Part 4: Big Changes Afoot: The here and now

So here I am, back up to date with the blog and with some big changes afoot. My little family unit is in the process of a house move to be nearer my work. (Sigh of relief.) I can finally see an end to the weekly packing and unpacking of bags as the Little One…

Part three: Sunshine or hurricane? 

I’m back!! I’ve wanted to get back to writing for a while now but life – aka work and baby – has kept me running around, detached from any form of keyboard and social media for quite a while. In fact, I’ve felt pretty detached from the world but I’m determined to make a change!…

Part one: The Dark Side (written 19th June 2017)

I began this blog with the intention of documenting the first year of the Little One’s life alongside the first year of my new working life. It was mainly born out of wanting to know more from my mum and dad about my baby firsts and although they seem to remember a fair bit, it’s…

6 monthiversary

The Little One turned 6 months old today. How did that happen? I’m sure many of you can relate to what I’m feeling – that it’s been the longest 6 months of my life but by heck it’s also flown! Watching your little baby change every day is quite amazing but I have to admit…

Progress….oh wait, maybe not.

Huge achievement!! I managed to get the Little One asleep and down in her cot before 10pm and I left the bedroom while it was still light outside. How did I celebrate? Glass of wine I hear you cry; or how about snuggles with the hubby in front of the telly; or maybe I should…

Heatwave -not good for business or baby

Summer has arrived and I’ve been receiving the odd comment regarding working outdoors in this lovely 30 degree heat. Most people would naturally think that I’m one jammy beggar but let me set the record straight. Although I’m not about to volunteer to walk into an air conditioned office I can’t say I enjoyed wearing…

Sorry, I don’t speak baby!

Today’s been a funny old day. Actually the past week has been rather odd as far as the Little One is concerned. I don’t know if she’s going through some sort of developmental leap but her usual cute babbling has disappeared and the new sound makes you think her lips have been sewn shut –…

Baby road rage

Had a bit of a break with the blog while my lovely sister-in-law was visiting. The Little One was on her best behaviour for the visit and they’ve both taken to each other really well – think plenty of smiles and giggles so we hope she’ll be back soon!   Different story if we rewind…

Old me vs. Real me

Earlier today, as I stood sopping wet, garden fork in hand, I chuckled to myself as I remembered the old me. The old me was pretty downtrodden whilst sat in an office, 40 hours a week; the old me didn’t know why she was miserable and couldn’t pin point what it was that she really…

I’ve read a book!

Tired and slightly going mad mummy here and I’ve gone and done something that I thought I would never do. I’ve read a how to book on babies. More specifically on how to get a baby to sleep!! When I became pregnant I swore I would follow my instincts on everything, but this 4 month…

Road rage and rollercoasters

The ups and downs of parenthood are absolutely insane. One minute I’m driving through the beautiful Northumbrian countryside reflecting on yet another lovely afternoon of work and the Little One is out for the count in her car seat from all the fresh air. The next minute, I’ve hit the city and a 30 minute…

Day 2

Work day # 2 accomplished. Is it too early to feel like I could easily get the hang of this? My back is aching and I think I’ve strained something in my calf but to get that from gardening instead of from lugging the Little One around feels good. This particular garden is one heck…