And then there was one

And then there was one

The Twins are on their first residential school trip this weekend and the house is eerily quiet. We live in a constant, almost organised, chaos. I am quite an ordered person, I like straight lines, facts and my clothes to be in colour coded order (ha – long gone are those days) but since having children, I have adopted a “Spanish shrug” response to the mess and devastation they leave in their wake.

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Life Fails without pigtails.

Suncream Fails. We’ve all had them. That awful feeling when you or worse still, your baby is more well done than blue. Unfortunately for Thing 1, she has inherited my skin, suffering from the same sun affliction as I do. It doesn’t seem to matter how much sun cream is blathered on (that feeling makes me want to vom) the inherited carrot top, freckle adorned skin we share, turns from blue to pink to scarlet in the blink of an eye.

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The Lyrics of Married Life

The craziest thing of all, is over ten years has gone by and I’m still standing!!! There are days I question how to be fair, as with any marriage all the roads we have to walk are winding, but 3 kids, 5 houses and 2 ninja kittens later, and I’m quite sure together, we will go all the way.

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Thank you Cancer…

For behaving. The Christie’s has finally called! And you will be pleased to know I am not in terrible shape! I can continue to Wife, Mama and waffle away at you for many moons to come! The Parenting Fails and Pigtails blog began to encourage my little brain cell to do some positive thinking, rather than just over thinking. Cancer has a funny way of creeping into your thoughts, particularly about 3am.

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My Blog and I – readership or really sh*t?

Increasing mummy/daddy/family/any one will do readership is my mission, even if I’ve misplaced the instruction book/have no idea how to/didn’t even know microblogging was a thing and low and behold I’m just a Mum standing (sitting) in front of an iPad – hoping you’ll love me. Bloody loved that film. I am in the throes of instagram, twitter, facebook, wordpress, bloglovin’ and Pinterest!!! I didn’t even know half of these things existed, and my widgets have gone to shit since my fraternising with the Button of Doom, god knows how I am going to add that list of media options to my footer, is it my footer? Oh and apparently my footer has too much padding…..haven’t we all? I feel as though I have quite literally spent the last 12 hours of my life on my tip toes on a box, waving vigorously at a crowd of tiny specs I can just about see across the desert that is the t’interweb.

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