A Wriggly Nativity

This time of year, just before Christmas is lovely, especially when you have young children. I love the Nativity plays and carol concerts and even the school Christmas Fayre’s. My first memory goes back to my Eldest Daughter when she played an Angel in her nursery. All the little Angels came into the room swirling around until they reached the centre. Then they stopped and began to sing. Well, they all did except Eldest Daughter who suddenly became incredibly shy and spent the whole song sucking her finger. At least she didn’t cry!

When Star was in nursery I was really looking forward to her Nativity. It had been such a long time since I’d attended any school activity and even though it came when times where tough then it was a touch with the real world rather than the hospital bed side I was currently glued to. Sadly, it never happened because Star got poorly and couldn’t attend.

Both Star and Boo have made up for it since then though, last year they both took part in a lovely musical ‘Bethelehem’s Buzzin’ which was really great. Even gthe Little Man was singing along.

This year Star is taking part in a carol concert next week, and Boo took part in the ‘Wriggly Nativity’
She hadn’t been very well but after lying around doing nothing for five days I thought that maybe sending her into school for the nativity might just make her feel a little better. She wasn’t being sick or anything, just hot and sleepy all the time. So, on Tuesday I arrived at the school to watch the show. Boo was a little sheep and barely took part at all, she didn’t join in any of the songs or dancing and just looked ill. There was a couple of times when she brightened up a little but it was obvious that she was just trying to make an effort. Bless her, she said afterwards that she really enjoyed it but I kept her off school for another couple of days afterwards to make sure she was fully recovered. I did feel guilty but it’s so hard to decide what to do when there are no other symptoms of illness but listlessness.

Here is a little pic of the children being Wriggly!

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Review – Tattoo Love Duvet Cover from Yorkshire Linen

With a large family I find I am always buying new bed linen and at Yorkshire Linen I find they have some fantastic bargains and a wide choice. I was happy to review the Tattoo Love single duvet cover set which I used on my eldest daughter’s bed. The colours fitted in perfectly with her pink and plum colour scheme.
The cover came with a matching pillowcase, it was well packaged and arrived quickly. It is made of 50/50 polycotton which means it’s crisp and fresh feeling without being harsh. It washes at 40 degrees and can be tumble dryed and ironed on cool.
I found the fit really good, sometimes I wonder if there is a standard single size as I’ve bought a few covers that have been too big and the duvet moves around inside. This one kept in it’s place and stayed comfortable.
The cover currently retails at £11.99 in the sale, regular price is £19.99.You can also buy the matching curtains for £24.99.
Yorkshire Linen have a really good range of bed linen in all sizes from single to super king size and their prices are really competitive.

I was asked to review a single duvet set, opinions are my own.

Our Day Out at the German Market

The kids had an day off school this week because of a gas leak and no heating. So I took them into town to visit the German Market. We are lucky to have an amazing German Market every Christmas time. It’s a lovely place to pick up quirky unusual presents, often handmade. The food is lovely too, I really enjoy the German sausages, but you can also buy lots of sweet treats too. We bought some flavoured marshmallows on a small wafer covered in chocolate, I believe they are called Schokokuss, or chocolate kisses.

Schokokuss, yummy chocolate kisses

The kids of course loved the fairground rides there, a big favourite is the Carousel.

Here is the Little Man enjoying his ride in the carriage;

The Girls had a ride on a small coaster which they loved


We all had a lovely day!

Google Doodle for my Birthday!

It’s my birthday. Jeez, birthdays are so difficult around certain ages. They are brilliant when you are a kid and the special ones, 18, 21, 40 etc are always special, but there are times when you just wish it wasn’t going to happen. I mean who really wants to be reminded that you are getting old.
So today I opened my lovely cards and a presents, felt a little disappointed in my other half who completely forgot (only a little disappointed because he never remembers anyway) had a low point where I really missed my mum (She got sick around my birthday four years ago and didn’t make it past Christmas) and enjoyed the attention given to me by my older kids.
One of the highlights of my day (yes, I know I’m sad) was logging on to my laptop and seeing this:

My very own Google Doodle. Hey I’m famous, even if it’s only on my laptop 🙂 
So I’m another year closer to getting my free bus pass. 
I’d like to finish with a big thank you to everyone who sent messages via Facebook and Twitter xxx

Praying For Kerry

Update: Sadly Kerry didn’t make it. My heart breaks for her husband and three small children. Rest In Peace lovely lady xxx

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I’ve never met Kerry but I’ve read her blog for a long while and like many other bloggers I was shocked and dismayed to hear of her plight. In the summer she suffered a brain haemorrhage due to a ruptured aneurysm. She has been in hospital ever since making little recoveries then suffering more setbacks. Her husband has been left in charge of their three small children and has been wonderful in keeping the blogging community up to date with her progress.

He has been updating Kerry’s blog for her:

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Liska from  NewMumOnline has had a wonderful idea. She wants everyone to join together on Saturday 24th November and give their positive healing thoughts to Kerry. She writes:

So I ask that you hand over your blog and your heart, on Saturday 24th November and let thoughts of Kerry, aka Multiple Mummy ripple through the cyber waves.

Let us all say a coordinated prayer for her at 10 p.m. on Saturday 24th November.

Of course if you are not religious and do not pray, then medidate, or make a wish, or do what feels right for you. 

Please if you can, do a dedicated blog post to her on Saturday so that she has her own HEALING CORNER of the world wide web on Saturday…

I have been praying for Kerry and her family since hearing of her plight and will continue to do so, and I’m sure many others will join in, in whatever way they can.

This poem was written by Alice, I found it on Pinterest
Please also visit the Pinterest board for Kerrys Healing prayers
Update: It is now a little after 11pm on Sat 24th November and the support for Kerry has been amazing. The blog hop listed below has almost reached 100 posts, I’m sure it will be more by the time it has finished. On Twitter we managed to get #Healing4Kerry trending for almost an hour.
I hope and pray that we have made a difference somehow. Standing together to fight for this lovely lady, family, friends, acquaintances and strangers speaking out as one voice in support for her and her family. I truly hope she begins to recover now and is soon re-united with those that love her most. 

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.