October 28, 2011


Over the last couple of days I've been trying my flippin' damdest to get a lovely glowing picture of me & my 6 month old baby girl! All I wanted was something to pin in her baby book for the 6 month stage. I knew I wanted something easy, natural & un-pretentious, just something special, yet captured without being staged....

BUT, instead whilst messing about with photo-booth one morning in the kitchen, I ended up taking these & I reckon they capture something lovely! Yeah, she may not have been in the mood for her Vogue moment and i totally look like a complete nut, but she sure know's how to giggle, and oh my, that sound is like gold & the perfect soundtrack for these haphazard shots..... 

enjoy x

I am so, so lucky x

October 24, 2011


This weeks kitchen themed Bits & Pieces joining in with Bleubird's Friday ritual! 

1. Live  2. Dexter art  3. Sweet treats  4. Pretty recipe cards  5. Pretty cutlery  6. Pretty bowls  7. Soup season.

October 23, 2011


What. A. Week! Gallstones anyone?
To cut a long story short i seem to have gallstones which, when they decide to attack you, hurt A LOT. So after a early morning dash to A&E and a big fat dose of morphine later, they have settled for now & I'm just waiting for some more tests to find out a bit more about my little visitors. In the mean time i've been told to avoid fatty foods, and seemingly that means I eat chicken. Lots of chicken. Oh & salad/water/dust - you get the picture. I actually feel great now, but i NEVER EVER want to go through that pain again. Give me child birth any day.

Aaaaanyway, enough about that. This week Dexy turned 6. SIX i tell you! How did that happen? The poor little man had a bit of a boring day by all accounts because of my hospital visit but we made up for it with a Halloween themed birthday party for a few of his friends a couple of days after

We also had the school harvest celebration, which the kiddos made some fab veggie monsters for. They were so proud of them and couldn't wait to take them in. Cuteness!

Here are some pics.... Enjoy x

October 16, 2011


So, I always read Buggie & Jellybean because i love pretty much everything about it. I love Amy's parenting methods, i love her sense of humor & i love her crock pot pulled pork recipe ;) She also takes fun & gorgeous snaps of her kiddos and seems to skip through life generally having a lovely time. What's not to love about that?! 
It's through reading Amy's most recent Mom in the Shot post that I learnt all about fab blog The Anderson Crew and especially the 'Embrace the Camera' project, which i think is a really good idea. 
Basically, it's trying to get us blogger mums in a few of the piccies we post, and as my blog was primarily set up to document Dexy, Flo & then later Indi as they grow up, i thought i'd jump on board and (very!) occasionally post some pics of me with them. 
So, here's my first participating collection of shots i guess.... I liked the idea of just snapping right there and then with no setting up, hence the webcam shot. The minute the kiddos saw photobooth open up they were there, joining me & Indi! 
I think they came out lovely, and i like the pics a lot - even if i do have no make up on, and bags the size of the moon (thanks for those by the way Indi!) 

October 08, 2011


This weeks lot, joining in again with Bleubird's Friday ritual

1. Chalkboard party planning  2. Kitchen flowers  3. Doodling  4. Autumn fruit bowl  5. Busy  6. A new friend  7. Accidental snapping

October 04, 2011


The time has come for Little Miss Indi to - if she's anything like her mama - begin her life long love affair with food!  So it was time to stock up on some lovely organic & seasonal fruit & veggies ready to whizz up & freeze for the messy journey ahead, alongside the mountain of equipment we needed. I went to JoJo's, Cath Kidston & Argos & decided we needed these ice cube pots, this genius feeder, these bowls, this little sippy cup and of course a highchair - I chose this Mamu one. And with all this, we were pretty much good to go.
So, i began peeling, chopping, de-seeding, steaming & whizzing like a mad thing , to errr,  not actually produce much food. Hmmm. Indi is on 3 meals a day, she needs a fair sized amount of this stuff, so for now i'm buying in (3 kids, 6 school runs, only so many hours in the day etc etc)!
So, Indi is now a big fan of Ella's Kitchen which is perfect for us as the amount of time my little lady spends out & about, defrosting food ice-cubes would prove a bit of a problem.  Her fave has to be the brocolli, pears & peas & we get huge smiles when she sups that off her teeny little plastic spoon. She's fast becoming a real pro at this eating lark, and it's pretty fun for me too. Her faces are of comedy gold when she tries something new for the first time, and sssssssssh, but as a brucey bonus, she slept from 18:45 right through to 6:30am last night!! Whooooo Hooooooo, having a full tummy rocks! But then, her mama could have told you that already....

Here's some more snaps. Enjoy x

Yay for orange food & no clean bibs!!

October 02, 2011


Say's it all really. I am so so busy & it's seriously eating into blogging time. I know i moaned about this already this month, so at the risk of sounding like a broken record, i'm going to carry on. Even as i prep this blog (it's 7am on a Sunday morning)......... OH, WAIT A MOMENT......

leaves room sighing & eye rolling

.......RESUME! See what i'm talking about?! (well, no you don't as you don't live here but just go with me). Just then, when i'd managed to type a whole 3 & a half sentences, i get dragged upstairs to find a sock. Turns out no-one has any clean undies, well they do, but my steam ran out yesterday before I put anything away. That is seriously the most annoying, pointless and time consuming chore in the whole world - putting clothes away. You spend ages doing it, only to have someone parade around in them some 12 hours later smearing chocolate all over them as if to stick two fingers up to your domestic goddess attempts. Argh! Anyway, i digress. 

I really am rather busy. And confused by every sodding thing that needs doing around here. So confused in fact, that i was late to pick up little miss from school on Wednesday. I had on my calendar 12 noon. I had in my diary 12 noon. I had on my iphone organiser 12 noon. The letter sent home from school said 12 noon. Every living soul on earth knew it was 12 noon. Except for me & my cotton wool brain who had decided it was 12:30. So, there you have it - a black mark against me, week 4 of school. Damn. (She was fine by the way, a friend stayed with her & called me & the mister had her picked up & in my arms by 12:07, so hopefully she won't be scarred for life & we can hold off on the therapy sessions- for now.)

Every single day on my calendar has at least 3 things on it to do, and for the most part, i get them done, it's just .... ARGH! HANG ON - i currently have a blue lightsaber smacking me around the face ......... OK. 
..... this week has been even more busy. I had a birthday which was lovely, I had Dr's apps, I had play dates coming out of my ears, 6 school runs a day and a girls night out with 15 other friends to prepare for and the week just ran away with me.  And to top it all off, Indi is a poorly little lady. Coughing and sneezing pretty much all the time, but the doc has checked her over & we pretty much have to just ride it out, but there are sleepless nights a plenty going on here.....

So, yep. Just because I'm busy, doesn't mean I don't love you! x