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Upcycling Small Bath Towels 9

We have lots of bath towels but as my eldest son, D is the size of a small adult these days there is never a big towel in the airing cupboard. And several smaller child sized towels that never get used. I’m going to make my towels bigger, oh yes I AM. I have done this in the past but back then I had a sewing machine. This could take some time. These towels are very eco, they are wombled. They were left near the washing up sinks at a campsite we were on, and staff were about to bin them. So they went in our wet laundry bag until we returned home. I hate waste, and I love reusing, reducing and recycling. They of course got a jolly hot wash, and tumble at home.


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Lonely And Cold 12

It’s not been great recently, I won’t lie. I’m done, I’ve had enough and I want out. Except I’ve no where really to go. I can’t stand Him Indoors telling me I’m useless, that I’m lazy and milking an “illness” and should get a job… in retail no less. He keeps pointing out shop work : you know, what therapist and doctors and an independent occupational health adviser agree I’m not suited for. Retail nearly saw me leap from a window. Since not “working” I’ve got in to blogging, trying to blog for good, not just personal rants or reviews. I’ve helped charities, and supported others in the “online community”. To him they are strangers, people that don’t matter. To me they are my only friends. I need them, and I hope it’s a two-way friendship that they like me back.


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Beverly Hills Formula Toothpaste Review 3

I have been asked to review Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White toothpaste in standard and sensitive. I was pleased to get an email offering me samples of this as I’m a coffee addict and have sensitive teeth. I’m the perfect guinea pig for this actually. Then it dawned on me – how on earth do I photograph me brushing my own teeth? Why would anyone want to see my teeth? Here is an unflattering action shot of my teeth. The sensitive version is white opaque with blue dots, and the standard is translucent pale blue with blue dots. They both taste ok. Often specialist toothpastes that claim to do more than one thing taste awful in my opinion. What can I say, I’m fussy. But Beverly Hills Formula passes my taste test. I have only been using this a few days, and its only flipping working! Having tried many “sensitive […]


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Bedwetting Myths

Explore ‘Fact From Fiction’ With B-Sensible. Myths and truths about bedwetting by the waterproof bedding experts Although bedwetting can be an upsetting and frustrating time for many parents, you should not worry as it is very common in children under the age of five. Such issues can cause many a sleepless night for both you and your toddler, but B-Sensible is here to reassure you with the following myths and truths surrounding bedwetting: • MYTH: If your toddler wets the bed, it is down to laziness. • TRUTH: The issue of bedwetting can be a trying time for all involved, but your child is not doing it purposefully. Patience and reassurance is key. • MYTH: Bedwetting is uncommon. • TRUTH: Do not worry; bedwetting is actually very common in young children.


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Volcano Cake by Jen 3

Kids bored? Want to bake something easy, but still messy and fun? Well here is the cake my son made this weekend. Step one make normal cake mixture, we went with chocy as it looks like mud. You want the cake raised and cracked on top, like double chocy muffins in shops. While the cake is cooling mix up some icing sugar and water. Split in to two little cups or bowls and add yellow colouring to one, red colouring and vanilla flavouring into the to other.


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Phota Your Mota 2

Righty, another one of theses Moneysupermarket blogger challenges, love them! Can you tell readers? This one is called “Phota your Mota” {Photo your Car} 😛 Click that banner if you want to read all about it at MSM. Why do I love this car? Well because it’s MINE all MINE! My “mota” is called Custard, and it is a “she”. I have photo blinds courtesy of a TravelSupermarket blogger challenge I took part in a while back. I like that Custard is yellow, and easier to find when I forget where I’ve parked. On that theme I love that pushing the “lock” button twice on my key makes Custard’s horn squeak briefly, again great for locating her! I like most of all that I can FIT in this car. I’m not the tallest person in the world, but I’m certainly not short either, and I have a problem with veins […]


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What’s In My Handbag?

I don’t know about you readers, but my handbag is like a tardis. I usually manage to cram rather a lot of junk in there, some of it is useful things, keys etc, some of it are things I feel I need, such as make up, then some of it is dumped in there by the kids, such as Lightening McQueen cars or sweetie wrappers. So when I came across another of MoneySuperMarket’s blogger challenges I knew I had to join in really…. If you’re thinking of entering too, hurry up, it ends at midnight tonight so not long at all.


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How To Make A Decent Catapult 3

Well, after the eBay fuss I bought some catapult latex/elastic straps and searched hedges for a decent stick. Bingo, a windy evening and the next morning I was spoilt for choice. You need there to be a symmetrical Y shape in the wood, if it’s wonky it still works but the aim is all wrong. Sawing the branch into a Y shape. Yes, I know I know, chicken runs are not ideal work benches. You need to cut the “handle” end to be about the length of a brand new pencil, and the two angled branches a little shorter.


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Sold As New On EBay 3

Updated, I got a refund now I’m being asked to leave positive feedback, hmmm, noooo! I need to show an eBay seller some pictures. Dear bgood****, here are some photos of the catapult. It is not new, or even like new. I wanted to give this to my son for a birthday gift. I would like a refund please. So much rust, too much to even paint over and look “new”. I wish to say sorry for my delayed photos. Also I’ve not been at home. It is not possible to send a photo via eBay messaging. So heres my plan b, photos on my blog.


Other Parents Children At The Park 7

Today was pretty much the last straw. A child I’ll called Jamie (because it’s the only unisex name I can think of right now) follows my sons and I everywhere. It’s not just following, Jamie bosses us around, *do this, I want to do that, put my on the ride*. Sounds ok, now imagine you’ve waited ten minutes for both swings to be empty because your youngest wants to “race mummy on the swings” and the second we sit down Jamie appears “my turn.” trying my very best to stay calm I say “My son and me are playing, please wait” so Jamie just asks again and again and a-flipping-gain! I have to walk away, we go to a different toy, a climbing wall. Guess what, yup! Jamie tries to push in and tells me “lift me up” so I suggest to my lad we do the zip wire, yes, […]