Well that is one heading I never thought I would ever write! I have never seen I’m a celebrity blah blah blah whatsitcalled however I have been tagged in a meme so thought I would have a go!
It is very simple to do and the rules are as follows
1) Answer the 10 questions and consider the mission.
2) Tag a few bloggers to do the same
3) Come back to Kates original post and tell her (@kateonthinice) you have done the questions and answers so she can take a look and promote your post.
1. What one thing about being a parent makes you scream “Get me out of here!”
The phrases ‘can I have’ or ‘I need’
2. What qualities would you bring to the jungle?
I can cook, I like to think I am funny, I am super positive (sometimes to the point of annoyance!)
3. How are you likely to annoy people in your were stuck with them for 3 weeks?
See above! Also, I don’t sit still. I don’t do well at being bored. Continue reading
The Care of the Next Infant Scheme from the Lullaby Trust is a great way to give bereaved parents the comfort that when their next baby comes along there are a group of people, health visitors, paediatricians and other health professionals, looking out for their baby. When you have a lost a child to SIDs it really is quite scary to go on and have another baby. I can completely understand why many people wouldn’t!
Last night I attended an event at St James’s Palace hosted by The Duchess of Gloucester. This event was to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lullaby Trust’s CONI scheme. I felt a bit of fraud being there as I have not actually used the CONI scheme as it is not available in our area. CONI is available in over 90% of the country and yet is still evades the East Yorkshire area. When I had my next baby I had to fight to get the things, readily available in other areas, which other parents got as a matter of course. For instance, an apnoea monitor is loaned to parents to keep an eye on your baby’s breathing; it took me lots of paperwork and faffing about to get one of these when Alex was born. Continue reading
I don’t send many Christmas cards. I don’t see the point of sending them to people that I see every day. Instead I make a donation to charity, I don’t do this willy nilly, I wait until The Big Give is announced and I make my donation through their system. This way my donation is doubled. Win Win, I feel good for my donation and the charity get double the money.
If you are looking to make a charitable donation within the next few weeks please can I ask that you do it via the Big Give. Over 370 charities are taking part in the 2013 Christmas Challenge!
As always, my donation will go to the Lullaby Trust. This money goes towards supporting bereaved parents, people like me.
Donate to the Lullaby Trust here
The Big Give Christmas Challenge begins at 10am, Thurs 5th Dec and then at 10am, Fri 6th Dec and 10am, Sat 7th Dec 2013.
On Sunday I boarded the train to London to meet up with Nicola Richardson, she of Alexanders Ball fame, as we were going to the Britmums Christmas Do on Monday. Nicola and I have been online friends for a few years now. We ‘met’ as both of us lost our lovely boys to cot death. Despite only living an hour away from each other we had never had the opportunity to meet up so this seemed like a good time to do that and meet up with other Mums that we chat to online.
I hope this draws the line under facebook games. Don’t ever ask me to facts about myself again. And that includes you Kate!!
- I take chocolate milk in my tea.
- I am really shy. Honest.
- I have travelled to 600 countries.
- My Dad is and ex MI5 spy.
- One of my favourite pass times is to climb trees.
- My middle name is Britney.
- I have read every book that Enid Blyton ever wrote.
- I am an Aries.
- I once sneezed 13 times in a row at the Oxo tower restaurant. The man on the next table counted!
- I can wiggle my ears without touching them.
- I iron left handed.
- On long journeys with the dog I like to hang my head out of the window. Continue reading
I was firstly challenged to 5 things interesting things about me, which swiftly lead to 30! We took it a bit far; it all got a bit silly, Kate challenged me to extend to 100.
I agreed to write a list of 100 from scratch if Kate raises £100 for charity as part of her Project 30 campaign.
If you would like to see my new 100 facts about me, please donate generously.
Text: PROJ54 £1 (or £2 or £5)
The money is for Rethink Mental Illness. What a brilliant charity for this challenge.
Have you seen that Facebook game, give me 5 facts about you? Bloomin’ stupid game if you ask me. I don’t like all that sort of thing. I was challenged to 7 things by my friend Ian Golden, my reply was ‘hmmm, yeah, whatever’. Well last night on twitter I was given cause to reply. I was inspired by a tweet by Al Vimh, it was a brilliant response so I replied with 5 things, couldn’t be bothered with 7! Well this went down very well. In the replies I was then challenged to 30 things by the fabulous Kate from Project30. If you have never heard of her, firstly why not, and secondly look her up, she is awesome.
30 were going to be a challenge but I gave it go. Here are the full 30. Let me know which your favourite is. I like number 20 best.
1.I am terrified of strawberries.
2. At the end of each winter I shed my skin and it makes me feel awesome.
3. In a previous life I was married to King Henry 8th, I was the one that got away.
4. My first car was a batmobile. I disguised it as a fiat 126 and none of you ever knew!
5. My skin glows in the dark.
6. I have done Hell on the Humber every year however I was disguised as Big Ted.
7. We have a kill room in our basement. Continue reading
So excited. The book is being printed as we speak, the Kindle version is up and ready to download.You can pre-order here on my site, links to kindle are there too. I have been asked about Kobo and iPad versions and I am looking in to these.
Recipes included are from my lovely friends and family along with some other names you may know, Samantha Cameron, Chrissie Saunders (Slow Cooker Queen), Nicola Richardson of Alexanders Ball, Ed Balls MP, Ruth Clemens of The Pink Whisk, Danny the Baker of GBBO fame, Bownie Heaven, and lots of lovely people that I have never met before!
Well, did my first Hell on the Humber Reloaded (Helloween) this weekend and it was brilliant.
This is called a race report but in reality it is not a race, it is a personal challenge to all that take part. Granted, there is a prize for coming first and all that but I suspect even for the winner it is not about the winning but about the challenge.
So, Saturday afternoon my friends Baz and Tania arrived. Baz is a veteran of the HoTH race having completed the 12 hour once before and Helloween last year. We both marshalled at the 12 hour event in the summer. We had our pre-race tea of Spag Bol and decided to get our fancy dress outfits on before we left rather than faff about at the Humber Bridge car park. It wouldn’t really have been a problem for me but Baz being Baz, he had gone the extra mile, he needed to sort his little dress and fake eyelashes out! This year’s theme was super heroes, Baz went for a ‘lady’ Robin from Batman and Robin and I went as The Underdog. I went as the Underdog as I am under no illusion about my bimbling, I have previously come last in a race after all!
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is not for everyone but for me it has been a life changer. I can’t explain why or how it works but it really does for me.
Last year I went to the dentist for a routine checkup, he asked how I was and I mentioned the horrendous pain I had had in my face and side of my head a few days earlier. He did some xrays and said all looked clear and he wondered if it was just a migraine. I thought nothing more about it for 6 weeks until it happened again, the problem this time is that it happened every few hours. I knew it wasn’t teeth related because the xrays were clear so I went to the doctor, after some toing and froing they decided it must be Trigeminal Neuralgia. This condition is also known as the suicide disease because the pain has led people to kill themselves! I was given drugs to control it but to be honest I really didn’t want to take pills for the rest of my life so I contacted Dawn at Think it Change it to see if she could help. We had just one session and the pain was controlled, it was amazing that I could control that level of pain without pills.Oddly the pains only lasted a couple of weeks and then nothing. I was fairly sure it was not TN but who cares it was gone. Continue reading