25 Nov 2016

Five Things - Bubba should know about me

I love reading back old entries and this is an update with a deeper explanation of my reasons....

I found this lovely idea on Pinterest and it inspired me (although a lot of the ideas were for about 20 things she should know). I hope to do these every few months so that there is a good list of bite size 'things she should know' because I may not get a chance to impart my wisdom (or forget what's important at a particular time). So here goes...

What qualities I love most about her dad
It's mainly his ability to get on with anyone (much to my annoyance sometimes). Every one who comes away from meeting him says how nice he is. I'd love that to be me, how cool to leave that impression. Also his ability to be as silly as me and make me laugh. He also is often unflappable (apart from on our wedding day when he even checked his dads first name!) and he treats Bubba with love and respect. They make the greatest team.

A country/place that stole my heart
This for me will always be New York. I'm not really sure why but its the one place I yearn to go back to often. Somthing about the tall buildings, pace of life and smell of posibility in the air. I've been with my friends and keep nagging Hubby to go back with me at some point, hopefully sooner rather than later. My newer love is Scotland because so many magical memories have been made there in the last few years, I really am looking forward to taking Bubba on the overnight train and to run wild in the countryside. Edinburgh is where my hubby proposed and we also had our honeymoon there, it's magical and I love it in the snow the most.

My biggest achievements...
Getting my degree in English literature whilst working full time. I passed up the opportunity of going to university (fell in love with a boy and didn't want to leave) and I wished I had gone somewhere new and met more people....the boy - well he dumped me for another girl a few years later so not worth the effort! I'd encourage bubba to study and spread her wings...travel, experience life where ever she could....even if it means I'll worry more and miss her too much.

Becoming a mum. Is undoubtedly an incredible thing that shouldn't be taken for granted, some people are lucky enough to experience it and some aren't. I'll never stop counting my blessings, however much I moan about not getting enough sleep these days

Things guaranteed to make me laugh
Her dad. Silliness, I love a bit of simple humour and wit. We often dance around the house or jump on the spot...music is amazing for altering your mood. I like that I can surprise people - bubba often looks at me like I'm a little bit mental. It's a good thing. Bubba is also someone who can make me laugh in any situation, as she gets older, she gets funnier. Slapstick comedy is funny and I don't like anything too complex or rude.

An important thing in my life
This would be words, words can take you to other places in books. Words spoken can make you fall in love or fall apart. Words are my magic, I'm interested how they are formed, how they are used and the power they have. It's also the words left unsaid or misunderstood that fascinate me. Books are the best, the smell, the feel of them in your hands, the joy of realising that you are venturing into someone else's brain an amazing made up world. Sometimes the most shocking is the words used in truth but these are always the ones that tell you the most about other people. I love reading this blog back and remembering because motherhood is exhausting, exhilarating and gone all too soon.


21 Nov 2016

Debbie & Andrew's - Perfect Little Pork Chipolatas

Sausage Heaven...

I could just start and finish this post with that one statement above, we love sausages in our house and cub more so than the rest of us put together, so when we got the chance to sample these new sausages it was an exciting day.

I was interested in trying these sausages as they have reduced fat and salt which is always something to look out for seeing as my boy would eat sausages all day long if he could. They promise to be made of the best British pork too which I'm pleased about and obviously I checked the syn value with slimming world for myself (3 syns per sausage if you are interested which is fab for real sausages). They are suitable for those who are sensitive to gluten, wheat & dairy products..which again is me, so I'm happy about that.

 They cooked really easily and quickly and for dinner I kept it quite simple as my two can be fussy with too many sauces and flavours all at once. Next time we try them it'll be on a play date and I'm going to make the suggested easy pasta for fussy eaters which I'll blog about too.

My two wolfed them down and Bubba actually asked for more which is really unusual for her because she grazes on smaller meals most of the time. I feel happy that the sausages aren't full of rubbish because it's a constant worry usually to make sure the children eat properly.

I nearly forgot to tell you that the packaging is really well thought out too with some activities for the little ones such as how to customise your wellies. Bubba is keen to try this soon so we will let you know how we get on,.

We were also sent these gorgeous little wellies to grow some herbs in so the kids were very excited to start them growing. So thank you debbie & andrew's, we really enjoyed the sausages and will definitely be getting some more.

We were sent a sample pack of sausages from debbie & andrew's to try and let them know what we thought.
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