9th-11th September 2013
After the first month of disappointment (we had a faint positive in August, but 3 days later it obviously wasn’t meant to be) today (9/9) was the moment of truth. The day we would be able to find out if this month we had been lucky again. And this was the result…
It’s strange having to ask if you’re allowed to try for a baby…but that’s how it is with diabetes!
I wasn’t diabetic until my first pregnancy. When I went in for my GTT test at 32+5 weeks, and ended up in pre-term labour the very same afternoon, it was quickly discovered that I had gestational diabetes and I had to adapt to the world of injecting insulin! It only lasted 3 weeks though as my son was born at 35+5 weeks (weighing a WHOPPING 8lb 2oz)…or so I thought!
You see, I was one of the ‘lucky’ ones whose gestational diabetes just wouldn’t go and after the birth of my first son in 2005 I was left with type 2 diabetes. Thankfully I didn’t need insulin after he was born, but took tablets to control my blood sugars as diet alone didn’t work for me!
The boys were really excited when we were asked to review the latest Trash Pack craze from Flair – Trash Wheels! Themed around the gross Trash Pack gang, the new Trash wheels sets should see kids will having a ‘wheely’ gross time racing their Trash Wheels vehicles!
We were sent the Trash Wheels Junk Yard set to have a play with, along with an extra pack of 2 Trash Wheels to use in the set.
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I am a child of the 80′s – well, 1980 to be precise – so I LOVE everything retro as it reminds me of my childhood. When we were asked to take part in a Swizzels Matlow #shop and sponsored post for Collective Bias® I must admit I couldn’t wait. There are so many sweets I remember from my childhood…and the Swizzels Matlow sweeties are right up there with the ones that take me back to being just a wee nipper!
I suppose all I need to mention are Refreshers, Refresher bars, Double Dips, Love Hearts… and even the Parma Violets that I was never too sure whether I liked or not! And you can’t possibly forget Rainbow Drops and Drumstick lollies!
These are all sweets that I can not possibly let my children go through life without experiencing – so we took a trip to our local Asda supermarket to see just which retro sweetie classics I could tempt the boys with!
When we heard about the Co-operative Electrical’s current competition, I must admit we got a little bit excited! All you have to do to enter is write a blog post about your favourite winter warmer recipe and send a link to Promotions@co-operative.coop by midday on Friday 21st February…and the winning entry wins £750 to spend at www.coopelectricalshop.com, with a runners up prize of £250 too!
With my dire need for a new oven, and my family’s LOVE of creating in the kitchen, we just couldn’t wait to get started – and it didn’t take long to decide on the recipe either!
In our house we love ‘cosy’ing down on a chilly winter’s night with a warm stew, and our family recipe for Beef in Beer with Dumplings always goes down a treat. It is so tasty and filling – and it is a low fat recipe too! Continue reading