Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sausageism of the Day

Husband: “I love you, you smell good” Sausage: “I love you too…but you smell so bad”    

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UPDATED: How to Make a Blog Badge and Code Grab Box

I know there are a fair few of these tutorials kicking around on other blogs, but after Not Just a Mummy’s  post asking for help, I thought I’d show you how I make mine. All you need is a picture or design you want to use, a Photobucket account and your PC’s notepad. If you don’t have a Photobucket account, go and get one now! 1. First things first, open notepad and copy and past this …

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Lady J’s Fiction Festival – Week One

Here’s the first list of topics for you to choose from: You meet a version of yourself from an alternate universe. 48 hours since your country was invaded – how are you surviving? Zombie apocalypse. Love at first sight. A story with a twist. A story/poem based on one of your five senses (or a sixth sense) 1. Once a fortnight, I’ll post a list of topics on my blog. I’ll make them as diverse …

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Around the World in 80 Words – Southend on Sea

My lovely Husband left this as a comment on my Around the World in 80 Words and I just think it’s miles too good to remain a comment, it deserves it’s very own post and entry into SAHD and Proud’s linky! Wet. Miserable. Grey skies make me feel claustrophobic and the kids hocking up grollies outside the chippy add to the overall feeling of winter misery. I trudge down to the shops, carefully avoiding the …

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Around the World in 80 Words

SAHD and Proud has a new Linky up on his blog called ‘Around the World in 80 Words’ and although I’m not the most well-travelled blogger around, I’ve been to some places that have made an indelible mark on my soul. I found it so hard to choose between these places but, ultimately, paradise won. As it often does. Around the World in 80 Words – The Maldives Plane, plane, sea plane, boat…we finally set foot …

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Lady J’s Fiction Festival

Last weekend, I saw my best friend (who we’ll call Lady J) for the first time in absolutely ages. Due to her being a bit of a nomad and my fear of being more than half an hour away from home, I kind of let things slip, but it was her birthday and I was determined not to let her down. While we were chatting away, she told me that she was very proud of me …

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5 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming an Adult.

There are certain facts that you just don’t know until you reach adulthood/move out of your parents house/have kids. I was pretty much wrapped in cotton wool until I was 21 (that’s not a complaint Mum, just an observation) and these facts just did not enter my consciousness until I made the decision to propel myself into the big wide world. Just in case anyone is reading this who is new to the ‘grown-up’ thing, …

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Where the Hell Did That Come From?

One thing we’ve started to noticed since sending Sausage to nursery is that she comes out with things that Husband and I have never heard her say before. It’s largely all positive and her vocabulary and comprehension, although already fantastic, seem to be improving daily. However, yesterday she came out with an expression which was totally alien to us, but not in a good way. She’s been poorly lately and has very dry lips and …

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Sausage-ism of the Day

Me: “If you had a little brother, what would you like him to be called?” Sausage: “Errrm, cheese scone. Me: “Okaaay…What about a little sister?” Sausage: “Pontypandy….or xylophone” My Daughter, the surrealist!

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Grief and Faith.

Some of you may know and some of you may not know that my stepmum passed away at the end of last year and while we’re all dealing with it, there are times when it still feels very raw and painful. On a seemingly unrelated note, Husband was bought a book on Buddhism by my little sister for Christmas and when reading it, found the story of Kisa Gautami. It goes something like this: Kisa …

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