Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Ella's Kitchen Edible Event & Experience

Calling all adventurous little ones…

Baby and toddler food experts, Ella’s Kitchen, is creating a totally incredible, edible experience for little taste explorers to enjoy.

Created to celebrate the launch of the ‘my little BIG meals’ range, the super-secret taste adventure is designed to introduce little ones to a world of scrummy fruit and delicious veg, and features a whole host of fun things for little explorers to taste, touch, smell and discover.

The incredible edible event opens to the public at The Horniman Museum and Gardens, London onWednesday 26th February from 10.30am – 1pm and is free of charge for parents and little ones to explore.

WHEN? Wednesday 26th February, 10.30am – 1pm
WHERE? The Horniman Museum and Gardens, Victorian Conservatory
ADDRESS: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

My Abnormal Cervical Screening Results

A few days ago I received my results back from the cerivcal screening test which I had done due to the fact of me not having a period which is going on 4 month's now. So the doctor booked me in for a cervical screening test and also a scan on my ovaries and tube.

The results of my cerivcal screening test came in the post the other day. My face dropped when I seen the words 'abnormal results', so I now have to wait for another hospital appointment through in the post to go see someone in the colposcopy department.

Today was the day I went into Hartlepool hospital to have a scan done to check my ovaries and tube. I only have one tube left due to my Ectopic pregnancy back in 2011 when my right tube was removed.
I was a little nervous incase it was bad news about my remaining tube!

I arrived bang on time so I sat in the maternity waiting room which was full of pregnant women, who were waiting to go in for a scan, I felt abit strange with me having no bump, haha!

I ended up having to have an internal scan done as my bladder wasn't full for a normal scan. The results came back okay. So that was good to know that there was nothing wrong with my ovaries nor my remaining tube.

Now it's just a matter of a waiting game to receive my colposcopy appointment in the post.

Getting little scares like this makes me thankful for everything and everyone I have in my life especially my 2 beautiful girl's Alesha and Alana, there my everything and they know I'm always here for them. It's lovely watching them grow from crawling, to walking and then talking. A happy mummy moment!


'Women are routinely invited to have cervical screening tests (previously called smear tests). The tests are done to prevent cervical cancer, not to diagnosecancer. During each test some cells are removed from the cervix, with a plastic brush. The cells are examined under a microscope to look for early changes that, if ignored and not treated, could develop into cancer of the cervix. You are very unlikely to develop cervical cancer IF ... you have regular cervical screening tests at the times advised by your doctor, AND ... you have treatment when advised if abnormal cells are detected.'

Saturday, 8 February 2014

My Baby Bangle Which My Mother Treasured For 25 Years

I was over at my dear mother's house last weekend, it was lovely to see her. I don't see her as much as I used to but that's because we don't live within walking distance anymore.
All ready to go out

My wonderful mother
My wonderful mother babysat for me on the Friday and also Sunday, it's not often I ask her to babysit as she has raised her children (me, my 2 sisters and brother), so it's now her time to enjoy her life without having to deal and care for  her granchildren often. 
Alesha after her bath at nana's
Alana after her bath at nana's
My mother was really looking forward to babysitting as it ment she got to spend some quality with Alesha and Alana without me being there. My little munchkins were very well behaved for their nana, there was no tears from Alana during bathtime. If it was me bathing her she would of just stood holding onto the bath crying to get out, she is the total opposite of Alesha. 

When our weekend stay had come to an end my mother surprised me with my engraved baby bangle that she had always kept in a safe place to give to me later in life. Seeing and holding the bangle was like 'wow I used to wear this 25 years ago'! When I got home I gave it a good polish with some baking soda, looks good as new! It's now put away in a safe place with my Irish dancing medal.
My baby bangle