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

3rd June: Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming

Swimming is better than crying. Sink or swim. Swim, swim, swim. I'm actually fairly shit at swimming but I finally got around to taking Emily swimming in the hope she won't be quite so shit. So here is a photo of me in a bikini because it's my blog and I'll use it to post … Continue reading 3rd June: Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming

2nd June: Thought I would try something different and just cry and cry

If you read my last two posts you will be aware this was a joke. This is not different, I cry a lot. I went to a barbecue at my ex's parents house as I want Emily to get used to his mother as she will be looking after her a couple of days when … Continue reading 2nd June: Thought I would try something different and just cry and cry

30th May: So ranty, so angry. In summary husbands, boilers and cars are all TWATS

So I've definitely complained about this before but here I go again MY HUSBAND LEFT ME WHILST I'M ON MATERNITY LEAVE it's out of order isn't it?! So now I have zero income other than child maintenance. And my car was a £500 twat recently and now my boiler joined in the fun costing me … Continue reading 30th May: So ranty, so angry. In summary husbands, boilers and cars are all TWATS

29th May: Treat yo’self

If you are an avid subscriber and have very little to fill your memory space you may remember I bought this cheap wooden walker which seemed really sturdy and heavy but started tipping and scared me. So I found this on Facebook marketplace for £5 which is much better. One of my friends did actually … Continue reading 29th May: Treat yo’self

27th and 28th May: yawn but look at these pinafores

I am now really far behind and can remember zero interesting facts about last week. Emily's dad came to visit and then his mother and grandmother did the next day. Such exciting news. But I did find these super cute pinafore at Jo Jo Maman Bebe online and at £11 each they are cheaper than … Continue reading 27th and 28th May: yawn but look at these pinafores

To the woman whose husband just left

Fucking hell it hurts. You may have seen this coming, or you might not. Either way I bet it hit you like a ton of bricks. The realisation that the person you thought would be with you for the rest of your life is going. That you aren't the most important person to them anymore, … Continue reading To the woman whose husband just left

26th May: A PROPER good Sunday

My sister was there to mind the baby so I got the luxury of a solo bathroom time to shower. Then my Dad came over and we all wandered over to Berts Barrow for coffee and cake in the barn / shed. My sister did the babywearing which gave my poor tired body a break, … Continue reading 26th May: A PROPER good Sunday

24th May: Piglets and Pals

It was a lovely day, sunny, hanging with single mama friends. Lots of gorgeous little ones having loads of fun together. Baby animals. Emily had her first sand experience (taste). I got an ice cream and dipped it in my coffee (try it). Just all round good stuff. Photo essay below:

23rd May: A disappointment of a cream tea

Thursdays are for Gingerbread meet ups in York but I like to make use of being there so have a little trip somewhere and either buy loads of charity stuff or take a million photos. Someone suggested I have a look around Acomb as there are a few charity shops, someone else suggested I take … Continue reading 23rd May: A disappointment of a cream tea

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