Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pregnancy Diaries – 31 Weeks #3

My energy levels have stooped. I’m so exhausted this week I’ve been going to bed quite quickly after the girls. Despite this though I’ve had motivation appear from nowhere to sort the kitchen cupboards and even walk to Tesco to grab a few bits and bobs here and there. I’m going to blame my pregnancy on this next thing I’ve …

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“Today has been a productively strange day”

Today has been a productively strange day. With P1 away on a double night sleepover with her Great-Grandad, P2 woke up at 6:50am. She snuggled in bed with us for about ten minutes before I took her downstairs for breakfast and some cBeebies. It was a slow morning really, hubby joined us downstairs and we just mooched. Hubby then went …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 6 Months

To my Princess 2, I seriously have no idea where the last 18 months have gone. So much has happened and you have grown into such a wonderful little lady already. These are some of the things you are doing as an 18 month old; Brush your own teeth, Point to every part of your body, Understand everything, Walk/Crawl/Climb, Put …

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“All the different things they can learn from a garden is incredible”

When we went house hunting having a garden was never very high on our priority list. Now the weather is stunning I’m slightly regretting our home “check list”. P1 has always been a garden girl, she spent a lot of time helping her Great-Grandad in his garden and she’s always happiest when able to play outside with her toys. As …

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Concerns About Sleep and Measuring Small During Pregnancy

I thought we’d cracked it. The sleeping situation. They haven’t been a complete breeze but they’ve certainly been easier. An average bedtime starts at 7pm – I get P2 changed and into PJs whilst P1 goes to the loo and brushes her teeth. We have one story together on P2s bed. By about 7:20 both girls are in their separate …

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Sykes Cottage Ice Lolly Competiton

I welcomed with huge open arms Sykes Cottage’s challenge to create our own ice lolly recipe. The weather has certainly been more positive the past few weeks and it’s just been beautiful. We could have done with the ice lolly moulds and challenge a lot sooner! Ingredients: 300ml of Milk 2 heaped tablespoons of Strawberry Milkshake Powder Sprinkles Ice lolly …

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Letter To My Nan – 11 Months

Hi Nan, P1 keeps talking about you the past week or so. I have to admit that she hasn’t really before and I was worrying she’d forget. But she found her set of books that you bought her that came with a charm bracelet. It wasn’t anything expensive but P1 keeps talking about how you are watching her so she …

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Annabel Karmel Quick & Easy Weaning and Family Cookbook Review

When it comes to cook books, to be successful you have to have something that’s different to the rest to stand out. I was given my first copy of a weaning book by Annabel Karmel five years ago. I got the chance to meet Annabel and have my book signed at the first ever Baby Show I attended whilst pregnant …

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