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A Letter To…Our First Born, Before You Become A Big Brother – #Blogtober16 Day 21

Tonight as I put you to bed, I realised it would be the last time you would sleep in your bed as an only child. 

This weekend you’ll be staying with your grandparents, as you often do on weekends, and if your baby brother doesn’t arrive before I’ll be induced to have him on Sunday. In which case you might end up staying with grandparents a little longer. 

I’m sure that’s not going to be too much of a hardship with all the extra milky bar buttons you’ll be spoiled with! 

I’m excited that we’re going to have another little member of the tribe, and that you’re going to have a little sidekick to grow up with. 

But it was still a bittersweet feeling, knowing that my first baby is going to be a big brother. 

You’re still only little yourself (I know, I know, you’re a big boy but you’re still our baby!) but I hope you know that we will love you just as much as we always have no matter how different things might be. 

Tonight the bedtime routine went completely out the window, and I squeezed myself in beside you and cwtched you until you fell asleep. 

You won’t remember tonight, but I will. 

We love you so much G

Lots of love, Mum & Dad xxx

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5 Super Cool Things About Where I Live – #Blogtober16 Day 20

I love living in Wales. There may be a time that we might live in a different country, but Wales will always be my home.

1. Wales has the most amazing views and landscapes. When we lived in Skegness for 6 months, I genuinely missed the green and the mountains. The mostly flat terrain left me aching for the sight of a mountain forest, no matter how much rain fell on them.

2. My school produced some major sporting stars. It’s pretty cool to be able to say you were in the same classes as Gareth Bale and Sam Warburton. We’ll just skim over the parts where I don’t think I’ve ever actually held a conversation with either of them, or that it leaves the rest of us feeling like we’re under achieving massively! Good for them!

3. We’ve got our own language. It’s not always pretty sounding, lots of harsh sounds, but I think that our tiny country having its own language is pretty special. And despite almost dying out it’s growing again and becoming more important and popular. Even the English speaking schools now have to include an element of Welsh into every lesson, even if it’s just days and dates. You may also have the upper hand in a job interview if you can speak Welsh. 

G is most likely going to be going to a Welsh speaking school, and I’m looking forward to improving on my limited lingo too.

4. The NHS. Ok, so I know it’s not just in Wales, and I don’t always get very political here, especially in a mostly light hearted post, but the NHS is something so amazing that we really need to appreciate it more. It’s by no means perfect, but it’s a hell of a lot better than what a lot of people have. 

5. The most importantly cool thing about Wales? Uh Doctor Who is filmed here!!

Many of you will know that we are a family of Whovians, in fact  I was woken up this morning by a voice coming over the monitor “I am a cyber man. You will be deleted” I can’t tell you my startled response, let’s just say it’s a good job G wasn’t stood next to me or he might have learnt some new words that would not go down well with grandparents! 

It’s brilliant being able to spot local places and landmarks when you’re watching, and remembering times you’ve been there.

In short, I bloody love living here! 

Mrs H xxx 

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Favourite Foods – #Blogtober16 Day 19

I don’t even know where to start on this one!

I’m not a size 8, and I never will be, because I love food a lot, probably a bit too much.

Asking me to choose a favourite is almost as bad as Sophie’s Choice ;) 

I guess if I absolutely had to choose it would be pizza. I don’t think I’ve ever turned down the chance for pizza, or ever not “felt like it” and at least you can change up the toppings to vary it a bit. 

For a “home cooked” meal I will never turn down a lamb dinner, preferably with mashed potato and proper gravy and lots of mint sauce, or Mr H’s famous lasagne (seriously amazing stuff and requested for every family event, gathering and trip). 

I’ll have to stop there because a) I could go on forever and b) I’m starting to get hungry! 

Mrs H xxx 

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Zodiac Sign – #Blogtober16 Day 18 

I’m an Aquarius, which is the water carrier. Which is also really confusing because apparently it’s an air sign!? How is the water carrier an air sign?!

I consider myself fairly hippyish when it comes to things like being aware of full moons, using Amber for teething, planting lavender for luck etc and I used to read my horoscopes in magazines and papers all the time.

But of course I’d only believe them or relate to them if they were nice.

As for the kind of person you’re supposed to be because of your sign, I’ve never really noticed or looked into what that should be.

A brief Google search tells me that an Aquarius is philanthropic and humanitarian, which I wouldn’t say was untrue at all, but possibly not my strongest focus.

It also says I’m not great at displaying emotion, which is massively untrue. I can cry at an advert let alone a sad film! 

Mrs H xxx 

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Favourite Concert You Attended – #Blogtober16 Day 17 

I can’t say I’ve been to many concerts over the years. I enjoy them when I’m there but it’s never a big deal to actually go.

I really wanted to go to the McFly concerts this year, but I could only get standing tickets which was not at all realistic being about 7 months pregnant at the time.

I’d probably say my favourite concert I’ve been to is a Boyzone concert a few years ago. Proper cheesy but I love them and I’m not ashamed to say that an album still features in my cars’ playlist selection. 

I’d choose this concert as my favourite because I got to go with my cousin. 

We loved the band when we were little, so it was really fun to enjoy and reminisce about childhood memories and sing along again. It was funny to remember who we had crushes on as little girls and how that had changed. 

We both had a thing for Stephen, and aged about 6/7 were both convinced we had a chance at marrying him in the future…my cousin had priority of course because she was older than me. Turned out neither of us had a chance!
We were really close as young kids, but as we’ve got older we don’t spend as much time together, obviously life is different for both of us and it’s inevitable it’ll happen, so it was lovely to enjoy the experience together.

It was also the last concert tour Boyzone did with all of the band members, before Steven tragically passed away, which in hindsight is really special to have got to see them. 
 

Mrs H xxx

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