Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sticky Fingers

I gave The Baby her first chocolate biscuit.  She won’t be having another.

Not only did she successfully wipe a soggy-ended bourbon all across two sofas, the coffee table, a clean vest, a clean cardigan, and a clean t-shirt that were piled up waiting to be taken upstairs, but she is also teething.  Which means she’s dribbling.  A lot. … Continue reading


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Seven Words

I’m joining in with the seven word linky at Doing It All For Aleyna again.  My seven words to describe this week:

 I had counselling and I liked it



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Goodnight Sweetheart

Last night the journey home from my parents’ house was the setting for another first for The Baby.  Recently we have bought The Baby’s first pair of shoes, and we’ve listened in amazement as she has told us that a cat says “Maow”, a sheep says “Baa”, and a cow says “Mmmm” (I assume the “oo” will come in time) and drinks of water have been… Continue reading


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Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me

I have been tagged in this linky by Mum2babyinsomniac and Jayne at Mum’s The Word.  Thanks, ladies, it’s probably the most difficult meme I’ve been tagged in so far.  I’ll try to get to ten without boring you (or myself)…

  1. My extended family is big.  Huge, in fact.  My dad is one of twelve children and my mum one of


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30 Days of Bite

I have always prided myself on being led by my heart, not by my head.  I work on instinct not logic (lucky really, as my head doesn’t fully understand the concept of ‘logic’).  Sometimes this isn’t such a good thing, I can make impulsive decisions and take my life down life-changing paths without actually thinking anything through.  Generally, however, I feel it’s a good thing.  I know to trust my… Continue reading


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Reflections on the Riots

I don’t quite know what to say tonight.  I feel I need to say something, I just don’t know what.  I have questions and questions and questions, and thoughts and opinions, but mainly questions, yet no answers, no conclusions, no information to shed any light on why the people causing devastation to others’ lives and livelihoods are doing so. 

I live nowhere near any of the sites of rioting. … Continue reading


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Silent Sunday


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Dear So and So

The very witty Kat at 3 Bedroom Bungalow does Dear So and So every Friday.  Of course, I decided to join in for the first time on a week the linky isn’t running.  Obviously.  Still, these are my letters that I would have submitted had I chosen a more appropriate week.

Dear Flying Ants

Just effing fly off elsewhere, OK?  Is it not… Continue reading

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All Natural Nappy Balm

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how The Baby had developed a nasty nappy rash.  It was awful, worse than she had ever had before, and it spread down her thighs.  I’m still not sure what had caused it, although each time she teeths she does get a rash, so maybe it was the prolonged teething that was the culprit for this nasty, sore rash. … Continue reading

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