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How many steps to a sweet melody?

ImageThis photo is amazing and makes me want to run all the way up very, very fast to see if I could play a tune!  After I’d got to the top and at the risk of tripping over myself I think I would alternate my steps on the way down.  I recently had a chat about music, how it can bring back vivid memories (good and not so good) and how I could never live without music.

Little-known fact:  Years ago I filled out a Big Brother application form (truth be know, I don’t think I would ever have sent it off!).  When packing up my house to move, I came across it again.  One of the questions was:    

‘What one thing would you find it most difficult to live without (not including family and pets)? ‘

My answer was music.  I love most genres of music, except thrash metal and proper hardcore rap.  In a pub quiz of ‘name that tune’, I reckon I’d do pretty well and win the cheap bottle of sparkling wine!

Do you love music too?  Do you want to learn to play or know someone who does?  Orchestrate School of Music have loads of experience and will be happy to chat about what you want to achieve.   Go to their website or their facebook page.  Or give them a tweet @OrchestrateSOM .

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 page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt 

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“…And he flipped it and he flopped it and the fly flew away…”

“…powder puffs and curly whiskers…”
On Beatrix Potter’s birthday, I wonder what she would have thought of this song that is sung in playgroups and nurseries?  
Maybe she would have joined in the actions?
Alos, I wonder what she would have thought about Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail’s adventures in the CBeebies animation ‘Peter Rabbit’?
It’s on series link in our house with at least one episode ‘saved/kept’ just in case!
Many a time Beatrix Potter has saved an, “Muuum, I’m bored!/will you play with me?” moment when I’m in the middle of doing something ‘housey’.
So, if you’re listening, “thank you” Beatrix Potter!Image

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 page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt 

Thank you.

 

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One potato, two potato, three potato, more…

This is a fantastic incentive to stick to a few sit-ups a day.  

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You simply pop a pound (or equivalent according on your country!) into your jam jar when you’ve done your sit-ups or equivalent for the day.  Then you spend the money on that new pair of jeans/that new haircut you’ve promised yourself.  Or whatever it may be that you’ve given yourself as an incentive.  
You might want to call it a contemporary jam jar savings.

I do something similar.  Every Sunday, whatever change is in my purse (not a lot usually because I don’t have any…  and I tend to pay by card) goes in my savings pot.  Then that money goes towards having my hair coloured or a new pair of shoes.  If an emergency comes up before the pot is full, I have to dive in… but it’s still fun and a good way for me to save.  It also helps to stop me break into a note on a Sunday if there’s one burning a hole in my purse.  If it’s broken, it’s straight in the pot on Sunday night!  

What incentives do you have to save for something?

 

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 page or follow me on twitter @WorkingMumGuilt

 Thank you.

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