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P’inspiration #2

Evening folks. So a week has passed since my little wardrobe challenge began. It’s been fun and has made me feel a little better about getting dressed in the mornings. Sometimes you just get stuck in a little rut and you need something, anything to get you out of it. It has been a big… Continue reading P’inspiration #2


Feeling a little p’inspired!

Around this time last year,  I set myself a ‘Wardrobe Challenge’. If you haven’t read about it, do a little search for it in the sidebar and you can catch up 😉  I’ve decided to set myself another ‘Wardrobe Challenge’ this time involving Pinterest. You see, I take little notions for Pinterest and go mad… Continue reading Feeling a little p’inspired!

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Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy #7

Afternoon folks! Kids are asleep, hubster is out cutting grass and trimming hedges and I’m loafing in the living room with a cuppa and the laptop trying to avoid tidying the kitchen – it is such a mess!!!! This morning I was feeling all motivated about doing some tidying and cleaning and organising and now… Continue reading Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy #7

Family life · Sensory play

Heat, tears and cookies!

Hooray for YouTube! The boiler is fixed!!!! Hubster got on it! Tuesday evening – he futtered (not a real word, but the only word that truly describes what he did!!) and tried things, watched some clips on YouTube and whoop we had heat again! Just in time for the lovely Mandy coming over for a cuppa and catch up! Thankfully I didn’t have to give her the hot water bottle and blanket that I had on stand by – nothing as bad as someone coming to your house and sitting freezing! But, no, my wonderful better half got it sorted 🙂 There are times I really do wonder what we did before t’internet came on the scene!

J is getting on well at pre school….we had a wee wobble on Monday morning – he cried – I came home and cried. Being on the other side sure ain’t fun. I remember very well telling so many mummies – “they’ll be fine as soon as you go”, “don’t worry they’ll be ok” etc. but, boys a dear, when you are on the receiving end of it – it’s all you can do but punch them in the face and tell them, “he’s not ok, he’s crying, he wants to come home with me, why are you being so cold-hearted, just let me scoop him up in MY arms and take him home”. So, yip Monday he cried saying, “I don’t want to go here”. I left, came home again with L and S….and cried. I worried about the full 2 hours he was there….we made play dough …… more to distract me than L and S if I’m honest and read LOTS of books. Finally it was time to go get him, and what do ya know, he came running out, all excited and happy and claiming he had a brilliant day!!!!! So, yes, he HAD been fine, the crying DID stop as soon as I had left and he LOVED it!!! AND he hasn’t looked back since! *sigh* this mum stuff is tough. If I ever go back to teaching I will now understand more fully the importance of maybe a wee phone call at break time to let mums know, “they are fine and having a ball” 🙂 at least then mum can get on with the rest of her day!!!!!!!!!

This week we’ve been out every day – not at anything really exciting – more things that needed doing! Today we made some cookies. We had been in town yesterday and bought that new Disney baking magazine. If you know S, you will know he carries around a Mickey Mouse ALL. THE. TIME. He LOVES him. So we HAD to buy this magazine – you got a cookie cutter free – in the shape of Mickey!!!! I also had wanted to make some Autumn Leaf cookies with the kids too, so 2 birds 1 stone kinda activity today.  I had made the cookie dough last night, as it needs to be in the fridge for at least an hour before you use it, so I knew J,S and L would not have the patience to wait – they were VERY EXCITED about making Mickey cookies.

They rolled out the dough and got stuck in





I REALLY WANT TO MAKE SOME BY MYSELF AND HAVE THEM ALL NICELY DECORATED. It required a LOT of self-control to let them loose on the decorating! Lol!

Then we made some Autumn leaves…….I had seen some different ideas on Pinterest, but ended up used my faithful cookie recipe and some Christmas cookie cutters! They did the job – with some Autumn coloured icing, who’s to say they’re not Autumn leaves/trees 😉

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Again, I am TOTALLY going to make a wee batch of my own when they are sleeping, so I can make them look a little less ‘child’ like!!! Am I bad?! They are SO proud of their creations, even little L had a good try at spooning the icing onto her little cookies! What a great way to practice some fine motor skills and hand/eye co-ordination too 😉


Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy #4

Saturday past saw me make it to the hairdressers for the first time in 12 MONTHS!!!!! And boy do I feel good! I got all those greys covered, a lot of the weight taken out of it and a foxy (HA!) new fringe 🙂 It goes without saying I look hot 😉 Ahhhh if only, but… Continue reading Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy #4


Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy #2

Boy, oh boy it has been one of those days where I am delighted it is 8pm and the kids are in bed! I’ve heard, “no mummy” ALL DAY, seen several hissy fits, (by myself and husband too if we’re honest!), apologised to the lady who was getting her bottom poked with a fork through the… Continue reading Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy #2


Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy!

Let’s stop right there, before we even get started and let me declare I am not saying I am fashionable, nor am I saying, “you gotta wear this”, nor am I in any way trying to imply that I am down with the kids – even that phrase shows that I am not! (How embarrassing!)… Continue reading Trying to put a bit of yummy into this mummy!