Transforming clutter: clear out your old cards

Greeting cards are fun to receive, but do you ever wonder what to do with them afterwards? It’s difficult to throw them away because of the sentiment they carry, but you don’t want to just keep them stashed away in an old shoe box, either. Here are a few craft ideas that help you make use of your greeting cards. Continue reading


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Silent Sunday


Another temperature, another obsessive day.

December 21st 2009 started off like any other day but will stay in my memory as the worst day of my life and one that continues to haunt me every time the Boy is under the weather.

It was a Monday and I was really excited as it was my works christmas party for kids so I was taking the Boy (then 13 months) to work to show him off to my colleagues. We had a nice lunch with a colleague and his family and then went on to the party which was fun although after a bit the Boy started getting upset, it was unusual behaviour for him as he was usually a very happy baby but as there were no obvious signs of illness I just put it down to teething and gave him some calpol. Before this day I was a very relaxed parent when it came to illnesses – kids get them and unless something is obviously very wrong there isn’t much to do other than give them calpol, rest and cuddles. He seemed to perk up after the calpol and we had a really nice time together although he seemed a bit unwell again when he fell asleep on me on the train home. Continue reading

Silent Sunday


Behaviours of the Boy

The Boy is ever so cute, I adore watching him play, eat, drink or just sleep. He does everything with a kind of concentration and effort that  makes you feel as though each action is important and has a purpose. Adults don’t do this, we seem to go through everyday life without really thinking as if we are taking our ability to do the simplest things for granted. He doesn’t understand the concept of embarrassing yet; he doesn’t mind stripping off in public, he sings loudly and proudly to anyone who will listen and he declares publicly that “I love you mummy” (my personal favourite). Its a shame we all become so self conscious and lose this side (apart from the stripping off in public of course!).

Although I know he will one day better Einstein and Hawkins in the intellectual world, he’s not quite there yet and here are a couple of my favourite boy-isms:

  • His hide and seek skills aren’t top notch yet, he goes by the rule of if I cover my eyes and close them really tight and I can’t see you, then this must be an excellent place to hide.
  • When he washes his hands his towel drying methods are very concentrated and I can see him thinking if I squeeze this towel really hard it will dry the other side of my hands without even touching them.

I know one day he will lose this adorable innocence however hard I wish for it to stay, so now I must put them in the memory bank to recall them when he is soon outwitting me.

Top 5 Baby Inventions to Make You Rich

Feeding a tiny baby can take a long time and if you’ve forgotten your kindle / book /  iPhone you sit there staring adoringly at your angel for a while until your mind starts to wonder. Well mine does anyway. I wonder how I could possibly get my kindle from the bedroom upstairs without disturbing Baby Girl, or whether Baby Girl is undisturbable or if I do disturb her will she gurgle happily until I have my kindle then resume feeding and go to bed easily. So on one of these mind-wondering feeds, I started thinking about the Top 5 Baby Inventions to Make you Rich. Here are my 5 and if you invent any of them, not only will you become rich beyond your wildest dreams but you will also have your first purchaser – just let me know! Continue reading