Books for a divorcing single mum

Here are a few books that I've enjoyed since finding out that 'till death do us part' actually meant 2.5 years and a baby. I'm not bitter, I'm not bitter at all. (I've actually read way way more as I'm constantly reading but not constantly reading about divorce, do message me if you like a … Continue reading Books for a divorcing single mum

22nd May: Counselling and Pizza

This is a really boring one, feel free to ignore. I just feel like I need to do an entry for every day as I told myself I would...which is stupid. But anyhoo: It was my last counselling session, after ten sessions I feel like I should have some profound learnings to report back on … Continue reading 22nd May: Counselling and Pizza

21st May: Armouring myself for a food tour of Leeds

Cars are bastards. You look after them and love them and use them as cribs to gently lull your precious one to sleep and then the bastards get to 100k miles and demand a new cambelt. Bastards. They don't care that you're on the last portion of maternity leave with ZERO income and your husband … Continue reading 21st May: Armouring myself for a food tour of Leeds

20th May: Lidl is the bomb

You would think it would be easy to write a daily diary entry when you are on maternity leave. Turns out I'm a bit shit at accomplishing small tasks. Monday we went to Austhorpe Photography to lend out the baby to see how one of these floral type shoots would look on a bigger baby. … Continue reading 20th May: Lidl is the bomb

What kind of ‘Attached’ are you?

NB : The photo has nothing to do with the article. I searched 'Mental Health' in the WordPress gallery and this inexplicably came up and I liked it. One of my close friends is like a self help / psychology / counselling book expert now. She mentioned the theory of attachment styles to me and … Continue reading What kind of ‘Attached’ are you?

19th May: Hanging in my ‘hood

Sundays are for spending time with family. Smug married couples like to go out together, smiling from all the daily sex they have and hot cups of tea brought to them in bed by their spouse. They probably drink the tea from solid gold cups because they live in dual income households and are therefore … Continue reading 19th May: Hanging in my ‘hood

Acomb shopping trip (and a bit of Garforth and Sherburn)

Bit of a strange background for these photos. Baby is asleep on the sling so in an attempt to get the most out of the nap I'm sitting on a massive swing and photographing my charity shop bits. I look a bit weird hanging out on my own photographing a giant snake and there is … Continue reading Acomb shopping trip (and a bit of Garforth and Sherburn)

18th May: Aunt Flo came to town

NB: Not my photo, not my hands, I'm not that gross (but still gross enough to include the image). Now I generally avoid stupid ways to avoid saying the word period but the title 'I am menstruating' doesn't have the same ring to it. BUT I am menstruating, which in general is boring news but … Continue reading 18th May: Aunt Flo came to town

My pregnancy overshare part two: first trimester

The pink line: A week after ovulation I was fairly sure I was pregnant, my boobs felt bigger and tender, my nipples felt weird. I waited a few days and took an early pregnancy test two days before my period was due. It was my first wee (so the hormones are more concentrated) on the … Continue reading My pregnancy overshare part two: first trimester

17th May: IKEA YA YA YA

Do you enjoy how Europeans say Eee-kay-ah? I do. "the wonderful everyday" I know it's British to say Marmite is the ultimate love it or hate it thing but I'm fairly moderate in my like of the spread. IKEA on the other hand is a true divider of people. We furnished our first home pretty … Continue reading 17th May: IKEA YA YA YA

16th May: I ❤️ York

I used to have an I ❤️ NY hoodie. It was great. I spent a summer in America after university working at Indian Head Camp. Four of us went travelling around the East Coast area for a bit afterwards but because of pick ups and drop offs we ended up staying in Manhattan three times. … Continue reading 16th May: I ❤️ York

15th May: what a wonderful Wetherby morning

So I find it quite annoying when the baby falls asleep on me at home. I'm only doing so many posts as I am stuck under the sleeping baby and my nipple is held hostage. When I was straight out of the shower she demanded a feed so I'm sat naked on the arm chair … Continue reading 15th May: what a wonderful Wetherby morning

14th May: A cheeky biscuit thief

So it was my almost ex's almost birthday and I suggested we go out for lunch so that he could see the baby. Aren't I a good samaritan 👼 We went to Reds True Barbecue in Leeds and ordered a ridiculous quantity of food. I had mac and cheese balls to start (nice but I … Continue reading 14th May: A cheeky biscuit thief

13th May: Champion eater award please 🏆

I wanted to rush and get the food shopping done before my Dad arrived to help us out for the day. This is dangerous as if my car goes near a McDonald's before 10.30 it automatically pulls into the car park and ejects me. Once I was out of the car staring at the golden … Continue reading 13th May: Champion eater award please 🏆

Bishopthorpe Road Charity Shop Trip

I'm branching out now. I'm not just sticking to the city centre, I crossed the river. Such dedication. I think this very creepy baby is a good place to start. Look at that horrible tummy button and three fingered hands. Hideous. £1 An excellent selection of dinosaurs but I think I'll regret the purchase when … Continue reading Bishopthorpe Road Charity Shop Trip

Wetherby Charity Shop Finds

So I'm stuck in the car outside the shops with a sleeping baby again which means the backdrop is not quite Instagram ready, it's just my steering wheel...but I might as well make use of my time! Shoes for me (obvs) £3 from Primark but I think they are unwornBoden t-shirt for me £3.75Jo Jo … Continue reading Wetherby Charity Shop Finds

I ❤️ Babywearing

Happy babywearing week! Emily and I are huge babywearing fans so here is an article about our best memories, preferences and advice. Fourth Trimester Emily was fully signed up to the 'fourth trimester' concept when she was born. For those of you that aren't it is basically a transition from womb to world. Making everything … Continue reading I ❤️ Babywearing

9th May: Banana, gingerbread, bargains, brownies, poo, baths, more banana and some giggles

I'm currently sat in the car, in the rain...again. Sleeping Beauty is in the back and we are outside the house. We left in a big rush because my little friend wanted a lie in but I wanted to go to my single mums Gingerbread meet up in York. I was trying to be efficient … Continue reading 9th May: Banana, gingerbread, bargains, brownies, poo, baths, more banana and some giggles

A Haxby Haul

So I'm in mixed minds about all this charity shopping. Part of me thinks that stocking up on cheap clothes before I need them saves me lots of money as if I wait until I NEED something I'll probably not find it and have to pay more on the high street. But even if it's … Continue reading A Haxby Haul

Garforth Charity Shop Haul

We ventured out in the miserable weather to go to Garforth. I don't find loads of things for me in Garforth but I've had good luck with clothes for Emily. Today's lot came to £17.25 This is the priciest of today's finds at £4, however it is Ralph Lauren and we are going to my … Continue reading Garforth Charity Shop Haul

8th May: Wet Wednesday

This Wednesday has primarily been spent sat in a car in the rain while the baby sleeps. It's absolutely pouring down but Emily was getting tired and grouchy mid morning and I didn't know how to get her to sleep without massive effort bouncing around the house with the sling so we went to Garforth. … Continue reading 8th May: Wet Wednesday

7th May: A tiny traitor

So I technically can get things done when I'm looking after Emily. She is slowly gaining the ability to sit and amuse herself. But she does like a lot of attention and has a very strong interest in the cat food. I've worked out that if I put Emily at the far end of the … Continue reading 7th May: A tiny traitor

6th May: Rainy Monday

It feels quite appropriate to have rain on a Bank Holiday Monday. Very British. We had no buddies today and didn't want to be bored at home all day so set off for Fairburn Ings. It is an RSPB reserve but I'm a cheapo and didn't want to pay for parking when we weren't staying … Continue reading 6th May: Rainy Monday

5th May: Feeling blue

So today was a nice day, we went to visit Emily's dad. Had a walk with the dog in the woods and lunch at Bettys. I enjoyed the day spent together but now I feel a lot of sadness about what we could be missing out on. I'm too tired to write more, and it … Continue reading 5th May: Feeling blue