Where have I been I hear you wonder (not really hah) and frankly these few weeks have been mad, so I feel the need to update you on what has been going on in the life of Mummy Cat and her kittens.

Firstly we have all been under the weather, on Friday 13th I woke up absolutely full of cold, I was so ill that I even got Mr S to do the afternoon school run, I wanted to basically sleep and do nothing else and thankfully the children when they came home helped big time with everything but nothing could prepare us for what was going to happen on the Tuesday 16th, everyone went to bed as planned and all seemed happy to get to bed, no fuss and no arguments however about an hour into sleep there was this coughing and wet sound coming from our bedroom.. Robin threw up and my god it was gross as she had a full bottle of milk before going to bed so it was just horrible, which began a full week of sick children and naturally sick mummy and daddy followed suit and we all spent a lot of time that week hiding inside and feeling very VERY sorry for ourselves.

On the Saturday 14th however, despite the cold I was suffering with there was a plan in motion to get all of us over to Birmingham to meet up with the wonderful BC April babies once again, it was the one year anniversary meet up that I have been so excited for since it was booked up! the plan was to meet at the same place as we met before the ThinkTank, have some lunch and let the babies explore and go wild, this time however we went by car so my anxiety over the train was not even there and I felt so much better going in the car, Mr S drove us and I think it took us a good hour and a half to get there but it honestly was such a nice smooth drive up on the motorway.

Once we arrived we got to paying and then it was the hunt to find some of my BC April girls, there wasn’t as many as there was the last time we did this, which was sad but I think it was a lot better, I felt like I could talk to those who had turned up and it felt a lot more relaxed but the children had a blast running around and playing in the water, and I really loved catching up with the ladies and just seeing them enjoy their time in the water and all the wonderful interactive parts that are all over the ThinkTank, I still highly recommend you go to it at some point in the future as its so much fun for all the ages and there is a lovely area for the younger children to play with fake food and learn things about their surroundings.

Here’s a couple of photos that I took of the day –

I had planned to vlog the day but I got so caught up into the fun that the only footage I have is of us going up the M1 and some clips of windmills, I don’t think I am cut out for vlogging just yet haha, I enjoy taking photos more and I guess getting them into Lightroom and editing them up to look clear and pretty, and as I said before, if you ever get a chance to go to Birmingham I highly recommend you give the ThinkTank a go, it was such a fun day for everyone and with the water, no one really got to hot.

I have some more adventures to share with you shortly of our first family holiday but that will have to wait for another post, for now its lovely to be back into blogging after having such a long time off either being sick or being away.

How has the start of the summer holiday been for you?

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Today marks one year since I decided to take the plunge and get myself a piercing that could help with my endless migraines, the piercing itself is meant to be a acupuncture spot which when pressed on will help relieve pressure in the brain and ease migraines, allegedly…

One year on from that day and I can saw a few things, on is that its been a bit of a hassle to clean and care for, I am used to having the simple lobe piercings which honestly do not require much care and attention and of course heal quicker than any cartilage or body modification, the time frame of when it was expected to heal is around a year but like all things every body is different and mine has some way to go until its fully healed, it itches and if you do not clean it correctly with salt water it can become infected quickly and is known as one of the most difficult piercings to heal because of where it is and can be rejected from the body..

Thankfully while I have had the odd infection which I cleared up fine with salt water, and my body hasn’t rejected it what so ever (even if I was worried it would) I do feel like it hasn’t completely healed just yet, its prevented me from wearing inner ear headphones which I would do if I went into town with Robin and she would fall asleep, but it hasn’t effected sleeping or using larger headphones when I play games so that’s a plus.

I have yet to change it to a new piercing mainly because I don’t feel like its healed and I don’t want to effect it but I honestly don’t think I will change it, its movable which is handy for cleaning but I do not know the size of the bar so I don’t want to buy a new one and it be to small or to large for the hole which is far..

As for the headaches.. they are still there but aren’t as strong as they used to be, I suffer with the basic migraines and the horrible but thankfully short ocular migraines and I do feel like its doing something to them as they arent as life ruining as they used to be, I wouldn’t be able to do anything before and would spent most of my days hiding in a dark room and complaining about the painkillers not working..

I do feel like it has made a dent in my headaches, but I don’t think its the complete answer to them and I will probably continue to need medication throughout my life along with the effects of the piercing..

It may have worked for some but its not completely worked for me, and of course that doesn’t mean it wont work for you if you also suffer from migraines, here is some more information about the piercing itself.

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I feel that I need to share with you what happened to my blog at the start of the week..

…basically I am an idiot…

Sunday was like any other day, I had spent the whole week before being really careful with money because I wanted to make sure I had the max amount possible for when we go away in July so I didn’t spend much.. a few snacks here and of course my gas and electric needed doing but I felt confident that on sunday, I was going into Monday without any money issues what so ever!

During that week I had an unexpected weird transaction on my paypal account, it was a lot for me so I signed into my paypal, put in a claim and thankfully got the money back so when Sunday rolled around, I had £79 taken out of my account without me saying yes to it, I naturally panicked because that’s a lot of money and repeated the same again, I claimed it back but because it was a sunday I didn’t expect anything to go in or go out etc so when someone told me that my site wasn’t there.

Only me, Only I could break things, and amazingly I decided to break my blog a few days before Mr S went away to Sweden for a gaming event so there was this tiny window in which we could fix it, but thankfully, it was sorted.. I had to buy a new scheme with WordPress and hope that everything would go back to how it was before.. it did come back, mainly my old theme at first and some older posts that were dated back to January before I switched over to self hosted.. but thankfully its back and back in time for a important post that needed to go live on the 22nd..

Basically I had cancelled an important payment that broke my own blog, I mean who else could be that stupid haha! but its all fixed and I managed to get that post up in time and I can sit back and relax for the time being.

so let that be a little warning, don’t panic and do something stupid.. read first and always try to laugh at yourself!

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Sometimes with my blog I like to take time out on all the scheduled posts and give a little life update, because lets face it, that’s what blogging used to be about, sitting down and updating those who follow you about daily life and anything in-between and so I have been mildly afk due to some life stuff I thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on why I haven’t done much in the case of writing and blogging, hell even my twitter and instagram have taken a beating.

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This week has been one of the hardest I’ve dealt with lately, for the past two or three weeks, I’ve honestly lost count, Robin hasn’t been eating properly.. we’ve offered her food but she has this new thing of throwing whatever we’ve offered her onto the floor and then when she did eat something, it hasn’t been the most healthiest of things but to add to the stress, shes also had a horrific cold and those with children will understand that when one child has a cold, the parents suffer the most.

I cannot remember the day this all started, all I know is that this is the first time in a long while that I have almost passed out in a car journey back from food shopping on thursday evening.. I feel like a sick toddler is harder than a newborn, because lets face it, newborns will happily go back to sleep once they have been dealt with and the mornings arent as bad.. because you could just put the newborn back into its bed and it will let you have a few extra minutes of peace.

..a two year old however.. will throw her toys at you or scream at you if you so much as touch your head to the pillow, we’ve co-shared the bed, we’ve been tough and told her to go back to sleep but its now at the point where bedtime or.. I guess night time is a big struggle and its actually caused me to really judge my ability of being a mother and really push my sanity to its limits and while it has been difficult, I have tried to look at it all with a positive outlook, I have been getting lots of cuddles of Robin and while I haven’t done much writing on the actual blog I have so many ideas written down for lots of posts for the month of May which I am hoping to get written and posted once her routine goes back to normal and thankfully because of her being poorly Mr S has been doing the school runs for me allowing me to not have to get makeup on and let my skin breath a little…

Funny how a few sick days can sometimes be a little curse as well a blessing.. and with a better nights sleep my brain is feeling a lot less fuzzy and Robin is feeling better in herself, back to her demonic little self!

Which in turn hopefully means that next week will be the most productive week yet!

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Well.. I did it.. my little space on the internet is now officially self hosted and hopefully you can see that I have a brand new theme that I brought in June last year.. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner..

Well I do..

Because I break things..

Which is what i’m going to talk about now, Monday I decided to switch over, I had saved up a bit so I could buy the hosting and I was assured that it would be easy as anything to get it going and get everything in order..

I was extremely wrong.. of course.. I believe that I am the only person in the world who could be told something is easy and get it bloody wrong all the time, I cried.. a lot.. which might be blamed for the fact that Robin hasn’t slept properly for the past couple of months and I am utterly tired but I paid for the hosting and then I was very much like.. ‘well now what?’

My husband told me not to touch anything and wait until he got home to help and he did… but NONE of my post appeared and I couldn’t figure out why, so in the space of me panicking and him returning home from work another day I sat and made it look how I wanted too (I hope you all like it) until he showed me how to transfer things over correctly..

I just want to give a big shout out thank you for Britt for the advice and help, to Vicki for the help and the push to do it and of course my husband for actually doing it correctly for me.

I am now PROUDLY welcoming you to the brand new shiny pretty and professional (looking) Mummy Cat Notes.

Until next time

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