29 May 2009

We all need a bit of encouragement

I received this award a little while ago. I didn't post it onto my blog straightaway because I had only written two posts and didn't think I deserved it. Now I've had time to think about it however, I see that it was probably given to encourage me to continue blogging. And yes, it did give me a boost. So thank you Amy, and here it is....

Thank you very much to Amy  for this very welcome award! I am very grateful so I will pass it on. Here are the rules!
  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
  2. Pass the award to 10 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

So here are the 10 new blogs I've found (I think I've worked out how to do the links)!:

Another day in the madhouse

New mummy

Supply and demands

One with, one without

All grown up...

I promise that I will do my best

Sticky Fingers

Maternal tales from the south coast


A modern mother

So there you are ladies enjoy your award. I hope it gives you a bit of encouragement too! 

Also I will continue the tag from Amy with my 5 pet hates:

  1. Bad driving - I could easily list 50 examples of bad driving!
  2. Intolerance
  3. Sexism, racism, sizeism, ageism
  4. Britain's Got Talent!
  5. There only being 24 hours in the day

I feel better now......... happy tagging!


26 May 2009

A bit of hush

My husband wonders why I don't listen to more music on my laptop. I've had a little play with Spotify and it's brilliant. I've worked out how to listen to the radio via the web. But so far I haven't taken advantage of this world of free entertainment. He works from home and listens to music all day every day. Lucky him.

I love music. Music has always been a huge part of my life. My husband and I write and record songs. Before we had the babies I loved going to gigs. So why don't I use my new laptop to listen to music? Well this morning I tried and this is what happened...

I was keeping an eye on Twitter when I saw a tweet from @HellenBach announcing a new Janet & John story on Wake Up To Wogan. I used to listen to Terry on my way to work so I decided to fire up the IPlayer. Well, I tried to listen, but I couldn't concentrate on it. I could hear Terry chuckling away, but I wasn't sure why.

Competing with Radio 2 were the following:
The baby was in the Chico Walker. He was bashing away at the buttons playing tunes and finding random beeping, woofing and telephone noises.
The toddler had put the baby bouncer on vibrate and had the 'waves crashing on the shore' at full volume.
The toddler had left the baby bouncer and was playing with V-Tech bus, again at full volume. Life was quieter when he hadn't worked out how to turn it on. Sometimes we used to turn it off and say it was broken. Why do people buy them electronic toys? 
The washing machine was on spin.
The microwave was on heating up some milk for the baby's porridge.
The toaster was on.
The kettle was on.
The cat was snoring.

Despite all this I decided to persevere with the radio. I put the babies in their highchairs ready for breakfast. While I was getting it all together, and in addition to the aforementioned cacophany, the boys were complaining too. We call it beeping, but it could also be described as whinging, whining or screaming.

Eventually I sat down to feed them and was able to listen to the radio. They were bemused by my singing along to the likes of Blondie, Neil Sedaka and Norah Jones as they ate their breakfast. But this moment of calm was short-lived as their Grandma soon arrived with their cousin. Their cousin likes to bang toys against the fireguard.

I shut down the IPlayer. Terry couldn't compete with my noisy world. This is why I don't listen to music much during the day!

One of my Twitter friends told me that one day I'd be praying for a quiet house (his children have all flown the nest), I want that now. But of course as soon as I have it I'll want the noise back, I'll want the commotion that comes from having children around. Perhaps I'll fill the void with music, or perhaps I'll enjoy a bit of hush. 


19 May 2009

That difficult second post

I had a dream last night that someone left a comment on my blog saying that my first post was the perfect length, and that I should keep going in that vein. I'm still new to this blogging lark but I don't think I can continue to be so concise. My own blog was the logical next step up from the 140 character constraints of Twitter.

So I am now trying to craft my second post, and like musicians talk about writing that difficult second album, I'm having trouble with my difficult second post.

I will start blogging 'properly' next time, there is so much I want to talk about. Honestly, it won't all be procrastinating drivel like this. Perhaps planning what to write is the secret?

I have had a warm welcome from the blogging world, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments, they are much appreciated.

So is this the perfect length for a blog post? I don't know. After all it was only a dream!


14 May 2009

Everyone else has got one

So this is it. I'm now blogging.  I hate to feel left out and everyone else appears to have a blog. 

Now I've got one I'm not sure where to start, or which path to take. 

It took a long time to decide on the title 'Baby Baby', I imagine I'll mainly be blogging about my life with my babies.  Who knows where this adventure will lead?!

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