That was the year that was 2017 – a summary

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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. 2017 has been an eventful year with a

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The fear and worry of parenthood

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This weekend just gone has been tough. No, more than tough – emotionally draining. It’s not all been bad but it’s been dominated by one thing: Little H has been ill. She’s not just had a cough and sniffle which we all know babies and toddlers seem to get every other day. No, she’s been the raging fever, won’t eat or drink, crying inconsolably type of ill. It started on Thursday afternoon at nursery. I got The Call on the

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The chicken pox diaries – part II

Poorly Watching Peppa

The recap Back on Day 0, I spotted some dubious spots on Little H as I was putting her to bed after nursery. After a visit to the doctor the following day, it was confirmed she had the dreaded Pox of the chicken variety. Quarantined followed and you find us in the thick of the illness with one very unhappy and itchy little toddler. (If you want a blow-by-blow account then by all means pop over to part I first!)

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The chicken pox diaries, part I

Day 0 Little H is splashing around in the bath after a busy day at nursery. I come in to get her out and my Mum-Senses are immediately drawn to some spots on her shoulders, lower tummy and back. Much to her annoyance I proceed to examine them. I’ve convinced myself Little H has chicken pox on several occasions that turned out to be nothing. This time though, my instincts tell me this was the real deal. Without a doubt

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That was the year that was 2016 – a summary

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

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The turmoil of our holiday to Lisbon

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Last Wednesday I left work feeling very chipper. I was off work for over a week, my first holiday since going back to work from Maternity Leave. SO EXCITING! We were all scheduled for a long weekend break with my Dad and Sister in Lisbon – somewhere I had always wanted to go. It was to be H’s first trip abroad. I had planned for most eventualities. But the reality was even more stressful and exhausting than anticipated – H

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Back down to earth with a bump…literally.

As if to seal my own fate with the previous post, on Tuesday morning, just round the corner from home, I came off my bike and ended-up in a rather painful heap on the road. For better or for worse (no marriage pun intended there), Sam happened to be cycling with me that day which meant I was not alone.  Unfortunately he was a smidge too close behind me so we end-up in a giant Watling/bike heap right near a

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I can’t wait, for the weekend to begin

Yes, I was very deliberately referencing the brilliant Michael Gray track there (‘Weekend’ from 2005). Following from my training session on Wednesday (which proceeded my last bloggage), I felt really quite awful. I thought I had overdone it, especially since I had not allowed 3 days recovery between sessions! However, I think I might actually be fighting some kind of silly virus because yesterday I felt quite shocking (combined with training aches). An early night last night (tucked-up by 10pm

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Blog Post 11-03-2011

My cold has almost gone – hurrah!  Unfortunately I think that Sam has got it because he is on the train heading home from a day away and is feeling rubbish.  This is not good.  But, it’s the weekend which means he can rest at least.  It has been one busy week.  I am starting to get in to work for my new team and there is so much to take in and understand.  I know it’s going to be

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Blog Post 10-03-2011

Bah, I have got a cold! I am most annoyed. But it feels like it’s passing already so that is a positive. Also, it’s this week, not next week right before WeHoRR which have been bad! It was fought as work today as a result though; you spend the whole day sniffling away and going back and forth to wash your hands. Well, maybe not everyone does but I tried and not spread horrid germs all over the building! Sam

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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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