Monthly Archives: March 2012

Things That I Am Too Old To Do…

I’ve got to a certain age now, or maybe a certain point in life rather than an actual age, where I’ve realised that there are a few things that I’m definitely too old to do. It’s come as a shock because I thought I was still young and cool, but I sense my siblings and younger cousins cringing occasionally which has made me realise that I’m firmly in the ‘Embarrassing Adult’ group. Here are a …

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Saturday Caption

I’ve never got involved in this linky before but I thought I would this week, I love a good linky! So, here’s my offering: So, leave me a comment below containing a caption for the photo above. Simple, right? ECAPV269MFR7

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My First Ever Black Eye

Any of my eagle-eyed Twitter chums may have noticed this on Sunday: I was secretly hoping it’d turn into a proper shiner, making me look like a female boxer or something, but alas it’s not that dramatic. It also occurred to me that a woman with a black eye raises certain questions, so every time I go anywhere and catch someone looking, I’ve been loudly proclaiming “LOOK WHAT MY KID DID TO ME!” just in …

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Making Family Chores Fun

I may have mentioned once or twice (ahem…) that I’m pretty rubbish at housework. In fact, I’ve found no less than four posts on this very blog, with confessions of slovenliness (here…here…here…and here, just in case you’re interested!). However, since I went back to work, I’ve really stepped up on the housework front. I may still have dusty skirting boards and my mother-in-law may have done my washing up for me about half a dozen times …

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Silent Sunday

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The Age My Mother Was Then.

I’ve had this post brewing in my head for a while now but I had to get my Mum’s permission to splash her private life around my little corner of the internet. When my mother was 35, after a lifetime of gynecological problems, she was given a full hysterectomy. Uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, the lot. My sister was around five and I was about 13 and as far as I was concerned, my Mum had kids …

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Schleich Farm Life

When Sausage got to a certain age, she started to really get into animals and was keen to learn everything she could about them. My little sister is 8 1/2 years younger than me and I remembered that when she was about Sausage’s age, she too was mad about animals and collected miniature rubbery plastic models of them from a particular childrens toy shop. She’d go in there once a week and get a new …

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When Did Your Kids Become Aware of Death?

I’ve had this post in my head for a while but have been finding it hard to find the right words. Sausage, just recently, has been talking about dying. During her games with her dollies, she’ll talk about them dying from one illness or another (mostly due to starvation, if I remember rightly…) and she starts random conversations about people passing away. When my step mum died last year, I thought I did a really …

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What Was Top Of The Charts The Year Your Kids Were Born?

I’ve been tagged in a meme by one of my favourite bloggers, Mama Syder of The Syders and I’m pleased to say that this one is right up my alley. Also, it’s been aged since I’ve been tagged and I do love a meme, so I was well chuffed…until I did a bit of research! The meme itself is NO problem, a great idea in fact. The rules are: Post a video of the number …

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A Sausage-ism for Mother’s Day

Sausage and I were sharing a joke and laughing together (about bogies, just in case you’re wondering. I never said it was high-brow) and I said to her “Oh, I’m so lucky to have you”, to which she replied: “And I’m so lucky to have a doggy”. Oh. Right. Happy Mother’s Day, one and all! 

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