G e o r g e .
This is George.
This is my boyfriend of 5 years.
This is the father to my baby.
This is my hero.
This is someone who works for the NHS.
This is someone who doesn’t question going into work everyday.
This is someone who is currently putting his life at risk to save yours.
This is a guy who doesn’t complain, moan, bitch about his job.
This is a person who has the biggest heart and cares about everyone of his patients.
This is a worker we need right now.
This is a man i am unbelievably proud of.
Thank you 🖤
Since writing this post, the two-year-old has had an almighty meltdown because we told her she could choose a movie to watch and then refused her selection of a DVD about the Zodiac killer.
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57 minutes ago
Adorable shot captured by the talented 📸@vanessareneephoto I spy our Vanilla BIBS dummy too!
Enjoying slow living and baking banana loaf like everyone else ❤️ Here’s my husband’s recipe:
Banana, date and chia seed loaf
100g butter at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
65g sugar (I used demerara sugar)
2 eggs, beaten
2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed with a fork (very ripe bananas tend to be easier to mash!)
3 tbsp almond milk or rice milk (normal milk will also do if you don’t have the others)
150g plain flour
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
70g chopped pitted dates
20g chia seeds
Preheat oven at 180C
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl (or mixer) until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs by hand or in a mixer, followed by the mashed banana and milk, until well combined.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.
Fold dry ingredients into the butter and sugar mixture, until it comes together. Do not overmix as it will make the mix tough.
Transfer mixture into a lined loaf tin and bake for about 50 minutes at 180C
ITS OK TO NOT BE OK
We are all going through the unknown at the moment. At times I’m unsure of what the day is never mind the time. I have watched so much @disneyplusuk that I’m unsure whether I’m now in fact part of a marvel film or if Mary Poppins is going to fly down to come and save me.
When I was pregnant I told myself that I would be strong and not let Douglas come and sleep in our bed because it would become a habit... well there he is after just waking up from a night in our bed!
At the moment myself and @benjamin_holroyd have a poorly baby who is struggling with Bronchiolitis. We are also struggling as we no longer have a time to sleep. Dougs will cry in the night out of pain and then have a massive coughing fit (those who’s babies have had this will know how awful it is). His little body will settle down and then be struggling to get enough air into his lungs so he is awake again. Even if he is asleep we aren’t as we sit and watch him take every breath. All we want right now is our families. The reassurance from our parents and a hug to tell us it will all be ok.
Anyway enough of my sob story. The moral is it’s ok to not be ok. We must all try our best to put a positive spin on things and do as we are told. But it is also ok to have a moment where you just want to cry and have a hug. This won’t last forever and we will get through it. Just think of all the AMAZING catch ups when this is all over ❤️
Do you know what? Apart from not seeing my friends and loved ones, I could get used to this slower pace of life 🌿 Today we cleaned the car (it's never looked cleaner!!) then went for a long walk in the sunshine. We've enjoyed playing together, Disney movies, sunshine in the garden, family time, slow mornings and plenty of snuggles this week. Without the constant need to antibac my door handles and the sense of impending doom, its been a surreal but okay week. We are surviving and getting used to our new pace of life. How has your week been? ❤️
With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment had made my anxiety go out of control. I’m so worried for my children and for everyone else. It’s such a scary time. I hate not being in control. I hate not having my ‘normal’ I hate that we can’t leave the house and Edward doesn’t understand why. Each and every night once Ed’s in bed , my anxiety is at its worse. Because I have time to sit and worry and think about everything. But Doing my @mrshinchhome activity journal really makes me feel better. Writing down things that I want to complete , my goals and all different things to colour, actually really takes my mind off of everything that’s going on at the moment. 💚💙🌎
Clocks go forward this Sunday - four months perhaps!?
In case you missed it, here is a link to our blog post for tips on managing your baby’s bedtime when the clocks go forward>> https://bit.ly/39gxWQy
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🌻 7 meses y medio fuera VS 7 meses y medio dentro 🌻
Mismo "outfit" y mismo espejo, pero un pequeño gran cambio👶🏼 y un "yo" muy diferente por dentro y por fuera. Ahora pongo más lavadoras🧺, duermo menos, tengo el espejo más sucio (véase la foto), me hago menos a menudo las cejas🤣, pero... Soy inmensamente feliz y estoy un poco menos inmensa, así, a secas🤣.
. Aún me queda un largo camino, pero estoy orgullosa de haber dejado atrás casi 19 kilos ya. Mi cuerpo ha cambiado y sigue sin ser el de antes, pero como ejercicio de amor propio y gratitud, quiero darle las gracias por haberme permitido crear a este ser maravilloso❤. A veces es bueno pararse a pensar en cosas por las que estar agradecido💭, sobre todo en tiempos difíciles. Los primeros meses de maternidad sumados a estas semanas de encierro me están enseñando mucho y muy bonito... Mi principal objetivo es crecer, aprender, mejorarme... por mí y PARA ELLA🌱. Como en todo, "hay ratos", pero en general me siento animada y con ganas de hacer cosas🤸🏻♀️. ¿Cómo está siendo para vosotros? Hablamos 👇🏻💘
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Happy Sunday everyone!
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Mummy’s little trouble maker 😂🧢👩👦💙
I may not be perfect but when I look at my little son I know that I got something in my life perfectly right.🥰
32 minutes ago
Quarantine mood - what day is it?? It’s sunny, spring has sprung!!... Now it’s snowing, or is it rain? I’m hungry. I miss my family 🥺. One things for sure - I’m going to squeeze my family so tight when this is over, and appreciate our freedom more than ever before 🌈
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5 days ago
Baby necessities pouch.⠀
The perfect accessory to go with the mommy bag that I LOVE (I think I’ve made that very clear many times before!) This little gem is filled with calpol, Sudocrem, teething granules/gel and all the other random bits I like to carry around with us. It lives in my changing bag and is easy to take out whereever I am with everything I need for the Twinnies 😊 not to forget to say how fab it looks 🌟 .⠀
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25 minutes ago
Picky plate for mama!
Guys Charlie ate toast and jam today and pizza. Yep. I'm so chuffed. He's been another level of picky so I'm so glad he is back on his old favourites.
We have a long way to go in terms of vegetables but hey one day at a time.
I gave him a store bought mini pizza but now I can hopefully make him a pizza with @nomnomkids hidden veggie sauce.
Hers a photo of my picky plate from yesterday as I found some houmous the other day, so saved it for my post night shift late lunch mmm. I've been eating left overs most of the week as trying to take the pressure off the supermarkets so this was sooo good!
Wanted to bake some cakes this weekend as it’s my lovely fiancé’s birthday tomorrow. Not the birthday he would want to have but we have to make do as it stands 🎈 .
Not sure they will last until tomorrow though 🤷🏼♀️😋 hope everyone is filling their weekends with fun 💕
~ 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐞 ~
So this morning I decided that was it, I was going to brave the supermarket. Got there for 7 and the queue wasn’t too bad and looked very orderly with every standing far apart! So I joined keeping a good distance from the couple in front.
I didn’t pay much attention until I thought the person behind me was really close, as I could hear rustling right behind me. I turn and her trolley is a few inches from me but she’s looking down in her bag. Now I hate confrontations so didn’t say anything.
As we slowly moved closer, I turned a corner and she was now stood to my side with her trolley in-line with me. I turned and politely asked for her to please respect the 2m signs everywhere and to move away from me.
Well... that was it, I was repeatedly told to F off, telling me to get a tape measure out (I really wished I’d whipped one out haha), telling me to shut the F up and stop talking so that I don’t catch it! I couldn’t actually believe she was talking to me in such a way.
I remained calm (somehow) and told her not to swear and to move away from me repeatedly. What was great was just a little bit further along they had actually marked out 2ms with tape and she had backed right off. It took so much not to make a comment but there is no point with people like that.
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐬. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐝𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞’𝐬!
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I’ve never been worried whether Grayson would take to his sibling or not, I always knew before she arrived that he would love her. My only concern is that he would love her ‘too much’ 😂 I was right, any excuse to prod, poke, kiss, lick her. (yes we’ve gone through a licking stage). Any time he can’t see her or doesn’t know where she is it’s ‘where’s Beppe?’ It’s so lovely to see the massive amount of love he has for her, I just know it won’t be long until they’re bickering and fighting over toys 🤣👌🏼
Clocks go forward this Sunday - four months perhaps!?
In case you missed it, here is a link to our blog post for tips on managing your baby’s bedtime when the clocks go forward>> https://bit.ly/3bkfF6j
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Occasionally, when the little man isn’t feeding, he loves to spend time on Daddy’s chest. •