Posts Tagged ‘NCT’

Point and Shoot – cars, canals, fetes and cheeky monkeys

| Days out, Link ups/Blog hops, Photography

tea on the green

We had a manic weekend this weekend.  I can’t believe N was still waking up at 5.15 each morning, even though he was on the go all day.  Quick naps were needed for the first time in ages. On Saturday morning my brother and I did a car boot sale.  We’re trying to clear out […] Read more…


Thrifty nearly new sales with toddler in tow

| Children's style, Hints & Tips, Lifestyle, Thrifty ideas, Toys & Gadgets

Happyland pirate ship

Today was the day of our local NCT sale.  I love volunteering, but it’s pretty difficult getting someone to look after N for a full day as the volunteers are there from 8 until 3.  I did decide to sell though, as I had a big pile of clothes and toys to get rid of […] Read more…

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Socialising vs life and work

| Observations

I’m now back working full time. My old job was an hour’s commute so to do nursery runs, I had to reduce my hours. Unless you’re very lucky, it’s hard to find a job that’s shorter hours.  Then there’s the toss up between reduced salary, spending time with children, part time by reducing days or […] Read more…

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It’s Christmas…party

| Christmas, Days out, Family, Food & Drink, Seasonal

Today was our NCT group’s Christmas party for this year.  We decided to do morning rather than afternoon as most of the toddlers sleep after lunch which means afternoons are a nightmare for timings of getting together.  We decided to do Secret Santa again as it always seems to go down well. Costumes were decided […] Read more…


Nearly new – more hard work, bargains and fun

| Odds and sods, Reviews, Toys & Gadgets

Yesterday saw me again doing a volunteering stint at our local NCT nearly new sale.  Even though it means a knackering day of hard work, and missing N while he gets looked after (this time by Grandma), I enjoy doing it plus you get the benefits of an additional 5% revenue back on any items […] Read more…

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