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Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Kate on Thin Ice


Hello, happy Tuesday! Here's hoping for a slightly cooler day today compared to yesterday, which was ridiculously hot and sticky. I know it was going to be bad when the car read 25 when I took the girls to school.

Twinkly Tuesday, Kate on Thin Ice

Today's Tuesday Twinkler comes from Kate on Thin Ice.  I think Kate has been incredibly brave by sharing a super honest, personal post regarding her marriage and the difficulties they are facing within it.  Kate asked for support and received it and is thankful for having done so and despite the subject, I think it is actually quite a positive post and a good reminder to us all that it is OK to ask for help. Please do take five minutes to read the post and to show Kate some support.  


This Week's Linky

Please don't forget to follow the rules below, it only takes a moment to share your post and the linky. 

Linking
* You can link up to one post per week, old or new. Any additional posts will be deleted.
* The linky will open at 6am Tuesday and close at 23:55 the next day (Wednesday).
* Please add the Twinkly Tuesday badge to the bottom of your post.
*  By linking up, you are giving me permission to use the images from your blog if featured as a Tuesday Twinkler.

Commenting
* Please comment on my post and at least two other posts, including the one directly before yours and as many others as you can - we're all busy but lets show other blogs some love.
* I will comment on as many posts as I possibly can but please do not be offended if I don't manage to visit your blog. Rest assured, I'll continue to choose a Tuesday Twinkler.
* Don't forget to add *TwinklyTuesday to your comments so they know where you found them.

Twitter
* If you would like me to send you a weekly tweet to remind you that the linky will be open, please could you take a moment to leave me a comment to confirm, with your twitter handle.
* Sharing your post on Twitter? Don't forget to tag me, @newmummykate, using #TwinklyTuesday and I'll make sure to RT you! 



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Confessions of a New Mummy 

 

Tuesday Twinkler? This one's for you:
Confessions of a New Mummy 
 
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Gratitude Journal #38



Mum Visiting
Mum came to stay this weekend. She got here an hour before school pick up so was able to come and get the girls with me from school. Needless to say they were surprised and pleased to see them when they came out of their classrooms.

Mum here for an early morning wake up!
T woke me up at 4.15, ish, Saturday morning, complaining that she couldn't sleep and was wide awake. I managed to settle her and gave her strict instructions that she wasn't allowed to go in and wake Granny up until her (gro) clock had gone yellow.  When I got up later that morning, I found out she had gone through at 5am and had been wide awake since.  I had a migraine, so I was very grateful Mum had been there to take the brunt of it!  Surprisingly she made it through until about 5.30 when the wall of tired hit her and everything got too much for her.  I didn't think she would make it that long.

Kids Playing Nicely Together (Again!)
Another weekend with minimal tantrums, attitude and arguing.  They went out for lunch with Mum on Saturday and then we took them to soft play to burn off some energy.  T in particular has been really good. Long may it continue, we'll enjoy it whilst it lasts!

Kitchen Electrics
The electrician is here this week to start the electrics in the new kitchen. Hoorah! It seems to have taken us an age to get to this point. He was a little slow to let us know when he would be able to quote and then again to fit us in and then he was meant to come last week but was delayed. Luckily we know he's good at what he does as he's done a lot of work for the family. I just hope it all goes smoothly! 

Silent Sunday


Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Life of an Ambitious Turtle


Happy Tuesday folks! I hope you're having a great week, thanks for popping by this week's linky.  With how much rain we have had last week and with more forecast this week, I'm debating building an ark. Or at least finding myself some wellies and a decent waterproof coat! How's it been where you are?

This morning's Tuesday Twinkler is a post from Fi at Life of an Ambitious Turtle. As parents, parking on the school run, it can get a little fraught and the temptation is to just part up anywhere, so long as you can get the kids in to school.  Fi is sharing an open letter to all parents about how this affects her as a a wheelchair user and I would urge you to pop on over and have a read as its a good reminder to us all about parking more considerately.



This Week's Linky

Please don't forget to follow the rules below, it only takes a moment to share your post and the linky. 

Linking

* You can link up to one post per week, old or new. Any additional posts will be deleted.
* The linky will open at 6am Tuesday and close at 23:55 the next day (Wednesday).
* Please add the Twinkly Tuesday badge to the bottom of your post.
*  By linking up, you are giving me permission to use the images from your blog if featured as a Tuesday Twinkler. 

Commenting

* Please comment on my post and at least two other posts, including the one directly before yours and as many others as you can - we're all busy but lets show other blogs some love.
* I will comment on as many posts as I possibly can but please do not be offended if I don't manage to visit your blog. Rest assured, I'll continue to choose a Tuesday Twinkler. 
* Don't forget to add *TwinklyTuesday to your comments so they know where you found them. 

Twitter

* If you would like me to send you a weekly tweet to remind you that the linky will be open, please could you take a moment to leave me a comment to confirm, with your twitter handle.
* Sharing your post on Twitter? Don't forget to tag me, @newmummykate, using #TwinklyTuesday and I'll make sure to RT you! 



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Gratitude Journal #37

 


New Dishwasher
With the changes being made for our new kitchen and the pantry, we have been able to get a dishwasher in the kitchen in the space that was previously occupied by the washing machine.  D's brother kindly loaned us an old one he had but that broke, just as we were getting used to not having to wash up. We've brought a new one, which we will be able to integrate into the new kitchen, when its eventually done.  So I am very grateful to have a new, working dishwasher!

Good as new Dyson
We've had our Dyson since we moved in to the house over four years ago and in that time its been fixed twice under the give year guarantee. This latest fix has seen it fitted with a new motor so its like having a new machine.  I won't hesitate to buy a Dyson again as we use it daily (with two children, two cats and a dog, I'm conscious of the carpets looking grubby!), so I think we've done well with it.

Recovering well 
I'm grateful to be recovering well from my op. My stomach is covered in bruises and I'm still very tender but the stitches have healed well and, despite being exhausted, I'm back at work.

Quiet Weekend
This weekend has been a quiet one with absolutely no plans and it has been really nice. Even nicer, both the girls have been lovely this weekend with no tantrums and playing well together. In fact, Sunday they spent most of the day glued to each other, playing in the garden, barbies, lego, drawing etc. Its not all that often it happens so I love to see it.