Late Night Baking

I did a bit of rushed baking tonight… The end product tastes gorgeous but I’m not pleased with the look of it. It is meant to be a dotty sponge. I’d seen a post on Facebook that inspired me to try my own. Recipe (My own) 175g self raising 175g caster sugar 175g unsalted butter 3 eggs 3 tablespoons milk …

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Happy 6 Weeks Princess 2

How beautiful is she… So we’ve made 6 weeks. P1 has completely adjusted to her new sister now and seems to be really loving her. P2 is getting stronger by the day, she’s beginning to reach out and touch things properly – like her Daddy’s beard. She’s also started to really babble away to us especially to her big sister. …

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40 Acts – Day 31 – Listen

Think of ways you can give others the opportunity to talk. Start by asking the next person who serves you in a shop or café how their day is going and make sure you really listen to their answer. This one got me thinking about how many people might be following and listening to these challenges from 40 Acts. As …

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Excellence

I had a perfectly perfect day today. I had a leisurely “get up” this morning. No rushing about and no arguments. Still haven’t managed a bath time without P2 crying though. I dropped P1 with my Grandparents like usual for a Tuesday and headed off to visit my work with P2. On maternity leave yet can’t keep away. I then …

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40 Acts – Day 30 – Donate Blood

Visit fleshandblood.org to register online to give blood, make a date to donate or become an advocate for blood donation. Unfortunately I won’t be participating in this challenge. My blood is useless to me at the moment so won’t be any good for anyone. I’m always battling anaemia.

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Nominate Me For A BiBs Award 2013

I did quite well in the nominations for the MADS Awards but unfortunately didn’t make the finalists. I’m not going to beg for nominations – well only a little but if you like what you read please nominate me for the BiBs 2013 (Brilliance in Blogging Award). Nominations end 12th April 2013. Then it will be on to the next …

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Storing Made Simple – Review 8

Lansinoh is a brand made for breastfeeding mums. Currently I’ve used three of their products. But I’m going to talk about their Storage Bags for expressed milk. Whilst P1 was in Special Care I expressed milk. Our fridge and freezer was packed full of bottles of my milk – so was the hospitals! We had little room for anything else. …

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My Love Story – Part 2

Can you believe that I’ve made a year of being with the man that sent me a relationship request via Facebook. I’ve never been happier with my life. It’s been a whirlwind relationship really. So much has happened; we’ve moved out, we’ve got engaged, we’ve planned our wedding but had to cancel, we had to move back in with my …

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40 Acts – Day 29 – Have A Car Free Day

Think about the way you use your car and consider alternatives to all those journeys. Could you walk, cycle, go by bus or train? If you really have to use the car, think about car sharing. Designate one day a week a ‘car-free zone’. I had a car free day today. Not out of choice really… I usually have to …

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My Love Story – Part 1

A year ago today I went for my first date with my OH in Lakeside shopping centre. We went shopping for Mother’s Day presents. He chose to get his Mum wine and I’ll always remember it as he was laughing at me because I know nothing about wine. We went to the cinema – is it bad that I cannot …

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Comparisons – I’ve Done It Again

I wrote a post about being naughty and comparing my daughters. Well I found P1s Red Book the other day. Even they are different! I immediately went to the weight chart for P1 and looked for the nearest weight to what P2 is at the moment. I know I need to stop comparing – of course they are both different …

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Battling Body Perception

I have a friend. A beautiful friend. Yet she looks in the mirror and doesn’t see what everyone else sees. She’s fighting anorexia. Just like thousands of men and women all across the world. What causes someone to hate their own body that much… Bullying maybe? Magazines with their airbrushed models? The NHS says there’s 3 factors that contribute to …

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I Did It

I’ve been nervous about expressing for a while – trying to decide when the right time would be to do it. I found the courage to express last night. It was prompted by a conversation with my OH a few days ago. We were discussing anniversary presents. I’ve sorted his present but it’s been quite tricky for my OH as …

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40 Acts – Day 28 – Let Them Choose

This is today’s challenge: Find someone to relinquish your time to today and let them choose the activity. Help a neighbour in need for as long as the task takes, then seek out another task to help them with. Spend the day taking someone on an outing. Put yourself at the beck-and-call of your friend, your spouse, your grandmother. Do …

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40 Acts – Day 27 – Make Something

Get creative and have a go at making personalised cards. If you’re even more creatively gifted, why not paint, cook or knit something as a special gift for someone? I’m going to bake flapjacks tomorrow evening. I feel in the mood for flapjacks and because I’m so kind I’ll share with my family.

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Baby Wearing – Review 7

I’ve grown to learn that P2 is a baby who just loves mummy snuggles. This isn’t such a bad thing as an overall… But it’s becoming difficult with the life we have. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to just sit around anymore and cuddle. That upsets me. But P1 needs her mummy too and there’s housework that needs to …

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Cherished Moments

I collected the girls handprint/footprint plates we made the other week at Clay Cottage. The business is owned by a family member so I feel quite welcome there and it’s somewhere I plan to go more often with both the girls. They have come out absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to be able to hang them up in our …

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Happy 5 Weeks Princess 2

Happy 5 weeks Princess 2. I’m still in utter shock at just how different things are with P2. She hasn’t had the “boot camp” of Special Care like P1 who was pretty much forced to settle herself in the incubator. P2 however struggles can’t settle herself, she has to be held or have boobie for her to fall asleep. She’s …

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40 Acts – Day 26 – Go Screen Free

Come up with a ‘screen-free’ plan and decide how you’ll spend that time with others instead. A world with no screens? I’ve said this before on my blog – I think technology is a good thing! We shouldn’t be trying to go back to the days when everyone played board games etc. That’s just not the way this world is …

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Little Miss Chatterbox

We’ve been having an issue with P1. I’m sure or at least I hope that all parents struggle with this issue with their children at some stage. Interrupting when others talk. Please tell me I’m not the only one?! It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are or what you are doing she’ll interrupt. Even when told to “sssshhhh” …

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