Friday, 27 January 2012

Thursday, 26 January 2012

26/366: och aye!

A day late but it's burns night dinner for us tonight: haggis, neeps (or carrots because turnips are tasteless) and tatties.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

25/366: puzzle time

Baby Badger is really enjoying her Christmas animal puzzles.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Saturday, 21 January 2012

21/366: shoes!

Baby Badger's brand new red shoes, and she loves them!

Friday, 20 January 2012

20/366: home at last

Cuddled up in bed with Baby Badger after three days away with work. I missed her.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

19/366: stuck in Leeds

I've resorted to a picture of my dinner. I'm stuck in Leeds on my own for a work trip and I didn't think my desk would be any more exciting.

Dinner was yum though!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

17:366: peekaboo stew

Unfortunately it leads to gravy in the hair but it's still fun!

Monday, 16 January 2012

16/366: watching Igglepiggle

Sat on Mummy's leg, watching Igglepiggle and friends (much missed while on holiday).

Sunday, 15 January 2012

15/366: Hello Natural Calico!

The finished papering and paint job, courtesy of my parents. Probably not fascinating to the majority of you, but after living with someone else's dubious paint choices for five years I'm definitely excited!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

14/366: exploring baggage reclaim

Baby Badger explores Gatwick baggage hall while we wait for our bags!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

12/366: view from the top

The view from the top of Verdons Sud chairlift (for those of you that have skied La Plagne). Breathtaking...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Monday, 9 January 2012

9/366: freedom

I think this is what I love best about skiing: the sense of freedom as I sail down through beautiful scenery. Bliss!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Saturday, 7 January 2012

7/366: in the departure lounge

Baby Badger waits for her first airplane ride.

Friday, 6 January 2012

6/366: Goodbye salmon pink

This is the last time we will see this hideous decor: my parents are redecorating the lounge while are away as our Christmas present.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

5/366: Because I can

The photo doesn't do justice to the amount of leg waving...

Life Circle 2012: a fresh start

Kate over at The Five Fs blog is kick-starting Life Circle 2012 and I've decided it's just what I need to get motivated. There may be a certain sense of deja vu to this. I did try Life Circle a few months ago but got bogged down in just the sort of stuff that Life Circle was meant to help sort out.

I've survived the redundancies at work and we've done a bit of de-cluttering at home over the Christmas break (although there's plenty left to do), so hopefully I can embark afresh without feeling as though I'm drowning under the weight of my to do list...

And now onto the task for week one, in Kate's words:

I want everyone to introduce themselves. Who we are, what we're about, where we're coming from, and where we're headed. Why we're here. What we want to achieve out of joining LifeCircle. Why? Because I think it will be useful for us to do a little bit of team-building. A little bit of background, however much you want to give, will help with that. Think of this as the ice-breaker at the start of a course. Include some funny things if you like, anything really, it doesn't have to be relevant to what you want to achieve; just something that you think displays the measure of YOU.

The basics: married for some years (but less than a decade) to a man I can't imagine my life without, mother of one toddler, full-time employed within the IT industry. Rather overweight, or probably technically obese at a BMI of 34 (one of the motivators for doing Life Circle) and too far post-partum to blame it on baby weight. Love my food, especially cheese and chocolate (predictably).

Hopes for Life Circle: to motivate myself to lose weight and get fit. To tackle some of the tasks on my to do list, many of which revolve around sorting out our home. To generally feel as though I'm making progress with life other than the routine of work, house chores, sleep, repeat ad infinitum.

Something funny: ooh, I'm not sure I can do that on demand! Maybe this will do? Something I tweeted a few days ago and a good reason for joining in with Life Circle...

Got ready for shower, clothes off, hair in a top knot, looked in mirror and thought... Sumo wrestler is not a good look. #timetoeatlettuce

Life Circle

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

4/366: Mummy milk fixes everything

Baby Badger was tired and a bit upset (sore bum!) when she came home but after a nappy change and some milk the world was once again a good place.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

3/366: Monkey Puzzle

Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is one of Baby Badger's favourite books at the moment. A little monkey has lost his mum and a butterfly takes him round all the animals to find her. Lovely story line and lots of animal pictures to point out and talk about.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Little Britain's Legacy

We spent New Years Eve with a group of friends and all stayed over. The following morning we had the traditional fry up and got to talking about Baby Badger's new words. Father Badger is (thankfully) proud of me breastfeeding her and got to talk about mornings when she comes into our bed and immediately demands mlk! mlk! (milk).

Our friends are all aware I still feed her. It doesn't happen much in public now as she mainly feeds first thing in the morning and at bedtime. I don't make a big thing of it, but I do expect them to respect it. So I was a little taken aback when one of them suggested it would be really funny to teach Baby Badger to ask for bitty instead of milk.

I didn't say anything and let the moment pass, but I'm regretting it a little bit. I'm not bothered as such by the term, but it's the existence of this sort of joke that discourages new mums from nursing in public.

Little Britain has a lot to answer for.


2/366: Mouse!

Baby Badger received a set of flash/snap cards with different animals for Christmas. She's spent the last few days running round with this one shouting "Mouse! Mouse!"

Sunday, 1 January 2012

1/366: New Year

Twitter has been alive with talk of Project 366: a picture or a snippet of life every day for a year. I've been inspired by, among others, TheBoyAndMe, AlliMarshall, thepixiespocket and iheartmuthahood so I've decided to give it a go!

My first picture was taken in the early hours of today. We were burning off the last of the methylated spirit in the fondue set after our New Years Eve meal with friends, and I was fascinated by the blue flame. Nothing to do with the mulled wine and beer, honest...

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