My Week In Pictures // Week 7

My Week In Pictures

Party Time Top – This week we celebrated my sister’s 50th birthday.  I was really nervous because she had said she didn’t want a party.  In fact she was allergic to the idea.  Her husband died 2 years ago and the plan was they would have a joint one.  So I understand why she felt […]

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Crunchie Bar Tiffin Slice

Family Food

These Crunchie bar tiffin slices are so easy to make that even your children can make them. There is no baking involved so it is safe to get your children involved. Crunchie bar tiffin slices are so cheap to make as they require just a handful of ingredients. But don’t let that fool you, because […]

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What is a cervical screening test and what happens during one?


Ladies, you should have noticed a lot of coverage recently highlighting the need to book in for a cervical screening test (in old school money this was referred to as a smear test).  This is because in January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.  As it would happen, my appointment was this week.  So I thought […]

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Month of Firsts – December 2017

Month of Firsts

Another month is over and it is time for me to once again round-up all of your firsts. I started this series of posts because I have a type of epilepsy that affects my short-term memory.  Quite simply if I don’t write it down I forget it. I don’t want to forget the moments that […]

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Magic Moments – 12/07/15

Magic Moments 2015

H’s birthday is coming up soon and so I asked Hubby to take our child for a hair cut.  “Just a trim”, I said, “so that he doesn’t look scruffy on his photos”.  On Tuesday morning he left the house as my little long-haired baby boy and he came back that afternoon as a grown up!  […]

July 14, 2015

Magic Moments – 05/07/2015

Magic Moments 2015

Unfortunately Mummy has been ill this week so there aren’t as many magic moments to report on as there normally are. Typically I picked my bug up from my child.  Now that I am a parent I realise that they are very generous with sharing them.  By the weekend I started to feel marginally better, […]

July 7, 2015

Magic Moments – 28/06/2015

Magic Moments 2015

I decided to take the risk of going swimming again this week.  For those of you that have read a previous post you will know that this was a big deal, as last time we went swimming it very nearly ended up with me being banned from all public places.  The ace up my sleeve was that his […]

June 28, 2015

Month of Firsts – June 2015

Month of Firsts

Whilst last month I listed out a whole host of things that my little cheeky monkey did for the first time, this month looks quite light in comparison.  I put this down to my poor memory and have made a note to self to jot things down as they happen.  So here is what happened for […]

June 26, 2015

Pooping Sandcastles


If the heading doesn’t give it away then I will warn you that the main topic of this post is poo. And just for further clarity we are of course talking about baby poo. For those of a queasy disposition then do not read on any further. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!   Note:  You will […]

June 23, 2015

Magic Moments – 21/06/2015

Magic Moments 2015

A week when I started in a melancholy mood and thankfully ended up at the other end of the emotional spectrum.  I attended by brother-in-law’s funeral on Monday.  Seeing so many people turn out for the occasion was a real comfort to my sister.  Seeing my niece and nephew grieve for their dad also brought home more […]

June 21, 2015

Magic Moments 14/06/2015

Magic Moments 2015

Things have been going at a million miles an hour the last few weeks so it was good to have the day off work on Friday to take my little cheeky monkey to Chester Zoo. Harry adores the “nanimals” and luckily we invested in a season pass so it is really handy just to pack a picnic and pop along for an […]

June 14, 2015