Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mumsnet, a Hospital Visit and A Community-Sized Hug

This has been a funny old week in the Parent Blogging community. Saturday saw one of the years biggest blogging conferences, put on by Mumsnet, and for a while everyone was abuzz with chatter of what went on at the conference. Then, on Sunday, the Daily Mail printed an article by She Who Shall Not Be Named, a woman who apparently has no desire to endear herself to anyone, condemning us all as mindless drones …

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The NHS and Me

I’ve got a bit of a tumultuous past with the NHS. When I was 6 I contracted meningococcal septicaemia, my Mum rushed me to our local hospital who sent me home with a diagnosis of a chest infection. It wasn’t until I started to become worryingly ill and Mum took me to a different A&E  that it was finally recognised and I got much needed treatment, but it was touch and go for a while and …

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Rejection Sucks

Alternative title: Why I’d Like to Close the Curtains and Eat Cheese Toasties in My Pyjamas For The Next Week… Let me set the scene: In she walks, well dressed but professional. Her hair and make-up are well done but not so immaculate that she looks over the top. She’s confident, you can tell by her stride that she knows what she’s doing. She exchanges banter in the lift with the girl who’s been sent …

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Learning Burn Out?

Now that Sausage has got past the anxieties that made her first few weeks at school difficult for her, she’s taking to it like the proverbial duck dipping his toes in the pond. She’s already on books with words, she has been for a few weeks in fact, and she’s excelling in just about every area. She’s even becoming more physical, something she’s been apprehensive of in the past because she’s not that confident when …

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Edible Sparklers

We’re not much ones for Bonfire Night in the Mum’s the Word house; as dog owners, it tends to just upset the whole household and we find it hard to enjoy. One thing we can enjoy though is Bonfire Night food and these edible sparklers are super simple to make and super fun to get the kids involved in. You’ll need: Cadbury’s fingers (we used the milk chocolate ones)     Edible cake sprinkles   …

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Paranorman – Why We Loved ‘THAT’ Joke

Paranorman – Why We Loved ‘THAT’ Joke

Last Monday, despite Sausage being poorly, we all went to the cinema. We’d had the tickets booked for a while and it was meant to be the first of a list of activities we had planned for Half Term. As it turned out, poor Sausage was too ill for anything else all week, but that’s a different post. The film we’d booked to see was Paranorman. We’d seen a trailer for it when we went …

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How Useful Are You in a Zombie Apocalypse?

The concept of a zombie apocalypse is something that Husband and I have discussed at length. Yes, we’re nerds, wanna fight about it?! We’ve toyed with the idea of putting a ‘Go Bag’ together, a kit full of supplies that you can grab and go should news of a Shaun of the Dead style outbreak be announced, and we’ve also talked about where we’d bugger off to as well. I think Husband’s current go-to plan …

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Closer to Nature

I’ve not done a Closer to Nature post for ages, mostly because I’ve not been near much nature lately! Between the daily school runs, the nights drawing in and the colder weather, being outside has not been high on my list of priorities! It’s been Half Term here this week and typically, Sausage has been poorly for most of it, which is a real bummer, but today she’s feeling a bit better so we decided …

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Feldspathoid Silicate Minerals are a Girl’s Best Friend…

A few months ago, someone on Facebook mentioned that they were looking at the Tiffany’s website and being the curious gal that I am, I sauntered over to have a nose. After picking my jaw back up when I saw some of the prices (I know, naive of me, but I’m a simple gal with simple tastes), I noticed this: This is the Elsa Peretti® Cabochon ring which retails for £1025. Let’s not be silly, I don’t …

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