Monthly Archives: February 2013

Silent Sunday – 24th February 2013



My Week That Was (W/E 23rd February 2013)


On Sunday, we visited family and I made us a gorgeous roast chicken Sunday lunch.

On Monday, we went swimming and afterwards Thomas came home and chilled out with some chocolate milk.

On Tuesday, I went to work then came home and made vegetable soup.

On Wednesday, I got a free doughnut from my favourite sandwich shop at work :-)

On Thursday, Thomas tried a monkey costume borrowed from a friend on, to see if it would fit for a fancy dress day at nursery soon. I think it is a bit big for him this year but he will hopefully be able to wear it next year.

On Friday, after our trip to the nature centre I let Thomas play with play dough at home for the first time. I think we need to get a few more things to help him play with it more (rolling pin, cutters etc) but he had a great time.

Today, we went and visited Thomas' cousins and they were playing with something called 'Wammys'. Thomas enjoyed having a hat made for him and liked to model it for us







Country Kids (W/E 23rd February 2013) – Monkeying Around!!

Yesterday, we went to the Birmingham Nature Centre for the first time. The nature centre is a small zoo located near Cannon Hill Park, just off the Pershore Road in Birmingham. It was very cold and quite a few of the animals were hiding but we did get to see lots of monkeys, meerkats, birds, sheep, goats, and otters. It was a lovely way to pass a morning. Thomas enjoyed it as I took him on his trike, meaning he could see and interact more with the animals. I am hoping we can return to the nature centre in the summer when the weather is warmer!



The Gallery: Boys!

I have not taken part in The Gallery for a while but I could not resist when I saw this week’s theme of ‘boys‘. Here are my boys in a picture taken a few days after they first met. Thomas was only 3-4 days old when this was taken. This is one of my most favourite photos I have ever taken, showing the two people I love the most. Since this photo was taken, Thomas has grown into a cheeky independent toddler and Stuart has become my husband. They are both still my boys and always will be :-)


Silent Sunday – 17th February 2013




My Week That Was (W/E 16th February 2013)


On Sunday, Stuart and I went on an archery and shooting experience with my mum, stepdad, sister and her boyfriend. We had a cold but fantastic time. Thomas went with my dad down Bewdley to visit my nan.
On Monday, Thomas and I went to baby signing at our local Kiddicare, then had something to eat in the cafe and a go in the play area. Thomas loved the big bears that were in there.
On Tuesday, it was pancake day so Stuart got the job of making them as I am useless!!
On Wednesday, Thomas brought some artwork home from nursery. They had got inspired by the snow and used cotton reels to do some stamping.
On Thursday, Thomas brought a valentine's drawing home from nursery. I was a very proud mummy indeed!
On Friday, I took Thomas for his first haircut. Here are the before and after photos. Thomas hated having his haircut. He screamed all the way through. It was very traumatic for both of us. My baby has gone now and he is a proper little boy!
Yesterday, we went to our local pub and Thomas decided to copy the bigger kids. He saw them sweeping them up outside and went to help them. I hope he enjoys it this much when he is older!!!
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Happy Valentine’s Day!


Lots of love





Matilda Mae – A Star In The Sky

Last week, the parent blogging community was shocked when Jennie of Edspire announced that her girl Matilda Mae had died in her sleep at 9 months old. I have never met Jennie but have followed her blog for a while. I have been thinking all week about writing a post about it but I have been struggling to find the right words to say. I am still struggling with what to say but I just wanted to let Jennie and her family know that they are in my thoughts constantly. I just want to give them all a hug and take the pain away. Other bloggers including Jennie herself have been able to beautifully word tributes for Matilda Mae. I do not have the way with words which they do but I would like to encourage everyone to donate some money to Bliss who are a charity for premature and poorly babies, which is a charity close to Jennie's heart.

Rest In Peace Matilda Mae – You are the brightest star in the sky xxx



My Week That Was (W/E 9th February 2013)


On Sunday, Thomas tried to feed himself yoghurt. He is still getting it everywhere but more spoonfuls are now generally heading in the right direction!

On Monday, we went shopping and I got Thomas some play fruit and vegetables. When we got home, Thomas enjoyed sorting it and putting it in his shopping basket

On Tuesday, I made us Chicken Noodle Soup after a busy day at work

On Wednesday, Thomas had a day with Daddy as the nursery was closed for training. When I got home from work, I got lots of cuddles

On Thursday, I went to Selfridges in the Bullring, Birmingham and reviewed The Gallery restaurant. It was all delicious especially the pudding!!!

On Friday, we went to my Grandad's 80th birthday party. Thomas enjoyed seeing everyone and had a great time

Today, we have had a relaxing day and Thomas has played with a balloon from the party last night




Happy 25th Birthday Comic Relief! #goodwork #teamhonk

Today is the 25th Birthday of Comic Relief.  I cannot believe it.  I have grown up with Comic Relief and I have no idea where the time has gone. It has flown by. At the moment, three fellow bloggers are out in Ghana seeing what Comic Relief have achieved over the last 25 years and meet some of the people they have helped. Here is a postcard from Penny from the Alexander Residence telling us what they got up to yesterday:

Dear Jo

Here I am about to grease 200 loaf tins for the twice weekly bake at the Virtuous Women’s bakery. Not daunted in the slightest. And the loaf tins lined up and full of rolls and loaves ready for baking.
Love Penny
This is a digital postcard sent from TeamHonk (; during their travels with Comic Relief in Ghana celebrating #goodwork.

For the past 25 years the money raised through Red Nose Day has been changing the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. Let’s Keep Up the Good Work. Find out how at

 For other digital postcards please do join up and check out the linky on

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