Friday, 27 May 2011

Happy Birthday, Honey!

Today is my darling husband's birthday. I got him one of the dual screen digital cameras as a surprise, which he loved when he unwrapped it early this morning :)
We're having a surprise party for him on Sunday, and my aunt and uncle have got him an angle grinder (yes, it's what he wanted!!) which he's going to be so happy about!

The weather is absolute pants again today!! The boys have colds so we're all snuggled up watching CBeebies :) Berat's upstairs sleeping as he was working last night, he said we'll go to Harvester when he wakes up, yay! I have just been so exhausted lately, I think I'm going to have to start taking a multivitamin or something, I mean looking after two children under 2 and a half as well as breastfeeding - quite tiring!
Wouldn't change it for the world though :)

I am LOVING my breastfeeding training, and DEFINITELY looking to pursue it as a career. I think you have to have a certain degree of enthusiasm in the subject, and my course tutor and the other main women I have met all think I have it. I definitely am passionate about more breastfeeding mums!! Since I have started the course, I've learned so much and sharing that knowledge with others has been very rewarding for me. Can't wait to actually go out and start putting it into practise!

Over at the other blog, quite a few of my friends are deciding to take a break. The site has changed so much from what it used to be. It's a shame, but if I need to write, I come here now.
And speaking to some friends, I now have a clearer idea of why the other friend cut me out of her life, and to be honest, I think she did the right thing. She would never have been able to stay impartial and it would always have been awkward. She has an unhealthy way of thinking about things sometimes and was quite negative - I am consciously trying to surround myself with positive people, so like I said, I think she did the right thing.

Losing some friends was hard, but I have gained some AWESOME friends over the past year. As well as Emmy, Catriona and Kate, who've been my lovely friends and confidantes for a long time now, I have got closer with Christie and Jess of late, and I am so grateful for their friendship.

I just like to look for the positives. :) I should go now, and play with Onur :)

Friday, 20 May 2011

Dark Hair

Have just dyed my hair dark brown - it's still wet but seems to look very nice, and for some reason I feel sexier!

I had every intention of coming up to bed with the laptop and writing an article on breastfeeding, but instead I've been chatting with the girls from my netmums group and we've organised a mums night out for the 5th of June, so not a totally wasted evening :)

And anyway, here I am writing and writing something is better than writing nothing at all :) Although I would rather be reading Gone With The Wind!

Had a really good chat with Christie last night, I think I know why Laura cut me out now, not that she in any way betrayed her confidence. Christie is such an amazingly strong woman and a fabulous friend. I wish she lived nearer.
I have been so disillusioned and disappointed by a lot of my friends since moving back to England, but never Christie. I was saying to Berat how before moving back here I thought all my REAL friends were here, when really all along they were the ones in Cyprus. Of course there are exceptions to this rule! But on the whole, I think it's fair to say that.

Right, it's 11pm now. I really am going to go and read Gone With The Wind for a while before sleeeeeep.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Early Bird

It's half seven and I'm up before the boys, so I thought I'd come and write a little. I must get back into the habit of writing, especially here!

So the other day I signed up Onur for nursery school, which he'll start when he's three, in January! Very exciting! They also had their immunisations, and I had my birth control injection (extremely important, haha!) and basically I've just been running around so much lately! Breastfeeding training is brilliant, so interesting, I'm really enjoying it and have made some lovely friends, both from my fellow course-mates and from my future colleagues. For the first time since working at Property NC, I've seen something I would like to do as a career that isn't writing or editing.

Kaya has three teeth now, two bottom and one top right, and is commando crawling already, so active! It's so lovely watching him and Onur together. And Onur, wow, growing up so fast. He's memorised a couple of his books, and it almost brings a tear to my eye watching him 'read' them, complete with actions, such a clever, loving boy.

We went to Chessington on Saturday, had a really great time. Didn't even get to see and do everything we wanted to! Onur loved the rides and the animals, especially the meerkats, which Berat won a huge stuffed one of! It was a great day. We should have another great day on Sunday, as we're going down to Portsmouth for a BBQ with Jess and her soon-to-be-husband James and of course Gorgeous George, but hopefully Kate will be joining us too!
Very much looking forward to that, let's hope it's BBQ weather.

Speaking of BBQs, I am thinking of planning a surprise one for Berat's birthday the week after next - just thinking right now, LOL!

Right, I'd better start waking everyone up, it's 5 to 8 and Berat's got college and I'm taking the boys to Yummy Mummy (our local breastfeeding support group) today!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


I really am having an exceptionally busy day today, I will absolutely come and write later, I just wanted to put a few words down here as I haven't written anywhere in ages - I say anywhere, I suppose I am referring to my other online blog, where lately...I just hate the place. Everything about it feels wrong, I think I had a grand total of four comments on my last entry - not that I do it for the notes, obviously, I write here and nobody comments because nobody reads and that is fine! But I KNOW people there read, because they are my friends in real life and if they haven't read, then why not? And if they have read, they why haven't they noted? I suppose I have been feeling really weird and unwanted in regards to that site anyway, since Laura deleted me from her life.
Anyhow. I will come back and write about my day later - not least that Kaya is now extremely mobile and commando crawling all over the place :)

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Early Birthday Presents

After being allowed to open my beautiful red Acer notebook a month early (mainly because my husband wanted to pre-empt my depressive sulk when Arsenal lost to Barcelona!) we went out and bought his birthday present a month early today!
He got a HTC Desire and, as an iPhone addict, I am actually very impressed indeed. Unfortunately he didn't get to play with it before work, as it needed charging, but I've charged it and set up some stuff on it that I know he'll like. He's just gone back to work after 10 days off actually, it was so nice having him around. Although it is also nice having a bit of time to myself too :) For instance tonight I put the boys to bed, grabbed a packet of pretzels and some fruit and camped out in front of the TV watching American Idol and now Celebrity Juice. Keith Lemon makes me LARF :)

Onur's had a bit of a health scare actually, the doctor thinks he might have Pectus Excavatum, which is a deformity of the ribcage where the breastbone flips inwards and can in severe cases compromise the heart or lungs. We won't know anything until the 11th though, and although I've been terrified, a friend of mine from my other blog says her brother has it, and made me feel SO much better. I actually slept pretty well last night and didn't lie awake worrying, well in between waking up every couple of hours to feed Kaya that is, he's teething and has a cold and wants comforting (actually tonight he went off to sleep at 7.30 and has yet to wake up and it's now 11, so perhaps it won't be too bad tonight.

I've actually dropped off whilst writing this twice now, so I think it might be time to sleep!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Manic Monday, Tireless Tuesday

It's funny how a lot of people hate Mondays, and yet I've come to love them. Perhaps it's because hubby is off on Sunday nights, meaning Mondays I get to wake up with him, and when the kids come in it's just a bed full of lovely :)

I'm always more energised on a Monday - I get lots of housework and washing done, and love cooking for ALL of us, rather than just me and Onur (speaking of which, I'm going to grab the chicken breasts out of the freezer - bear with me!)

Right, all done. Chicken pie tonight I think, and roast potatoes. I was just saying to a friend that although I'm excited about weaning Kaya, I'm also a bit sad because I won't be exclusively breastfeeding any more - although of course I'll carry on breastfeeding. I fear the minute I stop I'm going to turn into an enormous hippo - I eat like a ravenous wolf and yet don't put on weight - actually even losing it some weeks!

And that was written yesterday! I didn't get time to finish, so here I am today. Once again I've been very busy doing the spring cleaning, and because we didn't have the chicken pie last night, I'm making it now (we ended up eating at my aunts last night)

Kaya has been miserable poor thing, the tooth must come out this week, SURELY?! He's upstairs napping in his cot at the moment, it's been about 5-10 minutes and his naps are notoriously short (maybe because I leave him napping down here usually?) so we'll see how he fares upstairs in the cot. He's still refusing to sleep in the cot at night time, but if I start him off napping in there, perhaps he'll get used to it.

Have got one of the mums from the Netmums meet ups coming over for a coffee at two, which should be nice :)And on that note, I think I should end this post before it rolls over to Wednesday :)

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


It's official - I am exhausted. Onur and his cough (poor baby of mine) kept me awake most of the night, when he would cry Kaya would wake up, so I would be running to Onur's room to soothe him, then back to mine to feed Kaya, then back to Onur's room, then more feeding of Kaya - pretty tiring stuff! Although Onur seems much better today, Kaya's now got a little runny and stuffy nose. My poor angels.
Kaya is having a nap (he's probably tired from last night too!) and Onur is in his highchair eating lunch. They woke up between half six and seven today, which is better than the previous days at least!

Just had a writing break to put the washing on and do the dishes - Onur definitely seems better today as he's up off the sofa today and talking to his "friends" on his Winnie the Pooh phone :) Definitely less wheezy and breathing better today too - yay!
Think I still make take hubby up on his offer of a couple of hours sleep later though, as Grey's Anatomy is on tonight and I don't want to sleep through it!!

Plans for today - catch up on some sleep, pop to Sainsburys for a little top up shopping, make chicken and potatoes and veg for dinner, hang out the laundry and put the colours on, email some companies about getting raffle prizes for our Comic Relieft event, and maybe make some flapjacks!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Shift Done!

Well the boys are in bed and I'm having a well deserved rest on the sofa, waiting for "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" to start!
Today wasn't so bad I suppose, I did get a few things done after hubby woke up, but there is still so much to do and I'm just exhausted and trying to muster the energy for it! Berat said not to bother, he'd help tomorrow so I'm just going to do the bare essentials and then relax and prepare for the night ahead - I just know Onur will be up a hundred times ("Dalpol, mummy!) and Kaya is still on his 3 month growth spurt so there will be feeding a-plenty!!

I can't believe Kaya is three months old already - or that Onur is 2!!

It's funny, but once the boys are tucked up in bed, I get an urge to consume everything in the house, is that normal?? It's going to be my downfall if I ever get round to starting Slimming World!! I always say "I'm going to keep healthy snacks around the house" - well I guess it's not a lie, I do keep them around the house but I don't eat them!

Clinging Monkeys

I am chained to my sofa today. Onur has the sniffles and wants a whole array of things - "Drink! Apple! Socks! Different Socks! Robotboy! Scooby Doo!" - and Kaya starts to scream whenever the Boobs Of Yum move out of his field of vision.

May go stir crazy before the day ends. At least I got my Heat magazine delivered today and so will have something to amuse me while Onur watches endless cartoons and Kaya uses me as a dummy!