Archive | January 2012

The Gallery – What I’m Doing Now

The theme in the Gallery this week is an interesting one: What I’m Doing Right Now

Literally take a photo of whatever you’re doing when you read this prompt.
I know, I know there will be some people reading this all wide-eyed and yelling BUT I DON’T POST PHOTOS OF MYSELF. What are you doing to me Tara? What, what?

Well, it doesn’t have to be your face. If you’re watching the TV, take a picture of your outstretched legs or your hand clutching a cuppa/beer/cocktail.
Get creative – I think it’s going to be really interesting to see what everyone is up to when they’re browsing the internet!

I was staring at the chocolate Santa at the time. I bought him during the Christmas sales and at £2 just had to have it. (What? It was Thorntons!).. Anyway, it occurred to me… I could do that clever thing where I take a before pic of him whole. And then an after pic of a headless Santa. (Like you do).

Sooo… Before was fine:


And then the after shot went slightly wrong


Oops. Umm…

So thats what I doing when I was reading Tara’s prompt. *Chuckles manically*

You can check out other entries in the Gallery by clicking the link below.


What’s on Your MP3 Player?

The lovely LagosMum has tagged me in the meme What’s On Your Mp3 player?. Quite a lot of old (and some embarrassing) stuff… Argggh!

You have to put your MP3 player on shuffle and confess to what the first five songs that play.

Sooooo… This is what came up.

1. Broken Strings by James Morrison and Nelly Furtado
Hurrah. Great song

2. JLS – Do you feel what I feel
Hubby hates JLS but I love this (as does his 7 year old nephew)

3. Rihanna – What’s my name
I don’t actually like this song!

4. Alicia Keys – New York
I love this song though!

5. Usher – Yeah
Quite old now but still good!

I now tag

Toddler Obsessions

I’ve noticed that Toddler Z seems to have a new “fun game” that he becomes slightly obsessed with every week. He can entertain himself for almost an hour, which is amazing for my little bundle of energy that sometimes reminds me of a cross between the Tasmanian Devil and a crawling/ toddling version of the Road Runner from the Wile E Coyote cartoons.

Like last week he was completely besotted with a big red bus toy he has. Now this bus is quite heavy but that didn’t stop him from constantly picking it up and then throwing it full force back onto our wooden floors to hear it make a big bang sound. I spent most of the week trying to stop it landing on his toes!

Or like a few days ago when he discovered that one kitchen cupboard that doesn’t have a lock on it and there was a sudden excited realisation that, yes, at last, he could repeatedly open and slam the door shut as hard as he could. The one time he screamed after shutting it on his fingers was when I thought “ah, at least he won’t do it again”. People who go around telling mums this… It’s not true! He simply goes back for more!

This week is the worst, and weirdest, so far. He has become obsessed with my pink fluffy slippers. I wear these all around the house, all day long. He’s never shown the slightest interest in then before. But all of a sudden, as soon as i take them off he will dart across the room and grab one, examine it for a bit and then turn then over and LICK the sole!


At first I thought it was a one off baby experiment and did my usual shake off the head and firm but full of love (of course) “no baby, that’s bleurgh”. After a couple of incidents it dawned on me this is his new “fun game”. Now I sit with my feet firmly planted in the pink fluffy slippers whilst (I swear) Toddler Z sits across the room watching their every move. Just waiting for my feet to leave them for a single minute so he can bolt across the room and steal them away to have a good lick.

Please let the next new “fun game” come quickly.

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