Be Prepared!

I am so very sorry for having not blogged in a while. 

So much has happened in our little family since I last blogged and I have been busy scribbling up notes when I’ve had some spare time but no time to actually publish.

However, they’re coming so WATCH THIS SPACE.

Be prepared for mass spamming!


26 Things About Me

This has been doing the rounds on Facebook lately and actually thought it would make a fun, light-hearted post and a little insight into who I am. So here it is, 26 alphabetical things about me…


Age: 42 (really not sure how this happened as I’m still 25 in my head)


Biggest fear: Something dreadful happening to Noah. 


Current time: 0845


Drink you last had: Water


Every day starts with: a tiny little voice saying “Mama” from the cot by our bed followed by the best smile and cuddle anyone could wish to experience.


Favorite song: Too many to choose from, currently I suppose… M83’s “Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun”.


Ghosts, are they real: in my opinion, yes. I like to find a logical explanation for everything and don’t jump to the supernatural straight away but I’ve seen and experienced things in my life where there is no explanation other than the existence of the supernatural.


Hometown: Lyme Regis, Dorset (bloody love and miss the place).


In love with: Noah and David (sorry David, it’s in that order 😝)


Jealous of: People (adults) who have, and take for granted, parents. I’d give anything for the love, help and support only a parent provides. I find this even more so now I have a child. All around me parents pack their children/babies off to the grandparents’ for a day/night/weekend/week and yet still moan and whinge about their interfering. Be grateful because it’s bloody hard work doing this without any support.


Killed someone?: No, and long may that continue.


Last time you cried?: Half an hour ago


Middle name: Don’t have one


Number of siblings: 2. Not sure where I’d be without my amazing older brothers. I love them dearly and wished I saw them more.


One wish: For Noah to grow up happy, healthy and loving who he is in a world that’s safe for him to explore and experience.


Person you last called: ‘Auntie’ Another person I’m not sure I’d know how to survive without. She provides so much love and support and I can never thank her enough for always being there.


Question you’re always asked: How are you? 


Reason to smile: Noah


Song last sang: Bob the Builder


Time you woke up: 0445


Underwear color: Black


Vacation destination: my ultimate vacation dream is Hawaii (never been) with Cape Cod coming in a more realistic second (I’ve been a few times and if I was to ever emigrate, it would be to there). Reality however dictates Longleat Centre Parcs, Winter Wonderland in December… Can’t wait.


Worst habit: Picking at and biting my fingers when I’m stressed which leads to an horrific looking mess. Can’t help it!


Your favorite food: Yoghurt (fitting considering the alphabet letter). Simply can’t get enough and have always been the same. According to my mum it was the only thing (other than her milk) I ate until I was over 1. No wonder it’s Noah’s favourite too.


X-Rays you’ve had: Omitting dental X-rays…1, can’t remember what for but remember having it done, think it was probably related to my cg knee problems.


Zodiac sign: Leo 

Blog Your Heart Out

I have been tagged by Mummy M’s Memories to take part in the Blog Your Heart Out meme.

Blog Your Heart Out is like a chain letter for the digital age. I will answer five questions about my blogging experience and tag some bloggers at the end so they can do the same.

So let’s do this:

Who/What encouraged you to start blogging?
I kept my pregnancy secret in the world of social media due to numerous miscarriages in the past but wanted to shout about it from the rooftops but also not wanting to tempt fate so I set up this blog as an outlet for my emotions. I set up a faux twitter account to ask questions and met some lovely bloggers on there who were an inspiration and made me want to take it a bit more seriously.

How did you choose what to blog about?
I chose parenting and my son because it’s the single most important thing in the world that I’ve done/am doing. I wanted to remember every second of my beautiful boy. Having lost my mum to cancer I don’t have anywhere to turn to find out silly things like when my first tooth came through and I wanted to provide Noah with something to perhaps look back on one day.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I’m pretty much an open book really, my close friends know everything about me but new ones probably don’t know that I used to dance and I play piano quite well.

What three words describe your style?
Off the cuff: I tend to blog about what I find myself mulling over. The only rigidity to my blog is the fortnightly baby diary.
Procrastinator: some of my blog posts are delayed in posting for this reason alone.
From the heart: I don’t ever claim to be a writer, nor am I particularly clever with words. I write as I speak, write from the heart. I don’t have time to think too deeply into what I write so sometimes it’s a little chaotic too… Much like my mind 🙂

What do you love to do when you are not blogging?
With a 24 week old baby it’s pretty much centred around his needs, baby groups, walking and housework. Though I love yoga and keeping fit this has had to take a backseat for the time being though if I successfully get N to sleep in his basket during the day the first thing I reach for is the fitness/yoga DVD. I also love to cook and bake, I hate processed food and never buy it so I batch cook with fresh ingredients and love nothing more than to experiment with recipes. I love to read and I used to surf.

There you have it, my blogging and me in a nutshell.


I pass the Blog Your Heart Out ‘baton’ to:

Strawberries and Facecream

Work It Mamma

A Real Mummy Diary

Lillies and Love