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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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 ðŸ†

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 ðŸ†

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

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

How to feel a little bit better when you’re feeling really shit

Note that I put 'a little', if you read a few posts you'll find I'm not overly qualified for feeling 'a lot' better...but here are my two cents anyway: Put your phone down ...not this second. Read my blog first please. Then put the phone down. For lots of reasons you should put your phone … Continue reading How to feel a little bit better when you’re feeling really shit

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

Knaresborough & Selby Charity Shop Haul

These charity shop posts are just pure showing off as I feel like a professional bargain hunter. Anyway here are today's finds from Knaresborough (above and below) I was so pleased with myself when I found the Boden ex sample stuff in Selby. Turns out they are in lots of Scope stores. Still exciting though. … Continue reading Knaresborough & Selby Charity Shop Haul

Raising a strong little feminist ðŸ’ªðŸ»

You know that old saying... I was the perfect parent until I had a child. This is one of those posts. I know I am technically a parent now but this little girl isn't quite old enough for me to be an expert on raising a strong little woman. However I might as well write … Continue reading Raising a strong little feminist ðŸ’ªðŸ»