The power of sound

Lia has never really been a particularly good sleeper. I can’t remember a full night’s sleep since she was born and at 7 ½ months old, this is starting to drive us mad. As you can imagine, five hours of broken sleep a night for months on end becomes a little tedious. So I was willing to try anything to get her sleeping through.  A few people recommended white noise generators to me. These are supposed to sooth the baby when she wakes up so that she drifts back off to sleep naturally without help from mum. I was reluctant…

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Streaking into January

To say I’ve overindulged during the festive period would be an understatement. I don’t even dare stand on the scales because I’m worried about what I’m going to see.  I know that the natural solution would be to go on a diet, but I’m just no good at those. I usually enter myself into a race at around this time of year, not to race in now but one that doesn’t take place until the summer. It gives me something to aim for and keeps my fitness going through the rest of the winter. The problem is this year, I…

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Selfie Saturday

I’m just starting to get into Instagram, and as a result we have all been doing our best to master the art of the selfie. As you can imagine, with a baby, a toddler, a dog and a cat learning to take selfies with me, we’ve had some classics. Here are a few of my favourites.  I hope you’re having a great weekend, we’d be delighted if you’d join us over on Instagram, I’m looking forward to finding new people to follow. 

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Teaching kindness

Every day the media bombards us with the bad side of humanity. Terrorism, murder, rape, child abuse, cruelty to animals. The list goes on. Among all the bad news though, there is often a little reminder that most of us are naturally kind. Good news stories at the end of the local news, awards for unsung heroes, news bites on certain websites. Hashtags that take the world by storm, particularly following terrible events. The #illRideWithYou hashtag that has been trending over the past few days is a great example. On Monday, I took Libby to a singing group that we…

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Waiting for you

Mum lets play trains or read a book, I’ve got new crayons, have a look. I see you’re busy, you’ve things to do, I’ll sit right here and wait for you. Let’s play ball or take a walk, I’ll run around and you can talk. You’re going out, you’ve things to do, I’ll stay at home and wait for you. Daughter dear you have moved on, My house is lonely since you’ve gone. I’m keeping busy as you do, But really I just wait for you. My darling grandkids have you time, To come around and check I’m fine? I…

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