and Barbie. On the 1st September 2014, Barbie releases her latest film to DVD, Barbie and The Secret Door. P1 is up to date with all 27 of the films that have been created since 2001 so she’s rather excited for the new film release. …

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Fisher-Price Discover Your Way

I’ve been really enjoying not having to get up straight away in the mornings and not having an alarm set now that it’s the school holidays. It’s bliss, however this morning my alarm was set for 5:45am, 6am, 6:15am and then when my eyes refused to open I reset it to 6:30am! As I was rinsing the conditioner from my …

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13/31: Where I Live

Today’s “Blog Every Day In August” prompt was to share where we live and a couple of cool things about it. This is one that’s easy peasy!! This is the place we call home… I made the decision to move from my birth town, Essex, to Kent quite swiftly. When I get something in my mind it stays there until …

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12/31: A Guilty Pleasure

This was difficult. I’m beginning to think I don’t know much about myself really. I have two guilty pleasures that stand out to me at this point: 1) Chocolate Gateau. I could eat a whole gateau to myself but not the cherry version, it has to be the full on chocolate gateau. Mmmmmm my mouth is watering just thinking about …

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