Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Photo - No fan of mine...

My daughter despised me today.

Not only did I scare her with the vacuum cleaner but I dragged her out in the cold, made her wear her hat, limited her crisps and made her watch YouTube videos such as Chesney Hawkes and McFly.

I think this photo clearly shows how unimpressed with her mother she was... :) xx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Musings - Sunday afternoon...

I feel a movie marathon coming on... :) xx


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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Photo - Expression...

While I think this droll look that Katharine is giving is cute while she is little... I just know that in fifteen years time I am going to hate it ha ha. :) xx


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Friday, 27 January 2012

Musings - No escape...

It seems like we are no longer going to get a winter where we can avoid the snow.

I love it yet hate it all at the same time.

Here are two pictures... It's snowing, it's sticking...





and it's stranded me half way home. Tut. :( xx


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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Photo - Daddy's choice...

I posted a photo a few months back of Katharine in a great pink hat that I bought.

This hat was her Daddy's choice this week... Hmm. :) xx


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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Musings - Keyrings...

I have always had key rings hanging in a bunch with my house keys or car keys. In fact I still have one attached that my folks got me for passing my driving test thirteen years ago.

This week I made a fantastic £1 purchase, a key ring that I could stick a photograph in.

And of course I chose Katharine. :) xx


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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Photo - Chinese...

Last night I made home made noodle stir fry to celebrate the Chinese New Year. And it was delicious. :) xx


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Monday, 23 January 2012

Photo - Upwards...

Been back at work three weeks and have not used the lift once. :) xx


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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Photo - Morning...

It's mornings like this that you know there is something out there watching over us all. :) xx


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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Photo - Short lived...

We travelled down to Stafford today to see the in laws.


It was bliss for half an hour but then Katharine decided to scream for the other two.

Bless her... :) xx


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Friday, 20 January 2012

Photo - Growing up...

Look who is using her big girl bottle. :) xx


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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Musings - Making memories...

A few weeks after Katharine was born Prince William and his bride got married. The world watched and rejoiced, as did a sleepy new born Katharine in her brand new red polka dot dress.

I loved sharing a Royal celebration with my daughter... Which is why I have decided to dress her up for the queens jubilee in June.


I am leaning towards a Beefeater, what do you think? :) xx


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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Musings - To accessorise...

Growing up I only ever had specific pieces of jewellery that were always gold and sporting a sapphire or an emerald. I think my jewellery mad mother was trying to set my tastes of the future.

And it worked, my wedding rings are gold with diamonds and I still wear the locket that my parents got me for my 18th birthday.

Sometimes though, and I am getting quite a collection, I like to mix it up with a random assortment of beads and pendants. My ladies don't have a free arm...


This year I have decided that I am going to find an online boutique and purchase some special pieces.

So do you have any that you can recommend or do you make your own that you have for sale?

:) xx


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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Musings - So, how did you...

Every now and again I bore you with our latest DVD obsession. Lately we can't get enough of...


The only trouble is, we are addicted, have hours of taped things to watch, yet we can't stop. And judging by the current episode trend we will be watching forever as we are never gonna find out how Ted met their mother... We are being strung along! :) xx Blogging without my sofa - using BlogPress from my iPhone.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Musings - What a cop out...

This is an alphabet toy that we got Katharine for Christmas...



Each spine on its back is a letter and when you press each letter the dinosaur says a little ditty with a sound affect. Such as...

A for Aligator (roar)
F for Fingers
L for Lamb
O for Otter (splash)

Which is great fun, but then we got to the end of the alphabet and we heard...

X for Exit (sound of door opening and closing)!!!!!!!

How utterly ridiculous! And this from a leading international 'educational' toy manufacturer! It made me so cross that I haven't let her play with it for weeks. I have in mind a strongly worded letter.

Tut. :) xx

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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Photo - Not so chef...

Today I will be cooking lazy style! :) xx


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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Photo - A little help...

Yesterday Katharine decided to help me fold her washing, which was nice of her, but I fear she had ulterior motives. :) xx





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Friday, 13 January 2012

Photo - Nature...

When walking from home to my parent's house this morning I took a slightly different route and came across a beautiful cobbled lane. It look me back a hundred years, I felt like I had stepped into an Elizabeth Gaskell novel. :) xx


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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Musings - Mama Kat's Workshop (12th January 2012)

Many of us like to poke fun at some of the things that drive us crazy as parents... let's flip the script, what are the 10 things you love about motherhood?

Tomorrow Katharine will turn nine months and one week old, she will also at some point during the day give me a look that suggests I did or said something stupid. But I love it. In fact, as if by magic, here are 10 things that I love about being Katharine's mother...

1. That stretch she does first thing in a morning and the smile that follows it when she opens her eyes and spots that it's me interrupting her zzzzzs.

2. Having an excuse to buy more books, children's books of course. :)

3. Trying to get her to chant Mummy instead of Daddy and then raising an eye brow when she calls me Stacy!

4. Holding the sleep growbag to my face when it is still warm from her little sweaty wriggly body ha ha.

5. Katharine's expression when the fruit is too tart.

6. Watching the dog get excited when she rolls Katharine the ball and Katharine finally learns to kick it back.

7. Enjoying all the firsts; tastes, sightings, crawls, climbs...

8. Chasing her around the double bed to put her nappy on while she squeals at being chased.

9. Seeing that recognition when she greets me at the door after work.

10. Laughing at the baby dancing that accompanies the slightest bit of music be it songs, advertisement jingles or mobile phone ringtones.

What? I reached 10 already??? I could go on for ever.

Well... may be not forever... the let's yank Mummy's hair move is not one of my favourites. :)

So are you a parent? What are the things that make your day?

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Photo - Everybody loves a dinosaur...

Jigsaws are the new rattles in our house. :) xx


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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Photo - I hate people, part 2...

Remember the other year I woke up to find that someone had smashed my back window in on my car? Look what I woke up to this morning...


Fudging custards!!!!! (daughter present) :( xx Blogging without my sofa - using BlogPress from my iPhone.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Musings - 2012...

Well a week has gone by and I can't really account for my time, how awful us that!


More effort is required, me thinks, to make note of it all otherwise my memoirs will be a little bit mediocre. Challenge for the week... I must complete a journal! :) xx Blogging without my sofa - using BlogPress from my iPhone.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Photo - Little shoes...


I know that these are a million sizes too big but they made us giggle in the shop. I can't wait to buy Katharine her first proper pair of shoes. :) xx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Musings - Off with their heads...

Not a lot of people know this but in Halifax we used to chop peoples heads off, only the bad ones of course.

Here is the Gibbet...


It is out of action now but you can image the horrors that went on at this site. But those facing the chop did have a saving grace... About half a mile away is this pub, The Running Man.


If people could escape and reach this pub then they earned their freedom, or so the legend goes.

Now there's a bit of history for you. :) xx

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Friday, 6 January 2012

Photo - The latest in adorable...

I know I am all about the photos this week but I promise I will do better... In the mean time, here is another addition to the adorable collection. :) xx


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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Photo - Oh dear...

Don't you just love left over Christmas chocolates? :) xx


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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Photo - Second day...

Well I have returned to work for a second day, the first one wasn't so bad after all.

This is where I sit, I need to personalise it a bit but you get the idea. :) xx


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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Photo - Back to work...

This is the cute face I had to leave this morning. Sob.


But she did give me a huge hug at lunch time :) xx

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Monday, 2 January 2012

Photo - By Candle...

You know in the movies when someone is sat working with only a single candle for illumination yet they manage to have the whole room shining in a golden romantic glow... LIES!


This morning with have had a power cut. Luckily the baby had been fed her bottle but sadly the husband was half way through his shower. Me, my eyes don't work too good in the dark so my morning thus far has been lit by my flashlight iPhone app.

My point or lack of in this post is that we are sat in the living room with the curtains open to the dawn, are surrounded by nine flicking candles (all differing scents which is odd) yet the house is still in almost complete darkness.

If this is the end of the world then I'm screwed, how am I supposed to straighten my hair!? :) xx


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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Musings - Bring it on!...

2012... How on earth did that happen? It feels like only a moment ago since it was 1999 and I was pondering the onset of a new millennium.


This year there seems to be so much promise in the air. We have Katharine now which has opened up a whole new exciting world and that is how I feel, excited.

Already I have set myself some resolutions such as eat healthy and exercise but we have decided to set up something for each month, something to aim for and look forward to.

I am still devising a schedule of 2012 entertainment but in the following week I will fill you in on some of the details.

But for now let me just wish you...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!! :) xx

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