Christmas Prep & Writing

December has in the past meant a drastic increase in my writing as I have blogged about my Alternative Advent Calendar with my boys, this year however I have not found the time or energy to write a single post about it, I have made it as far as taking a couple of photos and…

Advent day 2 update and realisation (5 calories! Really?)

Very happy to report I doubled my target of 30 seconds Plank, yay for me! The Plank is definitely and exercise I need to do to build my code strength, I am loving being back at pole dancing classes, but have realised that my core strength is shot after time off whilst pregnant with D…

Alternative Advent Calendar 2nd December

Today’s advent hunt for the boys was for wooden playfood I bought yesterday while out with the boys and my Mum We had a lovely time (not without the odd stressful moment but think that’s a given really), but wow my boys are too old to go shopping with anymore! D wanted every balloon we…

Alternative Advent calendar 1st December

My finished Advent bags for the boys and my non alcoholic mulled wine in the background (still Breastfeeding D so none of the real stuff for me again this year). The 1st of December snuck up on me so the boys are having an edible treat today, a pack of Goodies alphabet biscuits each, as…

Alternative advent calendar 2015 preparation begins

I had always planned on making a traditional Advent calendar for my children, before I was even pregnant with our first little boy. Well last year life got in the way and I had not made one in time for Christmas, L was 2 years old (coming up for 3) and it was our first…

Alternative advent calendar 21st Dec

My blogging every day did of my alternative advent calendars did not last as long as I had hoped but if truth be told it lasted longer than I thought it would. I have kept up with L’s advent scavenger hunt, he has loved it so much, I am so proud that over the days…

Alternative advent calendar 17th & 18th Dec

A surprise migraine hit last night minuets before I was going to start writing, I say surprise as I used to have them very often and had lots of queues they were coming, but since having L almost 3 years ago I have had nearly none at all. Both yesterday and today were very slow…

Alternative advent calendar 16th Dec

So glitter glue caused immense enthusiasm when L opened it a while back on the advent but glitter paint was a bit flat, hmm, pretty much just a big pit of glitter glue, surely, well apparently not from a toddlers’ point of view, but he did get excited when we used the paint to make…

Alternative advent calendar 15th Dec

Oops, missed a few days blogging, I have been ill, cold/flu type ill, nasty achy, high temperature and the like, not fun, buts definite proof my boys, in particular L, have such amazing empathy for such a young child, he has not got frustrated and has accepted lots of cuddles on the sofa or playing…

Alternative advent calendar 11th Dec

L enjoyed finding his advent present today and made eggs in his kitchen for me and also made daddy sweet corn soup and then presented me with birthday cake, I love watching my little man enjoying such imaginative play, he is so confident with how he wants things and so good at communicating it if…

Alternative advent calendar 10th Dec

I have decided to split my alternative advent into two posts from now on as I would like the christmas ones all together and the exercise one separate as I will be adding something new to it. Today L found the advent before I really his it, clever little man found it when he came…

Alternative advent calendar 9th Dec

We have had a lovely day today, we went to a local garden with grandparents today, lots of Christmas decorations (not a lot of plants!) and they bought L a few little presents that they gave to me for advent presents, I was super organized and took photos, but apparently they will not load from…