September Blues

September Blues

It has been a bit quiet on this here blog the past few weeks. The summer holidays make it hard to find time to think, let alone write. My house is in need of a jolly good clean and my purse is as empty as my food cupboards, yet still I feel a sense of dread about September.

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Greenwich Good Times

Greenwich Good Times

My middle boy, Max, is lovely. Quiet, unassuming, helpful, generally happy to be left to his own devices. This does mean that sandwiched between two far more demanding children, I worry I neglect him a bit while dealing with the far more in my face requirements of the other two. To try to balance this a little, I make sure that every summer holidays we have a day out somewhere, just the two of us. Last year we visited Bristol, this time we went to London.

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Four

Four

Wow. Four already?! How did that happen? I am sure it was only a few months back that I was traipsing my massive and over due pregnant self on long walks in an attempt to evict a tardy baby. And now that baby is a boy, not even a toddler, and school beckons on the September horizon.

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Am I the loony left?

Am I the loony left?

A couple of months back I got myself comfortable on the sofa, and settled down to watch what I thought was going to be a Labour election win. Or at the very least a Labour coalition win and a bit of Tory mocking as an added bonus.

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N-N-N-N-Nineteen

N-N-N-N-Nineteen

Nineteen years ago today I was in hospital. Diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 35 weeks pregnant, I had spent a lot of time there over the previous 2 and a half weeks. And now my body is failing, my kidneys and liver are in distress and they have to induce me. Immediately. They may even need to do a section, depending on how the induction goes, depending on how I go. My blood pressure is high and climbing. I am in a room with the birthing pool I imagined using, but instead I am strapped to the bed by all kinds of monitors. It doesn’t matter. As long as my baby is fine.

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Win Haribo Frenzy Editions

Win Haribo Frenzy Editions

Haribo have gone tropical with their limited edition Frenzy Editions. The Starmix Frenzy Editions feature such tantalising flavours as passion fruit fried eggs and watermelon bottles, and the Tangfastics Frenzy Editions have mango crocodiles and blue and pink pomegranate flavoured cherries. Gorgeous tropical flavours for summer days – now all we need is the sun!

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Camp Bestival 2015 In Pictures

Camp Bestival 2015 In Pictures

After three days in a field and 27 miles walked according to my pedometer – I am a *little bit tired still. (*I am exhausted – 27 miles?! That is more than a marathon – admittedly it took me 3 and a half days to complete, but still. Camp Bestival is like a boot camp. But a boot camp with incredible sights everywhere you look, booze drinks, live shows, delicious food and a whole pile of fun thrown in.)  I can sum up our weekend in one word – AWESOME – note the capital letters to emphasise the giant degree of awesome. There will be more words and a proper review, but I may need a few days lying on the sofa before I can contemplate proper sentences…. for now, pictures. Lots of them. Soz. I took hundreds – it is so irresistibly gorgeous there that you cannot help yourself.

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Our Pick Of The Family Films This Summer

Our Pick Of The Family Films This Summer

We love a good cinema visit, popcorn and a great film is one of our top treats in the holidays – especially if the weather lets us down. Having three very different aged children (18, 11 and 3) means some of our trips are en masse and some films are more suited to just one of them, meaning they get some special one on one time with Mum.

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