An Open Letter To Santa

An Open Letter To Santa

Dear Santa / Father Christmas / Kris Kringle / Coca-Cola dude,

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote to you, and don’t worry, I won’t be asking for a new bike, or a Commodore 64 this time round. I’ve grown up a little since then. 

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Letters To Santa

Christmas is coming!

It’s nearly Christmas, and I know you want to make sure that your child(ren)’s letter to Santa Claus gets to him. Royal Mail just received the message below from Father Christmas himself – he’s as excited about Christmas as we are!

Santa says to get your letter posted by Friday 8 December. And he will try to reply to as many children as possible before the big day.

Use the address:

Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa’s Grotto,
Reindeerland,
XM4 5HQ

Head to the Royal Mail website for further details.

A Home-made Christmas

A Home-made Christmas

Homemade Christmas gifts can be thoughtful, inexpensive, and full of personality. So, in the spirit of anti-Black Friday, here’s a few ideas for gifts you can make at home.

Warning: If you’re likely to be getting a Christmas present from me, then look away now! (Unless you’re really nosey, but then you’ll have to act surprised on the day)

 

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An unexpected loneliness – being a Mum

An unexpected loneliness – being a Mum

How lonely do you feel as a Mum?

A survey conducted by Channel Mum  found that more than 90% of Mums in the UK admitted to feeling lonely since having children.

This survey, which asked 2,025 mothers a number of questions about their roles as Mothers, also showed that 54% admitted they felt more “friendless” since giving birth.

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Dummy Do or Dummy Don’t? 

Dummy Do or Dummy Don’t? 

There had been no forethought,  when I was pregnant,  about whether I’d use dummies (soothers/pacifiers) for my baby.

I’d never been bothered either way by babies using dummies, but I was aware that it was a subject that could cause rather heated debates. Read more

Grandparents – the new daycare?

Grandparents – the new daycare?

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Who stays at home?

Who stays at home?

This week was the first real time my life as a Mother and my life as an Administration Assistant challenged each other.

Baby E became ill, and I had a dilemma; do I send her into day-care (knowing that she wasn’t contagious, nor was she vomiting) and go into work? Or, do I stay at home and look after her?

A lot of you are probably screaming at the screen right now, “Of course you stay home!”, “How is this a dilemma?”, “YOU’RE A MOTHER FOR GAWD’S SAKE!” Read more

My blog is one month old!

My blog is one month old!

A month ago I actually started (after much deliberation) a blog about . . .

Well, I’m still not sure what it’s about, but it’s here, and it’s staying for the foreseeable future.

 

Twelve blog posts, and three recipe pages, later, and I’m still finding my feet. Perhaps that will always be the case. Perhaps this blog will be as chaotic as my own thoughts. Like the drawer everyone has in their house, where random items such as used batteries, takeout menus, and bits of ribbon that you’re sure will get used one day end up. Read more

Sleep now

Sleep now

So Baby E is one now. This year has gone sooooo quickly. It’s madness!

Celebrating her birthday has given me opportunity to reminise. I was tense throughout my pregnancy, but now I remember it through rose-tinted glasses. Believing it to be the most amazing time ever.

I merrily forget about the constant trips to the loo, the aching back, the inability to sleep, and the extraordinary ability to pretty much fart on demand.

I loved the excuse to eat, and boy did I?! Plus, the excuse to buy new clothes, even though they were maternity wear, was pretty cool.

I also remember everyone who had ever had a child providing me with every bit of advice they could, until my head exploded with information.

Recently, I became one of those people too, when a work colleague was about give birth. I sent off the below email, figuring that now I had a baby, I too could start passing on my wisdom to others: Read more

The First Birthday Party (of many)

The First Birthday Party (of many)

Saturday was Baby E’s first birthday party. I’m still tired from it now!

We (I) decided on having a open house. My reasoning being that this would be cheaper, so we could spend a bit more money on gifts and days out. I also thought it would be easier. I wouldn’t have to worry about setting things up, or getting so much food prepared.

I was wrong.  Read more