Friday, 28 December 2012

Happy New Year!

How was your Christmas? Great I hope!

Taking an average across the board, we had a great time although there were some pluses and minuses:

Minus: I had some sort of bug or food poisoning

Plus: I was too ill to scoff loads of chocolate, Pringles or Baileys.

Minus: I then must have passed the mystery bug to the McBaby.

Plus: We headed to Cornwall so made the most of beautiful coastal walks and the fabulous views.

Minus: ...but there was torrential rain and flooding.

Plus: We were lucky enough to be looking after my favourite dog.

Minus: Now we all want a dog

Plus: The McBaby got used to living with a pet.....

Minus: ..but kept pulling the dog's tail.

Plus: MrM did the shopping and cooking

Minus: ...but bought enough for all the participants in "The 12 days of Christmas" (seriously, how many people can you feed with a turkey, two pheasants, a hare and a salmon?) So who was around to enjoy this feast? Three of us including a baby and a vegetarian.

Plus: The big screen TV which meant we could enjoy the SNowman and the Snowdog having not had a television for months!

Minus: The McBaby broke it.

Plus: We had a very relaxing time.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

I was thrilled to get the first ever Christmas card from the McBaby...

But not so thrilled when the little monkey unwrapped the Christmas present for his dad that I'd spent ages wrapping.

Happy Christmas wherever you are and whatever you're doing!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Happy 1st birthday!

I'm not sure how this happened, but my little boy is one today! Happy birthday my love, and yes, I may have cracked open the champagne in the same spot and at the exact time he was born. Hic!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Remember the Moneysupermarket competition - the Super Savvy kids challenge?

The idea of it was to provide tips on teaching children the importance of saving money, and unbelievably, my entry on car boot sales made it to the final!

Sadly, as the McBaby is only little, I didn't think we'd get far, so reluctantly had to turn down the invitation to come to the final, not before asking around to see if anyone had a spare child I could borrow though.

However, those great people there still sent us some money-related goodies! We got a fab Junior Monopoly game that we can't wait to play at Christmas, some gold coins (*not pictured..hic!) and some Love2Shop vouchers!

We can't thank Moneysupermarket enough for the fabulous parcel and also the wonderful timing. We were able to take some friends out for a meal last night, so it was all very much appreciated.

It's a good time to mention that a few friends have given the McBaby cash and due to the wonderful power of compound interest, hopefully it should stand him in good stead when he's 18.

Happy Christmas all!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Presents galore

Since the McBaby received so many presents from the lovely children at his birthday party, I decided to return something I'd bought him.

He had so many that I thought I'd get something for his dad with the money that I'd spent. And after all, the ball that I'd bought was probably a bit young for him - you roll it and it makes a strange noise. That's so last month!

So I popped it back into the bag with the receipt and pushed him into town. The ball, lolling about in the pushchair, kept making funny noises particularly when we were going over uneven ground. Our route into town takes us over a bumpy canal bridge, so the ball really started going for it. So, when a group of people passed us, I felt it necessary to explain what the noise was and shouted "sorry - he has a weird ball".

Strange looks all round.