Our Bucket List 2018

I have seen plenty of bucket lists around in the past. Summer holiday bucket lists, things to do before your forty bucket list. I admit,  I planned on writing one for before 40. It only seems like yesterday I was going to write it and now Its too late. This year I have decided to write a bucket list. Some of the items are easily done, where as others take a little more planning. There are quite a few items on the list, however a year is a long time. Go on a Family Holiday  Sort the Garden  Have a BBQ    Go to a Blogging Event  Have a Night out with Hubby  Decorate our Bedroom  Start Potty Training J   Fly a Kite   Grow Something  Go to a Forest  Have a Family Weekend Away    Have a Girls Day out with Friends  Celebrate all of our birthdays        Decorate the Lounge  Organise the Conservatory   Go… View Post

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I’m 40 Today!

Forty years ago today at 10.42 am a wonderful woman gave birth to quite a cute baby. They named her Lynsey! It’s official I’m forty today – where has the time gone?     I have never been a fan of my birthday, it’s not an age thing. It is purely because it’s so close to Christmas and New Year. By the time everyone has finished with Christmas and New Years eve celebrations nobody can afford anything, or want to do anything. As a child it made no difference but as an adult it sucks a little bit. Forty however seems a little bit more of a big deal. All of the sudden I feel old! When I was a kid, 40 seemed so old. Middle aged.  The age of spinster school teachers and doctors. When I was 20, 40 was my whole lifetime away. When I was 30, 40 seemed like… View Post

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The University Reunion

This last weekend I went to my 20 years University Reunion. When it was first announced that there was going to be a reunion, I decided I was going to go. I wanted to see old friends who had been a part of a meaningful part of my life for a couple of years. However as the time loomed closer, I started to wonder whether to go or not. I think a lot of it was the unknown. I hadn’t kept in touch with any of these people for 20 years apart from one. Others I am friends with on Facebook but I hadn’t seen them in years. Also knowing that some of the people saw each other more frequently because they lived near each other, made me a little more nervous. The friend whom I had kept in touch with, Lizzie. Was flying over from New Zealand and was… View Post

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A Few Things About Me

I wouldn’t say I have a very exciting life, I’m not saying I am unhappy but I do sometimes yearn for a little bit more excitement. Before I met my husband and pre children my life was quite varied and I think because of that I sometimes miss the exciting varied life. Here are just a few of the  fun things I have done in my life so far. I know there will be more fun things in the future too – I will make sure of it. * I used to be a Magicians Assistant. When I was at University I worked on holiday parks in the summer holidays, to save money for the following year. One summer after University had finished I went for an audition and ended up with the role of a magicians Assistant. This was one of the most fun summers I have had. It also led onto so… View Post

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Perpetual Tiredness

I have reached the point when tiredness and stress appears to have taken over. It is now affecting me in many ways. Any mum will identify with opening your eyes in the morning and feeling as though you have not enjoyed a wink of sleep. Trudging through days with low energy is the domain of the mum with young kids. Nothing new here. But I no longer have children who wake constantly through the night. My body is past the rigours of producing milk 24/7. Most nights, I am in bed by 10pm (sometimes a little later) and I wake again around if not before 7am. This is 8 hours of sleep. It’s hardly ever unbroken sleep but for the regular person, it should absolutely be enough to wake feeling reasonably refreshed and ready to tackle the day. But that’s not how I wake up. On good days, I can wake with… View Post

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