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Why I don’t like cats

Photo credit: Sensual Shadows Photography

I’ve heard it said that in life, you’re either a dog person or a cat person. I am most certainly not a cat person.

I don’t trust them. They lull you into a false sense of security, purring softly on your lap and then – BAM! they dig their sharp claws into the soft wobbly flesh of your thigh. They’re far too clever for their own good.

The other thing about cats is that they bring back a bitter memory for me. Continue reading



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So I didn’t win, but I had a bloomin’ good time

This weekend has opened my eyes to a few things:

1) I am a sore loser

2) I can’t consume more than three glasses of wine before getting all loud and over-excited

3) I should never be allowed on a rickshaw after drinking said three glasses of wine

4) I am a terrible singer. Continue reading


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Cinderella shall go to the ball

Getting married is pretty expensive, as is saving for a house.

So I am hugely pleased that the wonderful Brother Max brand is sponsoring me to go to the MAD Blog Awards in London in September. I was all prepared to do my acceptance speech for the Best Baby Blog Award via video link on a big screen, but now it turns out I don’t have to.

Of course it could all go horribly wrong. This sponsorship malarkey could actually mean I’ll have to sit there and clap enthusiastically as one of the other finalists goes to accept their award. Continue reading


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Children are so honest


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Just saying…


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Bribery works

So, it looks like bribery works.

I’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the MAD Blog Awards 2011. Yes, me. Yours truly. I know, I can’t believe it either.

This ‘ere blog (excuse the excited Bristolian twang emerging there) is among five finalists in the Best MAD Baby Blog category. Perhaps it’s the deceptively cute pictures of Frog that did it. Or the occasional rant about motherhood. Or maybe you felt sorry for me after I wet my pants in public. Whatever it was, I’m very grateful, really I am. Continue reading


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Bribery and the MAD Blog Awards

MAD Blog Awards 2011

It’s a sad day when you find yourself revelling in triumph after beating a toddler at poohsticks, especially when that toddler is not your own.

But this is what my life has now become. I never win anything, you see. Not even a tenner on the Lottery. So to win a game of poohsticks is, actually, rather a big deal.

I realise I’m not doing myself any favours here. You’re probably rolling your eyes at me already and mouthing get a bloody life. But I can’t help it if I’m a competitive person who spends her life pretending not to be competitive at all.

So imagine my angst / excitement / crushing sense of foreboding when I found out about the MAD blog awards. Here’s my chance to actually win something. A real victory. One that doesn’t involve conning a two year old during a game of poohsticks.

But then I bump back to reality and remind myself that I’m not a winner. I’m a poohstick cheating loser who’s never won anything at all.

Feeling sorry for me yet? Have I tugged at your heart strings enough? (Emotional blackmail is my forte, one that my baby has clearly inherited).

So let me tell you about the MAD blog awards. They’re the awards which recognise brilliance in blogging amongst Mummy and Daddy bloggers. There are fifteen categories, all with very tempting prizes. But to even get nominated is a rather big deal. Each category will get whittled down to five blogs, the five with the most nominations. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.

All sounds rather scary doesn’t it? But who dares wins and all that…

And here’s the bit where the bribery comes in. If I get nominated then I promise I will share with you a true story involving me, nakedness and a gang of firemen. It isn’t that kind of story – I’m really not that kind of girl. But it is funny. Or at least it was for anyone who happened to be in the area at the time.

So maybe you think my Rod Off post is deserving of a nomination for the Best MAD Baby Blog. Or maybe my Sitting Envy post did it for you.  Or maybe you’ve enjoyed reading about my foray into exercise and how I became a flatulent car thief. If that’s the case you might want to nominate me in the Best New MAD blog category. Whatever, I’m not picky.

But remember this, I’ve never won anything before and if I get nominated you’ll be richly rewarded with a very true and very shameful story. Note the use of bribery and emotional blackmail in this post. My baby may only be nine months, but I’ve already finely tuned the two key skills needed to raise her for the next eighteen years…

To nominate me, simply follow this link or click on the badge above to take you to the MAD Blog Awards nomination form.


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