Sunday, 23 August 2020

My Sunday photo 23/08/2020


Friday, 21 August 2020

Trends that should die now!

Hey readers,

There are so many trends that come and go. Some better than others and some that should just die out now. So, here are my top 5 trends that I think are awful that need to go ASAP.




Watch out girls then is a returning trend that is coming this summer - underbun! If you have not heard of an underbun it is basically where you have such short shorts that your bottom slips out.

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 Now I don't care about flesh sharing but sometimes girls can show far too much for the eyes to see.


Nude leggings are just a no-no for me, sorry. They are not attractive and tell everyone the truth, no one wants to see them stretched over your backside unless your stick-thin it is revolting. 

They are also in a disgusting colour and they just not flattering at all, if you own a pair do us all a favour and bin them!

When will people learn of the dreaded nude leggings and how much it scares everyone


What is it with glitter in your roots, seriously it looks like someone has sneezed on your head or you have a really bad case of coloured dandruff. Whoever thought this was cool, it is not, so please just die off!

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A recent trend that is growing in popularity is fur slides. To me, they look like something that resembles a middle-class lady of leisure that struts about in her silk dressing gown. They just look cheap and tacky, seriously if Rihanna fell off the cliff would everyone else jump off too?! I am glad I am so old that I just don't care anymore (not that did when I was younger) to care about being hip and fashionable.

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Tracksuit bottoms with the word juicy plastered on the bottom just look awful. I thought they had there day but they seem to be reappearing in my local area, please just stop, I don't want to be forced to look at your bottom.

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Fake tan just looks horrific, streaky and unnatural. Why to do this, it is just not right, are they blind, do women not see this. Ok, some can get it right but a majority go overboard or can not blend it incorrectly causing it to have that lovely streaky marking. I have done it once myself, never again.

 I looked like the angry orange and wasted money when I could have just brought a bar of chocolate and have been happy as Larry.

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Are there trends that you wish to fizzle out promo? Love to hear your comments in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X

Thursday, 20 August 2020

It's raining, It's pouring (A parody)

it's raining, it's pouring,

The kids are moaning,

So I shut the door and hid

in my big bed,

and let them get on with shouting.

It's boring, it's draining,

the kids won't stop winching,

so I took their chocolate,

whilst they continued banging.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

I hate the term girl gang.

Hey readers,

There is this term knocking about on the internet called GIRL GANG and I hate it with a passion. 

Let me tell you why, well for a start I don't need people to help me. Nor do the idea that I am somehow being supported primarily because I am female. 




It is really not important to me to be liked because I am a girl and as sickly as it sounds I like a person because of who they are and not because they have a vagina.

I don't want to be an arse licker and you get that sense with this whole phenomenon of the term girl gang. 

I chose who I like and some girls quite frankly are twats whereas others are my idols and vice versa with males too.

I don't belong in gangs, it gives a sense of threatening feel as part of a mob and I don't believe in ganging up on people to like you or others.

The whole term of the gang is condescending anyway like we are not allowed to be called women because they are too hostile. 

That is what we are and we should celebrate it. But also we don't need to have to push our gender out there surely, shouldn't we just forget about that and celebrate the actual person.

There are all these kind of ideas of the people in a girl gang whereas if it is men they don't go on about their gender but merely just get to the point. 

Which is what is much more attractive. Some great women are not bold and assertive that doesn't make them less of a female and any less of a reason to celebrate them.

 You only get a certain type of person in these gangs but there is so much more to a person than a title.

I class myself as a feminist in the sense that everyone should have equal opportunities regardless of your gender. 

It should be fair and not sticking silly labels to an idea of empowering others when really all you are doing is excluding others. I

If you want help then cut the sectioning off and let's just celebrate people regardless of whether they have a vagina or not and see them as a person in their own right.

What is your take on the term girl gang? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X
Musings Of A Tired Mummy

Monday, 17 August 2020

Top tips on how to potty train


Hey readers

I am always thankful to find peoples blog-type experience posts really helpful when I am at a lost.

 Therefore I thought I would provide some tips to help with potty training that has helped me.

I knew pre-training the thought of potty training scared me to death; all the scare stories seemed to really make me anxious at the prospect.




I had heard of experiences that had been bad with training their young ones but I think that was down more to the pressure to use the potty. 

Personally, that was not my style but below I have listed what I did to train my child to use the potty. I know this is boasting but it only took me a week when the time was right to do it. 

However, with my second child, it took a couple of months. But you have to play it by ear as each child is different and some take longer than others but that is ok.

 I have listed my top tips below.

Firstly listen to your child and watch out for the signs that they are ready, for example, if your child is holding their genitals or asking about the toilet etc. These are good indicates that your child wants to explore using the toilet.

Let them see you use the toilet; this helps them be aware of what the toilet is and what happens when you use the toilet.

I got a child friendly 'potty book' personally I love pirate Pete one but that is my personal opinion and it is not an ad either.

 With the book, I liked it because the child can interact with the sounds, colourful and simple to understand for my boy to see the process of using the potty.  

Also, it is best to get a gendered one because girls and boys have different anatomy and use the toilet differently.

Be relaxed don't put pressure on yourself or your child, they pick up on the tension and it could potentially cause a delay or regression in the training process.

I started with simply having a potty in the room so that my son could explore it and get to practice sitting on it.

Then after a while when my son got confident with sitting on the potty I give him periods where he would have nappy free time to try out using the potty. 

Now bear in my mind that accidents do happen with wees and poo on the floor but over time with encouragement, they will get used to finding and using the potty. Though, as a parent, you can watch out for signs for your child needing the toilet when they appear to be squatting or holding themselves crossed-legged calmly place them on to the potty.

Praise them for sitting on the potty and don't criticise them when they do little accidents on the floor. Just keep praising the positive behaviour and slowly they will move forward.

Have a reward chart with star stickers- kids’ love getting involved and this really helped reinforce positive behaviour.

Using pull up nappies is essential to help introduce them to the idea of pulling up their nappies/underwear.

Remember every child is different so take your time and though my son took a week to potty train we had months where we would constantly go back and forth due to illness.

Hope this helps and the prospect is not too daunting for you.

What tips have helped you when potty training your child? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X

Shank You Very Much

Sunday, 16 August 2020

My Sunday Photo 16/08/2020


Friday, 14 August 2020

15 fun things you can do with chalk.

Hey readers,

It is the summer and weather is drier during this period so a cheap and fun way to entertain children is giving them some chalk to use on pavements. 

I have come up with 15 ways you can get creative with chalk down below. 

1. Draw around your body with chalk.

2. Play naughts and crosses. 

3. Draw hopscotch and then jump along with it.


4. Draw a wibbly-wobbly line and walk along with it the best you can. 

5. Using chalks and making mosaics is a fun way to be creative.

6. Can always sort out a maths problem out.

7. A great way to teach children the alphabet is by writing it out on the pavement.

8. Draw a picture of yourself.



9. Something a bit different is use chalk and make firewalks art with it. 

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10. Have a game of hangman.


11. Draw around objects such as bowls and plates to make art with it. 

12. Do a piece of art using chalks and one shape, e.g circles and everything that is drawn have to be a circle. 

13. Create a scene such as on the beach, the weather or spider anything that inspires you can create with some chalk. 

14. Make a map of a city - different type of size buildings and roads. What really can be effective is to use toy cars or figurines to make the picture come alive through play.

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15. If you are near pavement slabs you can brighten them up with different colours to create fun designs on the pavcing stone. 

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Do you like chalks? Have you any ideas on how to incorporate chalks for fun with kids that I have not mentioned above? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X 

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Observations of what happens in a heatwave 

Hey readers,

 Have you noticed that it is a tat on the hot side, yep, me too and I am terribly British in which I love a good moan about the weather. 

So let's look at my accurate portray of what it is like to experience going through a heatwave.

You know you are going through a heatwave when every sentence, every hour of the day is announcing to anyone who is listening, 'It's hot'.  Because no one obviously has noticed that big yellow ball in the sky.




You go bat shit crazy in the supermarket for multi-packs of ice lollies like your life depends on it.

You love your fan like a family member.

Never has a cold shower felt so good until your child decides to walk in on you and declare you have a hole.

You get beyond frustrated at stupid questions asked by children about who is the smelliest when really all that matters right now is trying to concentrate on cramming as may ice cubes as possible into your cup.

You worry your bladder may explode because you have drank your weight in cold drinks in just one day.

Your pillow has never felt so pumped then during this heatwave with constantly turning over the pillow at night.

You suddenly become a raging manic woman over the tiniest of things because you fuse has finally blown and throwing wet pants on mummy's head tips her right over that edge.

The dreaded bedtime you have to do. The ultimate question, should or should you not open the windows? Where the bedroom is like a fucking sauna and outside is just noise from people constantly revving and horn beeping timed just around the bedtime hour. 
Don't they know these people outside having fun at bedtime hour makes this mama very, very angry?

You pine for autumn so hard, please bring it back, because I don't know if I can cope with any more under boob sweat.

 Do you like the heatwave? Or like me too much sun makes me go a bit crazy? Love to hear your thoughts in the comments section down below.

Cheers for reading X
Musings Of A Tired Mummy

Monday, 10 August 2020

Gummy bear show, but why oh why?!

Hey readers,

if you have small children then you have been sure to be have had the privilege of having to hear the gummy bear song.

 If you haven't heard of it then I beg you do not Google it or else you will never erase that memory from your mind.

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Well, my youngest absolutely loves the gummy bear song, it is dame awful. It involves the popular American sweet a gummy bear, bright green bear singing a dreadful song called I'm a gummy bear, yes I am a gummy bear.

Now if that is not bad enough, the producers go further and milk it for all its worth and have only gone and done a blinking show, called the Gummibar and friends. It is wrong and traumatic to have to sit and listen to it.

It is full of nasally singing, bright colours in the show and al the way through it is none stop singing. I need to wear glasses to watch it. 

The story is so silly and I quite like to punch the gummy bear in the face truth be told.
I just hate it, it is a crap storyline and clearly milking it for all it's worth.

 Ok, fair enough you have to earn the doh but you killing me slowly with getting my son hooked on it and that is all he ever wants to watch now. FML!

I just want to point out that Gummy bear really needs to invest in some bigger pants as every shot when he is wiggling his butt I see his crack, it is not attractive and he is constantly dancing or singing, which is so painful to my poor little ears and eyes.

One final thought, the song is attractive and a total earworm, whether I want it going round and round it appears I am these days permanently singing it.

Rant OVER!!!

Cheers for reading X

Chocolate chip cookie recipe

Hey readers,

Looking for a fun recipe for a six-year then you need to try this chocolate chip cookie.

Ingredients.

* 15g of Chocolate chip cookies or chocolate.

*100g Brown Sugar.

* 1 egg.

* 125 unsalted butter.

* 225g self-raising flour.

* 1/2 tsp of salt.

* 1 1/2 tsp of Vanilla extract/essence.

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Method.

1. Preheat oven 200c.

2. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix well.

3. Add the egg and vanilla extract/essence.

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3. Sieve the flour and salt and mix into the mixture.

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4. Add the chocolate chips and mix in. Then roll the mixtures into a ball and place on to a tray with parchment paper.
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 Make sure there is plenty of space between the cookies as they expand when baking.



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5. Place the cookies in the oven and cook for about 7-10 minutes.

6. When you take the cookies out leave them on a cooling rack for about five minutes before eating them.

Cheers for reading X


Shank You Very Much

Sunday, 9 August 2020

My Sunday Photo 09/08/2020


Thursday, 6 August 2020

Fat girl's problems in the heat

Hey readers,

Cor it's hot, isn't it! I am sweating all over with my fat. I don't know anyone else but I am a fat girl and hot weather is not cool with me.

Let me enlighten you in this post with all my problem problems with being fat in the heat.




1) Shopping.

Going around shopping in Primark in the ridiculously overheated building with people trying to grab a bargain and your crack is sweating, sad times 😂 😅

2) Wash.

  Every time I come home from going out in the sunshine I need a shower as I am drenched from head to toe in sweat, forget a cold drink I need the cool water drip all over my body.

3) Clothing.

 Because it is hot you don't wear a lot of clothes and you have to deal with the dilemma of being roasting with layers or haul saying F**k it and get your Wobbly arms out on full display.

4) Chub rub.

Every fat girl's nightmare that is chub rub. If you have never heard of this term it is basically where your thighs rub together due to sweating and cause a fiction which later turns into a burn, joy!

5) Staying indoors. 

Toying constantly with the idea of just being a vampire and stating hidden indoors with the blinds down all day long because going out in the boiling sunshine is a challenge in its self which makes you totally miserable. So, what is the point of being miserable and hot when you can stay at home and get through a ton of ice lollies in the shade?

6) Shower.

 Feeling you may as well live in the shower to cool down with the constant amount of sweating that I do during the summertime. 

Do you suffer in the heat? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Impossible

It's impossible,

Impossible to live,

Impassive to hide


Impossible to do anything right.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Lost

I've lost my way,
I'm alone,
Sitting in the dark,
With no words to be found.

Friday, 31 July 2020

How to survive holidays

Hey readers, 

it is six whole weeks of summer holidays and ok this year it is less daunting but still now that things are opening up and there is no school work to keep the little darlings entertained it can be a bit stressful at times shall we say.

So here are some ways that I have found helpful getting through the summer holidays without having a nervous breakdown at the end of it all. 



1. TV. 

I know TV argh but it is ok to have the telly on at the end of the day it is a holiday so it is ok to chill out and veg out in front of the TV.

 I remember watching TV as a kid chilling out with my siblings and watching the dust come through the window during the summer holidays, happy memories.

Also, nothing bad happened and I still got a degree and I am sure may other parents recall similar and most people turn out ok. 

2. Walk.

If in doubt for something to do go for a walk even when it is raining just whack out the old wellies and waterproof coats. 

You can still have a good time and play a game of spot the colour car - 1 point for the first person who sees a red car, 2 points if you see a black etc. 

3. The park. 

Hurrah the parks are open now so make use of the free time when it is warmer and check out your local parks in the area. You can't go wrong with a park, kids love it. 


4. Boredom. 

Learn to stop feeling guilty for the pressure of entertaining your children. One of the best life lessons for a child is learning to deal with boredom and not relying on others to keep them occupied. 

Through boredom comes independence and imagination - allowing them to be bored and finding their own solution you will be amazed at what they can come up with. 

5. Have an ok summer. 

Don't set yourself up to have the most amazing summer ever, have an ok summer. Embrace the normal and appreciate the little things in life such as having an indoor picnic for a change. You will be amazed at how younger children get excited about this small change. 

As long as they are fed, clothed and happy that should be the number one focus. It can be really hard to feel guilty for not doing enough when your scrolling through social media but remember it is only a picture of a snippet of a person's life. 

Remember a lot of people are in a similar boat and not swanning off every day of the holidays doing something that cost an arm and leg. 

So there you have my top tips on how to manage the summer holiday. What are your tips for parents to keep sane during the summer holiday? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X


Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Thoughts on In The Night Garden.


Hey readers,

When you’re a parent you will end up watching kid’s programmes. You also get to think probably a bit too much about the programme itself. I know I have when I have watched In the Night Garden for the umpteenth time. 


I find ITNG such an interesting show as there say many ‘interesting’ observations I have made that I need to share them with you. So, where better than on my blog.


Why is Iggle Piggle always desperate to get it off with Upsy Daisy, trying to get her to kiss her all the time? He seems to spend most of his time chasing Upsy Daisy and he has even been caught in her bed.

Upsy Daisy is a dick tease, with flashing her knickers to everyone, any chance she can get she will be there pulling on that string.



The Tombliboos are such flashers aren’t they with, always having their pants fallen down or they really need a belt because they appear to be so loose.

I swear The Tombliboos house is made of pretzels.

One thing I am defiantly sure about is The Tompliboos are from Liverpool, I mean come on who else where’s hair rollers when they are out and about all day long.

All the people who enter the Ninky Nonk they can be guaranteed to be getting pissed drinking cocktail fishbowls, no wonder they are falling all over the place.

The pontipines are TOTAL bitches, seriously all they ever do is gossip all day long when they are not trying to lose their children.

Have you noticed that the Wottingers have the same amount of children as pontipines? Is it strange or just a coincidence.

The social services definitely need to pop in and have a chat with the mum and dad Pontipines because they don’t care about the safety of their kids. I have witnessed some of the children outside on top of the Ninky Nonk.

 Whilst the other children inside the Ninky Nonk don’t bother with a seat belt. Clearly, the parents don’t give a rat’s arse about their safety.

The Pontipines parents are not very nice to their children, when they eat dinner they always eat dessert whilst their poor children eat gobbles, unfair much?! Also, the parents go home without their children, taking no responsibility for them at all.

Where the creators of INTG on drugs coming up with the idea of haahoos, they are so fucking scary. Super large, bright coloured inflatable, weird sounding and moving closer and closer to come and get you.

Macca Pacca clearly is suffering from OCD, not only is he cleaning all the time but he is obsessed with stones, stacking them and actually sleeping with one stone each night in his bed.

Macca Pacca looks lost and lonely wandering around ITNG, where are his parents? Is that why he is suffering from mental illness?

The most hilarious thing about ITNG is the perspective, for example, Macca Pacca is super small in the Ninky Nonk compared to Upsy Daisy. Then when Macca Pacca and Upsy Daisy are chatting outside in the greeny they are so much closer in height.

Why does that ball never stop bouncing, I mean come on.

SO, as you can see INTG has a lot of talking topics and make question what the fuck is going on.

What is your opinion of In The Night Garden? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X

Monday, 27 July 2020

How to be content.

Hey readers,

In this day and age, it is hard not to compare yourself.  I for one am guilty of this, it is so easy to assume that one has it all whilst you feel like you are floating above the water.

We can forget that what you see with your eyes on the surface may not be the actual truth. How can possibly know everything about someone when we only see a glimpse.

That is why it is important to look for content within and not on unrealistic ideas that assume make others happy.



Sometimes you can fall under the trap of negativity, where all you see is the bad stuff. That is why it is important to take stock of what is good in life. No one has it all but I am a true believer in that there is one good thing in life even if it is small.

Today I felt sad as if my life is going anyway. I could continue down the negative spiral but won't get me anywhere, it will just make me feel ten times worse.

The things I have succeeded in is getting up and making sure my children are well and happy. I have read a book and even writing this post is productive.

I think it is important to accept the things you do have and not dwell. Being content with yourself so a hard thing to achieve when there are so many messages everywhere telling us to be like this or that. You feel like you are questioning everything.

I think the main that I have learnt in my adult life is meaning and the value you put on something. I think that is a powerful thing. If you let go of connecting to something you would be amazed at how little impact it has on you.

I think the thing that is key in being content is questioning everything and working out what it means to you. Deep down is it really important to you?

What do you think about being content? Love to hear your views down below. 

Cheers for reading X

Shank You Very Much
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Sunday, 26 July 2020

My Sunday Photo 26/06/2020


Friday, 24 July 2020

Being a woman.

Hey readers,

Sometimes being a female can be lovely but other times it can totally suck. Let me tell you the things that I hate as a woman.

I suppose the most obvious one is periods, which occur typically once a month where your emotions are all over the place and if that is not bad enough, you have blood for five to seven days leaking out of your vagina.

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Pain is having to wear bras and dealing with twisted straps, it is so frustrating.

The size of female clothing is ridiculous and varies from one shop to the next. Men have it is so much easier because they have a certain measurement that fits whereas different sizes occur in women's fashion, grrrrrr.

Feeling that if you have too many emotions going on then your not taking seriously to the point where people deem you as being a drama queen.

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Pressures of being thin and trying to be this perfect ideal are horrible and you feel crap most of the time because I am so fucking fat.

You can't pee anywhere, you have to find a suitable place to sit. I am so jealous of men that can piss anywhere including a bottle.

This expectation that us females are good at cooking, talking and all the other crappy stereotypes, not round here mate.



The pain of having to frequently shave your legs in the summer if you want to wear a skirt.
If you chose to wear mascara are or eye makeup and restraining yourself from rubbing your eyes or else you end up looking like Alice Cooper's sister.

This idea that females are meant to be good at communicating and that we all love small talk. Well, I don't and I am suitable shit at, not to mention saying things at the wrong time.

What are your thoughts on womanhood? does it suck? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

who am I

Who am I,
I have lost my identity,
I feel I am replaced,
by a robot,
everything seems to function,
but emotionless.