Round up of 2016 and looking forward to 2017

Best of 2016 and looking forward to 2017 - Bubbablue and me

Another year is almost over and it’s time we’re all making plans for the upcoming year. I have to admit that I don’t really do resolutions…or planning goals for the year. Because I know I’m unlikely to stop biting my nails after 30 odd years. And goals change so much, it’s enough that we have to do them for work. So I usually have broad aims. For the blog and social media, I’d like to have a better year than… Continue Reading “Round up of 2016 and looking forward to 2017”

8 signs you’re growing up

8 signs you're growing up - Bubbablueandme

When I was a child, I didn’t really see myself as growing up. And I don’t think there was a particular age I thought of as being grown up. Maybe on leaving university. Or getting married. Or having children. As I couldn’t see myself doing either of the last two, I was pretty safe in always being young! Having birthdays and being a year older never really got me down like some people. It’s just another year. Another year of not… Continue Reading “8 signs you’re growing up”

Our family calendar system and plus other ideas

our family calendar system - Bubbablue and me

You’d think being a project manager in my current job would mean I have a perfect home organisation calendar system in place. Prior to having N, I only needed a paper diary and a wall calendar, and I never missed anything…birthday, anniversaries, events etc. But since having him, I find I need more than one thing to keep on top of things. Even so, I still forget birthdays. Mostly because I remember a couple of days before, mean to write… Continue Reading “Our family calendar system and plus other ideas”

Breaking out of an eating out rut – restaurant challenge

When you’re a parent, especially a mum, life tends to change however much you try to maintain your old lifestyle. Pre-N, I would go dancing 3 to 4 nights a week, going away dancing 2 or 3 weekends a year, and always intended to go back to dancing, if only once a week, or for freestyle sessions.  But it’s not happened (not helped by most of my dancing friends stopping or moving to other dance styles), so I’ve not got… Continue Reading “Breaking out of an eating out rut – restaurant challenge”

The difference in family routines

family routines

However much I set out everything for the morning the night before, it always seems like a rush.  Of course that might be due to me wanting to read in bed for as long as possible now I’m back into reading, but I’m sure it’s more to do with laziness of N as well.  He never wants to get himself dressed, wants to eat breakfast at home even though he gets breakfast at nursery etc. I was thinking about the… Continue Reading “The difference in family routines”