Your wine is my vodka, don’t judge!

I read somewhere the other day that the average two to three year old asks on average 400 questions a day. So now when P asks yet another random or pointless question, for reasons only know to her, I try to think of this! (Her most classic was “Why should I have to wear pants? Chipmunks don’t!”).

But some days, thinking of that fact, or taking a deep breath or even answering in my head “I don’t bloody know!” just doesn’t seem to cut it. Sometimes I will have a vodka with dinner and that will help me unwind and do the trick!


Most people have a nice white or red with dinner most nights, that is, of course, completely acceptable and almost very adult like. I can’t drink the stuff, it tastes like cats pee (of course, I don’t know that for a fact, but that’s what I think it may taste like). I have suffered with migraines since I was 12, I’ve dealt with them for most of my adult life, and after many years of migraines (I never got a hangover, I got these instead), I realized that vodka and o.j is the only drink that leaves me migraine free.

So before you judge the girl sitting at the table near you in a restaurant who just ordered something other than the acceptable wine to have with her meal, don’t judge, take a moment….. that girl is probably me, she’s probably answered 400 why questions that very day, she probably just wants to enjoy her meal in peace with a drink that wont give her a migraine. All so that tomorrow she can do it all again and answer the 400 questions that her daughter will dish out.

What’s your drink of choice?

B x

How trying to get fit gave me an addition of the opposite kind

March 3rd 2012 is nearly only four months away, and that’s the date of my wedding!  I wouldn’t say that I’m fat, far from it (although my Doctor did inform me politely that for the first time in my life I sit in the overweight category of the BMI – thanks for that, I cried a little when I got into the car that night!).  I don’t necessarily want to loose weight, a few cm’s here and there will do, but mostly I just want to feel healthy and comfortable in my own skin.  I’m not unhappy with my body, nor am I happy, it’s just changed so much since I had P and I definately don’t wear the things I used to.

So how the hell did wanting to get fit turn into an addiction to sitting on my arse searching away on my computer?  I was looking for an inspirational quote, something to think of to get me moving when I couldn’t be stuffed and possibly some examples of work outs to do at home.  It was with this in mind that I stumbled across Pinterest! 

It is so much better than the description people give!  Virtual Pinboard sounds so boring and lame!  I started my first board “Move it” full of hot bods, inspirational quotes and workouts and from there moved into a land of day dreams, inspiration, photographs and colour!  I could spend hours trawling the boards that I follow and the community as a whole.  I daydream of winning tattslotto so I can build a house and design it from pictures I have pinned.  I get lost here in this place some days, some days so much so that I forget to get off my arse and exercise!!

I will visit my boards weekly and update them too, but my goal for next week is to print off one of my inspirational quotes, pin it next to my computer and get out and exercise.  Because I want to, I really want to.  I will find the time, other Mum’s seem to!  Can you?

You can follow me here on my Pinterest page and let me know when your addiction takes hold so I can follow your boards too.

B x

Yes, this is my reality!

I’ve had a few blogs in the past, mainly for my Photography business, but I feel now is the time to take the plunge and have one just for me!  I’m starting for myself, hoping to get some readers along the way and start my own mini-community here.


Yes I am a Mum, but this is not just another Mummy Blog.  Will I talk about my daughter P, hell yes, of course, she’s the biggest part of my life!  But will that be it? Definitely not!  My realty consists of many things, and so to will this blog……
– I am not an expert on anything, this is just MY reality!
– I am a Mum to a 3 year old girl named P.
– I’ve joined the dirty 30 club!
– I am getting married in 4 months, holy cow, I’ve been saying for two months now “On Monday I’ll start exercising every day to feel better in my own skin for the wedding”.  Crap, I better start Monday!
– I am a daughter.
– I am a sister to S who has just had her first bub.
– I am an Aunty and a godmother.
– I am a Primary School teacher.
– I am a photographer, taking a break.
– I am a dreamer!
– I am a friend.


So welcome, share with your friends, comment away, I enjoy reading and responding to them.


B x