Saturday, 31 August 2013

I <3 red - Saturday stylings

Well I've been a little bit in love with the colour red for a while but my love affair got to a whole new level this week. 

After having feeling kind of down and grumpy lately I thought some retail therapy was in order so I dragged my mum and the little man to Canterbury for a mooch around.

This lovely red medley was what I came back with and sad as it is it has made me feel a bit better to wear some new colourful threads! 

According to the shop assistant I was 'bang on trend' (haha) buying all of the same colour in different textures, I didn't really care too much about that but I love it all.

As you may know I'm a Cath Kidston fan and although I don't think I own that much my husband has kind of 'banned' me from there. (I have to say he hasn't succeeded as two of my purchases this week were from there!) But despite this he ventured in this week to buy me a little present to cheer me up! I love this spotty posh brio and I'm looking forward to using it when I'm back at work next week. I'm sure it will cheer me up lots when things get tough. Aren't I lucky?

Our little family of three had a great day today sailing on a lake with my dad then off to a BBQ with friends and a walk on the seafront. The little man had a brilliant busy day and is napping on me as a write this bless his little heart! I felt happy in my new red-ness and the outfit with some denim shorts worked well for the whole busy, family and friends filled day! 

Red top, pink sweater and shoes- Topshop
Pen and rose hair clips - Cath Kidston

Thanks to friends and family for your help, chats and support to get me feeling a bit more like me again :) 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Adventures and A&E

We are having a fab time in Pembrokshire. We went on a fast boat trip across to a small Island to see wildlife and caves. It was amazing, the sea was a glorious blue and Jacob and the rest of the family had a great time spotting seals and jellyfish (yuk!) and looking a crabs caught in lobster pots. I was surprised to find out that the organisers allowed children of any age onto the boat (called 'Aquaphobia') but really pleased as it meant that we could all go together.

NB the small man fast asleep in the middle!
After the trip we stopped in St Davids, the smallest city in the UK for yummy fish and chips on the green. The sun was beating down and we were all chilled and happy. The little man is walking around all over the place now and is getting much more steady but unfortunately he fell down a tiny step and hit his mouth on the floor, he did catch most of the impact on  his hands and seemed quite ok apart from the scary amount of blood coming out of his mouth. I was beside myself as it looked like he had bitten the inside of his lip badly. I wasn't sure what to do but just comforted him and in a couple of minutes (which seemed a lot longer) the bleeding and crying stopped and Jacob was pretty much back to his normal happy self. It did still look to me like there was a flap of skin inside his mouth so we took him to A&E to get checked over.

The doctors and nurses were really nice and Jacob was fine, strictly speaking I don't think he needed to go but I just wanted to be sure as I was worried about his mouth healing strangely but they have assured me its a very minor and common injury to his frenulum (the small fold of tissue that secures the lip to the gum) which can be easily torn and will heal fine on its own (phew). The A&E department in Haverford west had its very own children's waiting area with toys and colourful seating so we didn't have to worry about keeping him quiet or contained which was brilliant and something I haven't heard of before!

At least my mind was put at rest. I have taken some teasing from my mum, a few times when someone has knocked themselves or got a paper cut she asks me if we should go to A&E. I'm choosing to ignore that! The baby is so precious I would hate to think that I had not taken action when I should have.

I've been really emotional about the little accident, it's made me feel a bit nervous about looking after the little man. He is growing up and it's going to be hard to protect him. He dealt with it all really well though and I think that learning that he will get hurt sometimes and everything will be ok is probably all part of growing up into a strong and confident person.

Unfortunately about 3 hours after arriving on holiday a few days ago Jacob's dad also had to go to A&E - when unpacking some groceries he cut his finger very badly on a broken bottle. There was blood everywhere and its a very deep cut. A few butterfly stitches and dressings have sorted it out though but it has meant he can't go in the sea or do any washing up (the lengths some people will go to to get out of chores!!). He is fine though thank goodness but I'm not happy about the frequent visits to the hospital - I just hope that's it for this holiday!

Walking in the river that runs to the sea on the Nine Wells rocky beach
We've been enjoying beach walks, coastal path walks, seaside fun, picnics, sunshine (yes in Wales), boat trips, rockpooling, dining al fresco in the evenings, charades and much more. I think the rain might be coming now so we might have to get a bit more inventive with our activities but I'm looking forward to the rest of our time here.

Panorama Newgale Beach

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Silent Sunday 04.08.13

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