Wednesday, 26 September 2012

I Need a Personal Gok!

I'm so in the need of a wardrobe overhaul! Its near impossible to get dressed into something 'nice' when it's half dark and you have a baby yelling every time you have the audacity to leave her side to go to your wardrobe!

But also, I find it hard to work out what "my style" is now. I've had so long limited by clothes having to be maternity or nursing-friendly, and my life has changed so much with becoming a Mum, and then deciding on being a SAHM, that I'm just in a bit of a confusion with it all! The shops I used to buy from all seem a little too fashion-forward for me now, but I also don't want to go for stuff that's too old for me, or dull as ditchwater either.

I could do with finding a Gok-style genie in a lamp, that'd be good!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Saturday, 22 September 2012


...or rather, lack of it! I'm typing this in our dimly lit bedroom because Baby Muddle has taken to only sleeping with a hand on one of us. And she prefers that 'one of us' to be me.

Not only that, but she's also decided that 5am is her natural waking time. Despite the blackout blinds in our bedroom.

This walking stage can't come soon enough!

Big Muddle is a Ballerina!

Well, she's had her first lesson anyway! Today she went to her first 'toddler ballet' class in a local church hall. She loved it. To the extent that there were big heaving sobs because we had to leave when it finished. At least we're sure it was popular!

I don't like to come across all 'pushy parent' but she seemed pretty good at it too. OK, she didn't want to pretend to be a witch, and she absolutely cannot skip, whatever she told the teacher! But she concentrated very hard and nailed quite a few of the bits I never would've thought she would. Very proud.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Butlins Skegness - Our Weekend in Pictures

The butterfly wand she got for being so good on the train!

The obligatory 2p machines!

Rides, rides and more rides!

Barney at the Little Big Club

Meeting the Redcoats

More rides! 

Facepainted as Candi from the Skyline Gang

Skyline Gang 'Magical Masquerade' show

First donkey ride

The excellent panto - 'Jack & the Beanstalk'

Showing off her Skyline Gang t-shirt

On stage at Reds bar playing a boys v girls balloon popping game!

King Meets Queen in Reds bar

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Its Oh So Quiet....

Sorry for the lack of posts over recent weeks. Big Muddle returned to preschool last Wednesday and, although it been great having the structure back to our days, she has turned into what is known, in parenting circles, as a 'fricking nightmare'! I know its to be expected with the sudden increase in mental stimulation etc etc, but I really would like rid of this premonition of her teenage years!

Anyway, tomorrow we're off to Sunny Skeg for a weekend at Butlins with Grandad Muddle and Grandma Muddle so that should be fun. The girls will be spoilt rotton anyhow!

Normal service will be resumed as soon as the cocktail/stress balance is in order!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Big Muddle's First Footie Match

Been very absent recently, getting into a routine with back to school etc has got me all back-to-front!

Anyway, today I took Big Muddle to see her first 'proper' football match, Notts County vs Shrewsbury (seeing why I used the quote marks for 'proper' now?) Her Uncle and Grandad have season tickets, Grandad bought her the kit recently and so she started to ask about going. 

It was a gorgeous day and she really enjoyed herself. We did leave at 67 minutes, but I never thought she'd make it that long so I was really pleased. The noise was a little scary for her at first, and she clamped her hands over her ears every time a goal was scored, but she said she'd had a great time and would love to go again :-)