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  • Dear Diary – Our Week!

    Hi Everyone,

    This is an oddly timed dear diary as I usually do them on a Saturday but given that I am off to Blogfest this Saturday I thought I’d do a little round up now!


    What a week or so it’s been. Starting on a happy note first, it was my birthday last week which was fantastic! I got outrageously spoilt. Amongst my many beautiful presents was a brand new handy cam! Hubs knew how much I wanted to get into vlogging and was struggling to do so with my iPhone and gave me the biggest surprise with my nifty new Sony camera! I love it and have already been having a play around with it; so look out people – this, combined with the vlogging sessions that will no doubt motivate me at Blogfest this weekend means I’m going to be getting my vlog on in a big way!


    First birthday as Mummy!


    Spoilt Much!


    Loving getting my hair done!

    I had a lovely day starting with getting my hair done; two hours of uninterrupted bliss! I got to drink hot tea and read three whole magazines! God Bless the husband for taking the day off and looking after Josh whilst I got pampered. But as if I hadn’t been surprised enough, I got back from the hairdressers and walked into our dining room and this beautiful surprise:


    The most amazing and thoughtful surprise!

    I’ve wanted a photo wall for so long and wasn’t too sure where to start. I’d been scanning Pinterest for some time to get ideas but kept getting distracted by many other gorgeous ideas on there and hadn’t got round to it. But hubs saved the day and I was beyond thrilled to get home to this lovely surprise. It was so thoughtful and sweet and I love looking at the pictures.

    The rest of the day was wonderful, prosecco and food filled, ending with a lovely date night. I felt so lucky and blessed to have such an amazing day.


    Date Night!


    So how has the rest of our week been……. Stressful!

    As you lovely regular readers will know, I’ve not had the best history with womens health! I have suffered miscarriages and recently a chemical pregnancy (technically another miscarriage, but extremely early – a loss none the less) so you can imagine my upset when on the afternoon of my birthday I began to experience yet another blood loss. I knew it wasn’t another miscarriage, sadly I know the signs by now, but I was gutted that there was something else going on! So off I trotted to my doctors to get it checked out; one invasive internal examination resulting in nearly fainting and having to lie down for 10 minutes later and it looks like there may be a problem with one of my ovaries. I’ve been referred for a scan but I’ve no idea of how long it’s going to take before I get booked in. A few days of getting some rest and I’m still waiting to hear. The problem with being a woman is that these things really really worry you! At first I was just glad when the doctor reassured me immediately that this wasn’t another miscarriage. But as a couple of days passed I did start to think “what is it, is there a growth on my ovary, is this going to be something that might affect me trying for baby number two, is it what caused the recent miscarriage”. Us women do tend to overanalyse anyway; and I don’t say that half heartedly or mockingly – I just think a lot of us do, and it can be hard to take a step back and try not to stress sometimes. I’ve been trying to make the effort not to get too wound up by overthinking what it could be and I haven’t referred to Dr Google at all; I’m going to keep a positive and open mind and keep everything crossed it’s something and nothing!

    On top of that Josh has managed to take about 10 years off my life this week! We went to a friends for lunch this week and about half an hour after eating I noticed a horrible rash spreading on his face. I quickly stripped him down to check his body and there too was patches of rash which were spreading. I was literally terrified. Any mother would be I think. Somehow though I remained calm; I knew it wasn’t a meningitis rash which is the biggest fear, so I rang the doctors and explained what had happened and what Josh had eaten. It looks like it may have been an allergic reaction to some fresh tomato I gave him at lunch. Some proton and a nap later and he was fine; to be fair he wasn’t even that fussed about it when the rash was spreading on him.


    Its exhausting work scaring the crap out of Mummy!!!

    Now to totally change the subject, I am writing this at 6.30am on 9th November 2016 – a day which I think is going to be more than a bit historical as it looks as though Donald Trump is going to be elected as the next President of the United States of America. What a sad day; a racist, sexist, homophobic joke of a man (can we even call him that) elected into what is undoubtedly the most powerful position in the world. But what I’ve got to say isn’t particularly about him. One of my fellow bloggers made a comment this morning about the frustration of seeing auto tweets and irrelevant blogging tweets at a time where such a huge historic event was taking place. Now whilst I can appreciate that the majority of people are checking Twitter this morning to find out information about the election, there is still going to be other, unrelated tweets out there. A few bloggers have said they won’t blog today; to them it feels like the wrong time to write about such light hearted things, and focus should be on this worldwide event. But as you can tell, I am still here typing. I am still going to blog today. And yes, this post is a big fluff; light hearted, Mum stuff, a bit of Blogfest excitement. But I am hoping one or two of you may read my usual ramblings and find a couple of minutes of solace where you can forget that an orange baboon has been elected the most powerful man in the world. I’m afraid I love blogging, writing, and when I fancy doing it, I will. I am someone who would never want to annoy or offend anyone, especially through my writing, but I’m also someone who won’t be made to feel stupid for choosing to blog or tweet when I want to. I hope that can be respected.


    So I am off to Blogfest this weekend, so my blogging is most likely going to be sparse over the next few days. But I can’t wait to go and of course, write a post afterwards and let you all know how it goes. I am a bit nervous about meeting everyone but also so excited to meet some amazing writers who I count as friends even though we’ve yet to actually meet! Plus it will be a whole day away from Josh with Daddy day care on duty and holding the fort. I plan to thoroughly enjoy the train journey and a couple of hours to myself, along with the day itself, but no doubt I’ll miss the boys whilst I’m in the big Smoke!!

    That’s about it for this week. I realise this is just a rambling account of our week, but that is the whole point of our Dear Diary posts. I would love to know what you think of these posts, and if you enjoy them, so please do leave a comment below or on my Facebook page.

    Much love peeps!



    Just in case you needed reminding!





    1. Liz
      November 9, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Nice to read something that isn’t 100% election related.
      Hope you get on well with the scan. Us women know how to worry!
      Enjoy Blog fest!
      Lots of love xx

    2. November 9, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Happy belated birthday!! Lucky you getting a new camera, can’t wait to see your vlogs. Sorry to hear you’re having bleeding problems, I hope the doctors can give you some answers soon. Have a fab time at blog fest 🙂 xx #bloggerclubuk
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    3. November 9, 2016 / 5:24 pm

      It is lovely to read a blog post that isn’t about that pig in a wig, I think we all need a break from politics sometimes!! I also love your attitude, your blog, your rules – go you! ? Can’t wait to meet you this weekend. Xxx
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      • beautybabyandme
        November 10, 2016 / 1:29 pm

        Me too honey! We’re going to have such a great time xx

    4. November 10, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      I posted a tweet / post / instagram about slow cooking on wednesday so that probably wound people up too. But hey, we still gotta eat right?!
      Sounds like your hubby is a total star – the perfect birthday!
      Can’t wait to meet you this weekend, it’s been so lovely to watch your blog grow from the very beginning, and be part of your journey with Josh and the blog. You’ve totally nailed motherhood and blogging!
      Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub as always Maverick xx
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    5. November 11, 2016 / 11:50 am

      Ah I’m so sorry for your loss, lovely 🙁 On the plus side the rest of your birthday sounds really lovely but I’m sure the loss overshadowed that a bit. Have a wonderful time at blog fest, I look forward to reading all about it! Thank you for sharing with us at #BloggerClubUK x
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