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Loving Lately.. This Weekend.

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Loving this weekend...

New cameras that are small enough to pop into your pocket.

Little girls who think that snapchat is the funniest thing ever

Family days out. 

First tights of the season. Scuffed boots and all. 

Cookie & donut birthday cakes. Even if I'm not allowed to eat any. 

Baby kicks. Slow mornings, relaxed evening. Feeling a little more human after a poorly week. Big blankets on the sofa. Early morning bubble baths. Making plans. Making lists. Feeling motivated. 

How was your weekend? 



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Reading... Lately I've been reading a lot of blog posts that I've been finding through Twitter. Just this morning I read this one that made me laugh so much! 
Playing... I got hit with the flu on Wednesday. To begin with I thought it was just a bit of a cough until it got worse on Thursday and then yesterday I literally couldn't move off the sofa. I'm still feeling bad today but at least I've managed to get dressed. I'm playing catch up with jobs today. Well, as much as I can. I'm having to do one job and then sit down before attempting anything else. I just feel so wiped out. 
Watching... I've been spending most of evenings lately watching Netflix. I'm taking advantage of my free evenings before baby boy comes along and throws me for a loop lol! I'm very lucky that my older two go to bed with minimal fuss at 7pm. 
Trying... To find some energy to cook dinner. I've managed to peel potatoes and that's about it so far! 
Cooking... No idea yet! I know it's going to be something with potatoes. That's a start right? 
Eating... Not a lot the past few days. Not the best thing with Gestational Diabetes but at least what I am eating is still GD friendly, I'm just not eating enough of it but who wants to eat with the flu? Not me. 
Drinking... Water, Diet Coke and sugar free Ribena. 
Calling... No one today. It's just been me and the kids. I don't have the energy to talk to anyone at the moment! 
Texting... I don't even think I've sent a text today! That's unheard of for me! 
Going... We have our nieces birthday party tomorrow so I'm hoping that I'm well enough to go. I don't want to infect them all so if I'm still bad then Anthony will take the kiddies.   
Loving... The cooler weather we've been having. Ask me in December if I'm still loving it :)  
Hating... Feeling so bad whilst being pregnant. Last night I was laying in bed, aching all over, freezing one minute and boiling the next. I just couldn't get comfy. I couldn't imagine giving birth whilst feeling so poorly! 
Discovering... That it's ok to let the house get messy once in a while. I literally didn't do anything yesterday but lie on the sofa and you know what? The mess was still here this morning. No one died and the roof didn't fall in. 
Thinking... That I need to stop complaining! This is turning into a moan fest post. 
Feeling... Tired, achy and flu-ey but happy that I'm feeling better than I was yesterday.  
Hoping (for)... A good week. A fun day tomorrow with the kids. A good hospital appointment on Thursday. 
Listening (to)... The kids are actually being quiet.. That's probably a bad thing.. 
Smelling... Bleach. I cleaned my kitchen floor and I think I went OTT on the bleach.   
Ordering... I've just ordered the new Blogosphere magazine. I cannot wait for it to arrive. Earlier this week I ordered a new camera. Just a small point and shoot that I can carry around in my pocket rather than my big DSLR. It arrived on Wednesday and I love it! I'm looking forward to having a good play with it :)

How about you? What are you up to currently? 

Hubble Bubble Recipe

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Day 23 of the Blog-tember challenge calls for a family recipe. This isn't a family recipe per-se but it's something that I've been making for my own family for about six years now. It's one of those dishes that I don't think to make very often but when I do it's always a massive hit. I originally found the recipe in an old housewives cook book, which I don't even think I have anymore. I wish I had photos of the dish to share with this post but I've never taken any whilst making it but I knew straight away that it was the one I wanted to share today. 

Ingredients - 

1lb of potatoes - These need to be cooked and then sliced. 
6 rashers of bacon chopped
1 chopped onion
6 sausages - skinned and quartered
2 medium eggs
150ml milk
Salt & Pepper to taste

Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees. 
In a baking dish make a layer of potatoes. Leave half of the potatoes for the end.
Mix together the bacon, sausages & onion and place on top of your layer of potatoes.
Whisk the eggs, milk, salt & pepper together and pour this over the sausages, bacon & onion mix. 
Finish with another layer of potatoes. 
Cook in the centre of the oven for roughly 40 minutes or until the eggs have set. 

It's as simple as that. Once it's dished up you make think that it doesn't look too appetising - (It's the eggs!) however trust me, it is delicious! 


Autumn Clothing Essentials - Blog-tember Challenge

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I adore clothing in autumn! I'm all about layers, scarfs and boots. I'm desperate to go on a good shopping spree but at the moment with being pregnant, I'm guessing it's probably a good idea to wait until after the baby is born so I get more than 3 weeks wear out of anything that I buy! 
I'm so bored with my clothes at the moment. Nothing fits properly and by the end of the day I feel like my clothes are strangling me. Plus the weather has been so up and down the last few weeks. Warm one minute and cold the next. I am so looking forward to getting my shape back and being able to wear what I want and what I feel suits me, rather than what covers the bump. 

So my Autumn Essentials today for the Blog-tember challenge is clothing related. There are just some staples that you need during autumn. I have a feeling that by the time I'm up to going shopping we'll be into winter so it will be all about the jumpers, coats and keeping warm. 

You can't go wrong with a pair of knee length boots. They go with everything! Dresses, skirts, jeans. I normally have more than one pair per autumn/winter and love them.

I love turtle neck jumpers. There is something so cozy about them. I love the big knitted ones too.

A pair of nice fitting jeans are a staple that you have to have! You can wear them for everyday causal or dress them up. Win win.

I always like to have a chunky cardigan too for those chilly days. I constantly feel the cold and having something comfy like this to throw on helps so much.

I really want a knitted dress like this one this year. It would even go with knee high boots ;) I don't think it's very practical for winter but for autumn I think it's perfect. 

What about you? Anything that is a must-have in your wardrobe during the autumn season? 

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