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The Gallery – Trees

The topic this week for The Gallery is Trees, so far I have seen some pretty impressive photo's and on first glance at this post I thought it not very interesting. I have been proved wrong as some truly are magnificent. This tree was taken on one of my favourite walks by the river, it

Learning Through Play

Watching your child playing is magical. When they are very young you can sit for ages watching them peacefully sleeping, similarly when they start to get older watching them play without a care in the world. I find it incredible how quickly children learn and discover new skills overnight, every day brings a new discovery. It

Childhood sweeties!

Retro sweets is the topic of Kate's Listography this week, I think we all still get excited when we spot sweets from our childhood and although I find most really sweet now, I still love to buy them when I see them.Here are my 5 picks...I remember getting dip dabs (although in my memory it's

Exercise is a bore…

Now exercise is something we all know is good for us, but how many of us actually keep to schedules that we set ourselves?I for one have never got on with 'keep fit 'and to this day have never completed a course of classes or committed myself to a gym for more than a few

Glorious sunshine

Today I feel good, full of optimism! I love days like today when the skies are blue without a cloud in sight and the sunshine makes the air seem hazy. I am not green fingered in the slightest but when the weather perks up it always makes me think about sitting outdoors with beautiful surroundings,

Pancake Day – 8th March!

I love pancakes and every year when Shrove Tuesday comes around I think 'why don't I make them more often?'. Strange that it should take a commercialised event to jog my memory! Especially as we have a love for yorkshire puddings in our house, it's the same ingredients, I guess we are just programmed for

Pet hates

Now this topic was just so irresistible not to join in! I usually have the odd moan and gripe but to have a platform for which to put them on? right up my street...Number 1 gripe:People who don't listen to you. Now I like to think I am a pretty good listener and think it's

Simple Pleasures

Here are a few shots summing up some of the moments that make me happy, check out Tara's gallery below the photo's...A nice cold beer in the sunshineEnjoying the first day homeGorgeous baby toesSheer bliss in the water Take twoChocolate cake

Baby bottom butter for your face anyone?

Is anyone a convert to this pot of baby cream? The other week I came across an article in the Daily Mail comparing this cream to Creme de la Mer, not that I have ever had the luxury of trying this.  I didn't realise there was a big fuss about it back in 2008, with

Bare faced

I woke up this morning thinking my left eye felt a bit strange, knowing in the back of my mind that it could be something and hoping that my suspicions weren't correct. I even lent down and my eye throbbed just like last time. Well I can confirm my inklings were indeed correct and I

Reasons to be Cheerful

1. Today is the first day of 11 days off in a row! Woohoo, let's hope the sun puts his hat on again soon! You can't beat that feeling of knowing you don't have to return to work for a while...2. I am booked for a swedish massage next week, something I have never had

The Nursery versus me

So yesterday was another usual day at work for me until my colleague pointed out that she had seen some kiddies in various buggies being pushed into the hospital lift. Immediately my heckles rose, it was not so long ago that I had told the nursery that I didn't want my son being taken into

The move to the big boy bed

So recently Beastie was promoted from cot to cot bed (big boy bed) after a period of intensely hating his cot. Unsure of what was the best way forward I eventually decided that the cot bed sides were clearly the issue, so with a little persuasion I managed to convince my husband to take off