Monthly Archives: February 2014

There’s a chicken in the kitchen.

Ah – remember the days when you used to find livestock in your kitchen?

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You’ll never guess what’s just happened here!

 Stu was upstairs playing with little un while her bath was running. I was downstairs feeling in need of a cup of tea. Into the kitchen I go to put the kettle on, and there’s a chicken in it! (The kitchen that is, not the kettle.) An honest to God live chicken, cocking its little head about and eyeballing me like it’s annoyed I’ve interrupted it!

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Top 5 Funniest Blog Posts

I feel like I’ve lost my way a bit with the old bloggy blog lately and I’ve had some trouble figuring out why. I think it may be because I’ve been veering off in too many directions – some craft, some messy play, some reviews. Then I spoke to people about why they liked my blog and the answer was consistent – people liked the funny posts ***smug face*** and the emotional posts. . . (Unsure of appropriate face.)

So I went back to have a re-read. I have to agree in as much as I started out storytelling – noting down the lighter side of being a parent. Just talking to people.

So with the extremely scientific method of surveying regular readers (i.e messaging the ones I could remember on Facebook after a glass of wine) I have cobbled together the top five posts that made people laugh the most. Not because I’m an especially gifted writer – because we can all relate to just how damn funny kids are:

5 – How NOT to give a goodnight kiss. Oh my goodness I’d forgotten this happened. Embarrassing as it is, it still makes me chuckle.

4- Ode To The Blogger  Deep and profound poetry reflecting my continuing annoyance that I’m appalling at all things technical when it comes to blogging.

3 – Giving The Finger – Not what it’s title suggests. Story time is a little easier these days!

2 – ABH . . . By a One Year Old. – Its a year or two since I posted this, but I still check the floor thoroughly before waking a sleeping child!

And the funniest post, as voted for by the few people that replied to a squiffy social media message?

***Drum Roll***

1 –Pure Plagerism. There are no words . . . I am still concerned for my child-self.

Have I missed any? What post would your vote have gone to?

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Alice Wade Jewellery

Before Christmas I wrote a pledge to buy as many hand made presents as possible, from small businesses. With the exception of the Toy Story dolls that Gibby had her heart set on, I am very proud to say that I achieved this. The down side is that the run-up to Christmas got so darn busy that I didn’t get round to blogging about it. However, with birthdays cropping up all year round and Valentines day looming, I thought I’d do a series of posts about a few of my favourite independent on-line sellers, trying to carve in a niche in a chain-store flooded, retail-gaint- filled kinda world.

I have received no free products or payment of any kind from these fabulous small businesses.

They have not even asked me to write a post about them.

This is entirely of my own volition – a fist bump to all the Davids out there, and a V sign to the Golliaths.

I’m going to start with the beautiful work of Alice Wade over on Alice Wade Jewellery. A Lincolnshire based Jewellery maker and oh my goodness – her stuff is SO pretty. All handmade, Alice specialises in making hand-crafted items with sterling silver, gemstones, freshwater pearls and rose gold. Personal favourites of mine include:

Sterling silver initial disc beaten bangle.

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Charmed bangles. (LOVE the coffee bean. And the shell too for that matter.)

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And check out the beautiful Star Charms –

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Rather lovey, don’t you agree? This lady has only just started up so I personally think if her work tickles your fancy, then get in touch! (I have a feelin’ in me waters that she may just become rather popular.)

Check out her Facebook page here
Or follow what she’s up to on Twitter @AliceWJewellery. Hell – even send the link to you other half #HintHint #valentinesday and enjoy!

More posts to follow with things of loveliness, sparkles, paint and sunshine. Xx

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