Long Time No See – Life Update

Hello! It’s been a while since I last blogged. Quite a long while actually. It’s been a month since my last post, and it was a month between the one before that too. So yeah, fair to say posts have been pretty sporadic this year. Why? Many reasons, but that doesn’t matter now. All that matters is that I’m back! I though I should fill you in with some of the things that have happened in the last few months. To be honest, nothing much of note has happened, but there are a few little tidbits to share. New tattoo […]

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Brightening up our Son’s Bedroom

My son’s bedroom is a bit meh. It’s the last room of the house that could really do with an update. When we first moved in, it was probably the room that needed sorting the least. That’s why it’s been left until last. But now that the rest of the house has been revamped, his room really stands out. There’s nothing wrong with it really, it’s just meh. So we’ve decided to refresh it a bit, and we’re going to try and do it on a budget. Refreshing a child’s bedroom doesn’t have to cost the earth. A wee sort out and […]

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Family Life

Sleep Deprivation: A Parent’s Reality

I think there is one universal truth about becoming a parent… You will never get a good nights sleep again. Yeah, you heard me right; Never. Never ever. You give up your right to sleep the moment the lines appear on that test. Life from that point is basically just a blur of late nights, early mornings and broken sleep. Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit. But honestly? Not much. My children are eight and nine now, and I’m still severely sleep deprived. I remember those sleepless baby days, where I’d pace the living room in the middle […]

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Engagement Rings, Would You Choose Your Own?

Getting engaged, it’s a pretty big deal right? I can still remember my engagement like it was yesterday, despite it being almost nine years ago. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. The moment my husband got down on to his knee and presented me with a ring will stay with me forever. I often find myself admiring my engagement ring. My husband did well when he picked it. It’s beautiful, it fits perfectly, and it’s everything I dreamed of when I imagined my engagement. It’s a .5 carat diamond set in to white gold, and I absolutely love it. […]

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Open University

Starting Something New – Open University

If you read my hopes & dreams post earlier in the year, you may have noticed that one of my plans was to get back in to education. Well, I’ve only gone and enrolled on to a degree course with the Open University haven’t I?! In September I will officially be a student! I’ve had a bit of a crisis of self over the last wee while. As I approached 30 I started to wonder where I was going with my life. I’ve no qualifications worth talking about, no career, no savings. As a family we get by OK, but it’s […]

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