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Our Halloween 2017

We have always loved Halloween in our house, right from when T was tiny we started by having a couple of baby friends over and they all dressed up as cute baby witches and vampires. From then on we have always carved pumpkins, decorated the house and looked forward to the trick or treaters. Over… Continue reading Our Halloween 2017

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More breast feeding guilt trips!

When will the media ever stop making us parents feel guilty about not breast feeding?! I feel like never at the minute!  So todays headline is 'Breastfeeding improves bond with your child until they turn 11'. What complete and utter $@#&@***!!! Apparently women who breast feed are more sensitive to their child's needs, their children… Continue reading More breast feeding guilt trips!

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Linkin Park remember Chester.

So I've spent today catching up on the Linkin Park tribute to Chester Bennington and I have to say it was amazing.  At first I had mixed feelings about hearing other people sing his songs as Chester's voice was so distinctive there is simply no replacing him. I felt other voices didn't do the songs… Continue reading Linkin Park remember Chester.

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A tough start but a better ending!

So this week started off pretty rubbish mainly due to me missing T but for a few other things as well but Wednesday night was date night which cheered me up massively. We went for dinner and shared this beauty of a dessert which was as good as it looks! Warm cookie with melted ice… Continue reading A tough start but a better ending!

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What my 7 year old still doesn’t understand about Lady and the Tramp

So the other night was movie night, we have a good sized collection of Disney classics, as any home should and Lady and the Tramp happens to be one of them.  Now we have watched this film countless times but probably not for a few months and this time I came to realise how much… Continue reading What my 7 year old still doesn’t understand about Lady and the Tramp

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Poppy is back- her operation story 

So three weeks ago we had Poppy spade, something we did not decide on lightly and even left until she was over 1 to do as we couldn't fully decide. What swung it for us was the risk of puppies was no longer there. We could have managed the season every 6 months but Poppy… Continue reading Poppy is back- her operation story 

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Party planning Willy Wonka style!

Every year T has a birthday party and every year I plan and plan, make things myself, think up activities, design decorations and manage to pull it off, with a little help from friends and family anyway! This year T wants a Charlie and the Chocolate factory birthday party. This is one of her favourite… Continue reading Party planning Willy Wonka style!

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Autumn crafts and dinner with friends!

So today started well as Scott had planned breakfast in bed for all three of us, well it was meant to be just me and Scott but when we realised T was coming back a night earlier the romantic morning for two turned into a family breakfast in bed!  We both got looked after though… Continue reading Autumn crafts and dinner with friends!

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Cups of tea and an unexpected visit!

So today I had plans for a quick trip to the shops, a catch up with a friend and a visit to the vets. All of those things happened, the trip to the shops was great because I managed to pick up a Christmas present for T simply because it had Princess Tiana on and… Continue reading Cups of tea and an unexpected visit!