Monday, 24 April 2017

A to Z of what makes me happy

A is for Alcohol, because I love a Brandy and coke every now and then.

B is for Brothers, I have 2 and even though we sometimes argue I'm lucky to have them in my life.
C is for cuddles, when your feeling down nothing beats a good 
D is for My Dad, because who would do my wallpapering, seriously don't know what I would do without him.
E is for Eating, I love food and when I'm having my breakfast I'm thinking about lunch etc.
F is for Family, because that's what life is all about for me.
G is for Gym, it's were I like to go to have me time and I love to spend time with my gym friends.
H is for Heidi obviously ❤️
I is for Internet, what would any of us do without it these days.
J is for Jamaica, I have never been but have always wanted to go since I was a little girl. One day I will get there!
K is for Keith, he makes me happy and he's my best friend.
L is for Laughing, there's no better feeling than having a sore belly from laughing so much and sore cheeks.
M is for My Mum, I would be lost without her and I hope I turn out to be half the mum she is to me and my brothers.
N is for Never Land, I absolutely love tinkerbell, I even have her tattooed on my shoulder.
O is for Organising, nothing makes me happier than organising clutter.
P is for Park, I just love how simple it is but makes Heidi so happy.
Q is for Quiet, sometimes 5 minutes is all you need.
R is for R&B, nothing chills me out more than listening to a bit of R Kelly or Ashanti.
S is for Sweets, I definitely have a sweet tooth.
T is for Cup of Tea, I can't function without my morning cup.
U is for Up-Cycling, I love seeing what people create and really want to try it myself.
V is for Vino, a nice glass of Rose on a summers day.
W is for Walking, when the sun is out it makes me happy being out in the fresh air.
X is for Xmas, my favourite time of the year, I'm still like a big kid.
Y is for Yoga, which I have just started to get in to, it's so relaxing and clears my mind.
Z is for Zoo, who doesn't like to look at all the animals, I find them so interesting.

I would love to know what your makes you happy A to Z?

Pink Pear Bear

Monday, 3 April 2017

5 things I like to do without children

I love my daughter and spending time with her - obviously that's what parents are supposed to do! And I do feel guilty that I have to work during the week so evenings and weekends are so precious. But every now and then it's nice to not be mummy and daddy and instead be Michaela and Keith.

The 5 things I like to do while I don't have Heidi are,

  1. Relax and read a book

I couldn't tell you the last time I got in the bath and lit a few candles and read a book. Since I got the The Unmumsy Mum Diary book for mothers day I am going to start making time even if its just half an hour to relax in the bath and read my book. I will let you all know what I thought of the book when I start reading it, and I cant wait, I have been wanting it for ages.

    2.  Cinema

I love going the pictures, its a ideal date night for me and Keith and its nice to just have a chill with no interruptions for a good 2 hours. I couldn't tell you the last thing we went to see but we did used to go often but now its just having the time. I did go the theatre a few weeks ago with my mum which is sort of the same thing to watch Funny Girl with Sheridan Smith who was absolutely amazing - if you can still catch it I would highly recommend it.

    3.  Eat out at a restaurant

I love going out for a nice meal, its nice to just not have to decide what to cook, cook it and then wash the mound of dishes. When you have children with you though it turns in to a nightmare, you are chasing them around the restaurant or just shovelling it down your gob to get out of there quickly. Every now and then me and Keith like to make a night of it and I love to get dressed up, go for something to eat - we usually go to Browns Brasserie the food is to die for and they do the most amazing after dinner cocktails.

    4. Shopping

I love to shop - Christmas and birthdays are my favourite times to shop! It doesn't even have to be shopping for me, I love buying clothes for Heidi. Shopping with a child though.....totally different story, I am yet to meet a mum who loves to shop with there children. I like to go early in the day and have a look around, taking my time and even stopping half way for a cup of tea and a cheeky piece of cake - girls you know we need that energy to keep shopping for longer.

    5. SLEEP!!!!

The last thing and probably the most important is sleep. If I have an hour to myself sometimes I just like to have a little nap. We all know that once you have kids you don't have a decants nice sleep for a long veryyyy time. So to have the odd little hour every now and then is a bonus.

What things do you like to do when you are child free?

This Mum's Life

Friday, 24 March 2017

The toddler diaries #1


Monday 20th March 2017 👧🏼

I'm just lying in bed waiting for my mummy and daddy to come and get me. Wait what is that noise, it's my daddy "daddy" in walks my daddy and I love it when he comes and takes me downstairs for my breakfast.

I love cuddling on the couch with my daddy and watching paw patrol while eating my breakfast, I love my daddy. "Heidi" that's my mummy shouting me that means time to go and get ready for the day. I like my outfit but now it's time to brush my teeth, I hate brushing my teeth - why can't it taste like ice cream?

Mummy dropped me off at my nannies and I get to play with the cat. I know she will be back soon to come and pick me up and we get to spend the day together. There is a knock on the door so I run to answer it with my nanny, it's mummy.

I love being outside, I'm walking to the shops with mummy and we're holding hands and singing songs, this is fun.

I love to play with my mummy we played building blocks and sang nursery rhythms. I started to feel a bit sleepy so I had a little sleep in my Thomas the Tank Engine bed.


We are in the car again going to pick nanny up from work my mummy said. I wish my mummy would stop singing "shhhh mummy be quiet"

Pork chop and cheese macaroni, I'm not eating that. Maybe if I start crying they will take it away, phew after a while it's gone and I can eat my yogurt and fruit mmmmm my favorite.

It's getting late now and I'm feeling sleepy, when will mummy take me to bed. My mummy finally carries me to bed and I love to get comfy with my teddy's "na night mummy, love you, see you in the morning" 

I'm lying here counting sheep, one, two, three .........

Did your little ones have any interesting moments today?

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

I heard my daddy's voice again so I knew it was time to get up. It's nursery day again today and after a few weeks of not wanting to go in I am starting to like going in now. I get to play with all my friends and play in the garden which is my favourite thing to do.

I have played in the sand box today and the home corner, it's so much fun. I enjoyed my lunch which was turkey roast dinner and fruit purée yogurt, but didn't like my afternoon snack yuck sardine muffins but I did eat the cake yum yum. I also played in the garden and jumped in muddy puddles but I think I got a bit too muddy because I had to have my clothes and shoes changed.

My favourite part of the day is when my mum picks me up. She sneaked up on me as I was playing and I turned around and gave a big hug.

I'm getting quite sleepy now because I only had a little nap so maybe if I cuddle with my mummy she will take me to bed.....yes it worked, na night everyone see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The mummy diaries: #1


Monday 20th March 2017

Arghhh it's Monday morning again, how does the weekend go so fast? I'm sure it was only Friday like 2 hours ago. Oh well at least I'm only in work until 12 o'clock (FYI I only work half a day on a Monday, but unfortunately for me full time the rest of the week). 

So this morning I was actually awake before Heidi, don't you just hate it when that happens missing out on those precious 15 minutes extra of sleep. Also a bonus this morning was getting Heidi changed for some reason she doesn't like wearing certain clothes, sometimes I think a have a twonager. 

Then it was off to work and dropping Heidi off. Thankfully the morning went quick and it was soon time to go home. I love spending my Monday afternoons with Heidi it's just nice having that extra mummy/daughter time, especially when you work all week.

We didn't do much as the weather wasn't the best even though it was the first day of Spring. We did get to go out for a little walk which Heidi loved because she just loves to be outdoors.

My exercising over the past few weeks has been non existent of late with me being ill. Now it's time to get back to it and get fit for summer. 

  • 15 minutes on the exercise bike (while catching up on YouTube videos)
  • Total body workout from tone it up (really recommend these videos on YouTube)
Heidi went to bed without a struggle which makes bedtime so much easier. Now I can chill out with my cup of tea, chocolate and watch Broadchurch.

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Its like deja vu again only this time I am in work all day today 😢 Heidi is also in nursery today and a big plus was she went in with no crying. Before Christmas Heidi used to love going to nursery but after the Christmas break and being off with us both she would cry every time I dropped her off. Last week was the first time she hasn't cried since then. Today she gave me a big wave and went off to play, Sometimes I'm not sure if the fact she doesn't need me anymore upsets #mumproblems.

After work I had my PT lesson which I always look forward to, its a great place to get all my frustrations out and when I come out I feel so much more relaxed. Also sore because my PT works us hard but that is exactly what I need #SoreButNotSorry. I know I will sleep tonight.

Diary of an imperfect mum

Monday, 20 March 2017

Do I have a twin?


Now that I am back from my blogging break I wanted my first post back to be something light hearted and a bit interactive.

I have always wanted to be a twin, a twin sister not a brother I already have two of them. I used to envy friends of mine who had sisters, imagine living with your best friend?

Sunday, 19 March 2017

The Mummy Diaries

If you would like to know what a typical day in our life is like or if we do anything interesting then is the place to be. I thought I would start posting a diary of our lives, as the blog is called The Mummy Diaries. Please join me, Keith & Heidi in our adventures and see what this Mummy gets up to.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

I'm back

As you can tell from the lack of of posts in the last couple of months, five to be precise - I'm back. I needed to just take a step back from the blogging world completely as I had sort of fell out of love with blogging and also had a mind block. I also started a new role in work and I knew it was going to need my full attention and it was going to mean less time for this.


It's only in the last few weeks since things have calmed down in work that I actually sat down and thought about how much I actually missed blogging and the community, especially the Tribal Chat girls.

I just hope now I can get back in to the swing of things and things haven't changed to much in the blogging world. 

If there is anything you would like to see in future posts please let me know. Also I would love to know what everyone has been up to so I can catch up.