Losing track

I always lose track of what day it is over Christmas, and this year is no different. The time seems to have gone quite quickly. Thankfully I...

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Christmas

So, it's over with for another year - we now have a mountain of food to get through! The kids had a great time yesterday which is the m...

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Very long week

It's felt like an extremely long week, thankfully it's almost over. Anna has been ill since Monday, although she's mostly better...

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Manic Street Preachers at the O2, London

Manic Street Preachers at the O2, London

Saturday saw Anna and I out alone together for the first time since Kitty was born, and what better way to spend the time than seeing the Ma...

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Sorted (mostly)

I've finally got all my Christmas presents sorted! Still waiting for a couple to be delivered (I was going to buy one present in HMV but...

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Humbug

I remember what I dislike so much about Christmas - choosing presents for people! Thankfully I've got Jonathan's sorted now, but sti...

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C8H10N4O2

I've had two terrible nights sleep in a row - had 5 hours (in 3 blocks) on Tuesday night, last night was slightly better but still only ...

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Steam train

Steam train

We had a reasonable weekend, despite Kitty being unwell and Nicky being prone to silliness. On Saturday I took Nicky into town so he could ...

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Dentist

I can barely remember what we did at the weekend, days just seem to all blur into one. It was fairly quiet by our standards I think. We went...

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Down with the sickness

Everyone in the house is ill to some degree, and as a result everyone is also sleep-deprived. I'm surviving by drinking lots of coffee, ...

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Somerset

On Saturday Jonathan and I went down to Wells to see our Aunt and Uncle and Granddad. The journey down wasn't too bad, apart from Jonath...

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Long week

I don't think I've stopped this week, can't recall sitting down and relaxing at any point! Kitty's teeth seem to have all co...

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Notice

Dear people setting off fireworks near us, a full week after Guy Fawkes night - you're a selfish bunch of idiots (resisting the urge to ...

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Poppies

All the arguments about whether the England football team should wear poppies on their shirts this Saturday seems pretty overblown to me. As...

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Jealous

Today saw the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and sadly due to a lack of time and money I'm not one of those who was queuing ...

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Fireworks

Last night we went to a fireworks 'display' at a pub, followed by a 'chilli-off' round a friends house. The fireworks weren&...

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Teeth

Kitty's teeth have finally broken through, so hopefully we'll get a bit of respite from the sleepless nights for a while now, until ...

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Clocks

This used to be what I considered my favourite time of the year - when I would get an extra hour in bed! Sadly, the kids aren't aware of...

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Return to form

This week hasn't been brilliant sleep-wise, but compared to last week it's been relatively good. I even felt refreshed enough at squ...

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Sleepless week

Sleepless week

We've not had a really good night since Monday, with one or more frequently both Nicky and Kitty waking up. With Kitty it's to be ex...

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31

Yesterday was my 31st birthday. We didn't really do anything special, we will be going out for a meal somewhere tomorrow evening (first ...

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Party

We went to Clacton this weekend for Anna's aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary which was on Friday (which was also mine and An...

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Another sleepless night

Between them, Nicky and Kitty ensured we didn't get much sleep last night. This was particularly unwelcome as I played squash last night...

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Tantrums

Tantrums

Nicky seems to have alternated between being absolutely lovely and a total monster over the last few days. We're not sure if it's do...

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Power cut

We had a power cut yesterday and the day before which threw us out a little, especially as all our cooking is done with electricity, but tha...

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Overheating

It was a really warm weekend, could have done with weather like that in the summer! We had a lazy day on Saturday as both kids have been unw...

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PSU DOA

My computer parts arrived as expected on Tuesday, but unfortunately I'm still stuck using my laptop, as it appears the power supply wasn...

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Spirit of the Wrist

Had a pretty good weekend. Went down to Adam's for a band session on Saturday, our first for three years! We even had a reasonably respe...

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Aching knees

Perhaps I should just title each post with whatever part of my body is currently not 100% - I can't remember the last time everything wa...

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Almost well again

I'm still not completely well it seems - I missed taking the antihistamines for one day last week and was coughing the next, so will hav...

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Feeling better

The antihistamines seem to have done the trick - I'm only coughing very occasionally now and feeling a lot better for it. I haven't ...

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Yep, still coughing

The cough is still going strong so went to the doctor again yesterday. It now looks like the cause of the coughing is my runny nose, so I...

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I want to watch Doctor Who

One day, Nicky will realise that he should sleep when he's tired and I won't have to waste time waiting for him to fall asleep. Toda...

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Getting better?

I've got one more antibiotic pill to take, and I'm not entirely sure if my cough is getting any better. I'm guessing it has, bec...

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Gave in

I finally went to the doctor today about my cough, which has refused to go over the past two weeks, and seems to be getting worse if anythin...

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Still coughing

This cough really doesn't want to shift, it's getting quite violent at times. It's also been keeping me awake which isn't wh...

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Not well

I've had a terrible cough since last Thursday, which I've caught from Nicky (how generous of him!). It's the kind of cough where...

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Same old, same old

It feels like it's been a long week, although that's mainly due to the usual lack of sleep (have been up before 6 for the past coupl...

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In your head, in your head

Feeling very much like a zombie this week. Kitty is still teething, Nicky is playing up to try and get attention, and even on nights where t...

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Not much going on

The last week seems to have dragged and been one long slog, but today feels slightly better, even though I've still not slept I don'...

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I live to fall asleep

Nicky was awake at 4am this morning. On the plus side he was asleep at 5.30pm yesterday so he slept for 10 and a half hours without really s...

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Tired of being tired

Kitty seems to be going through a growth spurt and sleep regression at the same time - both entirely normal, but not conducive to everyone e...

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Still aching

I'm still not quite recovered after Glastonbury, my knees still ache but I can walk normally now, and my back is still a bit tight. It&#...

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Glastonbury 2011

Glastonbury 2011

I guess I'm getting old, as I'm still aching post-Glasto, I'm sure it never used to take me this long to recover! We travelled...

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Goodbye old caravan

Goodbye old caravan

I went down to the caravan storage place yesterday to sort out having the old caravan taken away, and to load up the new one with things for...

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Clacton (again)

Clacton (again)

Last weekend we went to Clacton again, to test out caravan 2. We went to a different holiday park this time, the Haven, which seemed much be...

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Unwell

I feel like I've been unwell for weeks. I've not had a full blown cold as such, but for the past week I've been feeling occasion...

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Airshow and a wedding

The bank holiday weekend was pretty hectic, although was mostly enjoyable. I decided not to stress about the caravan until Tuesday because t...

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Bloody typical

Bloody typical

On Tuesday, I had a towbar fitted to my new car, with the plan of going away somewhere next weekend to see how the new car deals with towing...

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Quiet weekend

Quiet weekend

Despite weekends no longer counting as time off due to the kids (and I feel so old being able to say 'kids'), this weekend has been ...

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Losing track

I'm finding it hard to keep track of what day it is or what I've done on certain days, or am going to do on other days. I'm havi...

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The Land of Painted Caves

I actually finished this book a while ago but haven't had a chance to write about it. It's the latest (and 'final') chapter ...

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You and me

Up until recently, Nicky has always said 'you' when referring to himself, I guess because that's how we refer to him. I correcte...

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Caravanning to Clacton

Caravanning to Clacton

This weekend we took the caravan up to Clacton. I wanted our first trip to be somewhere relatively close as I'm still inexperienced at t...

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Long weekend 2

I should write more often - my short term memory is kaput at the moment. Reading my previous entry, I can remember doing those things, but I...

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Long weekend 1

The gaps between blog entries seem to be increasing, need to blog a bit more frequently really, although I haven't used my laptop since ...

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More chocolate for me

Had a very tiring weekend. It seems as though Kitty doesn't like it when Anna eats chocolate, so she's having to not eat it for a wh...

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Drained

Very tired, as is usual for now. Anna is also struggling with a bit of a cold, and both kids are a bit whingy for various reasons so quite a...

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Caravan

So, we finally have a caravan. I managed to successfully tow it from the place we bought it to the storage site yesterday (about 25 miles), ...

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Hotpoint are useless

The washer/dryer has broken for the second time in three months. A Hotpoint engineer came this morning, diagnosed a dodgy thermistor (same p...

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Jack's funeral

The funeral was on Wednesday morning, and we had a nice day for it. The service went as well as could be reasonably expected, and afterwards...

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Struggling to keep track

As things go, I've been sleeping moderately well over the last few days, but I still feel like I'm not in control of things. For exa...

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In your head, in your head

It goes without saying these days that I didn't sleep very well last night. I think Nicky is teething as he was up several times in the ...

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I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink

I think we're reaching new levels of tiredness now. Last night featured both children not sleeping for one reason or another, and it'...

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Drowsy

I've had a cold for the last few days, coupled with not sleeping well means I'm not feeling great! I probably shouldn't have gon...

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Zzzz

Two sleepless nights mean I'm flagging today. On top of that I also had yet another trip to the dentist to do prep for a crown - but the...

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Jack

Jack was delivered at 5.26 this morning after a twelve hour labour. Apparently my brother and his girlfriend are doing as well as can be exp...

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Very sad

Today is going to be one of the saddest days of my life. On Monday, my brother and his girlfriend went for the 20 week scan for their baby...

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Despair

There's very little that is worse than knowing something terrible has happened but you can't do anything about it. I'm feeling i...

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Perspective

I was going to write yet another blog entry about not sleeping, but I had some news this morning which makes that seem extremely trivial. I...

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Japan

It seems like every day recently that when I wake up (usually far earlier than I'd like to!) there is news of some disaster being report...

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Not too bad

I played squash last night for the first time since Kitty was born, and despite thinking I'd be out of practice I started really well, w...

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Another bad night

Had another restless night - not the best preparation for my return to playing squash tonight! I also had the last part of my root canal don...

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Better night

Last night was relatively much better - we had an earlyish night (about 10 o'clock) and although Nicky woke up a couple of times I got m...

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Remembering...

Suddenly, the memories of the tiredness, the lack of sleep, the crying and nappies have come flooding back. To be fair though, Kitty has ove...

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So much for that...

After two nights of reasonable sleep, last night was a bit of a setback. Kitty is still a bit nocturnal, and Nicky was a bit unsettled, comi...

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Friday!

Friday!

Can't think of an interesting post title, but I am certainly very glad it's Friday! I had a decent night of sleep again last night...

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Sleep!

As I suspected, I've got to go back to the dentist next week to have my root canal finished off, but all of the nerves have been removed...

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Sleep is for the weak

Another sleepless night last night. Starting to feel the effects of not sleeping properly, although I seem to remember it being worse with N...

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