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fish and chips
Eating out is something we in theory love to do. But, we’re not always very good at it. We’re not fussy as such, but there’s often a little bit of “well we could have made that better ourselves”. I’d never order a steak in a restaurant because I know Hunky ...
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happy list
The last two happy lists have been very much “it’s been a bit of a crap few weeks but let’s look at the positives” so I’m very pleased to say the last week has been amazing! I certainly feel like after a few months of things being a bit up ...
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40 before 40
At the beginning of my blogging journey, I posted 40 before 40. A list of things I wanted to do before I turned 40. Well, I've just celebrated my 31st birthday. Which means that they are only 9 years left. I realise 9 years is still a long time but ...
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birth story
The Bobsy is 18 months old, so her birth story isn’t quite as late as The Boy’s was. Nor is it as dramatic. It was almost perfect in the end. Pregnancy The Bobsy was sort of planned. Yet not quite. I had had a coil fitted but it fell out ...
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happy list
I’ve been terrible at doing these, haven’t I? which is rubbish, because I really enjoy siting and writing about happy things. Life just sometimes gets in the way and you forget to stop and reflect on the good things. Writing a Happy List is meant to force me. But then ...
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baby
The Boy is 6 so his birth story is coming very late. But, I’ve only been blogging for a few months and I love reading a good birth story. I think they’re lovely. But also, very useful to pregnant women looking for some real-life stories to help them to prepare ...
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girl chicken pox
Anyone that follows me on Instagram will know that The Bobsy has had chicken pox for the last week or so. You may also know that The Boy had them for a few weeks before. I wanted to write about our experience because I hugely underestimated how horrible it would ...
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Well, it’s been a pretty crap few months. Husband has been out of work for a while. He did get a new job which you might remember I mentioned in my last happy list. But, it didn’t work out (was in fact truly awful!) so he’s been searching once more ...
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Bobby smiles
Since I started writing these little Bobsy updates life seems to go much faster. I can’t believe it’s been a month since 17 months. In some ways, I feel she hasn’t changed too much, certainly on the surface. But, when I actually sit and think about it, she has taken ...
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tea
I don’t really understand where the last month has gone, to be honest. It has passed so ridiculously quickly and The Bobsy has changed so much. A few months ago, I thought about what The Boy was doing when he got to 17 months. That was around when me and ...
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Ah Sunshine. It makes everything better. This weekend we’ve had some truly gorgeous weather which has made me rather desperately yearn for a BBQ, so if anyone wants to lend me their garden, please do get in touch! Not having a garden doesn’t normally bother me as we live very ...
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Consider this a follow on from 10 Things I Hate About Winter. I love Spring. In some ways more than Summer, which can sometimes be a little too hot and hopelessly disappointing when it rains. Spring, is fantastic! Here are 10 of my favourite things about Springtime. #1 It’s Not ...
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My lovely friend Sarah at A Mundane Life has tagged me in the Rocking Motherhood tag. So, I’ve had to sit down and think of 10 ways I’m rocking motherhood. I think most of us are rocking motherhood in our own way (well, not some of those mum’s you see ...
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happy list
I haven’t write a happy list for about 3 weeks. This isn’t because I haven’t been happy as such. There have just been pressing concerns. That have kind of overwhelmed everything else. Mainly, that Hunky Husband has been out of work. The place he worked, and was happy, closed down, ...
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productivity
I’m lucky enough to work from home. As a freelance writer. If I couldn’t, I’m not sure how we’d manage. Hunky Husband works long hours, so pick-ups and drop-offs were all down to me. Which meant I could basically work 10-2 out of the home. Then, there are childcare costs ...
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16-months
Now, regular readers will know, from previous updates, that The Bobsy is an angel. This last week however, The Bobsy has not been an angel. She has been an absolute terror! She is quickly becoming a strong willed little lady. Hunky Husband and Bobsy’s Nan, both seem to think she ...
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happy list
So, apparently, I do do this happy thing every week! Who knew? This week has been a funny one. The Boy is back to school after half term, so it’s a little bit “thank God we made it”. However, his Dad is still on holiday, so he hasn’t had his ...
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I’m perhaps one of the least maternal women going. I do not like children. I never have. However, I always wanted my own. So, I am, perhaps, somewhat of a contradiction. I’m also quite fond of my own, this is, however, because I am raising them in my totally unmumsy ...
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Another one? Happy again? Well, as it turns out, when you sit down and think “what made me happy this week?” instead of dwelling on what was wrong, there is quite a lot to be happy about. This week is half-term for us. Which I always kind of dread. I ...
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liebster
The Lovely Autumn’s Mummy has nominated me for a Liebster award. Which was an honour, once I’d googled it and found out what on Earth it was! The Liebster award is apparently a way for bloggers to share the love. We get nominated by another blogger that thinks we are ...
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