Friday, 31 October 2014

Ghouls, Ghosts and Goats at Hatton

So all of a sudden Halloween seems to be a bit of a big thing doesn't it? When I was little you may get a too small plastic witch mask that would crack as soon as you put it on your face, or the elastic bad would pop and nearly blind you. But now? It's like a proper big thing! And as I am a follower of things we have spent half term celebrating it, with the main event taking place at one of our favourite days out... Hatton Country World.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Itchy Skin is ANNOYING!

We are a family of itchy creatures. I have suffered with eczema for as long as I can remember and then when my two wore born? They were alas struck down with the same irritating condition. I will be honest when my girl was really little I found it so frustrating as my doctor didn't seem to take it seriously. When you are tired and hormonal, I will be honest it did make made me weep. We tried vegetable oil, Vaseline and a host of other horrible smelling prescribed things. I am a bit cross I was never offered Aveeno, a brand I stumbled across at BritMums earlier in the year.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wicked Wednesdays 29th October

Mwah ha ha haaaa (evil cackle). OK so when did Halloween become such a thing? I am so confused. Was it a thing when we were little? Now it is HUGE! I don't mind as I love it but blimey must remember to budget for one bazillion decorations next year. Poundland will suffice for us this year. Hope you are all enjoying half term. Whether being at work and having the dream of not much traffic or spending more time with your little ones. It's busy but fun here!

We had lots of good uns last week on the linky and it was nice to see some new people alongside the more regular linkeruperers (technical term there!). I enjoyed this piece from Dad Blog UK (OK so he broke a few rules), as well as a tantruming boy from Californian Mum in London. Finally I enjoyed a carrot that looked like a willy. Yes. I did. Well as in looking at the picture of one from Diary of a Midlife Mummy. Stop it you dirty people! You know the rules and if you don't read below. Try and keep them relatively wicked. Try and comment on at least two. More if you are feeling fruity! Enjoy your week and I am crossing my fingers for some crap Halloween outfits next week!!!!!

#wickedwednesdays rules

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Blog your life. Don't live for your blog.

Blogging. I'll be honest? Has sent me a bit cray cray. I've gone from a relatively sane, quite bored, Mum of two. To a little bit of a (read a lot) social media obsessed, competitive, loon bag. So in the past few weeks I've had to try and wind it down a bit. Or else? I would either a) end up divorced or b) end up having a twitter breakdown and going mad. And yes we all LOVE watching this from the sidelines (fess up we have all done it). We don't actually want to be the one telling another blogger they have never met to "f*ck off" on social media over a free bag of crisps. So here's a few things I've had to do to remain sane, whilst I enjoy the world of blogging.

Linky Cut Down
I love linkys. I run a linky. But one thing I have learnt in the past six months of blogging is you can't humanly join every linky in the whole wide blogging world. Know your talents. And play to them. There are some amazing craft linkys. I can't craft but there was a time when I would try to craft. Purely for a linky. I would try to join the beautiful photo linkys. But my photos aren't amazingly beautiful. I now have a linky calendar and only join in ones I know are right for me and ones where I can cope with returning the comments. Which leads me to...

Join my linky...if it makes you feel slinky (it makes no sense but rhymed)

Saturday, 25 October 2014

I heart Birmingham

It is a fact that Birmingham has more canals than Venice. I don't know if this really is a fact but we are all told that it is a fact and like Father Christmas I am going to choose to believe it is true. The name of this blog may have given it away but to clarify I am a Brummy (or Brummie). And I love my city. It's probably very uncool to live where you were born. One ex boyfriend once said that I was a "loser" for doing so (nob) but I love it. And he had stupid hair anyway.

A few weekends ago me and the husband went into the city centre and took a trip on a boat up and down the canals. It was a bit naff weather and the boat was, how shall I say it nicely?, well loved, but the captain (do they have captains of canal barges?) was fab and funny and did a good little speech as we floated along. So here are some photos from our mini adventure. Birmingham is the furthest place away from the sea in the whole of the UK so this is the closest we can get to water! *

*again not sure if this is an actual fact.