Nursing Bits: Lets not smoke.

So everybody knows smoking is not a good habit to have, as a nurse (especially as a respiratory nurse) I have a duty to help with smoking cessation. I feel that as a country we have come far with smoking cessation, however there are still people I come into contact with every day who still…

Short Story: The Jewel Of Gyan.

On to my third short story, the genre was given to me by Christy who gave me detective/mystery as a genre prompt. Please check her blog out at Cookies and curse words (her recipes look fab). I wrongly though this was a comfort zone for me, maybe mystery is but detective certainly isn’t! I actually learnt…

Parenthood: Keeping your dog happy after having a baby.

One of the main topics I noticed while browsing parenting forums, whilst pregnant, and whilst having a new-born baby, was in regards to dogs. Before you have a baby, if you have a dog, you are used to giving them a lot of attention and often you don’t have to think about anything else. This…

Short Story: Erie

So this is my second short story! with my inspirations coming from Momma Bird who gave me the place of Sandusky, Ohio. I have never been, or in fact even been to america so I hope I haven’t butchered it too much! Please check out her blog over at Momma Bird Blog.  The smell of whale…

Nursing Bits: Lets Talk About Death

I’m going to talk about dying, which is something not many people do. In recent years I have had to face this issue on a very personal level. The first time I had ever had somebody I love very much die was in 2016, when my son was miscarried. This was the first time I…

I am such a crap blogger!

Erg I am so sorry if you take the time out of our day to read about my life and have noticed I have gone missing for over half a year. My bad. all I can say is ergg work. Ergg babies. They are my only excuses, that and a massive lack of motivation. I…

Exploring Sintra in Lisboa, Portugal, with a baby.

When we weren’t at our base of Ericeira, we were traveling around the area of Lisboa in Portugal. Lisbon being the main attraction, or at least the attraction that most people think of. I fully recommend exploring Portugal, there are loads of package holidays to Portugal (mainly in the Algarve and Madeira) and maybe people…

A week in Ericeira, Portugal, camping with a baby.

Our destination all along had been Ericeira, surf capital of Europe. It is an incredibly surf orientated place, which before going I was not aware of. This was quite intriguing for us ladies as there were a lot of surfers, nice looking surfers. Ericeira is not what I expected from Portugal, it was far more…

What is normal for… breastfeeding? part 3.

Breastfeeding, the biggest love hate relationship I have ever had in my life, period. So I thought I would pull together a list of pros and cons; a little continuation of my breastfeeding experience. I have discussed my breastfeeding journey before, but only the beginning, there is so much more. It is so much easier…

Why you should go on a driving holiday.

This week I will be discussing the final drive to Ericeira (before we started heading back), and reasons why you should do a driving holiday, gulp, with children. I often get asked: why do you drive for your holiday? What are the benefits? Are you mad? Among many other things. I mean why would you…