Why Fifty Shades of Grey is bullshit bullshit bullshit

NB : This photo has almost no relevance to the article. But when I typed 'sex' into the search bar he was the only man and why not? As babies offer very low quality chat I always do a lot of reading. At the moment I'm on Come As You Are : the surprising new … Continue reading Why Fifty Shades of Grey is bullshit bullshit bullshit

1st August: And back to work

Today was my first day at work after over a year off. I had been quite nervous about it. Nervous about leaving Emily. Nervous about my ability to get ready on time whilst looking after Emily. Nervous about being awake enough to do some work. Nervous about missing her and feeling out of place after … Continue reading 1st August: And back to work

I got stood up today. Stupid men.

So I'm very nearly back at work and I booked a last minute nursery day to keep the baby in the swing of things. I've also been chatting to an attractive, tall, but also a bit odd doctor on Bumble. I thought I'd let him know I was free as he's a doctor so odd … Continue reading I got stood up today. Stupid men.

27th-28th June: Pasta, Prosecco, Pizza, Peroni

So the cold from the previous week lingered disgustingly on. I was all mucus. Aware of how hideous I was I stayed at home and only ventured out for carbs and painkillers. Luckily for me Emily's dad came over after work on the Monday to help out. My dad came over on the Tuesday and … Continue reading 27th-28th June: Pasta, Prosecco, Pizza, Peroni

All the single ladies (put your hands up)

I like to think I'm not too much of a sheep. People who agree with whatever you say are a bit annoying. I've known a couple of people like that and sometimes I would find it amusing to say one thing and let them agree and then say the opposite to let them agree. Maybe … Continue reading All the single ladies (put your hands up)

20th June: Green Eyed Monster on Steroids 😱

I am really lucky to work with a lovely bunch of people, a few weeks after Emily's dad left I went to the office for a catch up and told everyone and they were the perfect combination of angry and sympathetic. One friend absolutely refused to believe it for a while and genuinely thought I … Continue reading 20th June: Green Eyed Monster on Steroids 😱

15th – 16th June: Dual Parenting Day

I know this is ridiculously late, but I got ridiculously lazy. I know it's technically Father's Day weekend but my friend wished me a happy dual parenting day and I fucking loved that 💪🏻 We did father's day with my dad on the Saturday as he didn't realise it was fathers day and made plans … Continue reading 15th – 16th June: Dual Parenting Day

14th June: Woah! We’re going to Eureka. Woah! Get to West Yorkshire 🎼

Very, very, very belated blogging here. I toyed with the idea of forgetting the whole diary section of my blog and waiting till I'm having a bad day and just going waaaaahhhhh fuck my life / oh and here is a charity shop buy. But then I remembered I had some cute Eureka photos I … Continue reading 14th June: Woah! We’re going to Eureka. Woah! Get to West Yorkshire 🎼

Pure, spiky vulnerability. Or…are you basically three today?

Bit of a lazy post, 90% copied from a book. I'm reading I'm absolutely fine: A Manual for imperfect women pretty much because Claudia Winkleman said it was brilliant and I like her. I'm not even through the free sample yet but I'm feeling generally a bit mental at the moment and it's always fun … Continue reading Pure, spiky vulnerability. Or…are you basically three today?

19th June: Self pity party

This is totally going to screw up the chronology of the diary entries but hey ho. I've gotten behind on the blog and I've been avoiding social media. The social media bit meant I got two weeks in without realising Handmaid's Tale has come back on TV. Shocking. Thank goodness for the Guardian alerting me … Continue reading 19th June: Self pity party

13th June: No title

Couldn't think of a title. Morning at Gingerbread meet up with the single mums and then into York afterwards. I got a picture of Lendal Bridge (which I do most weeks even though it's the same photo) Then I was on the look out for a daily gratitude journal as I thought it would keep … Continue reading 13th June: No title

A letter to my baby and her squishy little cheeks

Dear Daughter I love to kiss you on the cheek I love how soft your baby skin is I love how squishy those chubby cheeks are I love to feel the cosy warmth of them when you are snoozing in my bed I love to feel the cool air on one cheek and the warmth … Continue reading A letter to my baby and her squishy little cheeks

My pregnancy overhshare part three: the second trimester

The middle bit. The easy bit. The no symptoms bit. The bit where you feel so fine you can forget you are pregnant! Fucking liars. Oh my word, every bit of pregnancy sucks. The nausea wears off but for me the headaches and back ache hit in full force around week 15. I did have … Continue reading My pregnancy overhshare part three: the second trimester

13th June: Brunching babes

One of my friends was back from Stockholm so we had a brunch out with our five baby girls, one toddler girl and the mamas. We always go to Fields Kitchen in Sherburn as there is plenty of space for highchairs and pushchairs. I spent many months visiting Fields bouncing a baby on one side … Continue reading 13th June: Brunching babes

11th June: Painty little feet

Do you see this dog? This dog looks like a dog who isn't allowed in a cafe. I knew that from its optimistic little face as I opened the floor, but the cafe was empty when I arrived so OF COURSE I let my new best friend take shelter from the rain with us. Unfortunately … Continue reading 11th June: Painty little feet

10th June: A better day

After my Sunday afternoon shit show my friend suggested we meet in York for cake and sympathy. Emily and I were supposed to go swimming beforehand but Emily was up for a lie in and therefore so was I. We met at Hilda and Jane's near the City Walls on the Racecourse side of town. … Continue reading 10th June: A better day

9th June: Just a shitty day. Shitty McShit Shit

Well the title says it all really. I had a hard time. A really hard time and cried a lot, which I know is a common occurance but CRAZY crying this time. But I did collect this sun cream clickety click click here from Amazon. I'd heard good things about the Body Shop spf 50 … Continue reading 9th June: Just a shitty day. Shitty McShit Shit

York Charity Shopping

Toddler boots: £1.50 size 6 so might be a while until she fits them but nevermind Sparkly shoes 🙂 I was really happy to find these. £4 seem nearly new from Next. (If you are size three and like gold heels they had three pairs at Sue Ryder which were 👌🏻) £2 Nutmeg, current size … Continue reading York Charity Shopping

8th June: York Pride

I was feeling shitty last night and messaging a friend having a right old whinge. She suggested Emily and I come to York early and have tea and chat at hers before we wander into the city to meet one of our other single mum friends to follow the Pride march onto the racecourse. We … Continue reading 8th June: York Pride

My Perfect Man

My therapist actually said it can be a good idea to draw up a wishlist of what you want in a man before you start dating. I think the idea is that once you start dating you can get swept up in the fun / romance / lust and waste your time and emotions on … Continue reading My Perfect Man

7th June: Feeling lonely

It was just me and Emily today, which happens a lot and I'm normally fine with but today I just feel really lonely. I'm also really stressed about how I'll cope when I go back to work. Mostly the thought of getting a strong willed baby out the door before 8am...a strong willed baby that … Continue reading 7th June: Feeling lonely

6th June: Everything I did. Literally Everything

A day in the life of... How boring you may be thinking. Well whatever, someone said to me 'I don't know how you do it' so I thought I might as well post a typical day for us. However I don't really do typical days, I'm not good at routine but here was our Thursday. … Continue reading 6th June: Everything I did. Literally Everything

4th June: A naughty day of treats in York

I haven't been to baby cinema since I got dumped so I was definitely making sure I saw Aladdin at Everyman York. We got the train from Sherburn as its only £5 and arrived early at the cinema, here we are waiting for the screen to open Although it was busy we had a sofa … Continue reading 4th June: A naughty day of treats in York

My oh my this baby is beautiful. Thanks Austhorpe Photography

We have had a few shoots with Austhorpe Photography from a pregnancy shoot to a Halloween shoot and a Mummy and Me shoot (which is my header on the home page). Emily has generally LOVED being the centre of attention and smiled like a little angel. So Claire at Austhorpe Photography in Garforth asked if … Continue reading My oh my this baby is beautiful. Thanks Austhorpe Photography