Friday, 29 June 2007

Splash and in they went!

We still have glorious sunshine, tomorrow forecast is for rain and it better bloody rain, since i cancelled the party!

At the supermarket i decided to buy us lunch in the cafe, well what a crap, useless Mummy i am! I'd not got a bib, wipes or beaker, I'd left his bag at home! People around me must of thought i was barmy or he wasn't really mine! I ordered a toasted sandwich for me and a toasted teacake for him, they took that long to arrive, that he was making so much noise i decided that we'd have our apple and jaffacakes first, got some dirty looks for that from people around! He drunk my water from the bottle and basically tipped it down him, i used a napkin for a bib and he just shredded then threw it on the floor! And finally serving me right he ate non of the food we'd waited for!

The final part of the day was when he was wandering around upstairs while i ran his bath, he wandered in the bathroom and I'd not noticed he'd got his shoes in his hands until the were both in the bath!

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Happy Birthday Billy Boy!

A lawnmower, wheel barrow and spades etc, so he can help Daddy in the garden from Grandma H but he'll need to master pushing it and clothes for his hols. (dummy in mouth as he's been so grumpy, its his birthday after all and he can cry if he wants too....)

A Trampoline from Uncle R, he's unsure just yet and I'm doubting they'll not last long!


The biggest cake in the world for a little boy and even worse he refused to even try it! Thought is was funny that we all sung to him.

A family snap, i hate the photo of me! Not very often we get one of all of us so thought I'd better post it!

I made him also some buns, which he also refused! his friend Luke thoroughly enjoyed and getting blue icing on my cream rug, thought Luke's Mum was going to cry, in fact thought Tosh might! It all cleaned up OK! I'd post you a photo but need Luke's Mummy's permission first, he had a blue mustache!

His first passport photo!

He had a good day, loads of cards not many presents, i did request he didn't get loads of presents and that he needed holiday stuff, which he got plenty of - roll on September and were off to Portugal!

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Little base jumper




Toddler day rucksack with rein, just looked so cute had to post the pictures!

The little chaps birthday tomorrow!

Just think this time last year contractions were starting! I'm not going to post about his birth but i will one day soon, it was horrific and we are lucky he is here!




I have no access to the shops at the mo, cant leave my village to get near supermarket that sells birthday cakes, so he's got a chocolate fudge cake. The shops i can get to everyone has panic bought everything on the shelves! I always planned to make the choc cake but not a his birthday cake just as a desert for his party, the party i have had to cancel!

I know i'm going on and on and on about flooding!

My life is turning in to flood hell! Before i start, no my house hasn't been flooded and everyone is safe!

The sun is out like it never rained, most roads look dry, there is dust and mud everywhere. Both our work places are a disaster, mud, water, sewage and god knows what else! I am on holiday from work this week but needed to see what the damage was. So here goes pictures again - SORRY! Only glad we work for massive company's who the cost of repairs and closure of the business is not really a impact to. (yes most have insurance but not a quick process)

Our repair centre where the floor is normally white!

Our shop floor! (normally wood effect, not mud effect)
Me and the other managers in the get up we had to wear before entering the building, yes we went over the top pulling the huds up!

The rain is due back on Saturday, not good! The dam at Ulley is safe for now thankfully and lets hope its not a down poor like Monday and Tuesday this week, or the clean up wont have been worth doing!

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Its now officailly the wettest month ever for us!

No month on record has ever this much rain fallen.

What happening -
  • Daddy's work is that flooded its now shut and you cant access it, the water is up to the middle of the door and two people had to be rescued last night (only bonus is that he's now off work - hope hes gonna get paid!)
  • Grandpa S owns a travel company and his Garage with all his buses in is like a Island, he has hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of buses/coaches, a business that he's built up from been a young man. He's been down there all night trying to save them, they have air suspensions and he's had them all risen off the ground as high a possible. He has a pit that is full like a swimming pool.
  • Mummy's work is shut, the centre is flooded, the car parks there are reports of cars floating off, the electricity has gone so the shutter couldn't be brought down. (lucky I'm only hols)
  • Lots of my family and friends have lost their power for periods during the night and Auntie L has had no power since 9pm last night. She decided to go to her Mums a few miles away, thankfully she has a big 4wheel drive so got there, she gave me stories of cars stuck in water and people climbing out of sun roofs.
  • Ulley Reservoir (The Rude Ungrateful Ducks Story) has burst its banks, fire & rescue are trying to stop it, if it actually goes all surrounding areas will be under water, the power station at the side of the M1 will go and we will prob loose power, Whiston, Treeton, Canlkow & CATCLIFFE!
  • We have never been flooded but i have just seen a council lorry come down our road as i type this post, with sandbags! The rain has stopped for now but they water is still rising!

I am watching the news continuously and its scary shit!!!!

The weather part 3! This is the centre i work in, the tree popping out of the water are in the car parks!

Monday, 25 June 2007

Where is our summer??? Its rained and its rained and its rained!!! VERSION 2!!

This time last year it was 27degrees, today its still raining and its 11degrees. If the rain continues I'm going to have to cancel Billy first birthday party, i couldn't possibly fit everyone invited into my house. Previous post we haven't had this much rain in 50years! Luckily we there isn't much flooding around us but less than 10miles away people are evacuated from their houses and have been for the last couple of weeks. Water would have a long way to go to reach my house, in 2001 our village was flooded really badly.
The picture is a couple of streets away from Daddy's work, taken today at 14:30 on Brightside Lane in Sheffield, I had to go fetch Daddy mid afternoon when his work closed to ensure everyone got home. Quite scary the second car in to the picture, the silver Focus is exactly the same as mine!!!!

Just heard on radio that Rotherham Council have run out of road closed signs, they have closed so many areas! Rotherfm

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Saturday, 23 June 2007

His Professional Photos










What a difference 6months makes!


I was just thinking of the nightmare i had getting him to eat and now look at him. Granted he's holding a spoon which serves the only purpose of making him gag when he pushes it too far! (cant see spoon) Cant believe he'll be a year old on Wednesday!


Friday, 22 June 2007

The boy!

I was ready to come home by Thursday morning, I have rung at every opportunity and had pictures sent to me by his Daddy to my phone. Cant believe how much i have missed him, he seemed so big when i got home.















He's learnt how to open the shower cubical door while his Daddy was in the shower, learnt how empty a toilet roll, can now say the words cat and car, and can get up to standing position from been sat down without a settee, door frame or anything else to help him up.
Some of the pictures his Daddy sent me are the ones attached

I felt quite allien to the environment of ambitious people who loved the sound of their own voices and people who enjoyed enlarging their egos. And all i want to do is talk about my little boy and been a Mum, god how my life has changed. I am so glad it has though and that work is not the only thing in my life, like the people i have spent the 5days with!
Daddy is in Edinburgh now until Sunday evening so by the time he arrives home I'll have not seen him for nearly a week!!! Roll on Sunday, the only plus point is that its just me and my baby boy for two days!
Oh and its still raining in most of the country and there are floods everywhere, thankfully not around us anymore!

I'm back! YAY!!!

My course was great, yes i said great. I cant believe it! It was run by a guy called Matthew Scaith from A company called Results International, i have never in my life met anyone like him and never been on a course so interesting. Matthew is a trained Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and a hypnotist (trained by the same guy as Paul Mckenna and Darren Brown )I cant even put in to words what I've learnt, there are so many different skills i think i have gained. Anyway boring, I'll update you more when I'm not so knacked and can be bothered.

I stayed in the Manchester Hilton and i have eaten like a pig, i can hardly fasten my jeans! WW here i come!

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Fathers Day!

Just giggling, very tired and just finish packing for the horrid course I'll be on from tomorrow, spotted my title i have corrected it but it did first say 'farthers day' quite apt really!

Uneventful day really, i have had stinking hangover and done very little, we have been and chose a new bed and flat screen TV for our bedroom that will be fitted soon.

My Dad (Grandad D) has been around for dinner and Billy was a super star, very pleased as normally with my Dad he is terrible, he wont go near him and is very clingy but today was the opposite, he was charming and very entertaining.

It was Daddy's first Fathers Day and really we should have spoiled him but as Mummy felt so crap from drinking her body weight in vodka last night, Daddy had to look after her! On with Daddy..... Billy loves his Daddy so much you'd not believe it, he get so excited we he sees him, i cant even have him in his highchair when Daddy comes home as he nearly rocks the thing over kicking with excitement when he arrives in the house, in any room he will always without fail crawl up to Daddy, he leans from whoever is holding him to get to Daddy. Daddy is def number one! I win on the cuddling stakes tho - thank god!

Anyways my last post until at least Friday!

How stupid can one Mummy be???

Monday at 9am i need to be in Manchester ready to start my course, when going on courses the company supply hire cars. So i went online to order my car to be delivered to me at home Sunday, knowing that National Car Hire aren't open Sunday expected it to arrive on Saturday. Saturday afternoon came and went no car arrived, then thought I'd check i booked it OK, so looked on the email turns out I've stupidly booked it for the 18th, yes the 18th is Monday, you know the day i am meant to be there! So come tomorrow morning i have no hire car here to get to Manchester and my car will be delivered long after i have gone! lucky i can actually use my own car as its fixed! DOH!

Friday, 15 June 2007

The weather, it rained and it rained and it rained.......

It has now rained solid for the last two days, i can only remember been this bad twice in my life. Over 5ft of rain has fallen in some areas. I know its joked that it rains a lot in the UK but this has been excessive, there is flooding all over the region, people been evacuated from their houses and roads closed. A 5-10minute journey home from work took nearly a hour today, the roads were snided and most public transport cancelled. The picture below is one of the causes of my long journey home.


This picture is of a pub called Nellie Denes, in Rotherham where Billy's Nanny P lived once with her parents when they were the the licences, was then called the Bridge Inn. Its not a nice pub but in its day it was. (Nanny P is my fathers wife)

I know this is not bad in comparison to other countries but its strange for mine, on Monday we were trying to cool Billy bedroom down as it was 28degrees and today the heating is back on and its p***ing it down!

And the rain continues........ hope it rains that much my course cant go ahead Monday! LOL

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Asleep over with my friends


Took this picture just after i got home last night from work, he always sleeps with his bum in the air - cant be comfy!
Been to weight watchers this morning not good news gained a pound! GRRRHHH! The ladies at WW love Billy, its like a competition as to who can get to hold him while i get weighed, then they try and feed him crap like jelly babies and biscuits. He refused the jelly babies, anyone who knows me reading this, will be wondering if he is really my son, as crap and sweets are my favourite foods, so for me to have son who doesn't like sweets is absolutely bizarre! He took the biscuit quite happily and beamed at them all, showing his one tooth smile. He was dressed all smart and now his car seat and clothes are cover in mushed up biscuit, not impressed.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Why Mummy is not happy!

Really fed up, my car broke down on Friday last week (running on 3cylinders, what ever that means??) It drives but not safe, earliest they could fix it was today. So Tosh drove my car sounding like a tractor to the garage this morning, they asked about servicing, my car was brand new last year and has to be serviced to maintain its warranty. I have had it serviced but not by them, so i now have to make my way up to the garage to provide proof of servicing and it gets worse they now aren't sure if it'll be fixed today!!! GRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHH!

I am also getting very worked up that i have to go on a course from work for a whole week and its next week! This is not option, i don't have all current training for my job and its very obvious. The course is in Manchester which isn't that far but its a slow journey, it would be pointless coming home, I'd have to leave at 5am to get there for 9am and coming home I'd leave at 5pm but not be home until 730-8pm so I'd not get any equality time at home and Billy would probably be asleep when i left and went! Oh and I'd be completely knacked! I am getting the time back in lieu, so when i get home i am off work for 10days (put some hols in too). He will get some quality time with his Daddy as he's taking some time off work and the rest of the time he'll be with either Grandma's. I know its sound stupid but I keep thinking he's gonna forget me!!! Gonna be a tough week.

AGAIN GRRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHHHHH, GRRRRRRRRHHHHHHHHHH, GRHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Our Second Wedding Anniversary

Yep two years married, what crime could i have committed to have that sentence term! (JOKING) And 7years together in July.

I never really held much value in marriage and could never really see my self getting married, I'd seen my parents divorce and loads of people around me. I was always happy with living together until the day i said I wanted a child! I was told by Tosh (my husband) that he wasn't starting a family until we were married! So i had some planning to do! We had our holiday booked for the following year to Bali via Singapore, so that's were my planning began. I changed our holiday to a honeymoon and booked a our wedding, all planned in less than 9months.

My wedding day was wonderful and the 2nd best day of my life! 1st my beautiful boy been born!

I love been Mrs B!

The following year on our first wedding I was nearly due to pop, 3weeks off giving birth!

Just a meal out for us this year, I've ended up working all weekend due to people been ill at work so not done much else.

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Some of the funny things he does

He tries to drink the bath water from a old yogurt pot he plays with in the bath, try and stop him god, help you!

He stuffs his whole dummy in his mouth, when i say whole the plastic and everything!

He shouts down toilet/kitchen roll card, Daddy showed him how. Daddy puts it on the out side of his lips and shouts down it, Billy manages to put his mouth around it.

He empties the pegs on to the floor, one by one, in fact he empties most things on to the floor.

He has radar on his dummy and know where you've put it, even if it was a hour ago!

He now walks every where and looks for you to say well done, like a little puppy.

Oh and he now climbs on you, mainly to get to hair or glasses, feet in face, tummy, back......

And had this really loud fake sounding laugh, cant be real as he giggles when your playing with him!

He is such a funny little boy

Monday, 4 June 2007

Our plans.....

We go on holiday to Portugal in September and we'd discussed that when we got home we might start to try for another baby (scary) anyway i had set a proviso, been that we have a extension to our house. The reasons for the extension was that we currently have a spare room and the spare room is MINE! Mine meaning i use it for a dressing room. (Not that our house is small, think i am just greedy) Well after looking in to the cost of a extension, we cant afford another baby and a extension! The dilemma, youch!

So my next plan, we have had a design company out to redesign our master bedroom, granted we've kinda stolen this idea from one of our friends (but their new bedroom looks so good!) So i want loads of storage space and a dressing table in our room. This is a big ask, our house is only about 8years old and the thing about new houses in the UK is that none of the rooms are massive!

The photos are of the plan and the design we are going to possibly adapt. I have this knack of choosing the most expensive and i don't mean, once I've seen the price. And guess what?? its bl**dy expensive!

I also have this problem of once I've decided i want something i have to have it, poor Tosh hey! Bless him he knew what i was like before he married me and he still went ahead!

The danger is that we could end up looking like a Park Lane hotel room!

The baby stuff, think we might hold off until January to practice for a new one, then their will be just over 2yrs between our children BUT hey watch this space! Who knows????

Sunday, 3 June 2007

A busy day in the garden

HIS FIRST TOOTH!!!!

YAY! At last at 11months and a week old, his first tooth has cut through his gum. Its at the bottom at the left handside. Sneaky little thing!