When I became a single parent I used to worry about finding the right person to be around my children. I never really thought I would ever meet someone else so never really pictured how it would pan out in the future. I feel really lucky having Mr M in my life and around my children, hes a great influence on me and the children. He never fails to make myself or my children laugh or smile and when I sit back and watch him with them I know I picked the right person to be around me and my children.
We have been a big fan of the Bubble Bum booster car seats since the day they were launched. In the past I have lent my Bubble Bum to other parents at our school when they have needed it for holidays because they fit perfect in between two toddler car seats. I always keep one in the boot of my car just in case I need an extra seat for my nieces and nephews or the childrens friends when they come home from school for tea with us.
Nothing quite says Easter more than a Lovely Half Leg of New Zealand Lamb. The children think Easter is about eggs, chocolate, bunnies and chicks but for adults or should I say for me and Mr M Easter is more about a lovely roast dinner. I was given a fantastic opportunity to cook an Easter Roast Lamb dinner following a recipe and then sharing it with my readers so here goes.
Last week I was offered the chance to try out a recipe for some Gluten Free Cupcakes. I have always wondered what Gluten Free cakes taste like so I thought I would give them a shot. One of the mums from my childrens school is Gluten Free and she posts lovely photos of cakes, biscuits and treats that she makes on her Facebook page and they are all Gluten Free and look lovely. Its something I have always wanted to try so I can compare them to my normal style of cupcakes that I make so this week I decided to make some Gluten Free Easter Cupcakes.
The last weekend in February was approaching fast and I knew I was running out of time. I had big plans up my sleeve and I had to get things ready because I was not going to wait another 4 years for this date to come around again. Four weeks ago I received a text offering me an amazing deal on a weekend away at our favourite place so I took the bull by the horns and booked it, I then rang Mr M and told him that we were going away for a long weekend and he needed to book two half days off of work. What HE did not know was this weekend was about change our lives forever.
So three weeks ago myself and Mr M went away for a romantic break we jumped into the car Friday afternoon, had a quick stop at the hospital on the way for an appointment about his impending knee surgery that he was having in a couple of weeks and then we headed off to the coast. We arrived at our accommodation around tea time and jumped straight into the hot tub to relax and unwind. We sat in there for hours chatting and laughing under the stars surrounded by nothing but trees and darkness and this man had no idea what was about to come.
On Friday last week Mr M went into hospital for an operation on his knee. He was the first one into day surgery that day and I think he must have been the first one kicked out of hospital that afternoon. At 1pm I picked Mr M up from hospital ready to bring him home so he could rest, he has had major surgery on his knee again following a skiing accident he had 8 years ago. I managed to get him home ok but as soon as his bum hit the bed in the lounge that I had made up for him he has not been able to move.
Little Bird has been asking to join a karate group for quite sometime now, when we were at our local leisure centre a few weeks ago he saw a banner for our local Karate club. I gave them a ring and they told me to bring him down for a free trial.
At the beginning of December last year we had our appointment at the hospital to find out where Little Bird sits on the ASD scale. It had been a long wait to get this appointment but after 2 years we were pleased it was finally here. The hospital met Little Bird for a 45 minute assessment where he was asked questions whilst they played with him. I do not really know what happened in that room as Little Bird did not talk about it afterwards but he came out happy and was not phased by the meeting at all.
A week later I went back to the hospital for an intense meeting to talk about my boy. I was at the hospital for about 4 hours and I was surprised to learn when I arrived that before I left that day I would have a diagnosis.
I can’t believe it I have actually completed my third year of Project 365. I’m not going to lie I definitely struggled with it last year, it was hard remembering to post everyday but I carried on taking the photos and would do a big catch up when I had time to sit down. It was hard work and towards the end of the year I nearly threw the towel in and gave up so many times. Every time I thought about quitting I made myself catch up, after all I’m not the kind of person to give up on something I have started, I am stubborn like that.