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Lockdown Birthday

Lockdown Birthday
I wasn't going to blog about my actual Birthday. I thought I had said Birthday enough and should just concentrate on eating cake and ice cream. But then it felt like there was so much to say, so why not?! You don't have to read it. As I said in my last blog about my Birthday build up, I wasn't really excited about the day. In fact, I might even say...
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Turning 35

Turning 35
Birthdays change so much as you get older don't they? I'm sure I used to be counting down to my Birthday for weeks when I was younger. It was all exciting wasn't it? You'd get your favourite food, have a list of possible gifts or loads of things circled in the Argos catalogue and get to stay up late, it was better than Christmas. Though, as I appro...
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Sleeping big

Sleeping big
Last night I should have been sat with drink in hand celebrating that for the first time in a long time my little boy didn't insist that I do his bedtime routine. But last night wasn't like just any other night, last night marked a big step in my little boy growing up. For the first time he had a duvet, a pillow, the side off his cot but he chose n...
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I can’t cook a roast

I can’t cook a roast
Who else has been learning more about themselves during lockdown? I thought that after all these years with myself there'd be little more to know. But Covid-19 has given us a challenge and, as with every new challenge, I'm having to evaluate the best way forward, as we all are. Thanks to my toddler insisting that I needed to cook over the weekend I...
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Down in lockdown

Down in lockdown
It's been a few weeks of lockdown, don't ask me how many because I've completely lost count, but this last week has felt the toughest so far for me. It's difficult to admit that because I always like to look on the bright side of things, and I almost never say when things get me down. But sometimes admitting that things are feeling tough is the bes...
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A bestie called Muffin

A bestie called Muffin
If you know me through the wonderful CaenhillCC farm, or maybe somewhere out there in the real world then you might know how much I love animals. I've always found animals to be the best company and I've had all kinds of pets growing up. Though none of them were more special to me than my last pet Muffin. I've not had a pet since Muffin and I don't...
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Something missing

Something missing
We're all missing something right now, even if it's that McDonald's breakfast we haven't had in months but now really fancy because we can't have it. I'm definitely missing a lot of things and because I never know if or when I'll ever miss these things again, I thought I would share. I'm not going to talk about the people I miss because that's a wh...
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That was Easter

That was Easter
So there we have it, that was Easter. I'm not sure if you had anything planned before lockdown, but it's been sad hearing about all of the special things people have been missing out on. Thankfully in my house we're a bit last minute with things like that. Then when it comes to special occasions, normally it's a source of stress, but this Easter, w...
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Why I’m blogging

Why I’m blogging
You might be wondering why I decided to write my own blog just as the world is struck with a pandemic, and some days I ask myself that very question too. You see, I have a toddler, so while some of you out there are taking the opportunity to catch up on a box set or two, or learn something new, I'm still struggling to go to the toilet by myself. Bu...
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Making friends and influencing people

Making friends and influencing people
I wanted to take the opportunity to talk to you about friends. Those wonderful people who come along and we choose to keep in our lives. Whether they are far away, or we're missing seeing them right now, the fact that we that we want to have them around is surely pretty special.Everyone has a different approach to friendship. Some people are confid...
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We’ve made it one week

We’ve made it one week
Ok, I know it's a bit more than a week since lockdown, but I really wanted to talk about the last week. Even though it's only a small milestone in the grand scheme of things, having a milestone reached still feels like something to me.I know what some people are thinking, I look after my toddler all day every day anyway, not much has changed. How I...
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I wish I was two

I wish I was two
​​As I get to the end of my day, one where my toddler has been refusing to nap or be reasonable, I can't help but feel jealous. I mean, wouldn't it be great to be two again. Ok, so wearing nappies does make it that bit less appealing, but hear me out. My first point, and this is the one I'm really jealous of, is he can sleep any time he likes. Yep,...
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Why wait for tomorrow

Why wait for tomorrow
We're all in a unique situation and whether anyone really did predict it or not, we can't really say we were ready. I mean, we would have had supermarket store rooms filled with toilet roll and hand sanitiser for a start. But it's not just the hunt for toilet roll that unites us, no, it's the fact that for the very first time we're all in this toge...
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Last swim before the UK closes

Last swim before the UK closes
I lost count of how many times I checked my emails this morning despite usually struggling to open them even once. After seeing class cancellations posted all over Facebook due to COVID-19 I was sure swimming was going to follow suit. I hate to say I was a little hopeful it would be cancelled too, I've been finding the classes exhausting recently. ...
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A historic Mother’s Day weekend

A historic Mother’s Day weekend
It's safe to say that this Mother's Day weekend is going to go down in history. Whether you are social distancing, self-isolating or working to keep the country going, there's no hiding from the fact that we're at the beginning of a pandemic. With schools closed, pubs and restaurants closed and shops shutting up and down the high street we're all b...
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Coping with social distancing

Coping with social distancing
As any mum out there knows, we all need to find a way to cope now we have children. Something to rely on when we've been up half the night for no obvious reason (though everyone will guess the reason for you just to make it that much more painful) or we're bored of telling the kids to stop playing with toilet paper (it's valuable now don't you know...
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Taking the leap to stop our gymnastics

Taking the leap to stop our gymnastics
Another day, another lesson. Just like before, I constantly checked my emails because you never know when guidance will change at the moment, we're seeing new information all the time. But gymnastics still went ahead. We love gymnastics, it's the one place I can let my son go crazy without too much fear, plenty of crash mats and a spring loaded flo...
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