Author: Cheshire Claire

Full-fat or semi-skimmed milk?

I have never bought as much as milk as I have since having a baby now child in the house!  Until my early 20’s I didn’t drink either tea or coffee and my single days were spent with a preference for champagne, gin & tonic and the latest status cocktail to be seen with be it a Cosmopolitan or a Mojito!  My time in the USA introduced me to good old Starbucks and ten plus years of office life recruited me to the coffee / tea / team breaks. I have a vivid memory and still the remnants of a scar on my leg from a herbal tea detox I was on which having spilt the boiling herbal tea (no milk just boiling water and a bag of herbs!) resulted in a second degree scold – that wouldn’t have happened had I been relaxing with a G&T rather than torturing myself and my body with a another diet fad!  Anyway diets, a post for another day, I apologise I digress…  I attended parents evening this evening for my two year old H, at his nursery where he attends for three half days a week.  The nursery and the team are just wonderful, H and I love it and them, I cannot sing their praises high enough and developmentally he’s all on track – the right boxes all ticked –...

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Saint Swithun's Day – 15th July

Will it?  Or won’t it?  Summer stay with us that is!  I am hopeful, today is warm, bright, sunny breaks and most importantly dry … but it is only 11am!  Legend / folk lore has it that if it rains today it will rain for 40 days – please, please, no!  The year  I got married, 2003, 15th July was a dry, sunny day and the weather right through to September was scorchio – I am optimistic 2009 may be the same, join me and cross your fingers!    St Swithun’s day if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain St Swithun’s day if thou be fair For forty days ’twill rain na mair   Back to business for me with one eye on the...

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Its been a while …

… since I wrote about what I’ve been up to and the trials of life sent our way.  I’m now 24 weeks pregnant with baby number two and having been terribly ill for the first 14 or so weeks have had a good couple of months sickness free and generally feeling quite well, if a little tired but that is life as a working mum with a two year old toddler!  I have been working on some freelance marketing projects and met some really nice new people I haven’t worked with before which is great – a big shout out to the teams at YOYO Media and MadHouse HQ and fingers crossed for their imminent pitches!  Dandelion Lounge has displays, sample packs and competitions running at a number of Summer Fairs and Charity events.  If you aren’t at one and want a chance to win some of our fabulous cards, its easy, just register on www.dandelionlounge.co.uk before 30th September. Currently and for the last three weeks (and counting!) my family and are living with my parents whilst we have a new kitchen and bathroom fitted – we are already a week over and the frustration around the whole project and unreliable tradesmen is too great to write anymore than that at this point – grrr – I’ll write more on this I am sure but when tempers and patience...

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