50 Years

I’ve had to keep my mouth shut about a weekend away that’s been planned since October last year. I’ve been itching to post about it. My OHs Grandparents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Crazy how different generations change things so drastically. How many people even celebrate 25years these days?! My MiL organised a special weekend for them. Renting …

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Shopping Trips With A Newborn

I thought the 40 Acts challenge today was quite fitting really as I had plans to go to Primark Lakeside to spend my Christmas money from my Nan. Anyone who knows Primark shops know that you walk in and it’s like a jumble sale. Clothes everywhere you look. Including the floor! But when you arrive at 10am it’s like a …

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40 Acts – Day 14 – Check The Label

Take a look at the labels on your clothes. Think a little about how your clothes were made; the countries they came from and the people who made them. Take a look at www.ethicalconsumer.org and do a little research about the organisations who make your clothes. To what extent do they ensure good working conditions for their garment workers? Next …

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Princess Day

Today has been a really, really fantastic day. I had a day with just my girls – I felt completely able to cope at every second of the day. I’m so proud of myself. Instead of going on and on about it I’ll just show you my photos from the day:

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40 Acts – Day 13 – Share The Bible

Give a Bible to someone in need with a note describing your ‘best bit’; a section you found particularly helpful or inspirational. Buy some illustrated children’s Bibles and donate them to your local primary school or give a gift to Bible Society to provide someone with the gift of Scripture for the first time. I’ve said this before… I’m not …

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Keepsakes

We were bought a hand/footprint casting kit by my OHs best friend. P1 found it in our bedroom yesterday and asked to make it. So we did. The kit says for 5+ and after doing it I can definitely see why. It comes with a sachet of mix for the gel, a sachet of mix for the plaster of Paris …

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40 Acts – Day 12 – Give Intelligently

Put aside time to review and pray about the charitable organisations which you support. Do you feel that you should offer them other help such as your time or skills, change the amount that you give or support other charities as well? Bliss is a charity very close to my heart. I’m not completely sure how much they contributed to …

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To Express Or Not To Express

First off – yesterday was a good day, P2 has calmed down with her feeding. Going longer in between and then feeding for longer. No cluster feed in the evening!!!!!! However, the previous days have put my boobs into overdrive and quite clearly confused them. They are huge, hard and pouring milk out just before and during feeds. I’ve been …

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Honesty – The Best Policy

Honesty is the best policy… I don’t cope very well in the evenings if I haven’t napped at least once during the day. To top it off I’m having more energy during the day and struggle to fall asleep for the nap I need to carry me through the evenings! Last night was another bad night – not entirely P2s …

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40 Acts – Day 11 – Buy Fairtrade

Today will mark the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight where organisations and charities aim to raise the profile of Fairtrade. Why not ensure that you buy one more Fairtrade item in your next shopping basket? Or perhaps you could hold a Fairtrade Big Brew (including coffee of course!) to promote Fairtrade Companies I’m not the one that does our shopping. If …

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Welcoming Warmth

I managed it into church today. On arrival; we (P2 and I) were greeted with so many friendly familiar faces. The church itself hasn’t changed but there was so many new people – although new people that seemed to know my parents. P2 was bombarded with pokes and prods from all different ages. She ended up getting quite frustrated I …

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Cluster Feed

I experienced a “cluster feed” last night. P2 fed for about two hours with little breaks. She then followed on with a rubbish night sleep. I received a leaflet from the hospital advising that as long as strict guidelines were followed, it’s absolutely fine to co sleep with a breastfed baby. I don’t think so… I need my sleep… Proper …

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All Above Board

I got over food poisoning within 24hours and managed to register P2s birth this morning. She’s legal!!! P1 has has a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. But I think we have finally got it under wraps. I’m hoping so anyway. Her behaviour has got so much better the past few days and she’s been rewarded with lots …

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40 Acts – Day 10 – Grab A Cuppa

Who could you ‘grab a cuppa’ with today? Seize the moment this weekend and invite someone new for a coffee or to your house for tea and cake. Get to know your neighbours and ‘grab a cuppa!’ 40 Acts was certainly not designed for me! I hate tea and coffee. Although I can do today’s task on the day for …

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I’m A Master At Multi-Tasking

Today has been a bad day. Is it too late to blame something on a baby brain?? I decided to cook some garlic bread last night… Garlic bread that had been in the fridge for nearly two weeks. Yup I know – gross. Although at the time nothing seemed wrong with it. Until I spent most the night feeling so …

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40 Acts – Day 9 – Get Together

It’s simple. Invite your friends over, order a curry and spend an evening catching up. I like this one. This one I can do. Yesterday I planned to go and visit my friend. I’m not a social butterfly at the best of times. And prefer my little collection of online friends via Facebook. Lets face it… It costs less. I …

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40 Acts – Day 8 – Cross A Generation

Think about someone from a different generation – at your work, church or community group – who you can get to know more. Start initiating conversation; ask them what they are up to, and what their current projects or ambitions are. Find out if you could help them in some way, whether financially, through giving your time, or simply by …

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The MADS Blog Awards 2013

Thank you to everyone who nominated my blog for an award. It’s quite exciting really. But there’s quite a few nominated for the category “Best New Blog” which is the one I really wanted to win. Not for the prize – but for the appreciation of my blog. From what I understand the judges have to cut the list down …

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Cuddles

As a Grand-Daughter, Daughter, Sister, girlfriend and Mother I know the importance of a cuddle. Cuddles vary. They mean different things depending on who they are between. My Grandad tends to squeeze really hard. “I’m never letting you escape my prickly beard”. My Mum tends to be gentle and warm. “I’ll always be here”. My brother squirms away. “I’m too …

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I Made It

Happy 2 Weeks P2! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going. One minute I’m in hospital staring down at my minute old baby girl… Then I blink and she’s two weeks old!! Today was my second day of having the girls on my own. A week since I had my major breakdown day and felt like a failure …

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