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January 14, 2017 at 7:30 am by Angela
 

Top10OnlineReadsWelcome to my monthly feature in which I share some of my favourite online articles for the month. I read a lot of blog posts and articles online and whilst I share a lot of them through tweets, it’s easy to miss them and hard to come back to them at another time. This is a list of my top ten reads for the month, a mixture of formal news articles and blog posts. Enjoy!

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January 11, 2017 at 6:25 am by Angela
 

Just before Christmas, the awesome Josefine from My Danglish Family tagged me to take part in White Camelia’s ‘Rocking Motherhood Tag’. Not only was I excited to be tagged but I was also excited to do something which made me think about all the great stuff I do. As Josefine mentions in her post (which is fantastic so do go and read it once you’ve read mine!), it’s really easy for mums to focus on the things they feel they haven’t done. Right I’m going to wing it so let’s see what I can come up with!

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January 7, 2017 at 7:00 am by Angela
 

FiveFavouriteFindsEvery month I share my ‘Five Favourite Finds’ for the month. They can be absolutely anything new that I have come across. The challenge: making sure I find five each month. Some months really do prove tougher than others but there is lots of fun had in the search. I’m using it to try encourage myself to find new things and also share my finds with you all to save you the leg work! So without further ado and in no particular order…

 

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January 4, 2017 at 7:20 am by Angela
 

An hour. Sixty Minutes. Three thousand-six hundred seconds. A period of time which can go by in the flash of an eye, or can feel like a luxurious eternity. My appreciation of the humble hour has increased dramatically since becoming a parent. I have always been someone who endeavours to use time as efficiently as possible – to the extent where sometimes I have to be told to stop and switch-off for a bit. But children have a wonderful way of consuming every moment when they are awake. So these days when H is awake, my time is almost exclusively focused on her. Everything I would have previously spent several hours doing in my pre-Mum life now has to be condensed. Efficiency has been taken to a whole new level!

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December 31, 2016 at 8:30 am by Angela
 

As 2011 reached it’s end, I decided to write an end of year post which reflected back on the highs and lows of the last 12 months. Since then, it has become a personal tradition to write and publish my “That was the year that was” post on 31 December every year. More than anything, this post is a personal opportunity to look back as a year a draws to a close. 2016 has been another life changing year with my Maternity Leave reaching it’s an end, seeing me become a working mum. Little H has changed beyond belief in the last 12 months and is rapidly approaching the big 2. It’s been a whirlwind of a year but a fantastic one.

Thank-you to everyone who has taken the time to read and comment on my blog. I have loved hearing your thoughts and feedback on what I’ve written. I am extremely grateful that you all spare your valuable time to stop by. I have also enjoyed reading all of the wonderful posts you have written this year! I can’t wait for some more fantastic reads throughout 2017. I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

But 2016 isn’t over until it’s over. So let’s dive right in…

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December 28, 2016 at 6:50 am by Angela
 

Happy Christmas and New Year Little H!

Your second holiday season has arrived and this year you are a lot more aware of it that last year. Although you are still too small to fully appreciate it all. I can only imagine what you’ll be like next year but I suspect there will be a lot more excitement and anticipation! We’ve had an awesome month though.

CarFun

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December 16, 2016 at 9:26 am by Angela
 

I’ve seen ‘The Christmas Tag’ mentioned on various twitter posts and Linkys. After reading Me and B make tea’s Q&A, I decided to give it a go too! Christmas always evokes mixed emotions for me; part of me finds it overhyped, stressful. But the other of me finds it a wonderful time to switch off and focus on family, relaxing at home and eating. Also, having Little H now, Christmas feels more and more exciting each year. This year there has been such excitement over the lights, it’s been hard not to feel excited too! So here’s how Casa Watling enjoy Christmas!

What’s your favourite Christmas movie?

It’s a real toss-up between ‘Home Alone 2’ and ‘A Muppets Christmas Carol’. Sam is not a big fan of either, especially not the latter. So tend to try and watch them in the run up to Christmas on my own. I don’t own either though so have to try and record them off the TV. Come on Netflix, get them into your library please!

muppetchristmascarol

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December 14, 2016 at 6:30 am by Angela
 

Top10OnlineReadsWelcome to my monthly feature in which I share some of my favourite online articles for the month. I read a lot of blog posts and articles online and whilst I share a lot of them through tweets, it’s easy to miss them and hard to come back to them at another time. This is a list of my top ten reads for the month, a mixture of formal news articles and blog posts. Enjoy!

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December 10, 2016 at 7:10 am by Angela
 

The ‘official’ title of the twelfth topic of the 30 Days Blogging Challenge is “Somewhere you’d like to move or visit.”. I’ve very much decided to go with the “move” options because for years I have been harbouring desires to one day move to a different country. Well, two different countries in fact which are – as you will shortly discover – really quite different. Realistically I don’t see us upping sticks and heading off to foreign lands in the very near future. But one day…who knows. Even if it’s just for a few months. But before I can even consider that, I have to pick where I would go and it’s a choice between….*drum roll*

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December 7, 2016 at 6:32 am by Angela
 

FiveFavouriteFindsEvery month I share my ‘Five Favourite Finds’ for the month. They can be absolutely anything new that I have come across. The challenge: making sure I find five each month. Some months really do prove tougher than others but there is lots of fun had in the search. I’m using it to try encourage myself to find new things and also share my finds with you all to save you the leg work! So without further ado and in no particular order…

 

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to one small person. I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!


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