Why do children get up so early in the morning? It doesn't matter what time I put them to bed, you can guarantee that by six am they are both down and ganging up on me. This morning is no exception, they are both up and fighting already. I don't understand why they cant just... Continue Reading →
Written in response to #Tale weaver & WotD Challenges. 29/8/19. My pair of errant pests Kid you’re crazy in every wayIn fun and laughter, work and playYou are a beauty beyond measureOf course you are my little treasureNot a thing about you I would alterAnd my love for you will never falterRemember baby I’m always... Continue Reading →
Dear diary. We have made it home finally! Four long days of fun filled, child nagging, hill walking enjoyment has been had by all four of us and now were all exhausted! The car has been left packed and we had a take away tea because we are all ready for a long sleep in... Continue Reading →
Dear diary. Well we made it. YHA National forest is our base for the next two nights and I must say I am impressed with the place. We booked a private room as always but this time got the bonus of a double bed and two bunks for the kids rather than the standard four... Continue Reading →
Being alone is awful. Nothing to stimulate the senses, no-one to break the endless silences. Nothing to do but ponder co-operation with anyone and nothing to enrich your days but radio, TV or books; no cohabiting companions to change the pace a little. Loneliness isn't just the plight of the elderly; it isn't something that... Continue Reading →
Dear diary. It's been a long day to say the least. Ive had a day of friendship and family and now I am totally shattered and the house is a bomb site. Today I am blessed and exhausted! Goodnight friends.
Dear diary. I dont know what's wrong with me today? I felt the fog descend at about lunchtime and I havnt been able to shake off the feelings of emptiness and doubt since. I dont even know what's wrong to have set this off, I just seem to have fallen off the edge of somewhere... Continue Reading →
Dear diary. Another long and fruitful day... The garden is almost complete and after three years it's about time too. We are finally able to walk from one end to the other without getting attacked by weeds and overgrown grass or falling over some random rubbish from the ex husbands hobbies. All the scrap metal... Continue Reading →
Dear diary. What a day? I'm exhausted! My butt hasn't hit the ground all day and I've had no time to write at all. BB1 and MB1 have only just gone home but we have done loads today with BB1s help. She watched her brother and sister whilst Bear and I completely gutted the garden.... Continue Reading →
Dear diary. The weather has been much like my mood all day! English Summertime! BB1 let me have MB1 for the day whilst she was out at appointments and so I've been on Gamma/Momma Bear duties all day long; and my house certainly reflects this! I have the pair of them overnight and tomorrow too... Continue Reading →
A Photo a Week Challenge: Grandparents Over on photo a week challenge they are celebrating grandparents this week. As all of mine are now passed I thought I would be a little self indulgent and share a few pics of my mini Bear and the gang. I love this little madam to the moon and back;... Continue Reading →
A Photo a Week Challenge. 4/7/19. Tell me where is fancy bred, In the heart or in the head? (W. Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice) Hope you enjoyed today's challenge. Don't forget to follow the link word/title back to the original post and enjoy other peoples entries too. Don't forget to leave me a comment in... Continue Reading →
Taking a short break from the normal daily challenges today... I'll be back tomorrow to update you all with the events of the last day or so. Today... I'm enjoying the view!
Your Daily Word Prompt. 19/6/19. Admonish. THE WARNING Go back upstairs, go back to bed! She admonished for the 10th time, you can’t need the toilet again, can you? Well, everything’s just fine. You don’t need anything else to eat, can you listen to what I’ve said? you don’t need another drink and there... Continue Reading →
Well, that's him under... There is nothing more frightening than the moment your baby goes limp in your arms, even when you know it's meant to happen. I've done nothing but sob since and the wait for him to come back from recovery is already agonising. I really hope everything comes back ok. I miss... Continue Reading →
So... Today is the day I have been fighting for since baby bear was tiny, he finally gets to have the exploratory investigation he's been waiting for for the last 6 years. When BB3 was born he wasn't quite right! Most parents will understand the joys of newborn nappies, he was my 3rd surviving baby... Continue Reading →
Word of the Day Challenge. 16/6/19. DADDY. A poem I wrote a long time a go. Daddy Issues. When I was one, life had just begun When I was two, my brother was new when I was three, I sat on your knee When I was four, you weren't there anymore When I... Continue Reading →
Your Daily Word Prompt & Word of the Day Challenge. 16/6/19. INSINCERE & SHINE INSINCERE & SHINE Insincere people shine like a beacon to me, most of the time. I can usually smell their bull when they enter a room but there are those rare few that completely bowls me over and suck me in;... Continue Reading →
Some days you just can't win no matter what you do. My neighbours hate me for stuff I haven't even done to them. My older kids only want me when they want or need something; they spend more time falling out with me than not. My little kids won't do anything I ask of them,... Continue Reading →
Day 4 of Aussie flu and the fevers finally broke. Unfortunately so did the toilet! But there I was layed on the bathroom floor, up to my armpit in the soil pipe, hand scooping rivers of shit and baby wipes my darling lil bears have flushed. I had a meltdown and cried that I had... Continue Reading →
Good luck to anyone who has it. Try to stay hydrated as much as possible the NHS says. They don't tell you how to cope on your own with 3 kids tho which is the advice I really could do with right now.
I feel so ill. I know it's just a cold but it's a good one, and the first one as a single parent. The kids have it too but where as I'm ready to crawl back into bed and cry myself to sleep, they just want to nag and whine and fight. 2018 is already... Continue Reading →
The mind works in mysterious ways, so they say. Thinking about this word, proclivity, sets my mind on a tangent but eventually settled on this thought. Is Christmas just a proclivity? Is it just a habit we chose to perpetuate year after year without any purpose to it? My thoughts take me through the logic... Continue Reading →