Bagging a bargain!

Today Libby and I were joined by my sister Emma for a morning of shopping. We were taking part in the MoneySupermarket.com Retail Royalty Challenge.  Money Supermarket very generously gave us £30 to spend on a charity of our choice. We chose the Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter because that’s where we got Libby’s best friend Pluto from several years ago before Libby was born.  Before we headed to the shops, I contacted a few stores both on the high street and online to see if they could offer us any special offers or discounts owing to the nature of the challenge…

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Silent Sunday

 

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Making the news!

On Friday, we were delighted to see that the front page of our local paper featured Libby and her fundraising efforts!  We knew that there was going to be a feature on her, but we expected something a bit more like this feature at the top of page two where her story was continued…      What’s more, Prince Charles was visiting Malvern this week, but he only made page 9! Libby also made page 8 of the Worcester Evening News:      Libby is walking well holding one hand and can walk quite a long way but she still…

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Crafty presents

This year I will be making as many of my presents as I can. I would also love to get Libby involved in at least some of the things that I make. This will be done in the free time that I don’t have. The ingredients and materials that I need will be purchased with the money I haven’t got. That’s why I think I need a bit of help. I’m really hoping that somebody out there will have some fabulous ideas. I’m thinking maybe my good friends +Marianne Hopwood and +Ben Michelle Powell might have some great ideas. If anyone at all has…

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Bounce bounce bounce!

This morning as Libby and I were getting ready to take the dogs for a walk, my sisters called in and brought Libby a wonderful surprise… a bouncy castle! From that point on, our day took a different course.  We went out into the garden and Libby played whilst my sisters and I took it in turns to blow up the bouncy castle using the really quite effective pump. It only took us about 20 minutes and then we piled on. The bouncy castle said that it was only suitable for age 3 and above, but Libby loved it despite…

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A real nappy story from a reluctant hippy

This week is real nappy week. I have toyed with the idea of blogging about it, but I was worried that my post was going to come across as biased. Sadly, I don’t think there is much I can do about that, because I am. I am, in fact, a convert. I am a fan, a lover and even, I might say, an addict.  The Real Nappy – My Story   Before Libby was born, I read a bit about real nappies because using disposable nappies just didn’t sit comfortably with me. I was worried about the cost, friends told me…

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Walking, carrying and recycling

Today we decided to go for a walk across the hills rather than going out for lunch. We’re still carrying Libby on walks. So, she was bundled into the sturdy new baby rucksack my husband recently bought. He hoisted onto his back and off we went. For the first 45 minutes, she loved being in the rucksack. Lots of giggles and looking around, but then I think she got a bit chilly despite her snowsuit, hat and mittens. Cue grizzling, grumbling and then floods of tears. The carrying solution Luckily I’d packed my trusty mei tai into her rucksack, so out…

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