Posts Tagged ‘NCT’

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…

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Secret Santa excitement

| Toys & Gadgets

I’m really excited about Secret Santa this year.  I refuse to take part in the work ones, after my first job where everyone took the mick out of one present I was give n because it was wrapped in newspaper by the ‘rubbish’ guy in the office (squash balls – perfect gift for me at […] Read more…

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What makes one group work and another not?

| Observations

Over the past year and a half Nathaniel & I have been to lots of different baby & toddler groups.  We were lucky at the beginning having had a group of good NCT friends where we could all agree to meet at one group or the other so we didn’t have to be the one […] Read more…

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Natural mum or be prepared?

| Odds and sods

I was astounded yesterday as a work colleague (we’ve only been working together since I was back after maternity leave) asked me if I was ever going to have more kids.  Her reasoning was “you seem like the type to have a brood of 3 or 4″.  I almost fell off my chair laughing. For those […] Read more…

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Rainbow cake & stripy jelly

| Odds and sods

Ok so Nathaniel’s first birthday was a week or so ago, but our NCT group of mums & babies decided to do one of our regular celebration get togethers in honour of all the first birthdays.  We were hosting it at ours, so I spent lots of time cooking in preparation (everyone always brings bits […] Read more…

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Birthday preparations

| Odds and sods

Well, I say birthday preparations, but actually I’ve not started thinking about them, other to agree that our NCT joint 1st birthday party can be held at our house, and to debate whether we need to have a specific 1st party for Nathaniel. Would it be really bad not to have one?  It seems from […] Read more…

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