Rash! Miss A and her allergic reaction

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At Brockholes – Look at Master A’s trousers. He found the only muddy puddle!

Rash! Miss A has been prone to them. The last two ones have been…odd!

Almost two weeks ago, Miss A had a rash, it got worse while I was at Blog On in Manchester. She also felt poorly. My other half thought it could be Scarlet Fever. It wasn’t. We didn’t know what it was, nor did the doctor, but she got over it.

Monday was a different story, similar rash but more obvious and a bit different. Miss A also had a mottled tummy. My other half is the most level headed, non-worrying man ever. He was worried.

Off to out of hours (primary care) they went, 8pm, as it always is. After waiting four hours, we had a diagnosis.

An allergic reaction.

To what?

Don’t know. Can’t tell. The suspicion is it is something Miss A ate or drank due to her symptoms but it could be anything.

So what’s next? Phoned our doctor the next morning. They won’t test her. I have to keep a food diary. Which is fine, a bit annoying but if it proves to be beneficial then it is worth it. Miss A is now on Piriton. Every time she has a flare up she has to take it until her symptoms disappear. Thank goodness she doesn’t get drowsy with it. Can you imagine how she would be with all her hobbies, especially ice skating!

Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen again but if it does..we have the right medicine as since Monday, her symptoms have cleared and she is back to her usual self again.

I am wondering if all her times she has had a dodgy tummy it has actually been part of this. Time will tell I am sure. This experience has one positive. Miss A doesn’t drink much water at all. She is like a camel. Since Monday, she has been drinking lots! I have bought her a new bottle with flamingos on (she LOVES flamingos) and a carry strap. She LOVES that bottle!

Fingers crossed we have some answers soon or even better, it to never happen again!

Ice Skating – Miss A has passed her Skate UK!

After 2 years and 4 months, Miss A, My lovely ice skating girl,  has finally passed all eight levels of Skate UK! My goodness I am so so proud of her. She has spent hundreds of hours on the ice to achieve this.  On Sunday morning, she completed the final element of level 8, her step sequence.

I can’t get over it.

Miss A has always loved ice skating but it hasn’t come naturally. However she has worked so hard and has achieved so much. The dedication and determination she has at the moment is amazing. She struggled at first but she soon breezed through the last few levels. Amazing girl!

I miss out on so much in terms of her ice skating as I can’t be there to see it as I don’t drive. This means that my other half takes her. But it’s OK, I get to see her dance more than what he does, plus he is the skater. I gave up ice skating a while ago. It just wasn’t for me.

I am looking forward to finding out what Miss A learns next, this isn’t the end of her ice skating journey, far from it.

I have had a long break from the blog so I haven’t updated you all about skating at all. Miss A took part in her first gala in March, she was fantastic, so was the rest of the children! She is preparing for the next one now. Can’t wait to see it.

I would like to thank all of Miss A’s coaches, they are amazing! And I would like to thank my other half. If it wasn’t for him starting skating, Miss A wouldn’t either. He has got up most Sundays at 6:30am to take Miss A to her lessons at Blackpool Ice Arena. I am so thankful, both of them amazing. Miss A has hardly moaned about getting up early and she now has a bit of a late night on Thursdays too.  She takes it all in her stride!

I am one happy and proud Mummy!

#OreoCookieQuest challenge – a poorly household!

Oreos! We love them! Even the dog begs for them. Of course she doesn’t get any! She is terrible for begging! Couldn’t resist taking this photo. Poor girl, I am such a torment! I love the #OreoCookieQuest. I was challenged by Britmums to basically have fun as a family. 

So our challenge was a little bit of a disaster. Firstly poorly kids, then cheer practice for Miss A took over. It was her second competition of the year yesterday. Shame she couldn’t take Oreos to share there, no food allowed apart from food that is available there!

If we could of done this challenge after today, we would be able to take our Oreos with us to so many places. Miss A has her first ice skating gala, she has lots of trips out with friends, visit with me and the youngest to Essex to see Grandad. I bet Grandad likes Oreos too! I do have to say in this post that Oreos were one of the first thing that my boy ate after spending almost a week not eating much, certainly not eating without being convinced. I am thankful for that!

Oreos go everywhere where we go. They are a staple of ours. We take a pack to share to the ice rink, to dance class, everywhere. I have been known to share our pack of Oreos to other people at Miss A’s dance class. It would seem that most people love Oreos! We haven’t had much of a chance to go on many adventures with our Oreos. We were given two packs of Oreos for this challenge. They have mostly been eaten at home. It is a real shame but that’s life!

Oreos are such a fun snack, I make sure that both have two wherever they go. We aren’t very adventurous with ours..eat them like any other biscuit. I need to start baking with them…I love Oreo bits in ice cream! Yummy! Oreos are awesome with a nice hot cup of tea. A nice treat! I love to have them while I am watching television or YouTube.

Helps me with my blogging!

This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest, sponsored by Oreo


Oh blog I have missed you!

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Guess who is back? Yes little old me. I have missed my blog so much!

What a year 2017 was. I had so much to deal with, what with my Mum passing away and the issues that Master A has. Lots of other little bits. It all got too much. I suffered terribly with my mental health. It was horrible. But as 2018 started, I felt different. I feel good. I feel happy. I want to achieve as much as possible this year and for many years to come.

So I am back. I will try and make this blog work. I will try my best to help others. I will try and make life fun for my little family and for as many people as I possibly can.

I have lots of plans for the blog and I hope that I can achieve them.

This is just a quick post to say that I am back and am hopefully back for good. I can’t wait!

Happy New Year to you all. I hope it is a good one for us all!


Casdon Deluxe Henry Cleaning Trolley review

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We were sent Casdon Deluxe Henry Cleaning Trolley to test out. Miss A was absolutely in love with it, she loves pretending to clean with the bottles. Being seven, I was a bit sceptical about how much she would enjoy it but she does and she tries to convince her three year old brother, Master A, to clean up. He doesn’t do much of the ‘cleaning’ but he loves transporting the trolley around the living room. We have laminate flooring so you can hear him move it about!

The trolley has all sorts of accessories. It has everything you need to make the house spotless! The favourite part is the handheld vacuum cleaner. In actual fact I have seen Master A use this quite a lot. It actually works! It sucks up small bits of debris…even a few dog hairs, and Lego!

I asked Miss A what she thought about the cleaning trolley and she said it was awesome.

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We love the Henry Deluxe Cleaning Trolley. I love the fact that there are so many accessories and they are so like the real thing. It is fantastic quality. The paper bag has split already but I am sure that I have seen these bags in shops. I am going to keep an eye out for them so that the kids don’t have to worry about breaking the bags. I have been known to use the dustpan and brush myself..and the broom. It has saved me some time when the kids make small messes. I know, I am so lazy!

I can see the Henry Deluxe Cleaning Trolley being a favourite of Miss A’s and hopefully soon Master A’s for a long while yet. It has given Miss A the inspiration to help clean up in the living room. She loves the dustpan and brush!

To find out more about the Henry Deluxe Cleaning Trolley visit https://www.casdon.co.uk

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