Monday, 24 June 2013


It's good to sit down and recognise that there are some people out there who just make things go smoothly without fanfare.

One is the lovely MissC. She's a young lady who has been looking after the McBaby on some Wednesdays since he was about 8 months old. Sadly owing to a change in our circumstances, we had to say goodbye to her which I found unexpectedly emotional.

She's great with the McBaby and he loves spending time with her. It's incredibly positive to see someone like her travel by train to work rather than sitting around watching Jeremy Kyle. I greatly admire her work ethic and determination and know she'll go far.

Thanks for everything MissC and let's hope our paths cross again!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day daddy!

I love you so much and I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me.

Here’s my top ten:

1. Getting me ready every day for nursery and dropping me off for a day of fun!

2. Making sure I eat a delicious and healthy dinner every day

3. Making me laugh

4. Reading me stories and putting me to bed.

5. Pushing my pushchair but also encouraging me to walk

6. Taking me to the swing and the play park

7. Making sure we do exciting things at the weekends.

8. Stopping mummy from dressing me in ludicrous outfits (although the recent fairy costume was nothing to do with her)

9. Taking such good care of my sensitive skin

10. Being my daddy.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Under canvas in Dorset

It was mummy's birthday last weekend so we went camping because she made a stupid joke to daddy about how she was "intense" on her birthday.

We drove down to a field near the beach in Dorset where I put as many stones as I could into my bucket.

We then slept in this:

It took mummy and daddy about three hours to put up and they were only successful because the people next to use at the campsite felt sorry for us and helped out.

Mummy is from Dorset and wants to move back here. The people are much nicer than they are back in Newbury - people helped us out, the staff in the pub were lovely and it is quiet and beautiful. Imagine going to the seaside everyday!

I loved running in and out of the tent and was so excited to sleep in it. Hopefully now mummy and daddy know how to put it up we should be going again soon!

Note from Mummy Pig: We stayed at Home Farm, Puncknowle (pronounced "Punnell") whose owners and campers were very helpful in getting our tent up! I believe the pitch cost £12 but it was part of my birthday present from MrM. The site is in a field, handy for the Crown Pub which serves good food and has a beer garden with equally beautiful views over the Dorset countryside. You can't see the sea from here, but it's a quiet, gorgeous spot with space for tents, campervans and even boats. After a night of laughing, we were starving the next morning, so had a quick dip in the sea at West Bexington before a very nice breakfast (it took a while to arrive, but was worth it - we weren't going anywhere!) at the nearby Eggcup CafĂ©.

McRating: 4.5/5 tenthooks.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The bad mum

I'm not going to revive the old "working versus stay-at-home mum" argument but I changed my first nappy in a week today and put the McBaby to bed for the first time in a month.

I feel like the little man has grown exponentially since we last spent time together and is turning into a boy!

He's even been "promoted" at nursery. MrM took a call at work from the staff there just keeping him informed. Of course it's not really normal to get a call from nursery so they preface the call with "don't worry he's not been in an accident."

Of course MrM only heard the eighth word of that and started to panic.

So after a week in his new room at nursery I can see that he is already more communicative. I put him to bed tonight and it took two hours as he thought it would be fun to keep climbing on my chest and sing "row row row" while rowing his boat!

Part-time is the way to go people. Part time. Best of both worlds....