Sunday, 19 February 2012

Cooking for Immie

This is a pic of the big vat of bolognese I have just made for Immie. I have put it in to the freezer in individual portions so she can have it with pasta, tatties or  mash. It has swede, carrots and sweetcorn in. I added peas after this pic too. I don't cook for Immie as much as I should/would like. She eats a lot of ready made stuff. Some people will turn their nose up at that but she eats fresh all week at nursery and if you buy sensibly checking the salt, sugar and fat content of anything processed isn't too high then it isn't a problem.

And before anyone bangs on about additives, additives are in the majority of food anyway, seemingly fresh stuff will have additives to colour it, make it last longer and make it taste better.

Imogen loves fish fingers and chips.  Also, shock horror we *whispers* sometimes take her to McDonalds!!!!

 I don't think that makes me a bad mummy, Immie gets a balance and that is what life is about.

Mama x

Monday, 6 February 2012

Posh Box

On Friday we took delivery of Imogen's beautiful new toy box. It was made by Jeremy at He made it, then drove all the way to Barnsley from Cambridgeshire. It is stunning and we love it. If you're in the market for a toy box I'd definitely recommend him.

Mama x

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Lost & Found

Immie's shoes have been missing for a few days. We finally found them in an old jiffy envelope under our bed. Wonder who put them there then ;)

Mama x

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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Immie's favourite bedtime book

Immie is now asking for abedtime story. This is her current favourite. It's all about a daddy bear who has to babysit for grizzle bears. At first he struggles. Then he gets the hang of it and goes home to help his wife with their own baby. He's a SNAB. (Sensitive New Age Bear!)

Mama x

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Bag and coat on, carrying cat. Ready for nursery!

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Location:Ready for nursery

Saturday, 21 January 2012


This is Imogen's pink potty. She likes to sit on it lots but thats about it , I think she thinks its a seat. Mama x - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, 20 January 2012

Rescue cat

Last night Cat got left at nursery! I prepared myself for an hour of tears from Immie but fortunately managed to distract her. I rescued cat this morning as I couldn't face potentially a whole weekend of tears. Just need to remember to pick up Panda tonight :-/ Mama x - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Thursday, 19 January 2012

More mummy trickery

Immie hates wearing reins but she loves wearing backpacks. So imagine my delight when I found a little ladybird backpack that comes complete with a sort of dog lead! Perfect. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

We're going on a bear hunt!

We're going on a bear hunt is Immie's favourite new book. She has read it a lot at nursery and knows a lot of it off by heart, so we bought her a copy for home. Since the arrival of the book we have discovered that Immie is definitely developing a Barnsley accent, as she pronounces it "Bear oont!"

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

More cheesy mummy!

Immie loves cheese. Today I told her that there was no more cheese left as the cheese fairy only brings one a day and she'd already eaten it. This was a blatant lie. But she seemed happy enough with the explanation for NO MORE CHEESE! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, 16 January 2012

Low fat bacon

Low fat bacon is rubbish. Takes ages to brown then burns in an instant. Doesn't go crispy either, just chewy. :-/ Mama x - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Fresh start.

Well being a working mummy is taking its toll on my blog and Im struggling to keep up. So with this in mind Im going to have a go at photoblogging. Taking a photo each day and writing a short caption. In theory this should be easier to keep up with.

So here is my first picture.

Since Christmas Immie has insisted I stay in her bedroom till she falls asleep. As a busy teacher this is frustrating as I could be marking or planning, but as I mummy, I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Mama x

Friday, 6 January 2012


Well it's been a while since I last posted (Christmas kind of got in the way!). Imogen has enjoyed spending over a week with a variety of adults and children. Whenever we spend time with our families, Imogen's language acquisition seems to go through the roof and she comes back with a whole host of new vocab.

So we have a whole new range of words, what makes me giggle though is her mispronunciation of words. Currently we have
Brumma - she means Grandma (and unfortunately for my mum it looks like this is sticking haha)
Pissing - she means pinching!
and my personal favourite
Wanket - she means blanket. Hearing her shout "Daddy, Wanket" makes me snigger.

Happy New Year!

Mama x