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12 Days of Blogmas – Day One – Tree Tour.

Welcome to the first post in a series which was created by Britt at Alternatively Speaking a wonderful blogger who I have really been enjoying reading lately, the first post in this series of this fun festive series is a tour of our small but mighty Christmas tree.

All the decorations that I am going to show you are picked by my children when we went to Van Hage apart from the other bits which I selected, the lights I found on amazon and are as retro as can be, no LED’s in this house this year and of course, tinsel.. some love it and some hate it but for me, its my favorite thing and looks wonderful with my retro lights!

and on top, a red star, I tried to find a fairy or angel but all I could find was this sparkly start but I think it really goes with everything else.

 

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Until next time

Mummy Cat

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SNOW DAY!

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Saturday night we all went to bed with a big warning that tomorrow there might be snow, now the last time we had a snow warning nothing actually came of it and when I was woken up at 4 am by Robin, it was raining.. so when 6 o’clock came around the children bounced into our bedroom declaring that

‘ITS SNOWING!!!’

I did say that it was raining earlier so don’t expect it to settle.. but how wrong was I!?

Now I am sure you are all probably sick of all the snow photos by now but I couldn’t resist getting out with my Nikon and taking lots of lovely ones

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They even managed a day of school because of it!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Trip to Van Hage and two lost teeth.

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This weekend has been a manic busy one, On saturday the 9th the plan was to get my hair done but because Mr S was busy in London for some website related business I decided to cancel my appointment to save my mum from having to deal with my children for an hour.

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Our main plan was to go to a garden center which is called Van Hage, I remember going there as a child with my gran and just being in complete awe of the decorations, the idea was to go there, grab some tacky tinsel and allow the children to buy their own decorations for the tree.. along with some plastic ones so Robin couldn’t break anything and we decided to head back there each year and once we get a bigger place to get a bigger tree and add more hand picked decorations onto it.

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Once we found what we was after, it was time to head back home and place everything onto the tree, which I will cover in another post, but when we headed back we sat down and enjoyed some tea while the children ate their candy canes, I told Amelia to go brush her teeth after she finished hers and she came running back into the front room to scream at us that she just lost another tooth, she had lost one on Friday while at school and had complained that the second one was just as wobbly… so the tooth fairy had to hunt around for some money in a hurry, I was amazed that her top tooth fell out first but all her first teeth appeared within the week of each other as a baby and they often fall out around the same time frame after they turn a certain age..

I don’t need anymore falling out anytime soon!

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Such a joker!

We had such a lovely time, I ended my night on some chip shop chips while Mr S was late back and even had a beer, which was gross but I still had some because the situation called for something and we didn’t have much else in the house I could stomach.

It is seriously feeling a lot more like christmas now.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Spoon feeding – Is it a bad thing?

Those that have probably been here for a while would’ve read a few post I have made about weaning and the struggles I have had with it, at first R just wasn’t interested in food even at the 6 month recommended age to start introducing food, I don’t think she was even on solid food until she was well into 8 months..

So our weaning in general has been delayed, we started of with traditional weaning, mushed food and spoons purely because I was afraid of her choking on her food, which is fair but as she got older I decided to move into baby lead, which is basically cutting up bits of bite size pieces of food and let them get on with it.. and it was going okay for a while..

Until I took her to get weighed, now shes a tiny thing, she doesn’t weigh much at the age of 19 months old, so any weight she looses I get worried and she had lost 4 oz since last time I went along to my local health center, they did mention it and I said that she was feeding herself but because shes a child a lot of the food ends up either on her, or just the floor..

Naturally I was worried, babies aren’t really meant to loose weight, and I know shes walking and moving about,but realistically her weight should level out or gain at a slower rate, So I decided to start back at the beginning and spoon feed her, to much of her annoyance..

So far so good, She has even lost her foul mood she seemed to have developed lately so she clearly must have been hungry.

I know there has been many talks from other mothers that they feel that spoon feeding will create fussy eaters, or lack the ability to even feed themselves as they get older, but to me right now all I am worrying about is just getting her to eat her food and gain some weight back, I still let her finger eat, she has snacks and eats her breakfast on her own and of course will make a good effort in eating her yogurt after dinner, but the worry in me needed to make sure she was getting food inside her little belly.

…and I think all the white shirts are thankful for the break too!

I really don’t see any problem with spoon feeding, if it means that you know completely that something is going in and not just being thrown on the floor.. I know many will judge me for my choice in going back to helping her, she doesn’t seem to bothered by it and I am not completely feeding her, she knows how to do it herself..

It really shows how different the years have been with baby rearing and weaning, I remember with my son, which was a good 7 years ago now, that baby lead weaning wasn’t even a thing and no one told me I could try it.. roll on 8 years with a new baby and the rules have changed again.

Has anyone had any experience with switching to baby lead and noticing some weightloss? or am I worrying about nothing and should’ve let her get on with it?

Parenting is a touch little cookie!!

Until Next time

Mummy Cat

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A to Z – W is for Writing.

Writing –

Writing has always been something I’ve done, I used to have diaries and notebooks that I’d sit and write in daily, silly notes and observations, I however would dread to read what I wrote at the wonderful age of 14 in my little green notebook.. a bit like how I cringe at the thought of stumbling onto my old fan fictions that I once wrote.

I think its probably why I enjoy blogging, I have mentioned many times before that I used to do it privately on a website known as Livejournal, I was on that site for many many years and documented much of my life on there.. I even remember writing a post after I had my chemical pregnancy, I wish I could find that again because it would be interesting to see my view then and compare it to my view now.

Writing for me is like a release, I can express my feelings a lot better in writing, my phones notepad app is full of silly little ideas for stories or future blog posts.. but I always find that writing is really important for your mental health, getting things on paper and out of your head.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Mini Lush Haul

Nothing really says christmas like new bath products, and I had to do a little Lush order for this time of year as they often bring out seasonal bits that you can only get at certain times of year.. so I give you, a little haul!

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Shower Gels

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Snow Fairy and Merry Berry Christmas shower gels, I have never tried lush shower products before but I decided to give them a try, I am a mad bubble bar fan so you can completely understand my newbie reactions to these, Snow Fairy is amazing, it smells exactly like sherbet and its amazing, a delightful share of pink with some sparkles, I cannot get enough of it! if you love sweet scents then please get this, its wonderful.

Merry Berry Christmas smells so fruity, its made with real blueberry juice, its a bit thicker than Snow Fairy but that doesn’t take away from the fact its delightful, its a lovely shade of dark green which I was surprised by because all the images I had seen of it, it came across a purple/green shade but its of course also full of sparkles, how can you have Christmas without sparkles?

Bubble Bars

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Plum Snow, Brightside and Candy Mountain are the three bubble bars I picked up this time, I wasnt impressed with the scent of plum snow, the color was beautiful and I hope to pair it with Sunnyside (the fun glitterfilled one) in future but I wasnt to sure of it, it doesnt have much of a scent for me personally but as I said, amazing purple colour

Brightside has to be my favorite bubble bar, it smells like oranges and is delightfully citrus scented, it turns the water orange and just wonderful, there isn’t much I can say about it other than its personally the best.

Candy Mountain was also a good one, scented similar to Snow Fairy so whenever I used it I paired it with the shower gel, turned the water a light shade of pink, if you liked Snow Fairy please get this too and you will get out smelling like a sweet shop!

What do you think of these, have you tried any? whats your favorite Lush product?

Until Next time

Mummy Cat

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