Thursday, 17 March 2011

Breastmilk Ice cream anyone?

Ok so some overly liberal attention seeker is inspired to serve breast milk ice cream with a rusk and a dash of bonjela or calpol, the first reaction from narrow minded me is "eeeuuu gross!" but more appropriately this reminds me of the crazy world in which we reside.

I am fully supportive of breastfeeding, I gladly fed 3 of my own for the first year of their lives. One of the reasons I chose to do this was the huge health benefits afforded by a milk composed naturally and in a way that is nuritionally perfect for babies. I believe that this is yet another beautiful system occurring in the natural world, devoid of any hyper intelligent meddling from us human beings. Man is yet incapable of substituting the benefits of breast milk for a young baby. This however is relevant to a baby for the first year of their lives and certainly not in adulthood!

I happen to feel quite strongly that there are some things that should be left out of the money making or publicity domain. This is definately one of them. Unfortunately the world we live in makes this just another stunt, by some wannabe publicity whore. But hey, they got me taking the time out to blog about it, as well as countless others, so I guess they partly got what they wanted!

Incredible really, to see how far we are willing to push the boundaries of nature and it's functionality.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

To believe or not to believe

So much to write, moreover so much to think about. So what better way to aid the thinking process than to write about it.

Now perhaps I am guilty of over analysing but when two unrelated people in two unrelated conversations manage to hoodwink you there are many ways that this can be interpreted.

The ordinary person would laugh it, feign a blush and move on, but if I was ordinary I guess life would be far simpler in the first place.

So from 2 simple jokes I have come to realise that I am far too gullible! This can be worrying. Whilst today's jokers were simply having a laugh at my expense, I wonder if there are others that I come across in life who may not always have my best interests at heart. Is it possible that they have managed to manipulate me into believing their honesty and integrity when these two qualities are non existent in their very being?

Whatever the case I wonder if I need to start paying more attention to that which is going on around me rather than that which is whizzing around my now suspicious mind.

Friday, 21 January 2011

To lie or not to lie?

Great! It's come back to haunt me! Just last week I sat on that oh so high horse of mine declaring the virtues of honesty and now if I could find an easy way of avoiding the truth I'd do it!

There is a subtle difference between lying and avoiding the truth. Or is that a liars justification?

Well at the moment it pains me to admit that the truth will prevail despite all consequences. A dim glimmer of hope flickers, surely my honesty will somehow dampen the frustration that my story will incite! Only time will tell! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Monday, 10 January 2011

Tibbles and Troubles

"Mum, do you love Tibbles and Troubles?" I of course being a strong advocate of honesty, replied quite emphatically "no" at the expense of upsetting an 8 year old boy!

Have I left myself open to accusations of neglect if anything happens to our new pets? Incidentally I am supposed to love these fur balls as much as those I chose to give birth to! I hate to admit it but yes they are cute but love? Now that's a whole new story! I have to refer you back to my blog on this very topic if you really need to know! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

A thorougly fabulous day

This whole concept of regular blogging is proving to be rather difficult but hey I'm trying! I thought I would write today since it has been a strange couple of days!

Now this blogging malarkey runs the very distinct risk of becoming a diary but there is no way I'm sharing my personal thoughts! Not here, not on Facebook or Twitter so the strangeness will remain a mystery. To you dear reader anyway!

I think perhaps I will reflect on the celebrations of today, special to a few thousand all around the world. The highlight of the week or even month for these thousands. Important enough a day to alter all other plans, to forgo sleep in planning the big day, and to meet with all glitz n glamour for a thoroughly fabulous day!

Yet whilst that moment was gorgeous for me and the thousand or so others, for the rest of the world it was a fairly regular Sunday, of no great significance!

On reflection I am amazed at how people from so many backgrounds and of ages ranging from 0 - 90+ can come together and bond so beautifully with one common goal!

This togetherness is reinforced by music, the ambience, the stories, memories and not forgetting food!

So for now, to look forward to the next reunion.... BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

They've arrived

So whilst the kids and I enjoyed an afternoon at the Pantomime. Husband went in search of two furry companions. Quite what impression he gave the lady at the pet shop I don't know, as she seemed reluctant to part with them! I think she used excuses like you can't leave them with a friend until Xmas, or it is not appropriate to give pets to children at Christmas.

Despite feelings of being an inadequate pet owner, my husband managed to leave the store with two beauties. I say managed, but I get the impression he counselled the owners on separation and letting go of those you love before he did!

Anyway we agreed to give the kids their pets before Xmas so as not to end up with a pair of traumatised guinea pigs! They were so welcomed by all, maybe we need to get Ruby to tone down the exuberance! Seeing as it never managed to endear her to the neighbours cat! Seeing as these yet nameless pair are likely to be around for a while, it would make life easier if they could learn to understand her expression of love, as volatile as it may sometimes appear.

Not my pets I know, but wonder if I could encourage the kids to name them Tibbles n Troubles... It has special meaning for me.... Let's see!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The power of cute and fluffy

Yikes I have a confession. I finally succumbed to the pressures of having a new baby. The cute and fluffy variety I hasten to add. I went to a pet store to buy a hamster but decided on two Guinea Pigs instead. What has really unsettled me is that a 12 week old creature, managed to awaken a dormant fondness in me for cute little fluffballs! Suddenly all the talk of cleaning out cages, feeding and entertaining doesn't matter!

But oh the disappointment! After bonding with my new buddy (I'm guessing the kids will get bored of her in a few weeks.) I returned to the store ready to take her and a companion home. But alas they were whisked away by some other inspired parent. Oh well! Back to the pet shop tomorrow, I cant wait to bring home a pair of furry friends!