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

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 🏆

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

1st May: Caterpillars and Chickens

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

30th April: Hipster donuts and Highland cattle

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

27th & 28th April

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

20th April: Batman in Bury

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

Alternative Mum survival tips

I am trying to avoid all the standard recommendations (sleepyheads, swaddling, white noise machine etc) as Emily saw right through all of them. Instead here is my list, it is quite specific to me and Emily and probably not that practical but I think they're all good tips! Snuzpod v Snackpod Emily was NOT sold … Continue reading Alternative Mum survival tips

4th April: Ranty McGrump Face

I really enjoy the Gingerbread charity single parent meet ups, but if you read my earlier post you'll see how it got me really wound up today. I think I'm just having a bad day. Emily is normally a good sleeper, she feeds a lot but doesn't make a fuss and falls asleep easily. Last … Continue reading 4th April: Ranty McGrump Face

3rd April: Living with the strawberry hat of dreams

Today I looked a bit shit, unwashed hair, minimal make up, didn't even wear a bra. How I look is irrelevant as no one can see past the strawberry hat of dreams. I'm not even joking, the attention this hat gets is ridiculous. I frequently walk into shops and the shop assistant will call the … Continue reading 3rd April: Living with the strawberry hat of dreams

2nd April: Biscuits in bed and double cake face

I know that breastfeeding does all sorts of amazing things for mum and baby, but seriously they should be focusing on the metabolic effects when they chat to expectant mums. Today I ate toast smothered in cream cheese for breakfast (I blame Emily), then headed out for my Daisy Foundation meet up where I had … Continue reading 2nd April: Biscuits in bed and double cake face

1st April: A standard Monday

I think Frank has a love hate relationship with Emily where he thinks she is interesting and loves the offcasts from weaning but also resents her space on the sofa and attention she takes. I often find myself squashed on both sides from them. My husband will soon be taking Frank to live with him, … Continue reading 1st April: A standard Monday