Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Funny or just plain wrong?

'My Clever Boy' has always had a fascination with cars and a couple of years ago had a particular interest in Mini's.   So we had no concerns about watching the iconic and original film 'The Italian Job', mainly for the scenes of the minis racing around.

But that was a few years ago and it is still a film we still watch occasionally but now my two are older and are recognising and mimicking things they hear and see including;

I never know whether to be proud of their cultural awareness or to cringe at the words coming out of their mouths.  They have never used the words in any other context, and my son in particular even manages to impersonate Michael Caine's cockney accent and both have perfected the inflections used to emphasise the word 'bloody'.

To be honest I normally find it really funny and I have been known to encourage them to 'perform' to Grandparents but I do wonder if really I should be stopping them.

I'd love to know your thoughts?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Home is my favourite place!

Today is the first day of the 6 week summer holiday and I have decided to go with the flow and haven't made to many (if any!) plans yet.

So as we were up and getting ready this morning I asked my 5 year old  'Clever Man'  what he wanted to do today, his response surprised me a little.  I was expecting him to suggest all kinds of expensive options, especially ones he has mentioned recently including Alton Towers, Warwick Castle, Seaside and a trip on a boat in the Thames in London.

Instead he looked at me and said, 'Mummy I want to stay at home, home is my favourite place.'

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

we should not judge ourselves on other peoples faults!

I have learnt something this week which I needed to know and would want to know but really wish I didn't have to know.

I find myself apologising for what happened - even though it was before I was born!  Then a friend, without being told what had come to light recognised something was wrong and said to me:

"I have come to accept we should not judge ourselves on other peoples faults!"  

Her words of wisdom were perfectly timed.  I still need to come to terms with the information, but I know none of it is my responsibility and as such I cannot bear any guilt.

Monday, July 12, 2010

a frivolous post!

There is no point and purpose to this post other than I wanted to share a post I have just read on another blog!   No idea how I found it, but I think the idea is hysterical, if a little late for me. as I am happily married.  This is a fantastic idea for anyone who is getting married soon though and is at all worried about the impending stag drinkfest .....



Saturday, July 10, 2010

Guilty Pleasures!

I feel really guilty admitting this publicly, but it is a Saturday and instead of the usual hustle and bustle there is peace and quiet, well except for the tap tap of my fingers on the keyboard! And I am really enjoying it!

It has made me remember an occasion when a year or so ago when my clever boy was still only part time at pre-school and my girly whirly was at home full time with me.

I was walking up to school to collect my clever boy (I may be bias but I think he is clever hence my name for him!) and talking to another mum who was telling  me how she had just really enjoyed her couple of hours alone time by having a relaxing and luxurious bath.  At the time I just thought how decadent to have a bath in the middle of a week day afternoon, now I fully appreciate her sentiments.

My girly whirly is at pre-school now and I survive for those couple of hours each day where I can think clearly without interruption, where I can start a job and finish it or just drink a cup of tea in peace.  But for the last week and half I have had either my girly whirly at home or my clever boy as they have been suffering with a virus which has caused really high temperatures and sickness.   So when Gran and Grandad said they wanted to have them both, regardless of health, on a Saturday as the local carnival goes along the road at the fron of their house I nearly cheered.

Hurray for Gran and Grandads, and also for overtime for Daddy as it means I can really have some peace and quiet and catch up with my blogging!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Wow - it was a scary but life changing moment!

I have only just realised how long it has been since I last posted.

I had so many intentions of coming back and updating you after my DS had his suspected meningitis scare in hospital, thank you everyone for all your kind wishes and support - he is now absolutely fine and thankfully it was a false alarm. Sorry I haven't been back sooner.

The whole incident became a rather pivotal moment where I realised life was starting to pass me by and I was just letting it, so I decided to try and start doing something about it.

I thought about how and why that was happening, and mostly it came down to finances, a lack of them.  Now I know you can do lots and enjoy life lots without money but there are just some things that are soooo much easier with some spare cash I realised it was time to start focusing on my business again.  Being a one income family is hard and I had always said that I would aim to start building the business back up when the children are at school, well my youngest is at pre-school now. So here I am.

So far the main thing I have done is reorganise how I use my day, I make sure I fit in all my jobs when I have my DD, as you already know she is a Domestic Goddess so she loves helping me out.  Which leaves my time when she is at pre-school free to work, its not a lot of time but it is better than before!

So what have I done, well the world has moved on whilst I have been a mom so I have been trying to update my skills and bring myself up-to-date and start networking but my most exciting achievement is that I have launched another blog!  lol!

I discovered I love blogging so much and that I find and meet so many wonderful businesses that I wanted to blog about them and offer giveaways.  It is a sort of half way between here and my business, so I can sort of justify it :)

So thats where I have been and what I have been up to, I just can't believe it has taken me so long.  But I am back and I intend to not leave it so long next time!

Oh yes, my new blog is www.nixispeak.com . Look I have a logo and everything lol!

It is still very new but I have launched my first giveaway, which is a beautiful pendant necklace courtesy of www.bridaldesignsweddingjewellery.co.uk .

Don't let her name fool you, her jewellery is suitable for any occasion!  (Sorry let my Nixi Speak persona take over!)    Either please pop and have a look, leave me a comment to say 'Hi!' and enter the giveaway, you have nothing to loose but potentially a beautiful new necklace to win!

See you soon!   xx