I have a confession and you might want to grab a cuppa because this could be a very long read!

I have a confession and it has taken me this long to be completely honest with myself let alone anybody else. A few of my close friends know little bits, Gareth knows a few more bits but nobody at all knows it all, I didn’t even realise it myself until the last couple of days and now my head is clearer I am ready to share it. Not only with my close friends and family but with everyone. Continue reading “I have a confession and you might want to grab a cuppa because this could be a very long read!”

Trying to find my old holiday park friends – Can you help?

We all have people who come in and out of our lives and leave a million memories that we forever hold.  I have spent a long time recently thinking about the old me, the people who made an impression on my life whilst I worked in holiday parks , the people I became close to and where they are now and what they are up to. With this in mind I decided to use the art of Social media in an attempt to find them and so far the response has been fantastic, However I am still no closer really to finding the people I am looking for. Continue reading “Trying to find my old holiday park friends – Can you help?”

Becoming a single Mum to 5 children is scary!!

If you follow me on Facebook then you will know that Gareth and I have decided to part ways. Whilst we care very much about each other it simply isn’t working and the passing of my mother has just reinforced how unhappy we both were and mutually we have decided to split but still raise the children together. So I am now faced with the scary fact that I am now a single mum of 5 children! Continue reading “Becoming a single Mum to 5 children is scary!!”

Butlins – Back to the 2000’s – Adult Weekend – Skegness – November 2017

A couple of weeks ago I went away on a weekend break with some friends to Butlins in Skegness. I have been several times to their weekends away and if like me you love to socialise, relax and just let your hair down then these breaks are perfect. They always have live acts from whichever decade it is that you’re at be it 70’s,80’s ,90’s or in this instance it was 2000’s.

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Feeling more positive today – at last!

You may have read my last blog post where I explained how I was feeling 100% alone and really struggling with life. I was in a pretty bad place and was struggling to find myself again. Today I have woken up in a far more positive mood and it feels great! Continue reading “Feeling more positive today – at last!”

Have you ever felt completely 100% alone

When I started my blog I swore to myself that I would be completely honest. If people wanted to read it then that would be up to them and if they didn’t? Well it would give me somewhere as an outlet to vent how I feel and get things off my chest. I actually started my blog at a time when I felt alone and I felt like people weren’t interested and those who did show an interest about what I wrote on my personal Facebook were taking offence to everything I wrote. ( Although there is that saying, If the cap fits.. ) Real life isn’t just a case of family days out and board games.  Real life sucks, it doesn’t just a little bit suck it mahoosively sucks and I am really struggling with it right now. Continue reading “Have you ever felt completely 100% alone”

That moment when you reach the point of ” Sort your life out “

I’m pretty sure I am not the only person who has had the moment where they have sat there and thought about how much of their life they have wasted. Whether it is getting into a rut, being in a job that you really don’t like or just stretching yourself to your full potential. Recently it has been at the very forefront of my mind. Since my mum passed on 22nd September I have struggled to deal with the facts of my own life from how much longer I have left to what I’ve done with the time I’ve had. It has been like a continuous loop going round and round. Continue reading “That moment when you reach the point of ” Sort your life out “”

An Ode To An Average Mum Like me

An Ode To An Average Mum Like Me

I know you’re feeling tired and maybe a little blue
Your thoughts of a million scenarios
And what you think you should do

That poo stain up their back
And spaghetti in there hair
Their beautiful clothes
When you have nothing yourself to wear

Sometimes you try your hardest
And it never seems enough
But you just keep on trying
Because you’re Mum, You’re tough

Your feelings come last
Your hairs in a messy bun
But that’s OK you’ll deal with it
Because you are a mum

Night time falls it’s time for bed
You do a little dance
Because you manage to get a coffee that’s hot
it’s been your only chance

You sit and ponder all the things
You said or did that day
You’re feeling guilty for shouting
Even though nastily they did play

Just remember that whilst you’re here and feeling kind of glum
There are little eyes looking up to you
Proud and happy that you’re their mum

From this mummy to you 

We have all been there where we feel useless or not enough, friends have come and gone. You feel like you mean little or nothing. I just want to tell you, you are doing the best you can. And to those little people that are looking up to you that best is more than good enough.

Stop being so hard on yourselves and don’t always put yourselves last. You deserve time for yourself. Whether you are a working mum, stay at home mum, someone who bottle feeds or breastfeeds. If you take them to every club going or just sit and play games. YOU are doing the best for you and don’t ever compare yourself to others.

Thank you for reading and keep smiling,

You’ve got this!

 

 

 

Our Unusual Advent Calendar!

So we all know that the tradition of advent calendars is that you open a window and inside it is usually a treat of some sort, more often than not it is a chocolate. Well today I was looking on Facebook and saw that one of my blogging friends Sophie from Soph-Obsessed had the most fantastic idea of doing random acts of kindness as an unusual kind of advent calendar. Continue reading “Our Unusual Advent Calendar!”

Is karaoke the reason I’m so calm?

OK so here’s the deal, most of you know my life has been what can only be described as , well erm miserable lately. However I have remained very calm and strong throughout. I was sat thinking and wondering what could have made me take everything so well and I am genuinely wondering if it is karaoke!

karaoke
ˌkarɪˈəʊki/
noun
  1. a form of entertainment, offered typically by bars and clubs, in which people take turns to sing popular songs into a microphone over pre-recorded backing tracks.

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