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October 2011


MTT: Autumn Apple Crumble Muffins

October 31, 2011

Apple Muffins Recently I have noticed plenty of females in my online world going crazy for a guy. Crazy in the way that I and many others went crazy for Harry Styles from One Direction on last year’s X Factor, an obsession I would like to blame on post-pregnancy hormones or whatever, but I’d be lying. I just fancy him. He’s 18 now, right? Photo Credit: Reviews of Tings Anyway, recently everyone’s gone nuts for Robert Billington, a contestant from…

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Willow Tree Cottage

October 25, 2011

Instead of boring you with the trials of moving all our worldly belongings from not one but two houses (we still had 1 and a half van loads of stuff up at our house on the market in Nottingham) I will just say this: it was HARD. We’ve spent the last three weekends at our new house getting it ready. Sanding the kitchen and utility worktops down and re-sealing, scrubbing the quarry tile floors, cleaning the fiddly bits in the…

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An Elfie Update At 15 Months

October 20, 2011

The main purpose of this blog has always been to record our lives with Elfie. Having kept various diaries since the age of about 10, I find it so valuable to look back on life having recorded my thoughts and feelings and the resulting memories are priceless. But then life has got in the way a little bit recently; it’s easy to blog about myself rather than my number one girl (sorry Elfie, your mama has always enjoyed being the…

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An Interlude for My Favourite Recent Blogs

October 18, 2011
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This is what I currently look like. It is not a pretty sight; the state of my bikini line is beyond acceptable and my eyebrows are taking over my face. I can’t remember the last time I wore fake tan and I need to stop wearing clothes made out of jersey. All my energy at the moment is being spent on getting through each day and staying up late enough to watch the X Factor. Anything else right now is…

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Happy Birthday, David!

October 13, 2011
Chambord Rendezvous

My BFF Kirsty left London for NYC at the end of September; there’s us up there at the Chambord Rendezvous event the week before her departure (although it turns out Chambord isn’t so much fun when you’re pregnant). I miss her very much, we used to work together, play together, and would always end up laughing together. She does awesome things like upload a photograph of Prince William in her crotch and then tags me. Anyway, it’s David‘s birthday today (the…

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Living Room Wants: Faux Taxidermy

October 11, 2011
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Having long been slightly obsessed with stag heads (but wobbly about hanging half a dead animal on my wall. Do they smell?) our impending move to the countryside has made me think seriously about the idea of taxidermy. Preserved animal parts, WOOH! In my mind it’s almost as necessary round these parts as a Barbour jacket and Hunter wellies. Only joking! But I do like the idea of some faux-taxidermy in our new living space. Something with a sense of humour…

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MTT: Three Ways with Feta

October 10, 2011
Watermelon, feta and courgette salad

Here’s the thing about this stage of pregnancy: I’m constantly nauseous, a feeling that goes away when I eat, but the thought of food makes me heave. This makes ingesting nutrition a little hard and I have found myself on more than one occasion scoffing some unoffensive HulaHoops which is the only thing that helps with the nausea. Generally I will get hungry at around 11pm but then only for something completely ridiculous (Hooter’s chicken wings, McDonald’s apple pie). I can’t win.…

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Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011
Steve Jobs/ Apple

Image via Jonathan Mak I was really very sad to wake up to the news of Steve Jobs’s passing this morning. Of course I didn’t know the guy but he profoundly changed my life for the better. As a technology lover I never looked back once I got my first MacBook; now I chat to my friends and family every day on my iPhone, watch movies on my MacBook Pro and work on my iMac. And I weekly nag my…

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A Blog Post To Tell You I’m Pregnant

October 5, 2011
6 week baby belly

A Pregnancy Announcement It turns out that it’s not just my noisy neighbour we have to blame for my current state of exhaustion. Yep, I am knocked up again! This is a pregnancy announcement! We will have another Harold baby entering the world in May next year, and I almost feel more nervous telling my blog than I did telling my parents. It was oddly a bit of a shock when I found out a month ago; odd because Elfie…

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