Saturday, 9 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Bits of baby remain in your body after childbirth -- for years!
Monday, 4 June 2012
Friday, 1 June 2012
This plant started to grow out of my patio a while back and I've trained it up a wooden ladder (from Freegle ftw!) I'm have no idea what it is but it looks like a passionflower. But passionflowers have seeds in fruit and are a bugger to grow according to the internet so I'm not convinced that it is. If it is, how on earth did it get there?
Its now got some flower buds on it so I think I will find out for sure when they open. If anyone can shed any light on it please let me know!
Monday, 28 May 2012
Here is my post last year
I'm so busy these days, uni, working, kids it's all go go. Kira is 15 months old and starting to properly toddle about the place. This week is gloriously sunny and we have spend loads of time in the garden and Kira has learnt to say "flower" or wowa, which is just super cute. She's still sleeping in a cot attached to the bed and I still find myself waking up just to check she's still breathing. I really appreciate so much still that she is with me and healthy. Last weekend we went to the Tolkien weekend at Sarehole mill and had a great time, of course I dressed up, we watched a play of The Hobbit in the Mosely Bog and Kira thought the Smaug the Dragon was hilarious.
A few weeks ago we had a letter through at last saying that Isabella's grave was now full (she is in the hospital plot with 12 other babies) and that now we can finally get a gravestone put up. As it's between us all I've paid £150 towards it, which was really tricky on a student budget but I really can't wait to have a proper stone. I've still never been to her grave as there was no marker and I didn't know exactly where it was. I feel guilty for not going. I still think about her quite a bit, her absence is still here, the little gap where she should have been. It still feels in a weird way like I left her at the hospital and forgot to bring her home with me, as though she is missing rather than dead, I can see why they use the word "lost" to describe it as that's how it feels. I still pine for her and I can still picture her so clearly, exactly how she looked, just how perfect and small she was. It's still mind boggling to me how much influence such a tiny person who was so very briefly in my life, but I don't suppose mothers evolved to forget their kids, we'd be in trouble if they did. But I'm ok with it, it's part of my story now, just a memory that is a part of me.
Thursday, 5 April 2012
.....anyway back to clothes. I decided to go back to reality and look at some stores which cater for the chubsters like me. I was expecting a horrorshow after looking at the standard shops, but I'm pretty gobsmacked to find some really nice stuff.
This lovely bird print jersey dress from Simply Be. Love it!
Now the only trouble is the total lack of cash ARGHHHH! lol!
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
I though to encourage me to loose weight I would do a bit of window shopping to see what lovely things I might buy, if I drop a few sizes. Alas, fashion at the moment seems to be just about my worse nightmare. For example this offering from Next
I mean ...seriously. It's the print from those horrific scarves you get in charity shops and think "wow, they are gonna struggle to get rid of those lol!"
So I check out Dorothy Perkins, and it appears that snakeskin leggings are all the range. The thought of my thighs squeezed into a pair of foil snakeskin leggings...my god...Here we have an example of "the look"
Why is she wearing an 80's bridesmaid headdress? Why would you tuck in the jumper! What is going on!
I'm confused! Surely this is not really a trend. Lets have a look at another site...
They suggest this ensemble to "bring prints into your work wardrobe" ....can you imagine the looks on peoples faces as you strutted into the office wearing ...well any of these "tribal and sporty" pieces. *facepalm*
How about H&M?
Scarves are definitely in. To be fair though at least this one is only £15 and it's very....orange? However I think I would rather wear a bin liner.
How about Miss Selfridge?
here... wow just wow.
lol! Nope! Seriously....those shorts?
I think I'm just going to stop now and learn to sew :D
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Who would have though that something so simple as chocolate could make you throw up for days at a time!?