Growing-up again

Whilst H changes and grows a bit every day and week, it feels like she occasionally goes through bigger jumps of change*. Now feels like one of those times. For starters, since the weekend H is now in her own room. Sam has been suggesting it for a while but I wasn’t happy to move her. The guidance is to keep them with you for 6 months, but also it was always a big emotional step for me to move

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That was the year that was 2013 – a summary

So another year has gone by and more so than ever before, it feels like it has flown by. Following last year’s structure, I have broken the year-up by month and called out the top highlights (of varying degrees of interest!) for each. I decided to start this entry with a new section though – some ‘Of the Year’ callouts – it’s the sort of information you quickly forget and I wish I had for the last 4+ years, but

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Christmas-Time is here!

It’s been a while since I have done blogged. There are a few things I keep meaning to write about, but a combination of training camp, evening commitments and some kind of virus have kept me away from my computer at home. In the last few weeks though, we have moved in to ‘that time of year’: Christmas. I find it an odd time because there are bits of it I enjoy (time off work, giving presents, getting presents, ‘The

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Pass the bacon…

Despite being unwell still during the early part of this week, I have still had a couple of hard training sessions, yesterday being the monthly 5k ergo test. As usual, after yesterday (and also Monday’s exhausting but brilliant outing) I left the club to go an devour half a supermarkets worth of food, a common rowing trend which was wonderfully explained in a recent blog post from Girl on the River. Everything she said rings completely true except I don’t

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The Power of the Super-Brands

I’m watching a program on BBC2 called ‘Secrets of the Super-Brands’. It’s a bit of a coffee-table-TV-show but at the same time, factual as only the BBC can pull off. It is looking at the world wide identity of Coca Cola, McDonalds and Heinz. It is astonishing the way these global (sorry, ‘Glocal’) companies approach their production marketing, well, everything. Coca Cola is one of the most astonishing cases. They want to DOUBLE their business in the next few years.

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Blog Post 26-05-2011

It really is the little things in life than make you happy. As an example, the little things that made me happy today: an email conversation with my friend; lunch with some colleagues/friends; two meetings being cancelled freeing up my afternoon to do proper work; coconut and lime cake with a cup of tea; a quick erg sesh just long enough to enjoy it but not truely hate it; a new washing up sponge; a cup of tea; sitting on

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Blog Post 22-05-2011

It is SO windy today!  It must have picked-up in the night.  The poor plants on the decking seem to have taken a battering, although most don’t look too worse-for-wear.  However, annoyingly the bird table got blown over; not in itself an issue, it rained in the night so the corner on the ground got sodden and now the wood has all broken off.  Boo 🙁  Oh well!  It’s upright now and sheltered behind a bush so hopefully the bursts

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Blog Post 21-04-2011

Hurrah, finished for a long weekend! Then another long weekend next weekend too. Regardless of your views on the monarchy, we’ve all got a free day off from it so I won’t scoff at that! When I woke-up this morning, the only thing encouraging me out of bed was knowing that tomorrow I could sleep a bit longer. That said, despite feeling sluggish, I still did my mini-ab circuit. I am on a fitness plan re-kick-start this week. I had

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Surprise!

I am shattered today, no word if a lie. It has literally been non-stop. I arose at 6:40 to venture forth to rowing and then did two back-to-back outings in the 8, hitting a grand total of 22k! After a few chats / bits if admin, I got away shortly after 11:30 to start my part in the ‘Lou’s surprise birthday party’ plan. I high-tailed it home, showered and changed and then headed to Ware to collect Lou. Once at

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Blog Post 09-01-2011

My laze around in bed was clearly the trick to a productive day!  I have cleaned our bedroom from top-to-toe and finished all remaining skirting board / door frame painting in there.  Hurrah!  It has been bugging me for a while.  I also made Sam some rock cakes, made a crumble (to have in a bit) and cooked Sam a steak dinner (salmon for me).  My finances are up-to-date and I re-potted my yukka which has been flopping around and

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. 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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