Living Arrows 3/53 (2018)

Living Arrows 3/53 (2018) – It only seemed like yesterday I was writing last week’s Living Arrows post. The day’s seem to be flying by. Being 26 weeks pregnant and running around after a toddler makes time go by in the blink of an eye.

The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

This week we needed to buy wellies for baby girl. She has grown out of her pink cat wellies so we popped into Tescos and found some pink unicorn ones. While we we there I couldn’t help but browse the baby clothes. They look so tiny to me now! I have kept all of baby girl’s clothes from 6 months up but I sold all her newborn ones.

I find she is growing so fast at the moment, at 23 months old some of her clothes are already 3-4 year olds. I guess she takes after her 6 ft 5 dad. Next up we need to go and look at some girls coats for her as I don’t think her little parka coat will last her much longer!

Living Arrows 3/53 (2018)

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Turning Your Garden Into A Homely Paradise

Spring will be on the way soon so now is the time to start thinking about and planning your garden space. A garden is more than a patch of grass – it’s part of your home. If you feel disheartened every time you look out of your kitchen window at the overgrown mess outside then it’s time to put some love and attention back into your outdoor space. Your home could become so much bigger if you spent some time appreciating your garden and relaxing there with the family; you’ll gain an extra “room”, essentially.

Turning Your Garden Into A Homely Paradise

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Here’s some advice on turning your garden into a homely paradise.

Get gardening.

The best way to turn your garden into a beautiful space is to get gardening. Planting more flowers and plants adds vibrancy and life to this outdoor area. You could even check out https://www.greenhousestores.co.uk/ for a greenhouse in which you could grow vegetables or plants. Even if you’ve never been particularly “green-fingered” in the past, it’s never too late for anyone to get started. Getting invested in your garden will give you a reason to keep returning to it. You won’t ignore that overgrown lawn or wilting flowerbed if you want to be out there tending to your garden. Turning your garden into a homely paradise is much like turning your home’s interior into a paradise; you need to regularly maintain your garden so as to keep it looking nice.

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#LuckyLinky Week 41

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 41.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 41

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

 

Rachel Bustin

 

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!


The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #4

Welcome back to my next installment of The Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #4. You can catch up with last weeks here. This week sees me at 25 weeks so only 15 weeks until my due date. To be honest because I’m having the baby at 39 weeks as planned the due date doesn’t mean much to me at the moment. Anyway as I’m at the 15 weeks point before my due date this week work needs to know what I plan to do.

he Sunday Pregnancy Diaries #4

With baby girl I left pretty early at 32 weeks. Partly because it was December and working in retail is hell at this time of year. Secondly I still had nearly 5 weeks of holiday to take which I took before my maternity leave started. Then of course baby girl decided not to come and arrived at 42 weeks. That time before she came I kept myself busy with blogging, reading and preparing for a new baby.

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Living Arrows 2/53 (2018)

Welcome back to my second Living Arrows 2/53 post of 2018. As Donna pointed out there are actually 53 Mondays in 2018, so it’s now out of 53! It was exciting to join Living Arrows last week, to read about what other bloggers get up to with their little ones. I’m sure my posts will pale in comparison. I do wish I had more time to get out and about with baby girl, but being a working mum it’s hard at the moment.

The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Well this week, we have seen a huge development in baby girl’s talking. She has come out with all kinds of words and phrases.

“Car keys”

“There you go”

“I’m OK! You Ok?”

Her counting has come on loads as well. She spots numbers really well. My husband has a number 9 on his tracksuit bottoms and she pointed to it going “nine”. She has turned 23 months old this week and I think she is advanced for her age, I suppose I’m biased though! My mum says with her being born 14 days late she developed loads more in my tummy!

Living Arrows 2/53

Yesterday she learnt the word “nana” when we we talking about bananas. The “B” is still a little hard for her to pronounce at the moment. She really is a little sponge soaking up words and phrases all the time.

I wonder what she will come out with next?

Thanks for stopping by today.

rachelbustin.com

 

Living Arrows

#LuckyLinky Week 40

Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 40.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 38

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

 

Rachel Bustin

 

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!