Thursday, 31 October 2013

NaBloPoMo day 1

So. I have signed up for National Blog Post Month, aka, NaBloPoMo. This is a challenge to post a new blog post every day for the month of November. 

I am going to find this very hard. I already find it hard to write about something new every couple of weeks, so finding new things for EVERY DAY, well, I'm going to struggle. 

But I am really excited. I'm hoping this will help me to find my imagination, which I usually lack, and use it wisely. I shall apologise in advance if some of my posts are dreadfully boring, or just downright dull. 

So, to try and start me off here's a few things about me.

1. I just turned 30. I wasn't remotely phased by it, unlike some of my friends who appear to have freaked out. I celebrated by going to see Disney on Ice with hubby and the wee one. 

2. I'm a big kid at heart (See number 1). Give me Disney movies all day long and I'd be a happy girl. 

3. I'm a staff nurse at a busy hospital. I do love my job, but it's incredibly stressful at the moment, and I'm constantly looking for something new. Or a lottery win. 

4. I hate housework. If that lottery win ever comes, it's the first thing I'm delegating to someone else.

5. I love to knit. I'm not that great at it, but I find it therapeutic. I really wish I could be better at it. 

6. I watch far too much tv. If my school exams had been on tv and film quotes, I'd have had straight As. My knowledge of some tv shows from before I was even born scares me a little. And I always seem to manage to fit a Friends quote into any conversation. I know, I'm strange! 

I really hope this has set me up for NaBloPoMo success! Why not check out the other bloggers who have joined up in the linky over at

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

I often struggle to find new things to do with the wee one on my days off. We do the usual things like soft play and we have playgroup on a Monday, but I often worry that I'm borning her with the same old stuff. She is only 21 months, but I like to keep her entertained and interested in new things. 

So we decided to go to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. I loved the transport museum when it was at the Kelvin Hall, and it holds a special wee place in my heart, especially the old fashioned street. So I asked my mum to come along with us, to check it out in its new location. 

I always forget to take decent photos when I'm out and about, so apologies for the lack/poor quality of them. 

It certainly is very different from when it used to be in the Kelvin Hall. I remember being able to climb into the cars and buses, but there's only a few you can get into now. The wee one enjoyed being a passenger on an old fashioned tram though (so did her gran):

The cars are now mounted onto the walls, which looks amazing, but it means you can't get a good look at them.   I do love this yellow one though. I took this photo from the bridge; those bikes are suspended high up in the air on a velodrome type thingy (technical term, that). 


On the old Subway. I love how they specify No Spitting, but my mum assures me that was a standard message on both buses and the subway back in the day. The wee one liked it:

However, I did not:

The subway freaked me out a little. It's just....spooky. Like the real life subway. Scary places. Just looks like a ghost train:

So glad they kept the old fashioned street, I can totally imagine Glasgow being like this. Cobbled streets, proper shops, bakers, cobblers, tailors, caf├ęs! You could even go all the way to Canada for £2, bargain! I was totally born in the wrong era. 

It was a but of a murky day when we visited, but the Clyde is still pretty, even in driech weather 

I can't wait to take the wee one back when she's a bit older and understands what things are,and how they were used in and around Glasgow. There are lots of interactive areas and computery (again, technical term) things that she's just too little and impatient for just yet. 

The Gallery - Body Parts

This weeks theme for the Gallery is Body Parts. 

I have to say, I have long thought my best (only) feature has been my hair. 

It is auburny-red. I am the only red-head in my family. My parents and my sister all have brown hair, so I'm the anomaly in the family. Someone somewhere in the family tree is responsible for my gingerness. I've never been tempted to dye it, as I really love my colour. 

When I was younger, my hair was much lighter 

But it seems to have darkened as I've got older

Why not check out the other entries to The Gallery over at

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Gallery: Because Mummy's glasses are the ultimate fashion accessory

This post is part of The Gallery. Why not check out the other entries over at

Sticky Fingers Photo Gallery

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Thursday, 10 October 2013

The Big Knit

I've been severely lacking in the knitting department for a few months now. I find it hard to knit while the wee ones around an she likes to play with my ball of yarn, and gets it all tangled! 

Then I saw an advert on tv the other day for Innocent Drinks The Big Knit. They were looking for people to knit tiny little hats for their smoothie bottles, and for each one sold they will donate 25p to Age UK. It looked like a perfect project for me to get my knitting mojo back.

The hats are quick and easy to make. They're also a great way of using up all the left over yarn that I struggle to throw away! 

So here's my effort that I will be sending on to Innocent. Apologies for the photos, I had to use my phone camera. 


Yesterday, Innocent Drinks twitter feed were #tiredoftyping, so they were handwriting their tweets and tweeting  a picture instead. They sent me this: 

How awesome!! 

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Thursday, 3 October 2013


So, I turn 30 on Saturday. I know, I know, I don't look it(!) (HA!)

I'm not going to go into mourning, hibernate or deny that it's happening. It's not that big a deal, since I'm technically only turning one day older. 

But, I'm no longer going to be in my twenties. A lot of great things happened in my twenties. I graduated uni, got my first nursing job, met the love of my life, married him, bought my first house, and had an amazing child. What is there possibly left to do in my thirties? I suspect there will be a lot of seconds (not a second husband I hope!). 

I may set myself some little goals, something to achieve, aim for and succeed at. That may be a future blog post! 

So does being thirty mean I have to grow up! I sure hope not. But I am sure looking forward to what it brings. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Gallery: Through the Eyes of My Phone

My poor phone. It is subjected to much torture at the hands of my toddler. She loves it, and is actually better at operating it than my mother. 

Though it's not until she's away, tucked into bed, and I'm looking through my phone, that I realise what she really gets up to and I find photos like these:

Nappy change:

On the move:


And ten or twenty that look like this:

This post is part of The Gallery, hosted by the lovely Tara, over at Why not check out the other entries? 


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