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Thursday, 12 May 2016

A Momentous Occasion

Today was really a defining moment for me as a parent and I feel the need to shout it out from the rooftops because what happened today may never happen again and it really is a cause for celebration!

Today.. 8 years 1 month 2 weeks and 5 days since my first child was born I got to end of the wash basket, and not just one basket but ALL FOUR OF THEM!!!


It actually has a bottom, after all the years of thinking it was in fact bottomless I have discovered it has a very fine bottom indeed. I have my Mam to thank for helping me get through most of it during the kids midterm but I also owe it to the fact that since we moved house I am now in possession of a fully functional, easy to get to washing line!

Today is probably right up there in the top 5 best days of my life, let's ignore the fact that once himself gets home there will be more washing added and just bask in the glory that is my empty wash basket..

So for anyone who thinks the baskets will never empty, have hope, it will happen one day.. Probably not soon if you have small babies BUT someday!!!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Lost in a Book

I came across this book tag while reading the lovely Aisling's blog AislingsBeautyBytes and I thought it would be fun to do. Anyone can join in, just take down the questions and pop your own answers in.

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
  • Nowhere in particular, I read sitting at the kitchen counter, curled up on the couch or tucked up in bed. Wherever I can get a few minutes peace!
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
  • If I can find a bookmark great but usually it ends up being an appointment letter, a bill that needs to be paid or a random piece of paper.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter?
  • I prefer to stop at a chapter but sometimes I don't have a choice.
Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
  • I surely do, coffee in the the morning, tea in the evening and occasionally some treats.. ok nearly always for treats lol 
E-reader or real book?
  • I like both, I don't think it matters so long as you're reading. I would have all the books in the world if I had the space. I got a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas and I love it, I love the convenience of being able to get the next book in a series straight away and the fact that downloading books is far cheaper is a huge plus!
Music or TV while reading?
  • Not for me, the TV might be on in the background if someone else is watching it but I wouldn't have it on myself.
One book at a time or several at once?
  • Normally I would just have one book on the go but sometimes more, I wouldn't really have two big stories going at once, something light that I can dip in and out of.
Reading at home or everywhere?
  • Everywhere and anywhere, wherever and whenever I get the chance.
Reading aloud or silently in your head?
  • Silently in my head to myself, aloud if I'm reading to the girls, obviously..
Fiction or non-fiction?
  • Fiction most of the time.
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
  • Sometimes I get frustrated with a story and will read on a bit to see if it is going anywhere then go back and read it properly again.
Break the spine or keep the book like new?
  • It's very satisfying half way through a book to hear that nice crack as the spine breaks, a well cracked book is a well read book. Just look at the cracks on my Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, and that's not even my first copy!
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Do you write in your books?
  • No never, this is why notebooks where invented, and any excuse for more notebooks is fine by me.
Your favourite book?
  • That's like asking me to pick a favourite child, it can't be done.
Let me know if you take part in this tag so I can read your posts :)