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Wedding prep! 

It’s a hot and sticky night. Small Human is still awake and I can’t open her bedroom window because it opens from the bottom and it’s so low down I just imagine her climbing out of her cot and falling out of it! If I knew it was going to be this warm tonight I would have gotten her a fan! 

This morning I got up bright and early and took a trip to our local shop to get Small Human some milk. It was roasting! Not only that but she wanted to bring her baby and buggy along with her. After 2 minutes she got bored and I ended up carrying the damn thing the whole way their and back. 


What should have been a 5 minute walk took us almost an hour and she was far more interested in everything in sight to actually walk there at a decent speed. She did however run like a mad woman away from something on the ground screaming and crying. Turns out it was a snail… 

I went to work this afternoon still feeling completely broken from tuesdays fall. I’m attending a wedding this weekend and my plan was to wear some clear tights. I’m now wearing black ones to hide the damage and if it’s going to be as hot as it was today then I’m going to suffer. I’ll probably get fed up after a few drinks and whip them off. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to it and letting loose! 

It’s wedding season and I created a beautiful pair of lashes for a client at work today whose attending her daughters wedding next week. 


Makes such a difference! My next client called to cancel as she was unwell which meant I could get my nails done to match my dress ready for saturdays big event! 

I arrived home to the most delicious chicken salad cooked by Man Child and Small Human was already in bed. Although it’s now 11pm and she’s still awake. 

I’ve slapped some hair dye on my head and that’s the last of the preparations for the weekend ahead! 

Holly 😘

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The big bad bruise! 

I can’t believe how nice the weathers been the past couple of days! It’s like the temperature has rose by 20 degrees in only 2 weeks. I’m not complaining of course. 

This morning I woke up to see my wonderful bruise had managed to make its way out and it’s a beauty! 


What a beast. I still can’t sit down without wincing in pain but it’s actually feeling a lot better today in comparison to yesterday! Although as the day has gone on the bruising has gotten worse and worse! 


This morning my very best friend popped in for a cuppa and a catch up. Small Human was having a nap which meant we could chat without being interrupted! Makes a change. 

I headed over to my mums this afternoon and although I managed to drive there I’ve been left feeling a lot more sore. I’m noticing areas of aches that I didn’t notice yesterday and I honestly feel as though I’ve been hit by a bus. 

We had some dinner and gave Small Human an outside bath. 


After she ran around the garden butt naked like a loon it was best we got her inside, dressed and in the car to get home! Now she’s all tucked up in bed and finally asleep I’m catching an early night myself! 

Holly 😘

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A tumble. 

This morning I took a trip down the stairs. Literally. I had Small Human in my arms as I tumbled straight down from the top step. Thankfully I managed to hold her tight and she didn’t get injured. I took the brunt of the fall and after 2 hours of searing pain to my thigh I though best to call 111 and get it checked out. 

Man Child came home from work to take me to the hospital and I was in and out within half an hour. I’m glad to say it’s just badly bruised and swollen and I’m unlikely to sit down properly for at least 10 days. 


My day consisted of resting and not a lot else. So here I sit writing my blog with a pack of frozen sweet potato fries cooling my achy leg because I have no peas! 

Here’s to a new day tomorrow and hopefully no more falls! 

Holly 😘

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Sunday, Monday, happy days. 

Keeping up with daily blogs is difficult when you have a super busy life like mine! So again I have 2 posts in one. 

Sunday

The one day a week myself and Man Child have together both off work. I let Man Child have a lie in whilst I attended to Small Human. Thankfully she didn’t wake up until gone past 9 so it felt like a lie in for all of us! 

The usual morning routine began and we played played and played until Small Human could stand no longer. Off for a nap she went and myself and Man Child decided to keep up with our usual ‘bacon sunday’ tradition. Pretty self explanatory. However. To my disgust I opened the pack of bacon and it was out of date. The horror! We settled for cheese sandwiches instead but it just isn’t the same. 

Once Small Human had her snooze we headed down the canal for a bike ride. Man Child didn’t have his bike so he was on baby duty as I whizzed up and down the canal like a crazy person. Just as we reached the tunnel a fellow rider popped out of it. Saw us. Went to cycle onto the grass to let us through and face planted onto the floor. He shook it off with an awkward giggle and I said “God I hope there weren’t any stinging nettles down their on the floor” to which he replied “Nope just my dignity” poor sod. After that hilarious encounter we carried on down the canal and headed to the park. 


Finally Small Human was worn out again and we headed home. It was so hot I stripped her down to just her t-shirt and nappy to cool off. That was until she demanded to wear her Dr. martins and sparkly bag and strut around the living room. 


She’s such a free spirit. Although I’m not sure Man Child would allow her to go out looking like this when she’s 18! 

We had a fairly relaxed evening and it was the perfect way to spend a Sunday! 

Monday 

Physio day! 

Myself and my sister in law were going to take the tiny humans to Mk safari but we thought the weather was far to nice to waste inside a kids play area so we planned for a nice walk instead. 

I dropped Small Human off and headed to physio. Feeling much MUCH better now and th eacupuncture  seems to be working a treat. That and its so relaxing. Afterwards I travelled back to my Sister in laws and she’d made us all lunch! She’s a true gem that one! 

Both Small Human and Cousin B were getting fairly ratty so it was a quick nappy change and off out we went! First stop was the park. It’s unlike any park I’d ever been in as a kid and even has a massive sandpit! 


The Tiny Humans thoroughly enjoyed themselves and both ended up smothered in sand. That’s what happens when you apply suncream to them and then let them play in it! Needless to say there was sand everywhere when Small Human had a bath this evening! 

We walked over to the lake and fed the ducks along with an ice lolly of course. That was for us. Not the ducks incase you couldn’t work that one out for yourself! 


There were some pretty big geese today and I feel as though they’re slowly taking over Milton Keynes. Nasty buggers. Thankfully none of them tried to chase us or our children! 

On the walk back cousin B fell asleep in his push chair so we took a quick detour to the pub for a drink in the gardens. I’m certainly not complaining. Cousin B snoozing away, Small Human running around and a nice icy drink for us mums! 

By this point it was already half 3 and time to get home! I got stuck in traffic on the M1 due to an accident on the other side of the road. If people didn’t slow down to look at the accident then there would be no traffic! 😡

Back home and Small Human was put to bed but she only slept for around 20 minutes as she had already passed out in the car. Afterwards we soaked up what was left of the sun by playing in the garden! 
That poor baby! I mean just look at how it’s positioned. Imagine I shoved Hazel in a pram like that. She has no concept of comfort what so ever. I know this first hand as she always points to my eyes shouts “Wow” and then proceeds to stab her pointy fingers straight into my eye socket. 

Man Child spent a while throwing her up in the air and she loves it!


Such cuties! 

We relaxed again this evening after scrubbing the sand off of Hazels body! 

That’s all today 😘

Holly 

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A small human fish. 

A 2 for 1 post anyone? Well mkaaaaaaaay! 

Friday


Slap your makeup on for no good reason because it’s Friday and why the hell not. Also I was still in my pjs but can you tell? Yes. Because I just told you. Small Human was having a long nap which means usual boredom ensued for me. After she finally crawled out of her pit we made some lunch. She only ate her crisps or ‘pissies’ as she calls them. (Need to nip that one in the bud). She had 2 whole packets of pissies and threw herself on the floor in a fit of rage when I told her she wasn’t allowed a 3rd pack. The only way I could cheer her up was by letting her be a ‘fishy’ on snapchat. 


I jumped in the car and headed off to pick my younger sister up from Uni as we had a very special date with Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. It was great and I laughed from beginning to end. It even had my not so secret crush in it. Yondu. Don’t ask me why but I find him weirdly sexy. If anyone knows of a blue man who controls an arrow through a fin on his head then let me know. 

I got back from the cinema pretty late and ended up going straight to bed! 

Saturday 

Up bright and early to head into work for a day filled with clients. 


I arrived home to see my father had popped in to show off his swanky new Porsche 911 Carrera. What a beauty! 

I went to the kitchen to grab a drink and had a fright when I saw a black cat staring straight at me. Taking a dump. In my garden. Yuck! 


We cooked up some grub, put Small Human to bed and talked weddings 👰🏻 super exciting stuff! 

Man Child has been practicing his best mans speech for the wedding of the year which is in oynly one weeks time! Can’t wait to get there and have a day of celebration for 2 lovely people! 

I’m off too snooze and I have a bike ride planned tomorrow on my new bike purchased for me by Man Child! 


Holly 😘

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Don’t cry over spilt milk. Cry over something else. 

This morning I got up and headed straight out to physio. I’ve been feeling much better the past week and my appointment today did not dissapoint! I love acupuncture but I can’t stand having it in my hands. It’s such a horrible feeling. But it working and that’s what counts. I popped to muffins to grab Myself and Man Child a baguette and headed on home. When I arrived Small Human was in the best mood. Just being super adorable. Some days I could just eat her face…but that would be cannibalism. 

All was going well until I decided to put her down for a nap and dropped a whole bottle of milk on the floor. 


Nap time was rescheduled until after I had cleaned up the mess and washed out soggy feet. She thought it was hilarious. I managed to avoid any spilling on her but then she shouted ‘puddle’ and proceeded to stomp her feet in it. Thanks for that one Peppa pig. 

Crisis averted and off to bed she went. For 3 hours. 3 long boring hours. I thought the sleep would mean she would be in a good mood when she arose. My god was I wrong. She non stop threw herself in a fit of rage onto the floor for the remainder of the afternoon. Or what was left of it. I thought a nice walk would cheer her up. I was wrong again. 


Although she seemed to enjoy sitting on a small log it took us half an hour just to walk a small stretch of the canal before it began to piss it down. In a rush to get us back and dried I closed the buggy by the back door and crushed my finger in it! 


Instant bruising. I’m pretty sure I am the clumsiest person I know. This was so painful it did make me cry! 

It was time for the bedtime routine and Small Human very cleverly ate her dinner with a spoon all by herself!  I wish someone would congratulate me the way I do to her for managing to get a spoon from the bowl to her mouth. That would be the dream! 


She’s growing up too fast! I love seeing her change and progress from a baby into a little person but I do wish that time would just slow down. 

We had a bit more of a success in the bath this evening and only a few tears when doing the hair wash. 

It took 2 hours to get her to actually go to sleep and she dropped off just as Man Child arrived home from work. Typical! 

We’ve just finished watching the Santa Clarita diet and for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet and fancies an easy to watch, short yet hilarious programme then give it a try! 

I’m off to bed 😘

 Holly 

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Two days off! 

Yesterday I had a day off work as Man Child was heading to Nottingham for a stag do and I had nobody to watch over my Small Human! However after Friday’s crazy day at work I was grateful for the rest. Rest?… sorry I just snorted as I wrote that because I don’t think rest is in a parents vocabulary. 

I got up with Small Human and sorted out her ridiculous abundance of toys. They were taking over my home. I didn’t actually dispose of any I just rearranged them so they were in better order. I can finally walk around my home without fear of standing on a small plastic toy or being impaled by little wooden objects. I feel toys should come with a warning on them for parents. Like how they say “choking hazard, not suitiable for Small Humans” what they should say is “If you stand on one of these in the dead of night. You will cry. Like a little bitch”…just a thought. 

Man Child left for his night on the town and I spent the majority of the day getting things sorted. I’ve finally managed to catch up on all our holiday washing and before I knew it  the day had gone and it was already half 3. I packed myself and Small Human into the car and sped off to collect my younger sister for a girls night in! Once again my twin couldn’t make it as she was out at the theatre watching a show! Jealous!

The sun was shining but as it was getting late we took Small Human into the garden to run around before dinner and hopefully wear her out for bed. It worked. A mums secret guide to getting your child sleep better. Lots and lots of fresh air and craziness. Just run them ragged until they can’t physically stand anymore! 


We had a brilliant night and it was of course complimented by a children’s dinner. 


After dinner we played with Small Human who was running around laughing her head off. That was until she tripped over her own feet and face planted into a toy on the floor. It went straight into her eyeball! Lots of tears later and many cuddles she was ready to go to bed! I again reiterate my previous ‘warnings’ statement. This time it should read “may cause sudden blindness should your Small Human temporarily forget how to walk and fall onto this toy that was created by the devil”.

We caught up on Britains got talent, decided we wouldn’t bother watching Eurovision to save our ears the agony and spent hours watching stupid videos on YouTube. I did have an embarrassing moment when Jess turned over to Eurovision and said “Cyprus are smashing it”. To which I replied “I don’t even know who Cyprus is. Is that his name because that’s where he’s from?”. I didn’t realise it was actually the country and not a random music act named Cyprus. Pretty embarassing when you consider my stepdad is from there…face palm. 

At midnight we heard my front gate rattle and when I opened the door there was a dog standing there. (Of course it was standing. I mean it wasnt fucking flying now was it! Captain obvious over here.) It had a collar on but as I went out to see if it had a tag it ran away. We strategically placed some ham on the gate so we could listen out if it came back but it never did. I hope it has been reunited with its owners! 

We decided around half 1 in the morning it was probably time to get to bed. Although I struggled to fall asleep so I woke up this morning feeling pretty exhausted. Which wasn’t helped by Small Human wanting a bottle at 7am. Thankfully she went back to sleep and didn’t wake up until. What a miracle! 

My twin popped in for a cuppa and some lunch this afternoon and we put the world to rights as we usually do. It’s perfect getting together and letting off some steam.

It’s my Mothers very special 50th Birthday in 2 weeks time so we’ve been discussing gift ideas! After my twin left, Man Child arrived home feeling a bit sorry for himself. I sent him off for a nap to recover and we went outside to play in the garden. 

Small Human found a snail which led onto conversations about “are they born with their shells?” “Are snails just slugs in disguise?” And “Do slugs bite?”. The answers were Yes, no, yes. Perhaps stupid questions to ask but today I learnt that slugs do infact have teeth and yes they can bite. But they’re so microscopic you wouldn’t even notice. Fascinating. Maybe you don’t care. But do you know what? Now you know a totally interesting yet pointless fact too. You’re welcome. 

I took my younger sister home and Man Child and I have been relaxing on the sofa! A weekend well spent. 

I’ve got physio in the morning and I’ve felt so much better this week along with the dairy free diet so I’m hopeful for another good week and to get on top of these headaches! 

Holly 😘