Wednesday 23 November 2016

Think Before You Type.


Everyone has seen those cryptic Facebook statuses which apparently are to help raise awareness for different diseases and conditions; from telling everyone your current bra colour or stating a number linked to your relationship status. I have always wondered what these actually achieve? Surely a donation to a charity would help more than a Facebook post which actually doesn't link to the condition that it claims to be raising awareness for?
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Monday 21 November 2016

Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?


"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what."
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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Are You Ready To Escape Reality?


I was recently invited along to Escape Reality in Cardiff to test my escaping skills. Now, you can ask anyone and they will tell you how competitive I am. When I told my husband about it he looked a bit worried and questionned as to whether I should be taking part as according to him, I get "crazy". Him saying that just made me want to go even more if I'm honest.
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Friday 14 October 2016

Long Haul Toddler Hacks


Travelling long haul with a toddler - it's the stuff of utter nightmares. At least it was for me when I decided to take my 17 month old to Barbados.

Don't ask me why we decided on such a long trip - it had been 2 years since our last holiday and with my job the opportunity was there, so we took it.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016

A Letter to the Pregnant Me.

To Pregnant Me.

Firstly, let's get one thing straight. You are not fat, you are pregnant - there's a big difference. Your body is carrying and growing a human being. Don't worry about the weight you put on. I'll let you in on a secret - you will actually only gain just under a stone and a half in weight.
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Wednesday 20 April 2016

Then there were four?

This is not a pregnancy announcement, I repeat, this is not a pregnancy announcement. I most certainly do not have a bun in the oven. But I will admit that I cannot wait for a second baby. Despite a few horrible weeks during my pregnancy; horrific back pain and heartburn so bad that I was throwing up most nights (and no, the old wives tale isn't true - my daughter was born bald and over a year later she is still waiting on hair!), I cannot wait to have a bump again. I certainly didn't appreciate being pregnant the first time round and I do regret that.
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Thursday 14 April 2016

Back to work I go.

The inevitable has arrived - I'm heading back to work.
I've managed to have a lovely, almost, fourteen months off work, with the odd KIT day and overtime thrown in for good measure to keep me fresh and sane. I tell a lie, I've actually been in work on training for the last five or so weeks, but have yet to do a "real" shift.
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Tuesday 5 April 2016

The parent I wanted to be.

I always knew that I wanted my own family. When I found out I was pregnant, I already knew what type of parent I wanted to be:

Baby wearing
No dummy
No shouting/telling off
Organic, homemade foods
No TV or electronics
No co sleeping
No sugary drinks

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Tuesday 29 March 2016

Who am I?

Who exactly am I? When I think of that, the first thing I think is a mother; not a wife, friend, 26 soon to be 27 year old. It is true that you do lose yourself when you become a mum, to do so is almost like a rite of passage. You will become an expert on baby poop, temperatures and what can and can't be done. In the beginning, all you will talk about is babies. That's what it felt like to me and in all honesty, yes I bored myself.
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Thursday 17 March 2016

Every Movement Matters


The first time I felt some sort of movement during my pregnancy was the day after my 12 week scan (turns out I was actually 14 weeks along). I was at a spa day about to have a massage when I felt what I can only describe as popping in my stomach. 

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Monday 14 March 2016

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.



Being judged is something that we all experience at one point or another - this can happen at any age;  from being judged for playing with the "wrong" gender toys when you're a child, to not going to the "cool" clubs at 18.

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Monday 15 February 2016

Here we go again.

Life has somewhat taken over again ... and again I apologise.

I miss writing; pouring my thoughts into written form. But, quite frankly, I don't have the time anymore. With an almost 11 month old who has mastered the art of crawling and is very close to walking unaided, blogging is the last thing on my to do list which in itself is a shame.
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Saturday 7 November 2015

Perfection


“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.” ― Salvador DalĂ­
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Monday 26 October 2015

Let's go where we've never gone...


So, technically the title of this is not all that correct. I have been to the place where we went, approximately 12 years ago. But this time, it was much more memorable.
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Thursday 8 October 2015

Friendship




I do believe that without friendship, life would be a pretty boring thing. Everyone needs someone to socialise with, to share ups and downs and of course to have a good old gossip!

During my 26 and a half years I have gained and lost a lot of friendships - mainly through growing apart and me being a bit of a walkover with people.
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Monday 21 September 2015

Long Distance



I was always the person who promised myself that I would never ever get into a long distance relationship. The thought of being away from someone that I loved made me feel sick and then there's the trust side of it. After being royally tucked over in previous relationships, my trust has always been low and I have always been fiercely guarded over my emotions. After my last relationship ended I vowed to never let my guard down again
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Saturday 19 September 2015

Love


What is love?

Everyone has a different definition of the word and associate it with people, places or things.

The Oxford Dictionary defines love in many different ways, from the most well known definitions of affection and romance, to a score of zero in tennis.
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