The Weekly Showcase 14-11-11 8-12 months

Actually Mummy…

Wot So Funee? Toilet Humour

Actually Mummy...

It will only take a minute to watch this little video we made, but you will giggle for much longer!
Just don’t watch it before breakfast!
And if you fancy trying out a really easy meme, please feel free to join in next week. All you have to do is tell us about something funny your kids have said, written or done that has had you trying not to laugh at them :))

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Coombe Mill: Tails from the Farmers Wife

A Blast from the Past

Coombe Mill: Tails from the Farmers Wife

Chance Meeting
Thanks to the internet, so much can be found these days at the click of a button. Recently I found myself caught up in a series of email exchanges from a lovely lady who holidayed at Coombe Mill with her Mum, Dad and 2 brothers in 1969 and 1970. Back then Coombe Mill was just a farm and a farm house with some camping. Linda had looked us up out of curiosity after reminiscing with her father not long before he passed away about their 2 lovely holidays here. I was thrilled when she agreed to me publishing her childhood memories and photos here on the blog!

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The Modern Family

How I Met My Husband With… Twitchy

Long, long ago during the Christmas season of 1994, I was a fresh-faced twenty-three year old (My workplace, a large advertising agency, threw a fancy Christmas dinner party for a major client and all staff who worked on that rather hefty account. I found myself seated next to a hip and well dressed media guy I’d not spoken to very much before. We got to talking and drinking, and talking and drinking. At some point I divulged I was recently single, after a three and a half year relationship. On hearing my news, this fellow immediately decided to take action to ‘fix’ the ‘problem’, as one does when one feels there is a problem to be fixed. “You can’t leave a cute Jewish girl single! It’s a crime!” I was still curious to see exactly what this plan he was cooking would serve up on the menu. Plus his enthusiasm for the project was so endearing.

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Mummy Central

I won’t be one of those mums

Mummy Central

A friend made me smile the other day, when discussing her plans to have children in the future.

“I’m not going to be one of those mums,” she announced.

As the rest of us looked in bemusement, she added: “You know? The ones who put it on Facebook when their baby does a poo. They have nothing better to talk about.”

I smiled, not only because I have been one of those mums – and I’m sure she will be one day too.

But also because I had countless things I was never going to do when I became a mum. And I’ve pretty much broken every resolve.

That’s the thing about having children. They make you rethink your pre-conceived ideas, and realise it’s impossible to live up to your perfect ideal of parenthood.

Here’s a few things that went by the wayside when my kids came along.

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Trouble Doubled

Shit I say over and over again

Trouble Doubled

Don’t you think that some days you could easily get sick of your own damn voice? I know I do, regularly. I find myself saying the same stuff over and over and over and over……… (you get the idea), so thought I’d treat you all to a select few things I find myself repeating on an almost daily basis. How many of these do you say too?

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Life with my husband, who is 35 years older

My husband is a beat poet, a professional fundraiser, and a proud father. He also happens to be 35 years older than me and 60 years older than our son. Somewhat ironically, his first name is Young.

If you had asked me five years ago who I imagined marrying and starting a family with, a man old enough to be my father would not have been top of the list. If a friend had confided that she – or he – was considering a relationship with such a significant age difference, I would have done my gentle best to discourage them. But here we are, coming up to our fourth wedding anniversary and still recovering from our son’s second birthday party. Love is a wonderful and surprising thing and, as we tell people who ask how we met, we just kind of bumped and stuck.

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2 comments on “The Weekly Showcase 14-11-11 8-12 months

  1. Ruth Dawkins says:

    Wow, love all these! I had no idea that Mummy Central was a new blog! That entry made me laugh a lot – I think we all made ourselves those promises about not becoming one of *those* parents… And then when you have your baby it all falls apart!

  2. Thrilled to be here with other such talented bloggers. Thank you:)

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