Category: Random Ramblings

My Versatile Blogger Award

I was flattered when Sara at MumTurnedMom nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award recently – thank you very much, Sara 🙂 It’s an award given by other bloggers who enjoy reading your blog, and feel you write an interesting and diverse range of posts – lovely! I need to …

Not Another Bug

Boo isn’t going to pre-school again now until the new year. If you’re thinking, that’s early for them to break up, no, no, no, they break up on 20th December. I just don’t want her to go in again until after Christmas. Why? Illnesses. They are absolutely rife. It seems …

A Welcoming Christmas Entrance

I’ve got most of my shopping done, the cards are written, the elf is in play, so now it’s time to get the house looking fabulous and Christmassy, and get going on our Christmas countdown activities. We have an artificial tree here, which comes down from the loft each year, …

Boo Draws Christmas

We’re joining in again with the fabulous This Mummy Loves for her Draw With Me linky, and this month, Maisie has chosen Christmas as the theme. Well, that’s handy, as all Boo seems to want to paint and draw this month is Christmas-related anyway! Here is her entry.. It seems …

#ElfTakeover Week 1

So he’s here! It took around a week for him to arrive, and I was ridiculously excited. I’d been pinning plenty of ideas, the Husband was coming home each day telling me he’d had another idea, so it’d be fair to say it was already shaping up to be one …

Little Man’s First Love

I have been replaced. Already, at Little Man’s tender age of 15 months, his mummy is no longer his favourite person in the world. I mean, sure, if he’s hurt or needs something, he’ll still toddle to me first, but that’s just convenience, isn’t it? There is a new person …

Before You Were Born Meme

I’ve been tagged by the lovely MamaMummyMum in this ‘Before you were born’ meme. It took me a few moments to actually recall such a time that we were without our children, but given that we were together for over a decade before we decided to start a family, we …

Where Did My Baby Go?

Yes, yes, ‘they grow so fast’ – you’ve heard that before, right? But, they really do!! I’ve always found that with Boo, but second time round seems to absolutely fly by, and this past week, I’ve looked up and spotted that Little Man is no longer a baby. I’m not …

Elf on the Shelf – A New Blog Hop #ElfTakeover

I love reading Karen’s Let Kids Be Kids blog, and it was while I was there last week that I read all about the Elf on the Shelf tradition. Now, I must admit, this one had passed me by somewhere. I’d spotted the odd tweet, the odd reference to it, …

Muppet Christmas Carol Day

Everyone has this day, right? In the build up to Christmas? A family tradition, and an official ‘day’? No?! Why not??! Muppet Christmas Carol Day is a big deal in my family. It started when my brother and I still lived at home, though we struggle to recall exactly when …

It’s Not All Cards..

Some of you may know that along with looking after Boo and Little Man, I also run my own Phoenix cards business (I also squeeze a little blogging in ;-)). It’s a great business to be in, as of course, everyone always needs cards, but never is it better than …

Father, Daughter

We’ve not seen one of my aunts for several years. No big story, no big fall-out, just one of those things. She’s burst back into our lives now with the love and liveliness that she has always possessed in spades, and with her latest visit, she has come bearing photos. …

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