The demise of the DVD store

I think I have tinge of sadness mixed with a good dose of rip off-itis. (I do not think I am just showing my age!)   Our local DVD store is no longer.  With the emergence of online (or having just watched The Internship last night, can I say on the line!) this was always…

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My last craft gift

Well it probably won’t be entirely.  But I am genuine about trying to turn my hobby into an income stream.  Not in the sense that I want it to make money, but in the sense that I love to craft but there is a saturation point to which friends and family like craft gifts!  So…

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There is a baby in my coffee!

Different things bring smiles to people’s faces.  I have a habit that on my non-working day of the working week (there’s a pseudo tongue twister) to go out with my daughter for a coffee.  That’s a coffee for me and not her in case anyone thought for a second I was already drugging her with…

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Daylight savings

If only it meant that your children slept for an extra hour rather than you having to get up an hour earlier! A post for those with babies and young children who will technically be getting up and hour earlier tomorrow morning when the clocks change in this part of the world.

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The bad of breastfeeding

Before all the breastfeeding zealots ping me with hate mail I am a very happy breastfeeding mum. But everyone goes on about the wonder of it all.  Thought it was about time someone told it like it really is! Waking up and finding that your sheet is soaked through with breast milk and you are…

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My current definition of not again…

Trying to put trousers on a nine-month old. One leg on, almost got the other leg on but little miss flexes her legs and off comes the first leg. And off we go again and again…

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Survived the first day back at work

Well the morning started like a dream.  To treat Mum for her first day back at work the wee blossom slept through the night, waking up or least waking me at a very respectable 6.40 this morning.  She had a great breast feed, and I even managed to feed her breakfast. However it was also a…

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Tick tock, stop the clock

Well the clock is ticking down very fast now; in 27 days I will be back at work.  Hand on heart I do not want to be there.  It is funny, I came into motherhood thinking that the early part of having a child was something to get through, dirty nappies and not much else.…

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Like Mt Everest, only much, much smaller

I have finally conquered my personal Mt Everest – I have finished reading my first book since our baby’s arrival into the world last June.  It only took me three months. Just under half of the time my daughter has been alive.  As mentioned earlier, something I would have knocked off in about two hours…

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The airline of middle earth gets my thumbs up, not to mention middle earth customs

Well our wee girl has had her first international flight, albeit Australia to New Zealand is hardly long haul. However you do need a passport and you have to go through customs.  When I was a child I travelled on my mum’s passport – just a line entry with my name and birth date; no…

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