Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Daddy do it!

Has anyone else experienced their kids going through a phase of daddy doing everything?

I’m not allowed to get them their drinks, pick them up or hold their hands!

Don’t get me wrong, it can be great sometimes as it means I can sit back and just be an onlooker on the chaos that’s descending in front of my very eyes, but it would be nice to feel wanted sometimes!

You know, just now and again would be nice!

This happens mostly when we’re on holiday or when we go somewhere with daddy.

We went to Menorca on our first family holiday last year and all I heard was daddy do it.

I wasn’t wanted!

Not one tiny bit!


Monday, 15 September 2014

The Ultimate X-Factor Night In

I love the X-Factor!

There, I've said it!

I can't sing. I can't write songs and I can't even dance, but that doesn't stop me from making the most of our X-Factor weekends!

My absolute favourite part is watching the auditions. Especially when they show the auditions from our home town, Cardiff.

I've been tempted to enter myself just so I can meet the judges, but the chances of the producers putting me through to see the judges are probably slim to none!

Regardless of this fact though our household have our own unique way of watching the auditions. When the kids are in bed we dig out the snacks, don our best X-Factor judges 'voices' and open up the official X-Factor app on our phones!

That red button is so enticing! Even if I love an act I just can't help, but press the button! I'd be no good as judge! Too 'buzzer' happy! I'd be pressing it all the time!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Is it possible to feed two year old twins on £60 a week?

I remember the days well before we had children. In particular I remember just how far money used go.

Our weekly food shop would come in at £60 a week for the two of us, sometimes less!

Since having children that amount has increased substantially! When you factor in nappies, dummies and all the numerous other things children need there's not much change out of £100!


Friday, 12 September 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!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Diet Chef. Week 2 Results

After last weeks amazing 7lb loss I wondered whether I would see any weight loss this week.

I've decided not to tell you what I've been eating every day because a lot of the food is pretty much the same as last week, but anything I haven't written about before I will share with you.

Following on from last weeks post a few people left some comments asking what to do about eating out and that they thought Diet Chef was expensive.

With regard to eating out Diet Chef advise to just eat normally. Obviously I would take this to mean sensibly, but if you did eat a little too much I wouldn't worry too much as you can always continue as you mean to go on the following day.

I've been finding the breakfast and lunch options my favourite meals. For me breakfast is an important part of the day and if I didn't eat it, I would snack all day and most likely this would mean that I would be hungry all day.

Before Diet Chef lunch on a work day would consist of me grabbing a croissant and sugary drink on the way into work and during days at home I'd usually have toast or cereal. Sometimes though I would miss breakfast.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Return to the school gates: The good, the bad and the ugly!

It's official - half term is well and truly over!

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Schools are back and with it some normality can (hopefully) be regained!

But, what does the return to school mean for you and your family?

For most it means forking out for new school uniforms, pencils, pens and that awful sticky stuff to cover school books with! I can never get it on without a few bubbles or wrinkled lines! Just me?

Evenings are spent creating packed lunches that look like works of art. Posh ham sandwiches in the shape of a dinosaur anyone?

Dicing cheese into perfect little cubes and gently sliding them onto sticks accompanied with olives and cherry tomatoes.

How to Eat Your way to a Better Night's Sleep

Sleep is when your body repairs itself. From your muscles to your brain, you need those hours of unconsciousness to reset, reboot and recover from everything you've done each day.

So why then is it sometimes so hard for your body to let you fall asleep?

It seems strange that your body should fight you when it comes to something so important. But consider this: the decision making part of your brain is still fairly primitive and doesn’t naturally make the connection between what you put into your body and the effect it will have on it (e.g. drugs, pen lids, 10 pints of beer).

So when there are many types of food, drink and other consumables which can make sleeping difficult, as well as those that can make it easier, you’d best know the difference.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Interview with myself


What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be so many things when I was younger. I like to think I’m quite creative! I used to love drawing and making things.

I remember at one point in my childhood I wanted to be a photographer.

I’d spend hours taking pictures of things with my disposable camera! I’d take pictures of plants, the cat, toys, food, pretty much anything!

Once I’d decided against being a photographer I moved onto the world of animals and decided that I wanted to be a vet.

I loved animals and was always playing with our cat and various other pets we had growing up.

When I realised though that being a vet would involve blood and other animal bodily fluids I soon changed my mind!

I also remembering wanting to be a gardener at one stage.

This might have had something to do with spending time outdoors on sunny days and getting a nice sun tan though!

Monday, 8 September 2014

It's too soon! The twins start nursery!

I can’t believe that our beautiful, little girls will be starting nursery in April.


Where did all the time go?

I remember sitting on our worn out black sofa in our top floor flat thinking about what would happen the following day.

It was the night before our twins were going to be born.

I was both nervous and excited, but also terrified!

I’d never had an operation before and yet tomorrow would be the biggest of my life.

A planned C-section.

I was 34 weeks pregnant and our twins would be delivered six weeks early.

We knew they were going to be little and that they would need to spend some time in special care, but even armed with that information nothing truly prepared us for what was to come.

R was born first weighing 4lb3 and two minutes later M arrived weighing 2lb11. I gave them both a quick kiss and then they were whisked off to the intensive care unit.

You were a 90s child if...


  • You had a clear box full of floppy disks sitting on your computer desk and all the labels were written in pencil so that you when you re-used the disk (if they ever worked second time around) you could rub out what you’d deleted and re-write your latest saved masterpiece
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