Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Handmade gifts

This year I plan to make as many gifts I can for the many birthdays and occasions we have to celebrate. While I love doing this I am a tad concerned that my crafting talenting leave a lot to be desired .so does this turn my gifts from handcrafted items given with love to handmade tat that you only normally keep if your child made it? Who knows. To be honest there isn't much choice as I have NO money in our monthly budget for gifts and treats.
From a personal point of view I LOVE recieving handmade gifts. It makes me think that the person has really thought about it rather than just buying the first thing they see on the shelf.I know not everyone feels the same though. So what do you think about homemade gifts? And are you still grateful even if it's not the best work you've ever seen?

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter

Having a lovely Easter so far. Started our day with boiled eggs and soldiers. Then playing in the park in the sunshine. We came home to make chocolate cornflake cakes and then back to the park while they chill. Later will have fish for tea and conflake tart with custard! Yummy!!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Well well well

My hubby has been totally against a homebirth but I do believe he is coming around :) Not got him convinced yet but do watch this space !
We have had a lovely day today with some very good friends who I feel very blessed to have in my life . It's strange how things happen . I never really expected to make 'mummy mates'
. To be honest I don't class myself as a sociable person and I never used to really like other peoples kids . However these friends have become done of my best friends and all because my daughter became so friendly with there son! Yet another example of how my children have made my life BETTER . Yes it's not always easy being a parent but I would change a damn thing!!!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


Today I was going to post a self pitying rant about how I'm not coping . Instead I have decided to celebrate what is good in my life.

* my son finally starting to get better from a nasty virus

* the sun is shining

* the hubby having a few days off working starting tomorrow

* my daughter singing me songs to cheer me up if I feel sad

* my unborn child weighing away in my tummy reminding me of good things to come

* a moments peace as the toddlers take an unexpected nap

* a good friend coming to collect my daughter for a fun day out so she is not climbing the Walls as we are stuck at home with poorly boy

Oh and did I mention the sun is shining? Life ain't so bad really!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Not the best of starts

Lots of plans for today including midwife appointment, visit with a friend and prep for a BBQ tomorrow. Not to mentioning knitting, housework and childcare. Unfortunately Euan is unwell . Nothing serious (I hope) but a high temperature and no energy which basically means he wants to be clung to me all the time. So I predict very little will actually get done today. I secretly don't mind at and I am quite enjoying my special cuddles with my little man. Fingers crossed the bug avoids the rest of us tho. I am FAR too busy to get sick!

In other news, I have noticed my Internet usuage has crept back up again . I appear to not be able to scratch my head without first checking facebook and various forums. Need to tackle this as my routines are slipping and the house is descending back into chaos.

Oh and please come and check out the Spring Summer Spectacular over on . Some gorgeous items on sale and some real bargains to be had!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

oh deary me

Spent at least 3 hours today tantruming and sulking over a lost camera cable that was sneakily hiding in plain sight! How very dare it! I think my hormonal pregnant self needs to chill!!!My mood swings are getting out of control and I potentially have another 20 weeks to go! How my marriage will survive this I do not know!
On a lighter note.... I am knitting my first pair of longies for the baby! CUTE! Using the Pimp my Longies pattern. Photos to come soon!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

A lovely Weekend

Easter Bonnet

My eldest requested an Easter to take to preschool.We had limited funds and supplies but she was over the moon with the results! What do you think?

Saturday, 9 April 2011

A morning to myself

On a saturday morning my husband takes the children to a dads group at our local childrens centre. This is great all round as the children adore spending time with daddy and get a chance to get some much needed housework done. This week I have decided to ignore said housework and RELAX! How lovely! A soak in the bath and then to sit outside in the sunshine knitting small shorties for the new baby! What could be better ! :)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


I have been neglecting my blog over the last week or so. I would love to say that because I've been so busy but sadly I've been neglecting most things. It would appear I've reached 'that point' in my pregnancy. You know the one ? The ' I am NEVER doing this again' point! In my first pregnancy I was at least 38 weeks before I felt that way. In my second pregnancy I was more like 30 weeks. This time...... well I'm currently 22 weeks! Don't get me wrong I love being pregnant. I love feeling my baby wiggle , I love my new body shape and I love the anticipation! I don't love the heartburn , the spd and the lack of energy. My hips are so painful that I genuinely don't see how I would survive another pregnancy ! So I am glad that we had already decided that this is our last. ! :)
At what stage do you reach the 'never again?' point?