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
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
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
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
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
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 🏆
I woke up feeling a bit better, but soo tired. There was the benefit of plenty of adults to amuse Emily...even if I wasn't allowed very far away. We had our first proper back carrying walk and then a play in the garden. Frank was an angel with Emily as always Then we had a … Continue reading 12th May: Got a baby on my back
So, funny thing. It turns out that when your husband has dumped you it's not the best idea to stay at your parents in law's house and sleep in the bedroom that you first had sex with your husband in. But this time alone, crying. Who would have thought it?! It is my almost ex … Continue reading 11th May: I blame Frank
My grand plans for the day involved going to Sainsburys to swap a baby toy for something the baby didn't already own. I didn't achieve that aim. I stayed in my pyjamas all day (fresh pyjamas, after a shower - I'm not a total animal). I didn't even take the cover photo, that is a … Continue reading 10th May: So so lazy
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
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
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
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
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. It seems like such a waste that we … Continue reading 5th May: Feeling blue
Another day in York so obviously I made sure to have my phone with me. I've been feeling a bit down this week and was due to meet a friend, when she messaged me mirroring a few things I was thinking I thought sod it...let's use my afternoon tea vouchers and have a treat. Carpe … Continue reading 3rd May: Bloody LOADS of photos
My phone cable conspired against me yesterday and wasn't plugged in properly overnight. When I set off in the morning I had less than 10% battery 😱 Luckily I was on time and found my friends at the train station as planned so didn't really need it. And it meant I didn't have the opportunity … Continue reading 2nd May: No bloody photos
Inanimate objects are my enemy. Today I was slicing a plum and remembered buying the knife to take with us to the village hall we hired for the wedding. We had a big pile of limes and lemons to put in the G&Ts so we needed a knife to cut them with (photo below for … Continue reading 1st May: Caterpillars and Chickens
How the flippity do is it May tomorrow?? (can you see that I am reducing my swearing to make up for the other day) Today we went to Leeds and I didn't get lost. You will know this if you follow me on any social media as I haven't stopped banging on about it. I … Continue reading 30th April: Hipster donuts and Highland cattle
Sounds like a shit cocktail, it wasn’t. We just dressed for the cold and then got way too hot. Stupid England.
Click for more on our afternoon in Knaresborough
So I am a bit late with this weekend's diary entries. I've been having a hard time lately (not even ex husband related) and just couldn't be bothered, I won't elaborate as I don't owe WordPress every detail of my life. Sometimes you just want to binge watch TV and not use your brain (my … Continue reading 27th & 28th April
So I got rather sweary on my last post. Maybe a bit too many uses of the word fuck. Every now and then I get pretty angry at the situation. It's ironic how the post a couple of days before was showing off about Rita giving me a metaphorical gold star in counselling. Anyway I'm … Continue reading 26th April: Must apologise for all that flagrant language. Oopso
All the ways I am angry right now. Photo completely unrelated but cute. Click on it for ranty husband hating rage.
Today I'm trying to focus on all the advantages of being single and make the most out of my maternity leave. The daily diaries are really driving home how I don't have much time left and when I'm back at work (and Emily is probably walking around) I probably won't bother with museum days out.I've … Continue reading 24th April: Haworth with my Honeybear
So we spent Bank Holiday Monday visiting Lavenham which is basically a pretty medieval village with too many tea rooms and pubs. Surprisingly for how pretty it is I didn't actually go mad on photos for Instagram. I did however get pictures of Harry Potter's birthplace from the movies (above and below) We didn't really … Continue reading 22nd April: Easter is over, Hot Cross Buns are done. Ate loads of scones
Emily's first trip to the beach was SO MUCH FUN. I was a bit worried that going to Aldeburgh beach on what was supposed to be the hottest Easter Sunday on record might be a bit stupid. It turned out to be a wonderful day, not too hot and as you can see it wasn't … Continue reading 21st April: A beach bunny
Bury is Bury St Edmunds, we did not take a mini break to Bury, Lancashire. Ahh mini breaks, I feel like my life has been lacking in mini breaks lately. However this weekend has been WONDERFUL. My sister (who apparently Emily calls 'Auntie Jem Jems' despite the fact I'm fairly sure the most Emily manages … Continue reading 20th April: Batman in Bury
Just me banging on about Sali Hughes and some new stuff I bought. You want to read more...you do, you do!!
Not a catchy title but pretty much describes it. Grumble grumble life blah blah blah and then all my thoughts and feelings on Game of Thrones because I obviously have no sodding husband to watch / discuss with. Maybe even humour me and let me know if you agree so that I don't feel like the loneliest woman alive.
I think I got a year's worth of good luck today and I'm showing off about it. Click the photo for more excitement and photographic evidence.
I moved a bed. All on my own 🏆