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Warning Mothering Sunday Fast Approaching

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. My first Mothering Sunday as a mum of two. Last year my OH and I spent our first “date” shopping for Mother’s Day presents. Funny how you remember those things. A year on I’m happier than ever and have a beautiful little family. I’ve got to put my trust in my OH to sort my …

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40 Acts – Day 18 – Encourage

Take a minute to send an encouraging text to a friend. Hand the bus driver a cupcake. Thank your partner for doing the washing up. Buy the shop assistant a chocolate bar. Praise your child for trying really hard to dress themselves. Clothe yourself in Jesus’ attitude of mind and see what happens We’ve been so proud of P1 this …

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Too Short

Well, reluctantly, we are home. Home to a messy bedroom that I’ve been meaning to tidy for weeks. Home to a normal house. Home to a house where the bathroom floors are cold. Home to traffic noise and houses wherever you look. Home to cooking and cleaning for yourself. Home to living on top of everyone. Ok so it pretty …

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Picturesque

Cannot believe how beautiful this place is. The house. The surroundings. The villages. The seaside. The family.

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Typical Illness

Guess who’s suddenly come down with sickness… All four of us!! How typical is that. We all go on holiday – P1 has a terrible cough, P2 has a gunky eye, my OH has a growing cyst thing, and I have a cold. Yesterday, I couldn’t bend over without dripping everywhere and I kept sneezing. By the end of the …

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40 Acts – Day 15 & 16

I haven’t been able to do yesterday’s or today’s challenges. But for anyone who may be following the challenges through my blog here they are: DAY 15: CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY Organise a ‘celebrating cultural diversity’ day – in your work, school or church. It can be as simple or extravagant as you like! Invite people to bring different world foods …

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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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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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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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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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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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