Monthly Archives: February 2011

Introducing Maternity Matters

As my regular readers will know, I’m still extremely angry and dismayed about the treatment that led to the traumatic circumstances surrounding Sausage’s birth, and the total lack of support that we were offered afterwards. Since I have been blogging, I’ve come across many other women who’ve also suffered at the hands of a negligent health service, and one who stood out is the amazing Susanne at Ghostwriter Mummy, who has a whole section of …

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“We Pay When Old for the Excesses of Youth.”

J. B. Priestley, the playwrite who penned ‘An Inspector Calls’ said that. And he lived til he was 89, so I think we can say that he had a fair insight when it comes to ageing. But I never expected the ageing process to catch up with me so bloody quickly. I had one of those moments today where you realise you aren’t a kid anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I realise that a married …

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And The Winner Is…

I won’t pretend I’m not a little disappointed that I didn’t receive more entries for this one, but I’ve chosen a winner using a random number generator, and the winner is…the lovely octarinefire! Congratulations! Send me a message with your address, and I’ll get them sent out to you as soon as possible. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to Baby Allsorts for donating this fab prize. Take a look at their …

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Who Are You?

I’ve been having one of those months where everything seems to be pointing me towards a particular train of thought. I’ve had a lot going on, with family life, starting a new module of my degree and attempting to get a new business venture off the ground, and there have been a lot of blog posts floating around asking us to tell others a bit more about ourselves. These posts are great and all, but …

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Mum’s the Word Does Cookery – Lamb Stew Recipe

Yesterday, after a series of tweets from @welshmumwales, who blogs over at Welsh Mum, talking about her disappointment with her first attempt at using her slow cooker, I found myself sharing a recipe with her, that I’m sure loads of you would love. This recipe was taught to me by my Mother-in-Law, who was in turn taught by her Mum, and I’m sure she probably learned to cook it from her own mother, so this …

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Terrible Twos?

This past weekend has been a challenge. Aside from our boiler breaking down and spending all day Saturday huddled around one halogen heater for warmth, Sausage seems to have realised that she’s two, and is therefore entitled to throw tantrums of devastating proportions. But I’ve come to the conclusion that the problem isn’t with Sausage’s behaviour. It’s with mine. I’m sure most first-time-mums will agree that when it comes to parenting a toddler, just about …

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Fill in the Blanks.

Okay, so I think three posts in one day is a record for me, but the beautiful Metal Mummy has tagged me in this meme and as you all know, I can’t resist an opportunity to talk endlessly about myself, so here goes! The idea behind this one is that we’re given us a set of open sentences that we have to finish, then tag some fellow bloggers to do the same, and so on …

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Silent Sunday – For Jay.

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Five Things That Make Me Feel Good.

Yay, I’ve been tagged to take part in this blog hop, the brain child of the lovely Scottish Mum, who wanted to come up with a way to get us to stop thinking about our cyber-lives, and appreciating all of the things that make us women. Here are the rules: What you cannot choose.  The Rules are Simple We all know that blogging / facebook, & or twitter  is in our arena of what we …

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Flashback Friday – A Little Late!

About a year ago, after much nagging and reminding, my Dad finally brought his photo album round for me to look at. When he and my Mum separated, he kept all of the photos of me, so I hadn’t seen many of them for over 20 years! One particular one stands out to me, a snap of me and my Mum, I can’t have been more than 6 months old, but the picture just sums …

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