What 2016 Meant To Me

As the first week of 2017 closes I cant help but reflect on the past year and look towards the possibilities this next year will bring. You always enter a new year with an air of excitement and optimism that this one will be the best year yet. I have to say 2016 was a massive game…

My Oh My What A Mincepie

Its Christmas Eve and I literally have managed to get very little organised. My house is slightly cleaner but as long as the dishes are done and we have enough knickers and baby grows to see us through the next few days I think we’ll be ok. I had a plan to go and get the…

My Haven’t You Grown – 21.12.16

I can’t believe its been nearly a month since I did one of these updates and my haven’t we had some changes. First things first you celebrated being 10 months again after my little slip up. I’ve been so busy with work and quite frankly had very little interest in anything but slob and slouch that i’ve…

Presence Over Presents

Christmas should never be about what gifts you get. It should be about that feeling you get as soon as you hear that festive tune or smell that Christmas scented Yankee Candle. Its that one time of the year that people truly make an effort to spend time together as a family. Its so rare now that we sit…

If I’m Being Completely Honest

So its been a little while since I did a proper update. I haven’t done an Ernie update for a while anyway. I’ve found it quite difficult to focus on making sure I have regular content whilst life has been getting in the way and fucking it all up. Everything around me seems so intense at the…

Gingerbread Treats

I have never been very good at baking, or cooking for that matter. I try my best to think of new things to do but 9 times out of 10 i can make it look fancy but it tastes like shit. Timmy usually humours me and says “oh its lovely darling” but I can guarantee…

It’ll Be ‘LoVely’ This Christmas

Christmas to me, has never always been that exciting occasion that everyone loves. If anything it could be very lonely. There are very few times that I can count on my hands of memories apart from when I was a kid. Christmas back then was as it should be, filled with laughter and love. It…

My, Haven’t You Grown – 27.11.16

Ok so before we get started i just want to apologise to you for being the worst mum ever. How did i not realise that I’ve been getting your age wrong for so long? You’ve got a whole two weeks before you reach the 10 month mark! At least we get to celebrate it all…

Big Girls DO Cry

If you’d ask anyone about my emotional state before i became a mother they would describe it as very apethetic. To say i was pretty emotion….less is an understatement and i had little sympathy for anyone. I just couldn’t seem to muster up any offer of comfort or support. My safe place would be to…

My, Haven’t You Grown – 20.11.16

I’m not going to lie the beginning of the week started off pretty bloody shit. But this was the week that your dad came home from the rigs. Work has really been quite hectic which makes for a stressful environment and its obviously not something i want to feel when i come home to you….

My, Haven’t You Grown- 13.11.16

So here we are. Today you turn 10 months and funnily enough this is our 10th installment of My, Haven’t You Grown. Could my little boy really be so grown up? You weigh a hefty 24lbs and don’t I know it, or should I say doesn’t my back know it. You are so bloody close…

I Am A Mother But I Am Also Me.

Timmy usually starts asking me what i want for Christmas and Birthday (29th December – yes i’m one of the unfortunate ones) around this time of year and like clockwork just a few days ago the question came. If he’d asked me a year or so ago i would have already started a Pinterest board…