Monthly Archives: November 2011

A long overdue update!

 Firstly, I would like to apologise for my absence. I was ill. Then I felt better – but was very busy catching up on everything I’d missed when I was ill. Then I got ill again which was LITERALLY a pain in the arse a tad annoying, and then Grace got ill. She’s on the mend now but still not herself. . . .Boooooooo chest infections! Booooo being ill! Determined to stave off further infections and nastiness, I have now bought the equivalent of a small pharmacy to stock up the ol’ kitchen cupboard. I have also put copious amounts af garlic into everything we eat, and as a result: stink. Don’t care! My unusual aroma shall be my ally in that it will keep infected members of Joe public and their horrid germs at arm’s length.

Apart from the onslaught of unpleasantness in the bodily functions area, here’s what else has been going on in the waterbirthplease household: Continue reading


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Night Terrors.


Got my first on-line article published! It was a really interesting one to write: all about the causes of Night Terrors in young children, and how to prevent/deal with them. I was inspired to write about it after Grace suffered an episode. Thankfully, it hasn’t re-occured, but it was scary stuff.

 Big thankyou to Juliet at the Millpond.

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Happy Birthday Grace!

Grace turned two years old last Friday. Happy Birthday my beautiful girl. The past two years have been the steepest learning curve of my life, but they have also brought with them an overwhelming sense of pride and love for you.  Two years gone on our adventure together. Two years to watch you grow into the pretty, headstrong, giggling, dancing, feisty little girl we share our lives and our hearts with. Two things that are prevalent in my thoughts tonight: and I felt the need to write about them.

1 – How to slow time down. Because (cliché alert) it really does go too fast. It’s times like this I am so pleased I started my blog – I have the memories to look back over.

and 2  . . .

 . . . why is Grace in love with a giant inflatable octopus?  Continue reading


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I have agreed to big-up a toy company on the blog today. Nope – they’re not paying me to do so, it’s just that I’m a sucker for traditional wooden toys, and Sevi do them beautifully (as well they should – they’ve been doing it since 1831!) As regular readers know, only if it’s a genuinely good product  am I genuinely happy to write about it. Continue reading


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A Post for John x

Last Monday, I lost a good friend. Many people lost a good friend. The Olde Man and Scythe pub in Bolton lost an outstanding Landlord, and the world lost a gentleman.

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