Baby’s First Christmas

The lights, the sights, the scents, the sounds,  The ice rink, the big wheel, the merry-go-round.  The funny man who’s dressed all in red,  The big present sack at the end of your bed.  The smile on your face from ear to ear, Yet for some reason mum and dad shed a tear, The last time we’ll have a first Christmas here.  Next year with excitement your heart will burst, But never again will it be your first. 

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Things aren’t as bad as I thought…

Over the summer, I was doing really well at getting back my fitness levels after having Lia. I didn’t have much on work-wise so I had some time to sort myself out and get back to my normal weight. Unfortunately the last few weeks, things have gone downhill rather rapidly.  I am lucky enough to have a friend who drags me out for a run every week, whatever the weather. I also make every attempt to go swimming and fit in another run each week, but the last few weeks have been tough and I haven’t managed it. Sleep deprivation…

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Our Thursday Photo #28

Eek!! First post on my new blog! As you can see, all of my old posts have moved across, but they’re not looking wonderful. I’ve moved to my own website because in many ways Blogger was getting a little restrictive – a lot to do with user error I’m sure! So, here we are, all shiny and new! At long last, I can finally say that Lia is slowly getting a little better with her sleeping at night. She is still waking up, but it’s once or twice rather than numerous occasions. She is also getting into a slightly better…

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Memories of 2014, amazing giveaway!

I was lucky enough to be asked to review a book specially made for us by Love2read. When I had the opportunity to do the review, I realised that Libby would enjoy reading a book about her, but what happened next really surprised me. So let’s start from the beginning. The idea of the Love2read books is that you log onto their very simple website and upload your own photos, accompanied by a few words per page of your choosing. Last week was hectic to say the least for me, and I managed to create my book in about 10…

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And then there was one

Back in the summer, I wrote a blog post about having my hands full when we went out walking with the dogs. At the time, I had Libby, Lia, Soxa, Pluto and Jamer all walking with me and, as you can imagine, it was a little bit hectic. At the time I was wondering how I would cope when Lia started walking, with two children, two dogs and a cat all running around and needing to be kept under control. What I hadn’t taken into account was how I would feel if, all of a sudden, things were not so hectic.…

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Our Thursday Photo #27

This week has mostly been about sleep deprivation… again. Lia is very, very much a mummy’s girl, to the extent that last night I went out running for just over an hour. By the time I got back, she was absolutely beside herself, because she’d woken up and I wasn’t there. This made me feel terribly guilty for going out, and didn’t make for a particularly good night of sleep either, since she woke up several times in a panic before I even made it to bed. This led to yet another stupidly late night and, having been up twice…

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Back in the swim

As you may have picked up on, since having Lia I have been trying to get back to my previous fitness levels and I’m finding it rather difficult. The main problem I’m having is time. I manage to get out for a run once or twice a week, and tend to manage a swim once a week as well. Owing to the lack of training time though, I have recently threatened to go back to early morning swimming training with a local masters club. On Tuesday morning, my alarm was set to 5.30 am to allow me to go swimming.…

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