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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Back to School – Year Two

Here is the obligatory back to School post. I cant believe my little girl has started year two. It really doesn’t seem that long ago since she started reception. We have had a great summer holidays, there have been a few cheeky moments from E, some boredom which I think is good for a child – gives them the chance to use their imagination. There have been a few day trips and then a trip to see family in Derby. So we have been quite busy. I can frequently be heard saying that E has so many toys and yet she doesn’t play with anything. She has made me eat my words these last few weeks by playing with most of her toys. Her imagination has truly come alive. I have had my moments of wishing she was going back to school, but now it’s actually here I wish she wasn’t… View Post

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July in a Nutshell

The days fly by and before you realise it we are into another month. July was a busy month yet very enjoyable. At the start of the month we had a family wedding to go to. It really was a lovely wedding, E was a flower girl and J looked super smart. We even managed to get some child free time. This never happens, it was strange and enjoyable. There was lots of catching up with family, eating good food and drinking far too much! I may be biased but they both look handsome/beautiful in these photos. On the 6th July I was invited to a blogger event at Ocean in Exmouth. It’s an amazing place. The soft play is huge. J loved running around, It tired me out! I will write more about Ocean soon – including the pizza and Prosecco lunch.. Here are a few photos of J enjoying… View Post

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