Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pre-School Boosters (Or “Why I Hate Myself Today”)

I know it’s irrational. I know it’s ‘for the best’. I know it needs to happen. But, I still hate myself. Dragging Sausage to the Doctors this morning, me doing my best ‘lets talk constantly about a billion, stupid, insignificant things to take your mind off of your anxiety’ and her doing her ‘I’m such a brave, amazing kid that I’m going to pretend I’m not anxious for Mummy’s sake’ for her pre-school boosters, I …

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Summer Adventures – A Walk in the Woods

Summer Adventure is a collaborative linky hosted by: Adele at Playful Learners, Becca at What Kidder did next, Jayne at Mum’s the Word, Laura at The Mummy Life.    Sausage will be starting school this September, so it’s important to me that we really make the most of this summer and do as much as we can together. Of course, an average family budget doesn’t extend to an expensive day trip every day and although we’ve enjoyed the cinema and …

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Dirty Flaps and Other Things That Get on my Nerves.

Lately, I’ve noticed that there are little things which really niggle at me, minor annoyances that have been making the top of my head blow off like a volcano (well, almost…) so I thought I’d list them here as a sort of catharsis. 1. People Who Get To The Till at the Supermarket Then Act Surprised That They Have To Pay. Okay, long-winded title which more or less explains itself, but what the merry FUCK …

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FETCH!

Another video in our Pedigree Joint Care+ Challenge…I think the title speaks for itself!

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“Why Do You Cross Your Legs When You Cough?” – Kegel8 Ultra Review and Prize Draw

The question above was posed to me by my darling Husband a while back and up until that point, I don’t think I’d realised that I did it. I had a caesarean with Sausage and I think I thought that pelvic floor exercises were something for those who’d managed to squeeze a human out of their fanny. But there’s no denying it, since childbirth, be it through the chuff or out of the sunroof, my pelvic floor has definitely …

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Pedigree Joint Care+ Challenge – Week One

Here’s a little video to kick off our six week Joint Care+ challenge, in association with Pedigree. We’ve been sent a six week supply of Joint Care+ to see if it improves our dogs mobility in that time, plus a selection of other goodies such as Chuck’s own rucksack with his name embroidered on it and the kind loan of a flipcam to capture all of our videos as we go along. We’re really excited …

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Closer to Nature – A Photography Linky

On this week’s Silent Sunday entry, my friend commented and said “You guys are very Attenborough on a Sunday, love it!” and I realised that I really do love taking photos of nature, creatures weird and wonderful and generally anything that makes a good macro shot! I decided that, in honour of the school holidays and the good weather we’re having, that I’d do a little linky where you can get ‘Closer to Nature’ and …

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Silent Sunday

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Too Average for Education.

Back in 2009, I decided that I wanted to use my experiences with Sausage’s birth to help other people in a similar position. I realised that I probably wouldn’t be allowed to do that without qualifications, so I embarked on some formal education in the form of a Psychology degree with the Open University. Despite not having A-levels, I was able to complete an access course which eased me into higher education and provided me …

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Silent Sunday Extra – My Inspiration

This weeks Silent Sunday was taken on a whim when I was out with Sausage for a stroll along the beach. We had walked out along (what I later found out was) a sewage pipe so that Sausage could take some pictures with her camera and inspect the seaweed, but when I got to the end and looked back towards the shore, it reminded me so much of a photo that Husband had taken 6 years ago, …

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