Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Our day at the spa

It seems like so long away now, but my sister, who blogs at Two Under Two, and I went to Bannatynes Spa for a relaxing spa day a few months ago.

We’ve been to a spa together once before after seeing an offer on Groupon and when I saw another offer for Bannatynes Spa we jumped at the chance!

This was our first time at Bannatynes.

I live just around the corner, but have never really thought about joining or going to the gym. I think having two kids now has something to do with this!

Anyway the offer was for a spa day for two people and even better we could have two spa treatments each!

Amazing!

I originally was going to have a massage and manicure, but my sister decided she wanted a massage and facial so I opted for a facial too and I’m so glad I did!

Bannatynes in Llanishen, Cardiff is smaller than I thought it would be, but that doesn’t detract from what it has to offer. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Irrational mum fears - Is it just me?

The world seemed a much safer place when it was just me and my husband.

We would walk anywhere, at any time, not taking much notice of those who passed us in the street.

Care free, even oblivious some may say to the world we live in.

In truth it wasn't that I was oblivious, simply that I had a ‘blinkered’ outlook on life because some of the ‘problems’ I now find myself facing were never an issue to me before.

Now though it’s a different story and I find myself presented with this new scary world.

A world in which I suspect everyone and a world in which we compete with one another over trivial things in place of supporting each other over those so called trivial things, but at that moment in our lives, those trivial things don’t seem so trivial.

I know my fears will disappear the older my children are, but for now they’re very real fears. Some may irrational and others may think me crazy.

Although these current fears will fade, I imagine they will soon be replaced with new ones.

I can’t believe that September next year our twins will be starting nursery school. It’ll only be half days to start with, but it doesn't seem like I've had them all to myself for long enough and they’re being sent away to school.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Grieving definitely doesn't get any easier

In 2005 mum passed away.

She left behind a husband and two daughters.


She'd fought ovarian cancer for years.

When she passed away people would tell me that this feeling of emptiness, loneliness and great sadness would gradually fade away into a terrible memory.

I would get over it.

The truth?

I'll never get over it.

I mean how am I meant to get over it?

It doesn't make any sense.

She was 50 years old.

She had everything in front her.

I resent elderly people moaning about their lives.

You're still alive!

Enjoy it! Make the most of it!

Why moan about it? Be grateful for the time you have left.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver Review


For the purpose of this review we were sent one Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver to review and a £25 Homebase voucher.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Binky Linky

***NO BUSINESSES***

This linky is for bloggers who have been blogging for a year or less. It's your chance to link up your favourite post of the week. It's a great way to find new blogs to read and to raise your blogs profile.

Binky is the American term for a dummy which babies obviously use. I thought the name Binky Linky would suit seeing as this linky is aimed at newbie bloggers!

I'm your host!


...and your co-hosts is...

Rebecca from Dilly Drops


The rules are simple...

1. Link up your best post of the week below
2. Visit other peoples posts and leave a blog comment on at least 3 other blogs
3. Share this linky via Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest etc using the hashtag #binkylinky
4. Follow other bloggers via their social networks
5. Every Friday at 12.01am until 11.59pm on Sunday, this linky will be open to share your posts
6. Please include the linky badge or a textlink onto the linked blog post or sidebar so people can find the link easily and to see other peoples entries


Binky Linky

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Why you should never touch a strangers child

This is a topic that really annoys me!

It’s on a par with our pregnant bellies suddenly becoming public property the moment we start to show the slightest sign of a bump!

Why do some people think it’s acceptable to touch a strangers belly?

I just don’t get it!

It’s rude, intrusive and invading my personal space.

This goes for touching a strangers child too. 

Not so long ago I took R and M to the hospital.

M had a nasty bump on her knee and we didn’t know how it had happened.

It was almost a lump under her skin, which was covered in a big black bruise.

The doctors wanted to take blood from M so that they could test it to see if she had enough blood cells. They also wanted to check that her blood was clotting properly.

It wasn’t a pleasant experience.

The first vein collapsed after a good 10 minutes of prodding.

M was scared, upset and crying.

I asked the nurse for a few moments to calm M down so that they could try again.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Top Toddler Books

As a keen reader myself, although I don’t do too much of it nowadays due to lack of time, I’m keen to start reading more to our twins.

I recently asked on Twitter how often people read to their children and it made me feel slightly bad that I don’t read to our twins on a regular basis.

The majority of people replied to say that they read to their children (of all ages from babies to pre-schoolers) daily.

Our girls have lots and lots of books, but we don’t tend to read them much. In a bid to read to them more I have put together a list of my top toddler books.

These are books that we own, that our girls enjoy when I do read them to them.

Not last night, but the night before by Colin McNaughton


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Mary's Donor Egg Journey - The Final Part

Wanting to close this chapter in my life, I thought a good way to do it would be to write the final part of this story, which has taken since 2008 to get to!

I left off last time with the good news on my beta results which indicated twins as the numbers were high. 

Scans showed the good news - it was twins! I couldn’t wait to tell everyone, especially my parents that after all the ups and downs over the past few years that I was at last pregnant and that the numbers suggested double trouble!  They were absolutely over the moon, Mum was in shock and I thought Dad could potentially have another heart attack!  

Pregnancy symptoms were OK actually - apart from a massive craving for Cheddars and Nutella, thats still stuck to my hips now.  Nausea came and went, I think in terms of pregnancy symptoms I got off pretty lightly as I didn’t have morning sickness.  Insomnia was my biggest challenge and managed to stay with me all throughout the pregnancy, some said it would prepare me for what was to come.

Monday, 25 August 2014

A Day in the Life of a Twin Mum

It’s been quite a while since I wrote my last ‘A day in the life of a twin mum’ post.

Nine months to be exact.

I really enjoy writing these posts because I love looking back and seeing how things have changed.

Our twins, R and M, are two and a half now.

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