Ready for New Beginnings!

I have been away a long time now from the ‘blogging community’ and I feel lost and disconnected from my blogger friends. 

I haven’t been away because I no longer want to write or share my day to day going on’s…but simply because it’s been a hectic few months. The last few months have been up down up down and now after so long, I have reached an exciting yet very nervous stage of craziness lol! 

We are MOVING in just over a week to a new county, new town, new home and we can’t bloody wait. We are starting a fresh with everything and it’s about bloody time too. 

Hubby and I have talked for a few years now about whether to move or not. I’m just so bloody happy now to tell people that we have actually done it and we are not scared of change. To some who probably thought ‘your all talk and no action’ well its finally here and we say farewell next Saturday. 

I certainly will miss the lovely school mums Iv grown closer to the last year or so and my special school friends who have been in my life since I moved to London. You will all be missed but we are only 1.5 hours drive away….come visit!!! 

I’m hoping once the move is complete and we have settled well, I will then come back from the dead lol and write again. Much more to talk about too…sun, seasides, jobs, schools, holidays, our home etc! 

Hope to come back soon fresh faced and ready to write! 

    Thanks for reading xox 

10 things about me…

Here are 10 things you might not have known about me…

  1. I have freckles on my stomach that are actually in the shape of Africa!
  2. When I was 9 months old I got my dads fishing hat (fishing hook) stuck in my mouth while I was playing with it in the back of the car. My mum screamed running down the road lol and my father had to take it out eight pliars.
  3. I normally have a sneaky bit of choc in the night….sometimes I just wake up craving chocolate…really weird 😁
  4. While riding on my brothers bike (boy bike-think bar) I went down our drive way and didn’t realise the breaks didn’t work so drive right through the woden fence lol 😜 ouch!
  5. Im really into my blogging!
  6. I had a Maltese poodle doggie called ‘shadow’ who i truly thought was my best friend and true companion when I was growing up in SA.
  7. My first car was my little red devil  -my fiat cinquecento!
  8. I bloody loved gas and air while I was in labour with my daughter…if only they sold it on eBay for stressed out days! 
  9. I have stroked a cheetah, baby giraffe, lion cubs, tiger cubs…
  10. I bloody hate cleaning the bathroom! YUK

What is ur ’10 things about me’ ?? 

Parent…Mum – Oh the joys!

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was in complete and utter shock (not planned) we had just got engaged the year before 2006 and had just moved into our first home together.
The nerves and anxiety although very tough in the beginning, seemed to come over us soon after I knew mum was happy about the situation lol

Wow was she shocked… The thought of being a ‘granny’ at 45 (although l it’s not like I was a young mother…I was 24) scared her to bits lol! But she got over it once she was told that she was a GG ‘Glamorous Granny’!
Mum instantly wanted to be a ‘nana’ not ‘granny’ when she got used to the idea lol!

A couple days in, we were very happy with the idea of being parents and thought about what we needed to do and how we needed to be, to be the BEST parents we could.
•Will we have a natural or c section?
We had a very long natural birth.

•Will we bottle feed or breast feed?
I tried so very hard to breast with my first but he wasn’t latching and it was making me bleed and scream in pain. I even syringed the colostrum and gave it that way but I was just getting very frustrated and he was a very hungry baby, I had to just ask for bottles and we were certainly happy with that decision.

•What routine will we implement?
We loved the 7 11 3 and 7 feeding pattern and worked around that when it came to sleep, play and meal times.

•How will we cope with sleepless nights?
Wasn’t so bad. You just enjoy the night time feeds as best you can and enjoy a 1000 and 1 cups of coffee lol! Slept through at 8 weeks.

All we could think about was what kind of parents will we be!

I found the first 2 years to be amazing…I was a working mum and loved the time I got to spend with my family.
Baby number 2 arrived in 2010…
I went along with bottle feeding again as that was what we were happy with last time, 7 11 3 and 7 routine worked out well again with baby 2 and yea more sleepless nights but thank god baby #2 slept through in her own bed by 10 weeks.

Hubby and I went through a lot those first couple years but parenting and rules always came first and the kids make us proud each and everyday.

Parenting has surely tested me in so many ways….but mainly my patients. I honestly thought I had patients, well I sure did in the first 3 years of their lives…but now at 4 and 7 they understand more, answer back (with good arguments lol) and now how to make me feel bad grrrrrr! Cheeky buggers!
BUT I wouldn’t change it for the world. They drive me up the way, give me grey hairs and I shout (possibly for aliens to hear on Mars) but the love and cuddles and kind words I hear on the ‘odd occasion’ 🙂 make me so very happy to be THEIR mum!

Love you OJ & CJ ❤️ xox

I’m hooked!

I never thought I’d be so interested, so involved and so engrossed in the world of ‘Blogging’.
I, on the odd occasion would have a browse at blogs from the ladies on Twitter including Amy Treasures but I never thought I would have the confidence to start up my own.

My friends have always told me I must get involved in social media, seen as I am forever on my phone, posting pics or thinking up statuses.
I’m all about writing nonsense about my family and my life, therefore why shouldn’t I give it a go.

So now I take this leap and take the ‘Bully By Its Horns’ and hope it’s a good one.

Wish me luck folks!!