Hello sorry I have been quiet again.
Life has its ups and downs, busy and quiet times. Times to evaluate and ponder, times to feel unwell and times to rejoice.
For the last year and a half I have been having digestive trouble, tests, anxiety issues and CBT. With all of this I keep on going day to day. Dropping and picking up children from school, shopping and running the business. Some days are more difficult than others and I have needed to ask for support from friends.
I wanted to let you into my life a little as I would like to start reaching out to people with similar problems. I have discovered there are a lot of foods I can’t eat due to having an allergy to Rapeseed Oil. I also struggle with any member of the nightshade family of fruit and vegetables.
Rapeseed Oil is being added to lots of cakes, biscuits, sauces, soups, savoury snacks, crisps (cooked in) and breadcrumbs. Its cheaper to use and can be heated to a higher temperature than other oils. I have to check the ingredients of everything I buy now. I have found also I can only consume Jasmine Rice and the only potatoes I can manage are desiree (other potatoes give me tummy ache and insomnia).
My anxiety is worse some days than others but that depends on what I have eaten and if my tummy is happy.
Apparently our tummy’s are linked to our happiness, if your tummy is unhappy it doesn’t transmit happy hormones to your brain. If you are anxious this sends upset messages to your tummy. Its a circle.
My plan is to try and avoid the foods that cause me trouble and take up Yoga/ Pilates and see if it makes a difference in my tummy emotions.
I would love to hear from you if you suffer from Rapeseed Oil allergy and Nightshade family trouble. If you know anyone having any digestive trouble please pass on this information, it took me over a year to realise my allergy. Companies don’t tell you they are changing the ingredients they just do it.
Hello all wow its already March 2016.
I have been very busy with my new embroidery business Precious Time Memories.
I make personalised embroidered gifts for babies, children and adults.
There are many designs and gifts to choose from, ranging from comforters, soft toys, soft dolls and baby blankets.
I also make embroidered keyrings and bookmarks.
Working with Silver Precious Metal Clay I can put children’s hand/ foot prints or name onto a silver charm.
Have a look at my website www.precious-time-memories.co.uk for all details and prices.
Wow I have been gone quite awhile. I am back and ready.
I have my head in a better place now I am settled in Bristol and I have been in my new house almost a year.
It has taken alot of time getting myself and home together after all the moving.
I have set up my embroidery business which at the moment I am running from Facebook, post coming shortly. I have a new website set up www.precious-time-memories.co.uk
Its great to be back, thank you for sticking with me xxxx
Well you just don’t know what will happen in life until it happens.
It is now July 2014, in the last 2 years I have Lost my Dad to motor neuron disease, lost both of my elderly dogs and moved house another 2 times with another move coming shortly.
My girls are now aged 6 and 5, they have coped really well with all of the changes. My eldest has just finished Year 1 and my youngest has just finished in Reception. My youngest was unable to start school in Scotland until August this year, moving back to England she was the correct age to start school straight away. She has taken the transition really well and is progressing brilliantly with her phonics and is so eager to learn. She can’t wait to start in Year 1. I want them both to enjoy their summer holidays and not think about school.
I am hoping life will provide me with alot more ups than downs.
Here’s to the future and more reviews.
It has been very quiet for me for sometime, I have moved house from busy Bristol and now live in the Countryside in Scotland. My daughters are now 4 and 3. My eldest has started Primary School and my 3 year old has started Nursery. They are both enjoying their new lives, challenges and meeting new friends. We are currently renting and watching our new home being built. Now I have a little time on my hands and the experience of young childrens parties I have set up my new business Crazybiz Party, providing party bags and fillers.
I have a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Crazybiz-Party/235486219887939 and am currently running a competition giving away 5 pre filled party bags for either boy or girl. I have just launched my first speacial offer buy 4 pre filled party bags and get 1 free. Please come and take a look.
Win this lovely soft toy Musical Monkey
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When I have 100 likes on facebook and 150 followers on this blog I will pick a winner from the tagged names. Any names tagged that do not like my page or follow my blog will not be entered.
THE WINNER IS KELLIEANNE MITCHELL please email Mummyof2@crazybiz.co.uk with your postal details.
Another game from Hasbro – Pop Goes Froggio RRP £14.99
This game is aged 3+, my daughter absolutely loves this game.
In the box you have a lillypad flower center unit with a spinner on and pictures. Attached to this is a foot pump. There are lillypads with animal pictures on corresponding to the pictures on the flower unit and a light weight Froggio which sits on the top of the flower.
The aim of the game is to collect the lillypads and the person with the most wins. The lillypads are placed animal picture side down around the room. People take turns each to spin the spinner and whichever animal it lands on this is the animal you have to search for by turning over the lillypads. Whoever finds the animal runs to the flower unit and stamps on the foot pump which makes Froggio jump from the flower, that person then tries to catch him. If he is caught the lillypad is kept, if not the lillipad is placed back on the floor animal side down. The person with the most lillypads when they are all collected is the winner.
My 3 year old daughter loves this game however she finds it a little difficult co-ordinating herself quick enough to catch Froggio. We change to game slightly so that she stamps on the foot pump to make Froggio jump and I catch Froggio. She gets really excited when I catch him and finds it ever so funny if I fail to catch him.
I was very lucky to be chosen to review the game Monkey Dunk from Hasbro RRP £12.99
This game is from 4 years up, my 3 year old was very excited to receive this game as she had seen it on TV adverts.
In the box are 16 monkeys 4 in each colour, an elephant timer, lots of banana tokens and a lillypad.
To object of the game is to get all your monkeys into the pots by the time the elephant timer pops up, if you get the monkeys into the pots you earn banana tokens. Person with the most tokens wins.
You have to flick the monkeys into the pots by pushing on the back of the monkey (a bit like playing tiddlywinks) before the Elephant timer pops up. My 3 year old finds it a little difficult making the monkey jump high enough to get it over the box sides and into the pots, although given enough time she does eventually manage to get them in but cannot do it within the time is takes for the Elephant timer to pop up.
The lillypad makes the game a little harder, you place this into a pot and any monkeys landing here will not be counted as a win.
This is a really nice game to play with the family and my 2 year old tries to join in but instead of flicking the monkeys she throws them in which makes her happy.
I would say to play the game properly that from 4 years is apt, I do think the Elephant timer would be better if it gave a little more time as I can see how this can make younger children frustrated.
As my daughter tends to fall asleep quite alot in the Graco Nautilus 1-2-3 I have decided to move her to another car seat I was really unhappy about her head slumping forward everytime she fell asleep. I will use the Graco Nautilus 1-2-3 again when she is older.