Monthly Archives: November 2013

Life After Birth

Life After Birth

One of the things that I’m preparing for already is recovering from my c-section, once the baby is born. Last time, I was in my early 20’s (young enough to bounce back with little effort!) and having Sausage in the neo-natal intensive care unit meant that I was backwards and forwards to the hospital and healing just kid of happened because it had to. I was so single minded about being there for Sausage that …

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Maximising Our Space

Maximising Our Space

As regular readers will know, our current situation is this: expecting a baby – live in a small house – can’t afford to move. What this means is that we’re trying to be clever about how we adjust our living environment, by maximising space and increasing our storage options. The main space we’ve been focussing on is the bedrooms, with new wardrobes for all of us, but we’ve decided to go a step further in …

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A Step Towards Independence (Or: A Shift in Our Relationship)

A Step Towards Independence (Or: A Shift in Our Relationship)

Being pregnant has been infinitely more pleasant this time around. People keep telling me how well I look and I have to check to see if they’re talking to someone else, so used am I to being ill, pallid and drawn when up the duff. I never thought I’d be the sort of person who would wear pregnancy well, so to look in the mirror and see my skin and hair looking so healthy, colour …

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The Cost of Going Back to School

The Cost of Going Back to School

When Sausage started school, we wanted to make sure that she had all of the right stuff that she needed, so we went to the local uniform shop and bought just about everything we could with a school logo on it! We probably went a little over the top, but it was worth it to make sure she had everthing she needed, and to be fair, she’s used everything we bought! If you’re a parent, …

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Brighten Up Your Kitchen in Aid of Children in Need

Brighten Up Your Kitchen in Aid of Children in Need

An independent electrical retailer is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for charity with a ‘cool’ unique online auction. Sheffield based electrical retailer Crampton & Moore and white goods manufacturer Servis, have designed a one-of-a-kind Pudsey Bear inspired retro fridge to auction off, with all proceeds going to this year’s Children in Need. Consumers can make their bid on eBay for a chance to win the unique polka dot retro fridge freezer. Bidding will start …

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Listography – Top 5 Life Lessons

Listography – Top 5 Life Lessons

I’m totes excited to say that the wonderful Kate (and I’m not just saying that, she really is a super-duper top gal) at Kate Takes 5 has decided to bring back Listography, which is probably my favourite linky of all time. She may have been ever-so-slightly badgered into it by me and Carolin from Mummy Alarm, but I like to think of it as a case of active encouragement, rather than actual internet bullying *ahem*… If you’ve never seen …

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Two Festive Looks from Next Maternity Wear

With Christmas right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to wear over the festive season. Getting bigger means that comfort is important, but I’d still like to be able to look glam too, so when the lovely people at Next sent me two outfits, one glam and one comfy, to keep me going over the Christmas period. Here are my outfit plans: Buy Fawn Layer Knit Sweater (Maternity) from the Next …

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A Game of Dress Up

A few weeks ago, we gave Sausage’s bedroom a bit of a makeover; now that she’s a big girl, she needs a room befitting, so we bought her a new wardrobe and storage, as well as some pictures and a proper wooden desk with a pink swivel chair for her to use to do her homework. Of course, new furniture meant a lot of sorting out, and in the process of this I realised that …

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A Room Somewhere…

I’m a bit of a musicals fan, and this time of year always reminds me of the inimitable Eliza Doolittle: All I want is a room somewhere, Far away from the cold night air. With one enormous chair, Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly? Lots of choc’lates for me to eat, Lots of coal makin’ lots of ‘eat. Warm face, warm ‘ands, warm feet, Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly? I’m a real creature of comfort and …

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