Monthly Archives: August 2011

Silent Sunday

 

A Silent Sunday Post.

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The Holiday Blog.

I feel I have recovered sufficiently from my holiday enough to blog about it. As you may or may not know, we sailed forth from Southampton on a two-week cruise around Europe. Here’s what was good about it:

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Maclaren Sunshade Review

So before I went away on holiday I promised I would be putting the Maclaren Sunshade through its paces. Well, mission accomplished. The sunshade has accompanied us for over 4500 miles, been in 5 different countries, and successfully shaded my little girl through very long, very hot days.

In my opinion it’s far better than a parasol because it becomes an extension of the hood and provides extra protection from the sun.

Made from water resistant fabric, the Maclaren Sunshade provides 99% UVA and UVB protection. Good times.

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A Toddler’s Lament . . .

A Toddler’s Lament

 

To eat, or not to eat – that is the question:

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The peas and carrots of outrageous meal-times

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A Very Special Guest Post (Knickers!)

I was going through some of the boxes of my Mum’s things the other day. It’s well over a year now since she passed away and I’ve only just felt able to bring myself to do this. She wrote a regular column for a Lincolnshire magazine and although I knew this,  I just never got around to asking her about them, or even reading many. I have found one of her articles though, and I am re-writing it here on my blog as a very special guest post.

The article is about buying knickers and it didn’t half make me smile. A tad self-indulgent perhaps, but I just love the thought of bringing her words to a new audience. Here you go:

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The Karma of Kids

Some would call it karma. Some would call it inevitable. Some would simply call it life. There is a  trade-off when we take on the role of parent that goes something like this: 

 Child is gained – dignity is lost.

Allow me to illustrate my point. Since having Grace I have:

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Ship Ahoy!

Our Ship - Whit Woo!

The bags are packed. The house\dog sitter’s are booked (God bless them and THANK YOU again!) Que Cliff Richard song: “We’re all going on a . . . ”

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