I’m now in my thirties (shhhhh, don’t tell anyone) and I’ve seen alot of friendships come and go in that space of time.
I suppose it was a given that when I moved some 200 miles away for university, I wouldn’t be able to keep in touch with as many high school friends as I perhaps would have liked to. Note that this was in the age before social networking and free text bundles (dare I say dial up internet was all the rage too!)
However, here I am a few decades on. Through marriage, jobs, multiple house moves and a child, I have lost a few friends alone the way, but the best ones stick around. You always meet the nicest people when you least expect it and the people who have been through your high and low points in life, for whatever reason just drift away.
THURSDAY THOUGHTS – RELATIONSHIPS – Life With Munchers
When I first became pregnant, I never intended to return to work. I always thought I would stay at home. Spending my days cooking, cleaning, school runs and in general, being the perfect housewife and mother. Let me tell you, it isn’t like ‘The Waltons’!
To cut a long story short, I was lucky (I see it that way) to be offered a very flexible work from home position 5mths into my maternity leave, which meant I wasn’t losing time with Munch. I could do the hours whilst she napped and I didn’t have to pay out for child care, so it seemed a no brainer.
My foresight perhaps wasn’t the best though. As routines changed, naps were dropped and Munch demanded more time. It no longer became possible to juggle work at home and slowly we started to put her into nursery, 1 day a week, 3 days a week, 4 days and then eventually 5 days. Which in hindsight was quite a nice introduction to nursery life and I feel lucky that we had this staggered opportunity.
I’m not going to sit here and preach that I work because we can’t afford for me not to. In whole that isn’t true. Yes we could have ‘survived’. However I wanted more than just surviving.Continue reading
I was lucky enough to be nominated for a Liebster Award by the very lovely @GenuinePlacebo, from her blog Redhead Babyled. The Liebster Award basically gives new bloggers a chance to stand up and spread the word about their blog to the vast community. So, thank you for the opportunity Donna!
I’ve been given 11 questions to answer and in turn I have to select 11 new bloggers (under 200 followers) to answer 11 questions from me.Continue reading
The illusive Parent and child parking space. A perk or a neccessity?
Not enforceable by law, these spaces are provided by an increasing number of supermarkets and shopping centres as a courtesy. A gesture of goodwill, in the hope that you will continue to shop there if you find it easy to park and offload your car full. Lovely gesture it may be. I just wonder however if it has simply created a monster in me and others. After all, what did people do before these spaces existed? Well, they made do!
I have scoured the Internet on this issue and a few supermarkets (location specific) do enforce their spaces and fine those who do misuse. However it would appear to only be those car parks managed by a third party. Not something I’ve seen where I live. Tesco issue a sticker for your window to ‘allow’ you to use their spaces. But at my local store this is nothing more than a gimmick.Continue reading