• Guy Fawkes at Home // Personal

    Here in England on the 5th November every year we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. This night is made famous for a single act of almost rebellion under the houses of parliament in 1604. Well some say rebellion, others would say terrorism, but what occurred on that day is now a huge part in British history and of course entertainment. Gone are the days when someone with a wheelbarrow and a Guy Fawkes straw model who would knock at your door and ask for a ‘penny for the guy’. But we still have the tradition of a huge bonfire and loud but beautiful fireworks. However, due to COVID19 and now a brand new lockdown which prevents all sorts of fun and enjoyable family things, I have decided, against my better judgement to purchase some fireworks and sparklers and enjoy some time outside. You have no idea how hard it was to find these sparklers, in the end I got my mum to go on the hunt for them for me, in her shopping trip she also got us some Roman candles which originally the plan didnt involve them at all, I was just offering sparklers and a run around outside in… View Post

    Thoughts and Feelings of Lockdown 2 // Personal

    This may end up being a little bit of a rambling post, primarily because I have a lot in my mind in regards to Lockdown 2 : The Sequel. Yup I am going with humour with how I cope with it, mainly because if I didn’t laugh id probably cry, but also I find it different second time around. My feelings back in March when the first lockdown happened was fear and worry, full of the unknown and it felt strange. Taking the children out of school back in March honestly felt like it was the end of the world. …But now?.. Not so much, mainly because they aren’t closing the schools, there have been plans in place for when that happens so a lot of the homeschooling isn’t placed onto the parents, but I am glad that the schools aren’t closing, which we can all agree is the polar opposite of how I felt back in march. Am I desensitised by it all? I know how the school classroom bubbles work and in my school it has worked wonderfully, I can safely say that there have been no isolation of classes since the return of school back in September.… View Post

    Labour in One Word // Parenting

    Looking back on my memories from when I had my three children, the one thing that stands out to me with each of them just how different their labour and deliveries were. Labour is one of the first exciting steps into motherhood, its a hard and stressful time full of pain and worries but in the end the outcome is most of the time positive with a baby at the end and a love no one ever truly understands unless they feel it for themselves. ** Life long – We do forget, thats for sure, the pain goes away and once that fresh new baby is in our arms everything is swiftly forgotten but the one thing that remains is the memory of the moment a new life is handed to you, fresh from the womb that you created over nine months, the waiting has come to an end and it the start of a brand new chapter. Acceptance – Things change, our bodies change and with that we need to accept that our role has changed completely. we are no longer a wife or a girlfriend, we are a mother, accepting that sometimes things go wrong with for an… View Post

    Lockdown Two Months In // Personal

    Another month down being at home being in lockdown, social distancing and being off school, Lockdown has changed a lot since the first time I wrote about being at home, some of them for the better and some not so much so I wanted to run through all the things we’ve done and felt during this second month. M E N T A L  H E A L T H Surprisingly doing well, we all seem to be doing very well during this second month, I am the queen of being at home even when I an told not too so finding things to do to pass the time when I do not have the children has been pretty easy. I’ve been playing a lot of Call of Duty and Animal Crossing New Horizons, read a few books and of course worked on my blog a bit. its been rather liberating to not have to go outside for more than a walk or a trip to the woods for a walk. The children have enjoyed being at home, they seemed to love the idea of daily walks and school work, which ill get onto in a minute, all in all… View Post

    How to Cope with Life Stress. // Mental Health

    We all at some point struggle, find things hard and cannot cope with day to day activities, sometimes we put on a brave face and ‘keep calm and carry on’. but in these times of high stress and quite frankly god horrid times the limit of which we consider breaking point has gotten a little smaller and easier to reach. This got me thinking, what do I do when I have reached my absolute limit of how much I can deal with, how do I cope with life when life feels like its at its worst and I wanted to share with you those tips that I use daily, some times I do use more than one a day to help with certain situations and others do their job just fine for the day. How I Cope Take time out, walking away from a situation is always the best strategy, it helps you calm down and think rationally about what the task ahead is, there is no shame in walking away from a fight, mentally or physically, if you know deep down that you cannot deal with it then it is almost always best to back off, sit down quietly… View Post