Wicked Wednesdays #5

Wow, another week has gone by and time for another Wicked Wednesday. Where did last week go?

Funny how the week’s fly by but then sometimes the days drag on forever! Well, last Sunday was definitely one of those days. I think we both must have got out of the wrong side of the bed, I was on a short fuse, as was the little guy. He wasn’t being naughty but the slightest silly thing was really getting under my skin. Know that feeling? Maybe a tad hormonal?!

Anyway, as always when it get’s like this, I think, right, let’s get out of the house, so first thing we headed out to the Farmer’s Market, walked around there, chomped on a gorgeous Crepe. The little guy bumped into nearly all of his pre-school group – what a social butterfly! Then it was time for Little Rugby…ah a bit of timeout for mummy to sit on the sidelines, oh no, time to join in! Home to cook lunch and then that was it, I’d hit my wall. There was nothing that was going to get me through the afternoon other than to hit the caffeine.

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Exercise, what’s that?

Once upon a time there was a woman who on good days could get her arse out of bed and go for a run first thing in the morning at the weekend. She’d also head out during her lunch hour to clock up a few k and partake in the odd PT session and loved nothing more than getting down and dirty in a British Military Fitness class at weekends too.

Now I introduce you to the same woman post son. She struggles to get out of bed in the morning and thinks it’s an effort  just to walk downstairs to get a cup of tea, to walk back up the stairs and collapse back into bed. In her lunch hour she is generally working through because she has to be out of the door at 5.15pm sharp to get the train back before the nursery doors shut. The only getting down and dirty she does, is when her son decides he can’t walk any further and needs a shoulder lift, cue muddy boots/shoes all down her coat.

Her new workout sounds something more like this; she’ s developed skills in martial arts to get her son dressed, rugby tackled him into the puschair and quick marched it down to nursery. She’s then worked her arm muscles with the “5 lift cuddle” (goodbye routine, entailing being lifted up 5 times for 5 cuddles), before legging it out of the door, to try and catch the 7.38 train, which she inevitably misses and catches the 7.50 instead. It’s at this stage the onlooking passengers wonder what has possibly brought her out in a sweat when its only about 2 degree’s outside?! I welcome you to the exercise of a single mum and in fact most working parents out there who are doing the morning routine.

So, how do you find the time/energy/motivation to do any conventional exercise as a parent? I normally find I’m missing at least one of the 3 factors at any given time. If I suddenly find I have the time then you can bet I won’t have the energy because Munchkin will have decided it was time for an all night party. Or he’d have been zonked out for the night and I have the energy but alas then, no time. Occasionally the gods align, generally on my working from home day and I try to get out for a lunchtime run. There comes the next hurdle…running post childbirth is not so straight forward for some of us, oh yes, that beloved pelvic floor muscle or lack of it! Run, clench, run, clench, run, oops!!! Please Dear Lord give us the strength, the pelvic floor strength!


Ok, what about just doing a workout at home in the evening I hear you say? Hmmmm, I too have thought that same thing. There’s an app for everything and believe me, I have most workout apps on my phone, my problem is finding the motivation and energy to open them and do them….getting home just before 7pm after doing the reverse of aforementioned morning routine, putting Munchkin to bed, then cooking my dinner, it’s gone 8 and I’m completely pooped!

So then, that all familiar phrase pops into my head…I’ll start it tomorrow…..!

Mum-Work-Repeat xx


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Liebster Award


Whoop, whoop, thanks  to The Adventures of Beta Mummy who nominated me for a Liebster Award. Ok, it might not be a proper award but hey, it shows at least one person thinks I’m doing ok!

Right, so what is this all about?

The Liebster Award is intended to welcome and promote great new blogs to the happy blogging community. It’s a classic Q&A, you answer your nominator’s questions, then you pose your own to the other newbies you nominate (and you copy the badge, because bloggers LOVE a badge. Especially one that says ‘Award’ on it)

So, here’s the rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to his/her blog.
Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post.
Answer the ten questions you’ve been asked.
Nominate 5 new bloggers (with under 500 followers) that you want to share with the world.
Then create ten new questions for the bloggers you are nominating.
Notify the bloggers that you have nominated.

OK. Here are my answers to The Adventures of Beta Mummy’s questions…

1. Name your favourite band/artist?

Don’t have an out and out favourite,  depends what mood I’m in. I go from Calvin Harris, Rihanna to Kaiser Chiefs and Maroon 5!

2. On a scone, do you add jam first, or cream?

Whichever is closest!

3. If money (and practicality) was no object, which car would you drive?

Well, if you’re offering, I’ll have a Maserati GRANTURISMO MC STRADDLE please 🙂

4. What’s your favourite place in the UK?

Do you know what, I don’t think I have one! I’m a wherever I lay my hat kind of girl. I’m quite partial to Cornwall & Devon but no specific town/village.

5. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Too many given I always wear the same 3 pairs depending on the occasion, work, play or weekends!

6. What are you wearing right now?

Excuse me, has this somehow turned to a sex chat line?! Haha ok, you got me, I’m in my pjs with a hoody on. Well, it is Friday at 7pm, what else would I be wearing?!

7. What was your first ever job?

Going way back to school age, it was picking raspberries and I got more value from the amount I ate rather than the money I earned!

8. If you were an animal, what would you be?

Oh, I’m tied between a dolphin to swim off to nice sunny climates and a cat, that can laze around all day and pee in someone else’s garden!

9. What is your best character trait?

Ability to generally look on the bright side of life even when things are turning to shit!

10. And what is your worst?

Being impatient, life’s too short for dithering

My Nominations are and in no particular order…

My questions…

  1. Lasagne or Spaghetti Bolognese?
  2. If you could date any man/woman in the world, who would it be and why?
  3. If you were Aladdin, what 3 things would you ask the Genie for?
  4. What’s your favourite tipple?
  5. What’s your idea of a good night out?
  6. Is it a jacket potato with cheese and beans or beans and cheese?
  7. What do you miss the most from when you were kid-free?
  8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  9. What’s the most embarrassing situation you have found yourself in?
  10. If you were told the world would end tomorrow. What would you do today?

Mum-Work-Repeat x