Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is She REALLY a Domestic Goddess?!

Is She REALLY a Domestic Goddess?!

Everyone has at least one friend or relative who makes them feel like utter rubbish when it comes to matters of the home. You know the type, they usually have a gaggle of children all of whom are studious AND sporty, perfectly coiffured hair, a Cath Kidston tablecloth on her scrubbed wooden table, which sits in the ‘heart of the home’ kitchen with the Aga and Le Creuset casserole dishes. She has a job but …

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Warm My Cockles

The other day, I was talking to one of my Mother in Laws; she’s from Arkansas, where by next Monday they’ll be enjoying highs of 29°c, and has only lived in the UK for a couple of years. Our weather doesn’t sit hugely well with her, understandably, and she said that our winter has been so long and so wet that she feels like the damp has soaked into her bones. I TOTALLY understand that …

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More! Magazine – The End of an Era

More! Magazine – The End of an Era

This afternoon, I heard the news that More! magazine is ceasing publication after reader numbers have dwindled to an all-time low, and I have to say, I was a little bit saddened. As a teen, More! was about as edgy as it got when it came to reading material and my friends and I spent many a bus journey giggling at ‘Position of the Fortnight’ or reading in horror about peoples embarrassing experiences, usually involving …

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The Gallery

This week’s Gallery theme is ‘Youth’ and whilst looking through some old photos, I found this one of my Mum. I’m pretty sure this is before she had me, I’d guess she was about eighteen here but I just think she looks awesome. I love her outfit, it’s something that I could totally see a girl of that age wearing today; who’d have thought I was related to a timeless style icon?! And just in …

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Get 2 free packs of Huggies Baby Wipes with Quidco

Even though Sausage is now 4, we still have the odd pack of baby wipes laying around, for hands and face after dinner or long car journeys and we always choose Huggies as they’re the only ones that don’t leave Sausage’s super-senstitive skin all red and bumpy. Let’s face it, finances are tight for most of the UK at the moment, that’s why Quidco is offering you the chance to pick up 2 free packs of …

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Lest We Forget

As with most people, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love how it can spark and nurture debate and communication, I love how it can bring people together and I love how easy it is to find a friend when you need it most, long nights with colicky babies or times when you just need to click the ‘like’ button to know you aren’t the only one and someone out there does relate. …

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Modern Britain?

I was nosing around Husband’s desk last week and I found, as I often do, a scrap of paper with a doodle on it. I always love his doodles but I thought this one was very poignant, given the current political climate, and has a huge heap of cynicism to it. (excuse the slightly blurry photo, I had the HDR setting on my phone and must have moved at the last second!)

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Baby Names

When Husband and I were thinking of names for Sausage, it was really important to us that she have a name that wasn’t hugely popular. We spent a long time poring over name books and searching for inspiration on the net and it was only when I was in hospital being induced that we made our final decision. I’m pleased to say that her name is still largely unused in the UK, with just a …

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Nexus 7 Kids Apps – Our Recommendations

We’re big fans of Android in this house – Husband loves being able to root his phone and use custom software and I love being able to customise my device to my requirements and the Open ethos of Android lets us tinker to our hearts content. Last Christmas, we decided to buy Sausage a tablet PC and the Nexus 7 was the obvious choice. She uses it for so many different things, surfing the web, …

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Learning is Fun: Animal Sizes

Since Sausage was old enough to hold her own head up, Husband has sat her on his lap at his desk and showed her pictures of animals on the computer. She’s always been fascinated by nature and as she grew we moved her learning on from visual-only stimulation to actually learning facts about animals and the natural world. The internet is an amazing resource and we love nothing more than when Sausage asks us about something and …

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