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Wow, there’s one I haven’t seen!

As the familiar opening bars start, the piano tinkles, the unmistakeable yellow, blue and red spider pads cheekily across the screen…

“Mum, will you watch Woolly and Tig with me please?”

I realise I haven’t seen this one and find myself avidly watching!  Woolly, Tig and her Mummy are in the supermarket.  Tig chooses some pink flowers, which makes me giggle because just the weekend before, I did exactly the same with out little-big bear.  She sat in the trolley (just about … she’s getting way to big for the trolley seat now!) and chose some pink flowers for her and Grandma!  So our bear’s obviously got some competition from Tig for the pinkest girliest girl ever.  And there was me and hubby thinking we had the pinkest girliest girl in the whole wide world!

After Tig wanders off and there’s the panic of finding her and Woolluy, it end too soon and it’s time to get back to reality.

I wonder if there’s any more that I haven’t seen?

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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A Thousand Aprons and Silverspoons

‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ is easily one of the best books I’ve ever read.  Although i don’t find time to read as much as I used to or would like, I do love reading.  I’m now working my way through ‘Aprons and Silverspoons’ by Mollie Moran which is a trip down memory in the shoes of a scullery maid chez Downtown Abbey.  Just up my street.

I love finding a good book but always feel lost when I’m finished.  I love choosing the next book to read.  Will it be the next on the list in the Facebook Bookclub?  Or will I have a browse and see what mood I’m in?  

For now, I’m happy with the one I’m reading.  However, I’ve also got ‘The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared’ reserved from the library. 

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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Just a little observation #2

Following on from a previous blog post ‘Just a little observation’, I bring you little observation #2 !

All you need is a coin. A 2 pence piece probably works best but it you’re really desperate, really determined and focussed, really addicted, a fingernail will do.  or a pen lid.  In fact anything with a reasonably sharp, sturdy edge.

Sitting in a cafe waiting for the hair dressers to open after the school run, a lady wheels her pushchair up, parks it up outside the cafe, lights up a cigarette and gets out a scratchcard.  She is a little unkempt, thin and her wirey hair could do with a good brush and maybe even a wash.  Her eyes are focussed on the prize… which she doesn’t win.  

I then watch her leave her little one (who is about 18 months old) in the pushchair, leg it to the cash point, then leg it to the shop to get… another handful of scratchcards.

She is clearly desperate to win as she furiously scratches away…  maybe it’s her birthday, maybe she’s feeling lucky.  Something tells me not.  Maybe she’s just plain desperate and quite possibly addicted.

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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Feeling vulnerable and slightly nostalgic…

As I look out of the window at work, I see a row of little chickens, lining up on the pavement outside, in pairs, holding hands and waiting sort-of patiently to go into the shop next door.  They are on a little trip out!

 

I keep getting visions of our little bear going to school and this just brought that home even more.  I can’t believe that I’m already getting excited, nervous and emotional about it all – and we haven’t even registered her for school yet!

 

Soon enough she will be finding her own way in the life and I find this immensely exciting.  I really want her to be confident and independent, like any normal parent does their little one.

 

In the meantime, I was to hold on to all of her toys that are now too young for her, as long as possible!

 

I was looking at her garden toys: her trike, slide, wendy house and trampoline.  I won’t be long before she will be too big for them *sniff*  

 

You blink and you miss it!

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

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If only life were this easy… oink!

“Mum….. MUM!!!  DAD!!!”
I knew this one wasn’t a ploy to come downstairs because, “I’ve had enough sleep now!”…

I open our little bear’s bedroom door.
“What’s the matter?”
Our little bear’s sitting up in bed, “I need some help please.  Peppa’s tail has come out!”
So I popped Peppa Pig’s tail back through the little hole in her little skirt.
“Thank you Mummy, I’m tired.”
And off she went to sleep, clearly all her troubles in the world now solved!

If only it was always as simple in the grown-up world!

What’s the funniest/most random thing your little one has called you for in the night?

Read my emotional and inspiring true story ‘Diary of a Complicated Pregnancy’. Available now through my website at Virtually All Sorts. 50% of sales to the charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia. …and visit my facebook page or follow me on twitter @ComplicatedPreg

Also available – my indispensable guide to avoiding Working Mum Guilt. Whether you are about to return or have already started back, this book offers practical solutions and feedback from real Mums with real families in real situations. Covering topics such as Post Natal Depression, childcare options, yours and your child’s development and time management – Ditch the guilt today! … and visit my facebook or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

 

Thank you.

 

 

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