Life of a Mum

When life gives you lemons …

Guess I’m lucky , for me it was just another day…….

At 40 I’m the same age as Dame Deborah James…… on the day she lost her life i had the privilege of a day at work, a date night with my husband and the pleasure of singing my girl to sleep.

In any other day it would seem mundane, even tiring…….

But shit….. it means a lot.

I got to wake up, get ready for work, toilet my girlie and do her hair (jobs of a mama)

My job isn’t easy. Uses my 18 years nursing experience; meeting with senior team members, liaising with medical consultants, pathology, the coroner…….

It was a rush; a full work day, handing Dot over to Nana, getting ready….. enjoying to food, drinks and music was the easy part

Hearing our loss; celebrating what was an amazing, powerful and productive life…….. singing my girl to sleep; knowing some little ones are without their mama, life is precious.

Embrace every moment….. when life throws your lemons, make lemonade. Lemon dress

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Life of a Mum

Teachers thank you gift guide

Bloody difficult isn’t it; what to get someone that maybe sees your child more than you, but you don’t know them very well. Also might be more than one, so it can get expensive!!!

My gift guide is based on a modest budget of £10….. so hopefully something for everyone

No 34 Boutique obviously a local favourite of mine! They stock loads of gift options for £10 and under; earrings, socks, candles and more. They’ll even box you up a cute bundle such as this ….. check out No 34 boutique on Instagram or pop into their Market Harborough boutique

Memories and gifts there’s lots of low cost teachers gifts here, lots are personalised too. My favourite if the card and gift in one- this cute personalised card has a detachable magnet and is £8 Buy here

Isabellas Illustration’s if you’re a teacher you’ve gotta love stationery right? I bloody love something to update my desk….. this positivity planner is so cute and just £4.99 Buy here

Leicestershire Craft Centre know a creative teacher??? Then a voucher from here would be awesome! They could put it towards a workshop (starting from £10) a DIY kit or even a pattern Leicestershire Craft Centre

Primrose and Bear I love these cute personalised pouches from Primrose and Bear perfect for pens, makeup or any other handbag essentials and they’re only £10