Saturday, 27 August 2016

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby
Why I Don't Want Another BabyManners Maketh Baby
7 Worst Things About Being An Adult

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Family Life

Friday, 26 August 2016

Friday Frivolity: Dieting

Friday Frivolity

This last week has been a bit of a disaster - I spilled a glass of coke over my laptop and that was the end of it. Thankfully my new (second hand) laptop arrived yesterday, just in time to catch up with the linky!

Still, it was obviously my own fault for drinking fizzy pop in the first place... It's just that:

Diet Quote

I'm lovin' this graph too -

My relationship with junk food...

Although, if this one is true I ought to be a size 0, junk food or no!

Calories in Household Chores
Perhaps it's because I draw the line at wearing high heels to do my chore workout, like these ladies back in 1957:

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Family History

Family History

I've been busy scanning in endless family photos and setting up a family tree. It's something that's always vaguely interested me, but now I have Marianna it somehow seems more important to record where she came from, and all the people who have helped create her.

Look out for more updates on the Powells, Birds, Reeves', Rowlands' and more!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Frugal Living

Frugal Living
Christmas on a Budget
Trade-In TrialsMy Shopping List
The Beginner's Guide To Comping (The Art of Entering - And Winning - Competitions)

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

What I've Won in August

What I've Won This Month

This month has been a bit quieter - but still very successful!

 Scott Cornwall hair products from
 £100 worth of Belle & Boo products from Bambino Goodies.
 Club Petz Martina the Little Turtle from Oscar's Toybox.
Smart View case for the Huawei P9 from and MobileFun.
 £10 voucher from
 Plan Our Date box from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.
☆ Giftware from Berni Parker Designs.
☆ Wingz from Blue Bear Wood.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Friday Frivolity - Funny Babies

Friday Frivolity

Babies are funny. Fact. I mean, just look at them:

Jessica Powell baby pic

I've been scanning in all our family photos, so I figure I'd use this opportunity to share a few of them. Here's my brother, Rhys, discovering chocolate:

Rhys Powell

And my dad as a baby back in 1966/7:

Kevin Mark Powell

My mum's baby photos mostly got flooded, so this is the earliest one we have:

Wendy Reeves

To make up for it, they ensured there were plenty of embarrassing photos of me!

baby pic
baby pic

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Now I am 5

My mum gave me a few old school books of mine she'd kept the other week, so I scanned my favourite pages in before consigning them to the great recycling bin in the sky...

Now I am 5

I struggle to do these things now...

I vaguely remember going on a trip with my parents and brother to see an Egyptian exhibit, and my brother being told they would leave him with the mummy overnight if he wouldn't stop being naughty. I kind of hope this is the event being referenced, because otherwise I was just some weird kid who wanted to see tombs and eat cheese on toast afterwards.

In my parents' recollections I'm always yelling at my dad as a little kid, so it's good to see proof that I spread my temper around. (!)

There were a few of these weird little stories in the book - Tommy Blue Tit featured prominently in one, and Moses in another. (It is not ours to question the teaching methods of the early 90s.) This one just edged its way into favourite position because of the 'secret life'. :D

The excitement, it never ended!

I'm linking up with -
Life Love and Dirty Dishes

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