Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Well I'm packed and ready to go - almost. We are all checked in thanks to the joyous internet which means no horrendous queues at Heathrow tomorrow.

Fingers crossed my first flight isn't delayed.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

One small step for baby....

Yep, he started walking yesterday - fantastic, and today he's going around like he's been able to do it for ages rather than 24 hours. It's so cute, and he knows he's doing something cool 'cos he has a bog grin on his face as he toddles around. I'm so glad he did it before I go to NYC as I was really worried it would happen while I was away. Now we just need to work on some teeth.........

In other news, my ears are better thank goodness and I'm trying to get organised and packed ready to go on Thurs morning. I am soooooo looking forward to it but am slightly apprehensive at how Chris will get on without me. I have no doubt that he will do a good job but I do worry that he'll forget to make formula and then panic in the morning when there isn't any - oh, must remember to tell him that there is some soya milk in the cupboard in case of an emergency. Anyway, once Lisa and I are enjoying ourselves I'm sure I won't give them a second thought......yeah right!

I've also decided that when I get back I'm going to lose weight. I've had a year since the birth and I've pretty much eaten what I want so now it's time to get back my pre-pregnancy shape. I'm going to do the cabbage soup diet for a week and then go back to Weight Watchers. Who knows how the cabbage thing will go but I'm willing to give it a this space............

Saturday, April 22, 2006


I feel like poo today - my right ear is totally blocked and it's making me feel dizzy and disorientated. I've sent the boys to town to get me some ear unblocking stuff - it works out quite well as they get to spend some father/son time together and I get some time alone. I do feel abit bad though as we were going to have a family day out, it's sunny and lovely, but I want to sort my ear out before I go to New York next week, and it would take something pretty awful to stop me getting on that plane.

Anyway, I have this me time and there's a pile of dishes, laundry and general housework, not to mention studying that needs to be done. But - Spurs v Arsenal is on soon so maybe I'll watch that instead. AND I said I would do a big roast tonight to make up for not going out today.

Actually, I don't know why I'm whinghing. We are a really happy family with no problems. My friend has put this into perspective over the last few weeks. She is pregnant (after IVF) with twins and is 31 weeks. 2 weeks ago they lost one of them and she has been in and out of hospital ever since while they monitor the other one. I feel for them sooo much and I can't imagine what they must be going through. I'm hoping she can hang on for abit longer before delivering to give the baby as much time in the womb as possible. It's made me appreciate how easy my life is. and how trouble free my pregnancy and labour was. Fingers crossed and thoughts for my friend.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Maybe it should be entitled "MY husband"....................why is he so forgetful???? We've been together for nearly 6 years and I've turned into a nagging machine at the age of 30. Although, he doesn't tell me to stop nagging anymore, so maybe he realises it's because he keeps forgetting to do stuff. Example - I asked him to make sure that the direct debit for our sons (who is just 1) child trust fund was set up - he forgot, which means that a years worth of money hasn't gone into it. I get a new form to set it up, ask him to fill in the relevant bits. He doesn't do it for a week, forgets which bits he's meant to fill in and does it all - which means I now have to get a new form as he's done it wrong and start again............NIGHTMARE.

I could spend days writing about his forgetfullness but what's the point. He's never going to improve, so I guess it's me that needs to adjust. After all, isn't that what marriage is about - compromise? IT does make me feel an itsy bitsy bit better knowing that he's bored to death on jury service though.

Monday, April 17, 2006

First Time

This is my first ever attempt at blogging. I don't know if my life is that interesting but I figure that having somewhere to empty my mind and vent my spleen is a good thing. I'm doing an Open University course in English and Creativity and blogs came up a week or so ago. Since then I've read loads that are out there and it's never been far from thought that I should start one up. So here goes..........heres hoping that I enjoy it - even if noone else does. That'll do for now.