So I have recently been warned of the fact that adverts have been appearing at the bottom of my posts for awhile. I had not seen them, been warned about them, and actually have a wonderful extension called Adblock which means I don’t see adverts ever, at all, I like it this way.
However, for those of you who have seen them I do apologise, I do not endorse them and many of them repulse me. I would suggest Adblock, or a similar service, so you don’t have to deal with any of the rubbish anyway, but otherwise I have a few plans to deal with it:Continue reading
Just so cute! But apparently eats £50 notes! Who knew?!
Babies don’t have to cost the world!
Believe me? Not many do and shops don’t help by putting on the pressure of “if you don’t get the most expensive cot/car seat/blanket you just don’t care enough! Bad parent!!!”.
You’ve probably already read or heard about my attitude towards clutter and stuff but sometimes even the stuff you do need, the basics, the essentials, seem overwhelming in their cost. Lets look at those prices shall we (and how we managed to cut them down):Continue reading
Recently there has been a few changes in regards to diet in our household. Alongside my father being warned he was at risk for diabetes and therefore should be avoiding sugar and too many carbohydrates, dear Bear has been to an allergy specialist and been found to be anti-cow-dairy, and anti-caffeine. This doesn’t include my poor sister whose test came back with a list including (but not only) citrus, cow-dairy, tomatoes and peppers – for which I am hoping to come up with some tasty recipes soon.Continue reading
Over the last few months, as well as reasons like packing and moving, being pregnant, and the ridiculousness that is life, I have found it very difficult to contemplate the breadth of the concept I was hoping to work on.
Some of my many questions/queries/issues included:
Do “flaws” get airbrushed out in images of women now?
Do I leave “flaws” in because it could just be society distorted calling them flaws?
Can I get around the sexualisation/objectification of the naked body by just asking people to try to think differently?Continue reading
I honestly didn’t know what to expect on the way to the Saying Goodbye service at Chelmsford Cathedral. I am a strong advocate for acknowledging the life that was after a miscarriage or loss, but I didn’t quite know how to do that myself. With my first, Paschal, I painted – there was a clear image in my head and it took a long time for me to put it onto paper. I’m still struggling with my second, Kari, despite being pregnant with a third, and despite attempting to write something for her it was far more difficult than before and still doesn’t feel… settled.
We drove into town and I thought “Well, I don’t know if this will help, or if I need help at this point, but at least I can write about it. I’m not quite sure what I would write but it’ll be interesting for others nevertheless.”Continue reading
We all know twitter can hold the best and worst of humanity in it’s 140 characters, but there was something recently that made me so mad and so sick I had to say something. Of course, saying something in 140 characters never really works, so instead, here’s my rant from September.Continue reading
Wherever I look it seems like major life events connected with stress and possible reduced mental health include: moving, change in employment, and having a baby. Guess what? In my crazy life Bear and I are going through all three again within a short space of time. With Little Cub due in January, we decided moving at this point rather than when I was an over-filled balloon. But as the internet refused to give me any advice or information about what I should be thinking about whilst moving and pregnant, I thought I would put my piece in about what I’ve learnt during the process.Continue reading
This article was originally meant for Knowle Parish Magazine (which if in the area you should buy) but actually I still believe lots of it can simply move location. If you don’t have canals, try woodland, hills, marsh land – it’s all worth seeing in beautiful sunshine and then at least if you walk you’re not going to get as sweaty. With everything else, having driven a hundred miles recently I can tell you there’s still plenty to do EVERYWHERE! So get on with it!!!Continue reading