Wednesday, 26 March 2008

I won, I won, I won....

OH MY GOD! I got into the Top 5 Blog Awards thingy - wow!!!!! Well, I didn't actually win as my mum pointed out earlier that you need to be number 1 to win but I came 5th and that is flippin wicked if you ask me!!!!

Check out Bluedreamer's Blog for details. I am so chuffed!!!!! Thanks Bluedreamer :o) Big Hug X

Frozen Out!

Hey peeps, I'm back. For the full low-down on my disastrous holiday check out my other blog.

Lessons I have learnt from this holiday:-

  • Make a list of all things you need to take on holiday so you do not forget things (like a heater).
  • Listen to your instincts (like take the heater).
  • Take "just in case" things (like hat,scarf,gloves,heater).
  • Do NOT leave it until the morning you are going on holiday to pack!
  • Do not try to organise everything and pack with nobody at home to occupy your baby!
  • Mums (aka Nana) are an absolute blessing (she came over to keep Kadyn company while I packed).
  • Driving to a destination 5 hours away is not a good idea on your own (trying to map read, put dummy back in etc.. is not easy whilst driving)
  • A roads do not have services or lay bys to stop on!
  • Once the cold is in your bones it's there to stay for a looooooooooong time!
  • When you go away for 2 days you get 85 new posts to read in ya google reader - imagine what it would be like if you were away a whole week! lol

Friday, 21 March 2008

6 Things Meme

I was tagged for this meme by Barb over at Skittle's Place. Thanks Barb :OD

Here are the rules:
(I think there should have been 6 rules as it would have gone better with the 6 thingies malarkey but that's just my ocd side showing through I guess) LOL ;o)

1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged.

Six Things About Me:

  1. I pee about 2 or 3 times a night while sleeping (obviously I do actually get up and go the loo just in case you were wondering) I actually used to pee about 6 times a night but it seems to have halved since having my little baba.
  2. I love line dancing (not that I ever do it but I just really like it).
  3. I think Paul Walker is extremely sexy. Infact, Paul or Tyrese could come over for a cupa tea any time they like - not fussy which one, sheesh, I'd give em both a good ..........cup of tea of course! :o)
  4. I am a carbohydrate junkie - I eat way too much pasta and rice!
  5. My fave word at the moment is "synopsis" !
  6. I HATE cheese or anything cheesy or anything that has been near cheese - cheese is just WRONG!
I Tag:
I'm gonna cheat on this bit and tag anybody that has the time and wants to play. As I don't have loads of bloggy friends I don't want to annoy the few I have by keeping on tagging them. (Just for the record I LOVE being tagged though). So, if you do have time pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease play and sign mr linky and I will check em all out when I get back from my hols :o)

Thought I better add a picture of Tyrese & Paul - cute or what! (not sure cute is the right word - SCRUMMY more like)

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone :o) Just a quickie to let you know that I won't be around for a week or so as I am off on holiday. It will be Little Loola's first holiday. We are off to a posh caravan with some very good friends and their two kids. It is up north by a beach so hopefully the weather will look up a bit as it is FREEZING at the mo! I'll catch up with you all when I get back................... Hugs XX

Easter Award

Chuck over at Foster Me Up gave me this award for stopping by her place last week (she made it herself too) - thank you Chuck :o)

Friday, 14 March 2008

Friday's Feast #2


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how much do you like your own handwriting?
8 - People are always saying how neat my handwriting is. I make my own greeting cards too and put my own handwriting on them. I wish I could do calligraphy though - I'm not that good :o)

Do you prefer baths or showers?
Showers -I feel much cleaner after having a shower and my shower is WICKED - I love it - it is really powerful and makes you wanna stay in there for ages. I WISH I had a seat in my shower though so I could enjoy it while relaxing ;o)

What was the last bad movie you watched?
The Secretary - very very STRANGE - dunno what else to say really. It said is was meant to be kinky and sexy and very funny BUT it was just S T R A N G E !!!! At the end I was just like "huh?????" you should watch it just to see how strange it is!!!!!!!!!!! It was only £2 from the supermarket but it said it had loads of awards and stuff - it must have been awarded by STRANGE people!

Main Course
Name something you are addicted to and describe how it affects your life.
Blogging - I bet most of us write that! but I am - blogging and general messing around on my computer. I had to send my lap top off to be fixed a little while ago - I felt like someone had chopped my right arm off - I hated it. I was so chuffed when I got it back. Some weekends, I go to stay at my mums and I get serious withdrawal symptoms!


Which instrument is your favourite to listen to?
The guitar - I love it - just so natural and calming - I wish I could play it but I just don't have the patience to learn. Bit like reading - I just wanna read super quick - like ET when he can wizz through a book in seconds - especially if it is a good one. I wanna learn guitar as if I was ET!!!

Check out Friday's Feast to visit more participants.

Fed Up........................

Ok guys, sorry I haven't been about for a few days. I have sprained my back AND have 2 buggered up knees. I need to have key hole surgery on my right knee and the doctor said that should help make it better for about 6 months to a year but there isn't actually anything they can do to make them completely better. So, limping around on dodgy knees with a mashed up back and carrying a baby is not too good at the mo. I am knackered and just wanna sleep - one of those days where I actually don't feel much like being a mummy today - I would like to just take myself off to bed BUT I can't so the little one is having a nap at the mo, I'm trying to read all 107 google reader updates and thought I better explain to you guys that I wasn't ignoring you all - honest :o)

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Wordless Wednesday #2

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Monday, 10 March 2008

Another Award

How cool is this....I just got another award. It made me cry (nice tears of course). Thank you so much Jen :o)

Check what Jen had to say about me over at Tidbits Of The Tippets. She is so nice :o)

The Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Welcome to the Blog Party! Hellooooooooo :o)

I'm playing along with the Blog Party over at 5 Minutes for Mom. If you haven't joined the party head on over there and join in! It is a great way to get your blog noticed and meet new blogging buddies!

I want you to all feel comfortable over at my pad so I'll tell you a little bit more about me so you can get to know me a little better :o)

I'm a young 30ish single mummy to the most gorgeous little girl :o) Her Daddy and I are not together but we are good friends and he sees her twice a week and every weekend. Every other weekend he has her overnight at his house which has taken a little getting used to but it totally melts my heart watching them play together. I have never met my Dad so I made a promise to little Loola and myself that I will do everything in my power to make sure she has a relationship with her Father. It has most certainly been a difficult ride but I think we are in a good place now and it is so much easier being friends.

I have a wonderful relationship with my mum and she makes the best Nana - we are really good friends and since Loola came along we spend so much more time together which is really nice - she has diabetes though and doesn't look after herself properly - sort it out Nana!! ;o)

I am not working anymore as I am at home looking after Loola and I love it!

I love my friends and family - I don't have a huge family and my friends make up a huge part of it anyway - quality over quantity I say ;o)

My gorgeous girl - what can I say - she is beautiful and has the most amazing eyes. Someone asked my mum if we had stuck false eyelashes on her the other day!!!! LMAO (just to make it clear...we hadn't) :o) She is 6 months old and has her own little personality that I just adore. She is a proper little comedian and has me laughing all the time. I have another blog solely about her - check it out if you want :o) - The Growing Years!

Loola's Dad thinks I have OCD (he may be right) I don't think I am THAT bad but everything DOES have it's place. I'm a planner and an organiser - I can't help it - I'm a virgo - that's just what we do! However, when my home is not looking like a show house it looks like a bomb has exploded! Nobody (except my mum and a few of my best friends) has ever seen it looking like that though so everybody makes fun of me when I say my house is a mess...they just say "yeah right, what is there one crumb on the floor?", however, those few who have had the unfortunate honour of seeing my messy house on explosion day KNOW! ;o) That's what I mean in my profile when I said I have monica (from Friends TV series) tendancies - she is a bit like that too!

I LOVE to dance and twice a year I go with all my buddies to the Southport Soul Weekender (this will now be narrowed down to once a year now that I am a mummy).

Not sure what else to tell ya - I love questions though so feel free to ask away if you have any :o)

Grab a glass of rose wine (I will be) and enjoy yaself....these are a few pics that sum up a little about me and my little Loola XXXXXXXXX Cheers for stopping by - go on, leave a comment - I LOVE THEM :o) besides, if I know you stopped by I can check you out too XX

How Many Colours Can You Name In 5 Mins?


I was totally stuck after 2 minutes and then the ones that I still could think of I couldn't spell properly anyway so it wouldn't accept them LMAO - he he

Poor Bunny - Oh No!!!!

Little Loola was given this cute bunny with huge plastic teething ears by some friends when she was born. She has only just started to actually take any notice of it and then what does "bad" mummy go and do???????? I maimed the poor thing! Loola is a very "sicky" baby, pukes all the time and the other day she chucked up all over the bunny's head - YUK! So, mummy put the bunny in the washing machine BUT....I forgot that it was in there and subsequently tumble dried it with the rest of the stuff in the machine - when it came out I couldn't for the life of me figure out what was wrong with it - it just didn't look right. I stared at it for ages and then OH NO! Look what I did to it - I melted it's ears! They were all gooey and fluff was all stuck in them so I had to amputate them :o(

Before and after pics:

Meme Monday #2

It's time for Meme Monday, where we save up our memes and awards and post them on Mondays. Then I go over to Melanie's Blog and sign Mr. Linky so that we can all visit each other.


I received this award from KC for commenting on her post, thank you KC!

I received these from Foster Me Up for being one of the first 10 to comment on her post, thank you :o)

Pam over at Random Thoughts had this award up for grabs so I grabbed it ;o)

Pam also got tagged to do the Top Five Hottest Blog Meme and she chose me, yes me as one of her top 5! I am so chuffed - I just called my mum to tell her :o) Thank you so much Pam - it really means a lot to me!!



I was having a look at Cricket's Hearth blog and saw this Book Meme.

Here are the rules.
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag some people & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.

So here goes:

I smiled from ear to ear, as I jumped into her arms and held her tightly. As she ran her hand through my hair, I began to cry. Mother cried too, and I began to feel that my bad times were finished.

This book and the ones that follow it are truly inspiring ! If you haven't read them, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease do!

A Child Called IT - Dave Pelzer

His brother Richard Pelzer has also written 2 books which are just as good!

As for tagging 5 people, I would like to tag 5 people participating in Meme Monday who have not already participated in making a Book Meme. So, if you are reading this and haven't done it....give it a go and let me know so I can come check it out :o)



Pam at Random Thoughts chose me as one of her top 5 blogs and then tagged me to do the same meme so here are my top 5 :o)


1. Simply choose five blogs you want to be included in your “top five list”.
2. Give a short line or explanation why you put them on your list. One explanation for each blog.
3. Now tag as many blogs as you want.You can also tag those blogs you have listed in your TOP FIVE….you can also put your own blog in your list if you want
4. For those who have been tagged, you can also vote for a blog that has been nominated already (besides,this is what this meme is intended for,to know how many bloggers will nominate your blog)
5. Submit your TOP FIVE HOTTEST BLOG ENTRY here .
(Submitted blogs will be the only one to be included in the tally)
6. Remember:Submissions of entries starts from MARCH 1 2008 to MARCH 25 2008 and top five hottest blog winners will be announced on MARCH 29 2008
7. Enjoy listing your top five!!!

1. Syd from Singlesupermama - she is a very special friend that looked after me when I moved to Seattle when I was about 15. We went to the same school together for a few months until I moved back to England - I love her! She is SINGLE and she is SUPER! She is a fantastic mummy and so so funny - check out her blog!

2. Pam from Random Thoughts - I really enjoy her blog, she is random just like me and very down to earth and honest. She says it how it is and I love that. She leaves lovely comments on my posts which really cheer me up and she chose me as one of her top 5 which I think is just fab seen as she has so many to choose from :o) ooooh, and she is really helpful with computery kinda stuff and all my random questions!

3. Melanie from Livin With Me - She is also a really helpful chick and we seem to have lots in common. She has cool stuff on her blogs that I keep pinching - I like all ther little quizzes and memes and if if wasn't for Melanie and her Meme Monday I wouldn't have met all these other cool bliggy bloggy people.

4. Nathan from Confessions Of A CF Husband - I love his story about his family. I log on daily to check how they are all doing. Little baby Gwyneth is just gorgeous and is almost 2 pounds!! Tricia is awaiting a double lung transplant and it could be happening soon. Nathan is just AMAZING - he doesn't understand why and that makes him even more amazing! I love them all :o)

5. Jen from Tidbits Of The Tippets - I really enjoy her blog and we both waffle or ramble as she calls it :o) We are both newbies to blogging but are both addicted.

There are many other blogs I love to read - I feel awful not being able to pick everyone :o(

Anyone else wishing to participate, please feel free to do so and ensure that after posting go here and list your 5 nominations.

I tag the above 5 nominees (apart from the ones that have already played) and anybody else who would like to play.



I saw this over at Skittle's Place.....

1. Of all the people you know, whose name suits them the best?

Beanie (one of my best buddies) Her name is Jane really but I call her Beanie. It used to be Janey Bean and then just ended up as Beanie - she IS Beanie - it just suits her.

2. Describe what you think a creature from outer space might look like.
Lime green with a big oval head with huge blue eyes. Little ears on tentacles (tentacles not testicles) ! A cute little button nose and a cheeky little smile but no teeth! All it would say was "meek meek meek meek" and hug people. He also runs everywhere extremely fast! Don't ask me where all that came from - randomness at it's best!

3. If you could control one aspect of your death--except the timing--what would you do?
I would make sure I didn't burn to death - I have a thing about being in a fire - I DON'T want to be in a fire - I don't want to melt!

4. What is the largest amount of money you have earned in one day?
About £160 I think. Double time on a bank holiday :o)

5. Show and Tell - What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
It makes me think - Where do they all get changed? and do they have clothes on under their red robes? How often do they shave their heads? Are they all men? and how nice that they are all coming together and praying (I think they are praying) unless they are doing pilates???????? THE WORLD IS WONDERFUL AND DIVERSE :o) Oh, and if I was one of them I would be hoping the dude in front of me washed his feet LOL ;o)

You can play this at Curious As A Cat.

Friday, 7 March 2008

Say What?!

I saw this over on Melanie's blog (yep, I seem to get everything off Melanie's blog - but she has good stuff) ;o) I was gonna save it till Monday but then I will get all confused with linking and stuff so I'm doing it now so I do it right :o)

This is how it works:

1. Post these rules on your blog.
2. Just list 10 things that won’t likely ever come out of your mouth.
3. High-five (or ‘tag’) any amount of people to do the same on their blog.
4. Then come back here to Lifesong and let me know that you did it.

So, here are 10 things you will never hear me say:

1. Yummy, more cheese please.
2. Not tonight honey, I have a headache.
3. I prefer having pale skin.
4. I'm happy with my weight.
5. I'm tipsy, I know my limits so no thank you, I don't want anymore wine.
6. I love to exercise - let's go jogging.
7. I'm NOT addicted to blogging!
8. There is no way I could fanny around on my computer for most of the day!
9. I can't wait to go back to work.
10. I'm not really into planning and organising - I like to just go with the flow.

Friday's Feast #1

If you could be any current celebrity for one whole week, who would you want to be?

Briteny Spears, so I could get myself the support and help that I needed to get better and get my kiddies back! (I just wanna give her a hug and tell everyone to give her a break and leave her alone - she is poorly bless her)

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you enjoy talking on the phone?

5 - I prefer text or email - I can explain myself so much better in writing - I get all discomboobilated sometimes if I am trying to stand up for myself and be assertive. Give me a pen or a keyboard and I'm SOOOOOOOO much better :o)

Name a charitable organization to which you have donated (or would like to).

Daisy's Dream - I did a run for them and raised quite a bit of money. They support children who have lost their mums or dads.

Main Course
What is a food you like so much you could eat it every single day for a month?

Chicken Korma
A few people have said they have never heard of this so thought I better elaborate - I think it is more common over here in England than it is in the USA. It is chicken in a coconut and almond sauce (I could just have the sauce to be honest) with pilau rice and a chapati which is kind of like a flour tortilla. It is an indian dish and is absolutely scrummy. I ate this almost every day for over a month when I was pregnant. I had awful morning sickness and for some strange reason it was the only thing I could eat that didn't make me wanna puke :o)


Have you or anyone in your family had the flu this year?

Nope (and if I get it now I am going to blame this blog)

Check out Friday's Feast to visit more participants.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Back On It - Update

OK, it is 23:47 and I should be in bed....AGAIN ! But, as usual I am addicted to this silly computer ARGH :o(

Anyways, I did NOT drink my 4 glasses of water. I did drink 2 glasses of diet sprite (does that count?) and I did NOT eat my 2 portions of fruit and veg (oh hold up, I did have sag aloo in with my chicken korma curry so that is 1 portion and oh hold up some more as there is also potatoe in sag aloo so that is 2 - wooooooooooo hooooooooooo) .....BUT, I didn't eat any cake, biscuits or chocolate (choc milk doesn't count right?) so all in all I didn't do 2 bad LOL night XXXXXXXX

Thankful Thursday #3

Here is this weeks Thankful Thursday, I know it is only Wednesday night but I just had to share something SO SO amazing :o)

I am thankful this week that Tricia has finally got to hold her beautiful baby daughter for the first time. Check out Nathan's blog to see the amazing video and pics - get the tissues first though :o)

Confessions Of A CF Husband: My Child

Are You A Cheapskate?

I saw this on Melanie's blog so thought I'd give it a go.

You Are Not a Cheapskate

When it comes to money, you're very fair.

You're generous when you can be, and you never cheat anyone out of what they deserve.

If you have the money, you enjoy splurging. But you never overspend.

Laughing :o)

Check out the other new pics on my other blog - The Growing years.

Award For My Buddie

I am giving an award to my very special buddie Syd. Unbeknown to her, she got me into this whole blogging thing. I saw her blog and was addicted to reading it and I thought...I WANT ONE! ....the rest is history - so THANKS syd - I love ya XX

Check out her blog over at Single Supermama - she is so FUNNY!

Back On It - One tiny step at a time

OK, so I need to sort this diet stuff out. I need to do some exercise, I just need to get rid of some of this flabber labber!!!! So, I decided this morning that I am going to set small goals each morning and then TRY my best to stick to them. Some of you will probably think that setting myself a goal to drink 4 glasses of water today is rubbish as you are meant to drink 8 BUT seen as I can quite easily go a whole week, yes a whole week without drinking ONE glass, that would be a BRILLIANT achievement for ME.

So, little steps and then maybe I won't bodge them up and then EAT cos I've got all fed up with not doing what I said I was going to do - am I making sense?

Anyway, today's targets:

1. Drink 4 glasses of water
2. Eat 2 portions of fruit or veg (if anyone knows how to measure how much a portion is for one of the "5 a day" things pleeeeeease let me know)
3. Don't eat any cakes, biscuits or chocolate

My new bloggy friend Melanie is also trying to diet - check her page out too.

As for my exercise dilemma - do I join a gym (scared that I will pay that monthly fee, go for 3 months and then not bother going and still be paying THAT monthly fee for the rest of the year....AGAIN) OR, do I get the MY GYM from under the bed and actually USE it.....OR, do I get the keep fit dvd out and jump up and down in my lounge.....OR, do I stick Loola in her pushchair and walk to the shops (danger as shops have food) ????????????????? What to do, What to do??????????????? Argh!

Wordless Wednesday #1

I know there are words on this but they are not MY words so is that OK ? ;o)

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Monday, 3 March 2008

Famous! :o)

I got this off Melanie's blog and thought I'd give it a go..........

The title of this first magazine says it all - it goes with this picture of Little Loola perfectly - just ignore the bits about couples and weddings ;o) Then the next one is Moi - it was a few years back but it is still MOI ;o)

Give it a go yaself over at


This is my new fave drink - it is sooooooooooooooooo yummy - looks like something a vampire should be drinking but tastes damn scrummy ;o)

Meme Monday

OK, So I'm joining Meme Monday where we save up our memes and awards and post them on Mondays. Then I go over to Melanie's Blog and sign Mr. Linky so that we can all visit each other.

This is the first time I have ever been tagged and I'm really chuffed - thanks Melanie :o)

This meme is called Kind Fives and you have to list five kind things you do for yourself. List five kind things you do for your closest friend, partner or child and list five kind things you have done for a stranger. You then have to Tag five people.

So, here goes.............

Five kind things things I do for myself:

1. I do my nails every 2 weeks, I don't actually have any REAL ones so I use stick on jobs but they do the trick and make me feel much more attractive and I get lots of compliments on how nice my nails are. My reply to those compliments is usually "Thanks, they are FAKE" as I'm rubbish at lying!
2. I make time for my friends and family - spending time with them makes me smile :o)
3. I get quite a few early nights as I need sleeeeeeeeeeeep.
4. I've started to do my shopping online.
5. I make my home nice.

Five kind things I do for my Little Loola:

1. I tell her I love her all the time.
2. I play silly games with her and make her laugh.
3. I have built up a little library of books over the last few years in preparation for when I can read stories with her. I even bought kids books before I even knew I was pregnant. I know - I'm a bit weird ;o)
4. I snuggle up with her on my chest and we have naps together (not sure that is kind to her or to me as I love it) :o)
5. I pay a little bit into her trust fund EVERY month even though I'm a single mummy on benefits - every little bit counts I reckon.

List five kind things I have done for a stranger:

1. Invited them to live with me at my mums (I was 17 at the time and the stranger had nowhere to live - we are still real good friends to this day and she is obviously no longer a stranger).
2. Volunteered my time - I'm looking into this again right now as I want to do something "useful" again.
3. Smiled :o) (This one was on Melanie's list too but I have it listed as one of my LIFE GOALS that I wrote years ago) A smile is catching and brightens up EVERYTHING!
4. Commented on their blog if I thought it was good or amusing.
5. Rushed out and helped the delivery man when he fell up the curb outside my kitchen window - poor guy scrapped all his leg up :o(

Five people I tag:

1. Makimeji
2. Pam
3. My special friend SingleSuperMama

I am trying to get another 2 ;o)

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

Guess what, Guess what!!! Little Loola said "Mama" for the first time today! She was not very well last night and had a temperature so Nana and I went over to Daddy's house to collect her (she was staying the night with him). He said he thought she had said "Mama" a few times that night while she was a bit tearful but this morning she definitely confirmed it - while changing her nappy she got a bit upset and looked at me and said "Mama Mama" - OH MY HEART MELTED! What a perfect gift for Mothers Day!!!!!!!!