Sunday, 21 October 2012

I'm never drinking gin again.

Today we arrived home from Wales where we've spent our first baby-free weekend. Now I must admit, while I couldn't wait to see two of my bestest buds get married, a large part of me was absolutely dreading leaving Pip for two whole days.
So would it make me the worst mother in the world to admit that I didn't miss her?

To clarify, I thought of her a lot. I checked up on her a lot. But I didn't actually miss her. Perhaps it was because I knew she was with someone that I could not only trust 100% but someone who would spoil her rotten with cuddles should she need them..and probably even if she didn't!
For some reason, knowing that she was going to get so much attention and love showered on her, made any anxiety I had disappear and I was able to enjoy my time away.

I'm going to be honest, I feel quite guilty for not missing her and a little voice in my head is telling me that I'm a bad mother for it.

All that said, it was lovely walking back in the house and seeing her smiling face and I'm sure she's got bigger over the past couple of days.

And if I am a bad mother then hey, don't worry. I am feeling pretty bloody awful so Karma wins.

If there are things I miss from my pre-motherhood days then hangovers are not one of them.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

No comment!

Not too long ago I was reading a post by one of my favourite bloggers. It was something quite personal to her and it took guts to share. Unfortunately as is often the case, someone decided to leave a comment personally attacking her and chose to do so while hiding behind anonymity.
I find people who do this abhorrent. I can't respect someone who doesn't have the guts to stand by their words and take responsibility for them.

However, this isn't news. We've all seen this from time to time and if you have a blog of your own you may even have experienced it yourself.
But something about this particular post stuck with me and ever since then, I've found myself holding back with my own writing. This started as a personal blog, a place to record times in my life that I would otherwise forget and to write about things that interest me. 
I don't want to hold back if there's something I want to write about and I don't want to worry about boring or offending anyone.

This is the reason you won't find the 'comment here' link at the bottom of my posts anymore.

It's a small move, but one I'm hoping will enable me to start writing freely again.
I enjoy blogging and I don't want to risk that enjoyment being taken away by a negative experience. 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

As The Nights Draw In..

Collect conkers
Tidy garden ready for winter
Replace boiler
Winter clothes down from the attic and summer clothes returned to their dusty corner
Winter stuff in the car (de-icer, ice-scraper, blanket, torch etc)
Blankets down from the attic and washed
Block up the old air vent in Pip's nursery (left from when it was a bathroom)
Finish Pip's blanket
Prune indoor grapes vines and wisteria plants
Make Christmas cards
Make Christmas presents
Fix granny blanket
Make an autumn leaf garland
Wash and put up curtains in the conservatory again
Wash conservatory windows and sills
Fill in gaps to keep the damned slugs out!
Make a pumpkin pie (or three)
Buy a winter coat
Stock pile candles
Winter-proof the chicken coop
Tidy shed
Plant spring bulbs

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