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Crochet roundup….


I love love love this Unicorn pattern from hobbycraft (also one of my favourite shops) I will definitely be keeping and eye on their website for future patterns!

I also used the unicorn head to make Baba a ‘lovey’, I skipped the mane though, as she’d eat it!


And moving on from the Amish puzzle ball we tried, we moved into the Flower ball version, which is pretty too, and baba likes it!


I also did a little needle felting… For a unicorn fan (excuse the mess on this one! I’d been shopping)

Crochet Creations – pattern roundup

There’s been a bit of crochet being done, I think I’ve just about mastered the art of crocheting whilst balancing sleepy baby!

Booties pattern from repeatcrafterme


Pink pussycat hat – no pattern


Octopus for premie pattern from my nomad home


Sleepy dolly pattern is sleepyhead

And none baby related, we’ve had some slugterra inspired slugs appearing (sorry, no pattern). Here are a couple:

Playing with gimp*

My child may not forgive me for this when she’s older, but I’m out of practice and wanted something to mess about with…



*gimp – GNU Image Manipulation program, not the other other kind. If you were looking for that, you’re way, way off target and possibly a bit odd, but each to their own and all that….

Not too achy

So, yesterday I went for my first proper gym session. It wasn’t too bad, and I’m going back tomorrow. And I’ve been reasonably good today. Chocolate buttons were eaten, but I needed them. Not sure why, but it did!

Gym man said that they’ll probably get me to start using weights next week, that sounds scary!!

Chilli noodles, veg and not chicken pieces or lunch:

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And jacket potato and salad for tea:

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Low fat soft cheese, of course. Larger child was at nursery, and smaller child and me met my sister and smallest niece to go to a gig largest niece was doing to end a week long music course.

Baba was not too impressed by the volume, bless him, and we had to go and stand at the back.

Am now enjoying a little drink before bed! ‘night all xx

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Daddy Day Care and the start of Week Two!

So, Wednesday is historically ‘daddy daycare’ – the day husband looked after larger child while I was at work. I’m tagging along while on mat leave, the schedule is roughly:

Soft play
Sainsburys lunch
Swimming

That’s why today is my best day for getting healthy. As long as I can fit in feeding the baba, I can get away with doing some ‘me’ stuff. Like weight loss group. I went today, and the focus was portions, I basically need to eat more fruit (I have already been trying). And measure stuff out, and eat more dairy.

I feel like I’ve kinda eaten more than I normally would, in trying to get the right amounts of the right stuff, but I’ve nearly hit all of my ticky boxes!

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I think it’ll be easier on a normal day, when I’m having snacks with the kids during the day. I made my short term goal to eat more fruit – I’ve started this, but want to keep the momentum going. I have to fill in the ticky boxes every day too, I suppose it’s to help you learn until it becomes automatic.

Next week I’ll start the exercise part after the diet class bit, so I’ll see how that goes!

Exercise this week was Zumba, it was silly hot, and I didn’t feel as good, but it was nice to have some time out! I was a little achy from the Zumba DVDs the other day, this is the first time my stomach muscles have ached since being pregnant, so I’m actually kinda glad!!! It’s now 22:41 and I’m trying to get baba to settle back down to sleep, I’m now getting tired.

Foodwise, I made porridge, yoghurt and fruit for brekkie (sounds odd, but it works and I counted the yoghurt as a dairy portion). Another change4life recipe, everyone else ate it too.

I did sainsburys for lunch, giant cous cous and goat’s cheese salad, which was nice, and noodles and veg for tea.

So, not too bad really, a little bit of choccie and a biscuit as a treat. Off to a good start, going to bed full up, but will I be able to keep up the momentum?

Wanted to start a new exercise class tomorrow, I think my back is up to it, but husband got in first with a game of squash. I did point out that he played football on Monday and Tuesday, but apparently it’s too soon for my to risk for back! Ha! Next week I shall kick his ass, and go to a new class!

Weight wise, I put on 1lb since last week. I choose to believe that’s cos I didn’t have time to feed the baby before class! But it’s more likely to be the meal out and alcohol from the weekend. Well, it was an early birthday celebration, and you only turn 30 once!

Day -1

Today is the start of my diet. Kinda. I made chips and am waiting for my husband to come back with ice cream. Yes, I made him go and get it for me (I can’t drive). Officially this is diet day -1, as tomorrow, I start fat club an NHS weight loss support group.

This is a result of my children, well, the one I had 4 months ago. I never really recovered from the first one really! So I’ve thrown myself on the mercy of the NHS, to find out what they offer, and have decided to start this blog, as I think it’ll help me. I hope so anyway.

So, today I eat icecream, tomorrow I’ll see what happens…..