Archive for February, 2011

This little fella was hiding from the rain in our garden – he didn’t mind the camera at all (Canon EOS 350D)

© Kelly Brett 2011


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Silent Sunday


Silent Sunday

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I was flicking through the latest issue of my Prima Baby and Pregnancy magazine and saw my lovely Cybermummy Sponsor.

PB loves Buggy Tug and so do I!



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I have spent over a week now locked in my own head, ok that might sound a little more severe than it is, but due to a nasty dose of Labyrinthitis I haven’t been able to concentrate on the real world. Due to a mixture or hearing loss and feeling like I am going to fall off wherever I am, I feel alone in my head!

It all started over a week ago when I had a killer earache and a sore throat, followed by the next two days of dizziness and feeling sick! When I tried to stand up I felt like I would fall over and even in bed laid down I thought I was falling off, I am talking full on room spinning (without any wine!!).

So what is Labyrithitis?

Well it is an Inner Ear Infection (of the Labyrith – hence the name), it causes many symptoms but in my case dizzyness, vertigo, feeling sick, headache, neck ache, some hearing loss and a constant buzzing! Nice! Now some of the symptoms are subsiding slightly but it is very up and down and the real kicker is the doctors can’t give me anything to cure it as it is VIRAL!

Oh and this can last weeks or in some cases months! This is going to be really helpful when I go back to full time work!

So that has been my week and a bit, and to top it off baby girl has been ill and not sleeping, hubby had a two and a bit day migraine and it has been half term so Legs has been bored out of his mind!

Roll on next week!

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This post was supposed to be a follow up to my Valentines Post but due to illness wasn’t able to get it up, so please enjoy and show my guest Lizzie from Chic Unique some blog love as she tells us her wedding story!


Me and Simon got engaged at Christmas in 2005 around the same time i found out i was pregnant with our second daughter, Emma. I started buying all the wedding mags and dreaming about all the things i wanted but before i knew it Emma had been born and i hardly felt in the wedding mood then with her ill turn in health it was pushed way to the bottom of the to do list.

In 2007 we talked about it again and we discussed each others ideas, prices, what we wanted etc but couldn’t agree on anything so again it wasn’t high priority, we were happy and that’s all that mattered. another daughter and 2 house moves later and in casual conversation in 2009 we toyed with the idea of finally setting a date!

We had decided we didnt want any more babies so now was the time we could spend planning and have 3 gorgeous bridesmaids! So when we went to register Zoe’s birth we made an appointment to see the registrar about getting married. If im honest I sort of floated in and nothing that was being discussed really sunk in, Zoe was only about 3 weeks old and she was a terrible night feeder and I felt slightly away with the fairys, not to mention slightly over weight and totally unattractive!!

So when we came out and he was telling me we where booked in for the 26th Oct, i just nodded and agreed, until it dawned on me that was just 3 WEEKS AWAY!!! OMG yes 3 weeks, we had no savings, we had to sort invites, the dress, cars, a suit, the reception, a cake…. so being creative and a spend thrift i got my thinking cap on and got to work. I hand made our invites and kept numbers low as we couldn’t afford a huge recpetion after the wedding. We invited a close friend each and their family and only very close family as i didnt want a massive fuss. I managed to get the girls these gorgeous grey tafeta dresses with black spots on and a huge bow at the back from Primark for just £6 each and they had tuell netting underneath, they where gorgeous!! I got matching shoes and socks for a few pound each also from Primark and that was them done.

Simon had a beautiful light grey suit he didn’t often wear for work so we had it dry cleaned and pressed and it looked new. I got him a deep burgundy red cravat, I got some gorgeous cream and white ballet pumps from Debenhams in the sale for £6 and I got my flowers from freegle, and enuf for everyone!

All was left was my dress. i desperatly wanted a 50s look calf length dress and i trailed the internet, ebay, preloved type of sites but everything was either out of stock or well out of my price range. Until my gorgeous sister in law to be suprised me with a shopping trip for a dress, this was to be our wedding gift and i couldn’t of been happier!! We looked for hrs..this by the way was seriously 4 days before our wedding day… until we found a tiny dress shop hidden away that specialises in ball gowns, the lovely guy that owns it took us upstairs to this fabulous wedding section and i chose a burgundy bodice with a gorgeous tulle white skirt, it was perfect!!!

I chose the cake from a local bakers who charged next to nothing for the gorgeous, yet small, cake i chose, but everything matched and as nervous as I was I couldn’t wait!!

We chose 2.15 in the afternoon so i had plenty of time to get the kids and myself ready! On the big day by 1.30 everyone but my mum had left for the registry office and my mum helped me get ready. when we came down to order a cab (a car was an expense we couldn’t stretch to) a grogeous cream rolls royce turned up outside, believe me i cried!!!! My sister in law to the rescue again!!!!

It was a lovely simple service with our own vows and i have to admit I got the gigggles thru nerves. we had a few photos outside then we went off to a local restuarant for something to eat, which my lovely mum paid for as a wedding present. we then headed back to ours for cake and a few drinks.  it took about 3 days for it to sink it that we where married… now 15 months on im more than ever proud of the way we did it, the only thing that was missing was my dad. RIP pappy!!


Thank you Lizzie – Check out her blog and jewelery

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The Volcanoes Book Winner is….

Sorry for the delay is picking a winner, this has been due to illness (also why there has been no new posts) Sorry, hope to be back to normal very soon!

Anyhoo, the winner of the Volcanoes Book is …………………..


I will email you now! Thank you for all your entries!

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Valentine’s Day is a perfect topic for a blog post, but I thought I would look at it slightly different, instead of looking at cupid, getting together and all the secrecy of Valentines, I thought I would celebrate those of us who have married our valentine!

I love being married, to me it is more than just a bit of paper, I don’t mind being someone’s missus and I certainly in no way feel like I am owned by someone or am someone’s possession (all things that have been said to me as reasons not to get married!). For me, marriage is important, I am glad I got married and I love being a wife!

So here are some piccies that people have allowed me to showcase in a small celebration of getting married! Enjoy!

On a personal note:

Happy Valentine’s Day to my Hubby, my Other Half and my Best Friend!

I Love you xx

Me and Him indoors!

Anne-Marie from Diddi Dance

Mary - 'Lincoln and Me'

Lins from Daisy Chain Baby

Nine Photos

Lizzie from Chic Unique

A massive thank you for allowing me to use your photos to Anne-marie from Diddi Dance, Lizzie from Chic Unique, Lins from Daisychain Baby, Mary from the blog ‘Lincoln and me’ and Joanne from Nine Photos

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