Saturday, April 26, 2008

spooky piccie

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Photos at last!

I can at last post photos of events when they take place yipppie!! I went and got a handy little USB device which has slots for my memory card so I don't need to order a cable.

So here is the first picture
Its my gorgeous son William sitting on a tin container which reads "Jamie Oliver, Cheeky mug"
William was playing with this when suddenly he decided he wanted to sit down on it, he kept trying and eventually figured (with a little help) how he could sit down without falling by puttin it behind him instead of infront of him! He was walking round it in circles trying to get it in the right place to sit on and couldn't figure out that *he* had to turn round himself.
When he finally sat down he looked so cheeky i just had to take a pic.
Isn't he lovely *insert proud mummy moment*

Sprouting mung beans

Ive had a bag of mung beans lying about in the "pantry" for ages now so a few days ago i decided i would try and sprout some myself. We've been eating a lot of chinese lately (home cooked stir fries are sooo easy!) and i though well why buy the beansprouts if i can make them myself?
So, i put the beans in to soak and then went to search for something to sprout them in. I found my three tier steamer and converted that into a make shift sprouter! I thought I'd see how i get on, try some different beans and then maybe buy a proper sprouter, we'll see.
The other thing we have been doing is sowing some windowsill seed vegetables and herbs. So far we've got basil, tomatoes, aubergines and red and green peppers... they've only just gone in so we're waiting to see some first shoots soon hopefully. I also got some living green salad from tescos which we potted on and thats growing nicely (spinach, rocket and baby pak choy)
Mike repotted some of his plants while we were at it with the mud and compost in the conservatory.
The other thing that I have finally gotten around to doing is ordering a weekly organic vegetable box to be delivered from a local farm. We got our first one on wednesday last week and i felt like a little kid before christmas! I had to laugh at myself afterwards for getting so excited about a cardboard box full of vegetables. Still makes me chuckle now, but it is really nice knowing where your veg is from and also that it isnt wrapped in plastic and polystyrene (used to get my veg from tescos - why does all the organic stuff have to be wrapped so much?)
This will keep us going untill we plant a proper vegetable patch outside in our garden to go even closer to home and even cheaper! It will also be a lovely thing for William to see and do when he gets a little older. He'll be able to pick his own lunch! :oP

Theres something that has been bothering me for a while now... Everytime I put an entry in here i want to show you what I'm on about with pictures.... so ....
I must get round to taking some pictures with Mikes phone so i can upload them onto here. I have got a digital camera but the lead to upload pics has gone missing :( so will have to make do with the phone untill i either find it or get a new one...

William is asleep at the moment so I'm going to be off now to drink my coffee while it is still hot.
Then I've got to figure out a better way of getting showered without William a)eating toilet roll b)pulling the shower screen back and water going everywhere c) making a generall mess ...
and all that without him getting upset and crying - wonder if hes too young to sit in his rocking chair playing the ds... probably... oh well, I'll think of something.

I am a meez!!!

To be honest i feel like i should be writing about something else but hey, its my blog ;o)
So, what do you think? I feel like its quite close to the truth!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Nestle free zone

Take a look at the link posted on the right, find out why I am boycotting Nestle and maybe join the boycott. Here's a quick overview:

Nestlé is targeted with the boycott because monitoring conducted by the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) finds it to be responsible for more violations of the World Health Assembly marketing requirements for baby foods than any other company (see the codewatch section for profiles of the different companies to target their malpractice).
As UNICEF has said:

"Marketing practices that undermine breastfeeding are potentially hazardous wherever they are pursued: in the developing world, WHO estimates that some 1.5 million children die each year because they are not adequately breastfed. These facts are not in dispute."

Although Nestlé does dispute the facts. See the Your Questions Answered section for responses to Nestlé's denials and deception. The boycott will continue until Nestlé accepts and complies with Baby Milk Action's four-point plan for saving infant lives and ultimately ending the boycott.

Help make a difference today

New family member!

My cousin Julia came to visit us again for a week. She stayed at my sisters house and on Sunday we all met there to have a take away and a chat. After we had eaten Julia brought down a scan picture and surprised me by saying "and this is the new addition to our family!" she is due in October! What a nice surprise that was! Of course i had to dig out some stuff for her to take - some of my maternity clothes and some baby clothes too. Next time I'll see her she'll be with a new little baby, how sweet :o)

Friday, April 11, 2008

William is coming on!

Today I finally saw William crawling DOWN the stairs! He's been loving crawling up them for a few weeks and now he's figured out how to come down them backwards! yay! I can't believe how he has come on so much in these last few months, crawling, walking and climbing, he's now also feeding himself with a spoon and he can use a fork. He also loves using a knife - as a fork mostly, although I've seen him copy me "scraping butter on his bread". He also loves to "feed" me with his (empty) spoon. He can build a tower of 4 bricks! He can say a few words, "dada" being his favourite, although it can mean anything he might be interested in at that point in time. When "dada" does come home from work though or when i say his name William is at the door in a flash waiting to welcome his dad home and to be lifted up and have a big cuddle and a scratchy kiss. I love to see how he is developing every day I can't imagine anything I would want to be doing more!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Charity shop shopping

Yesterday after we had been for a nice meal in Grean Dragon ("our pub") we decided to do a bit of Sunday shopping. Mainly because I have lost so much weight due to my son guzzling his lovely mummy milk that everything I try on is too big (just to give an idea I was 12 stone before getting pregnant, I then put on 3 stone so by the time William was born I was a whopping 15 Stone. Now, 14 months later I am a mere 9 Stone 10lb)
This is me 8 1/2 months pregnant
me preggie
So not surprisingly everything that was once too tight is now hanging off me. Unfortunately I only found one top so wasnt very successfull... Mike on the other hand well that's a different matter alltogether. He found 25 pounds worth of records and two history books. One for himself, a 60s edition HIstory of the world from neanderthal man to Hitler (Man didnt become any more clever as time went on lol) and the other book he bought for William should he ever want to have a peek inside it. Its a picture book of 20th century history. We had a look through it and certainly found it interesting if a bit depressing as half of it seemed to be covering different wars.
I will be taking some stuff to charity shop myself soon as William is growing so fast and i dont know where to put all his stuff. Might sell some of the nicer things on Ebay, we'll see.

Oh and before I forget we had snow today too! It started snowing last night and this morning there was still a layer out in the garden and on the daffodils!!


It is important to discuss different ways of doing things around the house, how to make things easier for yourself etc and this is exactly what I am doing at the moment. It is of course inevitable that while one discusses such things with other people on the handy MSN that the housework doesnt actually get done. But sacrifices will have to be made ;o)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ann isn't going to like this (lol)

Right, so, while I was in Austria (7 weeks) the whole EC ( went out of the window a bit. Partly due to me not always being there (snowboarding a few days) and mostly due to my mums cream carpet and her slight panicky view on this (apart from the fact that she thinks I'm pushing him into doing something he isnt ready yet - but all you who do EC will know differently)
Anyways I've kind of settled back into a life here in England so I have decided to try and give it a go again. William is now in his tiny underpants (and his bum looks sooooo small!!!) and I'm sure I'll have just as much washing to do the first couple of weeks (it'll be pants and trousers instead of nappies) Let's just see how it goes and how William responds (again) as it went quite well before i left for Austria.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Update on Doctors appointment

Well i turned up at the doctors and I couldn't believe it! The secretary had done the same thing again, where she didn't listen to what i was telling her and therefor didn't book me in at the right time or with the right doctor for that matter. So all i did was talk to Dr. Pearson for a while who then wrote down WHO i had to see and WHEN so I could get all my checkups. I am going back now on the 24th at 8.30 in the morning. As I'm having my cholesterol checked I can't eat for 12 hours beforehand. I am going to be starving! You try not to eat when your little one is attached to you for breastmilk throughout the night! Luckily Mike is able to take me in the morning and I'll just have to take something to eat with me so I won't collapse on the way back lol. It's a good half hour walk (walking fast) from the doctors to town centre where i can get the bus back home. I dont mind walking, I actually quite enjoy it, but I do like my quiet starts to the morning where the first thing I do is make myself a coffee to wake up. Still, people would say to me now I should learn how to drive - but I'm quite happy not driving or owning a car. It costs too much and the way parking is here - by the time I would find somewhere to park and have paid for the parking i have walked into town anyway - or gotten the bus for less money.

On the way back from town after seeing the doctors I was sat in the bus and a lady got on - a mother of a young lad's my guess from the way she was talking on the phone. She was talking about how the police had messed the statements up and about how there seemed to be no witnesses coming forward although whatever happened happened right infront of the police station as the schoolbus dropped the kids off on the way to school. I don't know what happened but it sounded like something quite serious which involved a gang of kids and her son. Listening to her I knew again that my decision to homeschool would never change.

William is awakening now and is asking for food so better go.

Just found this blinkie and thought id copy it onto here as i couldnt agree more.

And now I'm off to read through my other two entries as a dear friend of mine kindly pointed out that they are full of spelling mistakes and i should be ashamed of myself. (Thank you Ann ;o) )

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

William is still full of cold today and he only slept soundly in his Mai Tei, on the way back from town in the bus. I had to go to the bank to withdraw some money as i can't remember my pin code - yeah, great i know! I only got a new card not too long ago and didnt use it much before I went to Austria so now that I've come back my mind has gone completely blank.
It was quite embarrassing actually as we went to Tescos to do some shopping and we saw this computer on offer there. We were looking at different computers as we needed a new one (the keyboard on the old one had stopped working) so we decided to buy one of those on offer there and then. And then i couldnt remember my pin number at the checkout. Ohhhhh the shame! Some friends lent us 45 pounds and i got the rest out of my other account and my face still burns when i think about it. But a computer is a must, right? As how else could i be writing this now!
Did a bit of shopping - we had asparagus tonight with pork, (Mike needs meat lol) lots of potatoes and hollandaise sauce yummy! William was still awake while we had our tea and didn't fall asleep while late either (actually, about 30 mins ago)

Didn't do much else today but tomorrow will be a busier day, i need to tidy / clean / DUST!!!! as im having the post natal group bunch round on thursday. Im also going to the docs for a general check up. My dad and uncle both died from heart attacks due to high cholesterol so that's one of the things I'll be checked for. I'm also going to ask whether they do testing for allergies and intolerances as William turned red again today after eating his tea (he had bread, cheese, beetroot and onion and olive spread, im thinking it was either the cheese or beetroot...) We'll see...

off to bed now as is late and im tired!!!!