Remember me?

So I’m back! After some time out with not a lot going on I wanted to get back into the swing of things again. Darcey has been in Year 1 for just over half a term and is enjoying it. Our recent parents evening was extremely positive. She’s doing so well especially with her reading and we couldn’t be prouder of her. Marnie has a trial at pre-school… today in fact! I for one, CANNOT WAIT! Two days Marnie free is what both Matt and I need and when she turns three in April she’s going full time. Absolute bliss. She’s excited too. She has no idea what’s going on, but she’s excited too!

So that’s school covered.

Work wise this is also going well. Matt has been driving a lot of billionaires around at his work. And I’ve just been given a pay rise.

Bear&Moo is starting slowly. I’m still waiting for my advertising manager (Matt) to get all my products on our Facebook page. I’d also like to be involved with some craft fairs in our local area, but who do you actually contact for that? By the time the adverts come out it’s too late to get a table booked. So I need to remember to get in there early!

I’d like to talk about mental health for a moment. I feel I’m in a good place right now. Not that I’ve ever been diagnosed with depression, as you know if you’ve followed me from the start, I have had trouble staying on top of my emotions where Marnie is concerned, but now she is almost three her communication is stronger and I can bargain with her. If she’s having a tantrum over not being able to have that third stick of chocolate I can now talk her out of it. This a great way forward for our relationship. And as much as I should have loved her lots when she was a baby, it was hard. I feel like I do actually love her lots now. She’s becoming a cheeky, funny little girl and it’s so lovely to see her face light up when she is laughing and just being happy. So all in all, there are good things happening there too. It’s taken a looong two and half years, but I’m seeing that light at the end of the tunnel and it’s fairly big!

Oh Matt and I have found TikTok. Oh my goodness it’s the best app I’ve ever had! If you haven’t got it and you want to just laugh at normal people doing funny videos then this is the app for you. I’ve done a few rubbish attempts at some ‘trends’, but I had fun doing it. I follow a few mums that I can totally relate to with mum life. It’s really great. The girls love @danispeaks with Bella and @parker_james with Steven. It will really make you want to join in with the fun.

Darcey turned six in October! Where has my baby gone? She’s growing waaay too quickly and so is her attitude! But that’s for another post…

I think that’s it for now. Just a little update for you all. Thank you for your support.

Netball World Cup!

So today was the start of the Netball World Cup! Set off from home about nine am and drove the 3.5 hours to Liverpool, singing and performing Queen, Paloma Faith and others all the way down. We’re staying at the Hampton By Hilton hotel.

Ali made the challenge to get as many netballers (famous of course) in our selfies. We check in at the hotel and bump into Ama Agbeze.

She’s a power house in Netball and we love her.

We headed over the Mersey River to be greeted with an amazing atmosphere of people dancing to music and just generally having a great time. It was awesome!

Gosh, we love netball and it was so nice to see like minded people enjoying the World Cup in our home country! Aussies, Kiwi’s, South Africans, Jamaicans, the Scots, Irish and many more nationalities were just having a fab time and enjoying the sport we all love.

We got some hoodies each too.

We didn’t eat here, but look how awesome this fast food place is. 🚌 America is always around🥰

So the games we saw today. Jamaica vs Fiji. I would say Fiji put up a good fight, but I would be lying, Jamaica ruled that court and managed to score an impressive 85 goals! If you know anything about netball, that’s a hell of a lot in an hour! Fiji only got a fraction of that score line at 29.

Then out came the big guns. England (our loveable England) vs Uganda! After a super start England took the lead and stayed ahead of their game throughout, leaving Uganda with only six players by full time.

We mooched around the centre for a while, found a Nandos and had dinner and finally got back to the hotel room. Getting ready for the next two games we’re watching tomorrow. New Zealand vs Barbados and Australia vs Zimbabwe.

We’re stoked that we’ve been able to see the four best teams in the world, but obviously we want England to win the whole thing! That would be amazing, coming off the back of the win at the Commonwealth games. They’re ready for this World Cup. They’re ready to win and they can win! LETS GO ENGLAND, LETS GO! COME ONE ENGLAND!! 🌹🌹🌹🌹