The necessary lowering of standards

One morning during my last few weeks of work pre-mat leave I was rushing to finish getting ready because everything was just taking so much longer with the extra 10kg + of weight. In my haste I put my top on before my deodorant had completely dried. When I looked down, there it was: a deodorant mark on my top. Sigh. We’ve all been there; In the seconds that follow you weigh up your options: Is it noticeable? If not,

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The realities of staying in a hotel with a baby

As I write (or at least start to write) this blog post, it’s Saturday night and I am sat in the bathroom of a hotel near Ascot having been to a friends’ wedding. Writing a blog post in a bathroom is a bit unusual but not completely beyond the realms of imagination you might be thinking. So let me expand further. It’s 7:58pm and, to the best of my knowledge the bride and groom are yet to do their first

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Re-finding my fitness – 4 weeks in

So it’s 4 weeks since I posted about my plans to try and get my fitness back. It has been an interesting month trying to build a new routine; Trying to schedule exercise in around H has proved quite challenging, predominantly because she decides to do something ‘disruptive’ at the point I try and do something. This morning for example she really tested my resolve by deciding it really wasn’t necessary to go back to sleep after her 5:15am feed.

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Buggycise – circuit training but next to a buggy!

As part of my attempt to ‘get fit again‘ I decided to go along to a Buggycise class yesterday. It’s run on behalf of one of our local children’s centres (and therfore is only a couple of quid to join in) and the instructor is from a local company that does outdoor circuit training, boot camps and personal training. I had seen it in my NCT magazine but a friend also went last week and thought I would enjoy it.

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Okay, so now you’ll sleep..?

If ever I needed a clear reminder that babies are little people who will not be subjected to a forced routine, H’s behaviour over the last week would certainly serve that purpose well. In actuality we have for the most part being taking our cues from her about when she wants to do things, the only exception being bedtime; We have had a bedtime routine in place for almost 4 weeks which involves getting her in to bed around 7pm

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Why I won’t put pictures of my daughter on social media

As is clear from some of my more recent posts the Watling household has recently been thrown in to disarray by a mini arrival in the form of our daughter H. Sam and I are of course biased, but H is incredibly cute… even when she decides to screams her head off (she sticks her bottom lip out which is both cute and really funny!).

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About Me

Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). 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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