Tuesday 6 September 2016

Why You Shouldn't Frown On 'Hand Me Downs'!!

When I discovered I was finally pregnant I quickly set about making a list of the things I needed and wanted for our little bean. When I started to add up the cost I felt a bit sick and it wasn't just morning sickness or too many ginger biscuits! As our pregnancy news spread the offers of secondhand items started to flood in but I didn't know how I felt about it. We'd waited so long I wanted as many shiny new things as possible. I spent ages searching the internet looking for the best deals for everything from cots to clothes. It was simple though. We just couldn't afford it all and we needed to consider accepting the hand me downs and secondhand items being offered to us.

Baby standing in a cotbed

Monday 5 September 2016

Bloom & Wild

It was under sad circumstances a year ago that I first came across the company Bloom and Wild. A close friend had lost her father and I wanted to send her a bouquet so she new we were thinking of her. I had a hunt round the internet and the usual companies, like Interflora, came up. The last time I used Interflora was a complete disaster. The flowers were delivered to the wrong address and the recipient had to go out in the snow to collect them.

Saturday 3 September 2016

There's A Fault On The Line!

As I write this one of my oldest friends is in slow labour with her first child. I feel all kind of emotions. Excited for the new arrival and that my friend is joining me on the mummy journey but nervous for her at the same time knowing what she still has to go through.

I find myself wondering if this time next year I could be holding my own new arrival. Another hobbit sized person in our home and our family.

The chances are I won't be.

I had hoped by Christmas I'd be giddy on Clomid again. I say giddy its more hot, hormonal, tearful and a bit sweaty. Yes, I had hoped for this but it would mean we are closer to having another baby.

After the cock up at the doctor's last week it now seems so far away.

Toy train on a wood track

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Charity Spotlight - Little Princess Trust

Little Princess Trust logo

This month's charity is the amazing Little Princess Trust.

As those that regularly read my blog will know over the last year we've been part of a special project with Ikea to live a more sustainable life. Making us rethink our waste and how we live, it has made us review how we look and live life. After a morning at the hairdressers I started to think about what happened to the waste hair and mentioned it to my hairdresser. She mentioned that there are places that you can donate it to but it has to be cut properly and you can't use the sweepings off the floor!

So, when I got home I did some googling and found the charity, Little Princess Trust.

The charity provide real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. The wigs are given to the children completely free of charge. The charity also provide wigs to children suffering with illnesses such as alopecia.

Monday 29 August 2016

Getting Through The School Holidays!

For those of you that have school age children the long summer break can be exhausting. 

Where are we going?
What are we doing?
I'm hungry!
I'm bored!

Smiling sunshine drawn in the sand and surrounded by towels, shells and starfish

Wednesday 24 August 2016

When the shitty just gets shittier

Poo emoji

The last couple of weeks have been pretty shit. It feels like an endless conveyor belt of shitness, so obviously feel I should share it with you.