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Pancake day!

Yay!!!

I love pancake day! I'm not actually much of a pancake fan, but pancake day is different. It's an excuse to buy jiff lemons and mess about with sugar and jam and yummy sweet stuff ALL DAY!

Yorkie has been on pancake duty today, making jammy pancakes for Jack for breakfast, and one jammy, one lemon and sugar for each of us. For tea we had savory chicken pancake wraps. YUM!

Jack liked his pancakes this morning, sucking all the jam off first then taking turn to much the pancake and fling it around the room, leaving jam snake tracks all over the floor!

I was very cute though, watching him him suck and chew on the strips like big fat flat spaghetti.

Not sure the spoon he was holding was actually any use to him though... still, he likes holding it!

If we're in a recession, why can't I find any staff???

This is the shoddy side of having a week off isn't it? The going back?

Aside from the fact that I'm pining for Jack the whole time after spending a whole week with him, I have come back to a nightmare! Well, ok, so that's a little unfair, but it is hectic. We have until Sunday to get this new contract up and running smoothly, and even though there is this recession on and hundreds of people out of work and on the dole we cannot find enough cleans to fill all the positions. And what's more worrying for me personally is that I am the one in charge of this site as Site Manager from SUNDAY!

This is part of my stepping back from work thing. I can't cope with being a full time worker, part time mum. I need to be a mum first! It's a bit of a pay cut, but the Ops Managers job was too much stress and too long hours for someone who has a young family at home and if I have to knock a few luxuries on the head, to be able to give my boy some quality time with his mummy while …

11 months old

It's come as a bit of a shock - even though it really shouldn't - that in just under a months time our little baby will be a year old! And not a 'baby' any more, but a 'toddler' - even though he isn't actually toddling just yet. On Wednesday we took him to baby clinic to get weighed and checked out etc and even the health visitor said he was officially a toddler now *sniff*

It's made me pull my finger out about trying to get my camera fixed so we can have some ore photos of Jack. We've hardly got any since Christmas apart from what's on our phones. The guy in the camera shop said it wasn't worth sending away to get fixed since it's really only the lense cover that's still sticking. He showed me how to open it and gave advice on cleaning it over time to get the last of the sugar off, and it seems to be working.

So here are some photos and videos of 'The Boy' that I took today after his afternoon nap, and before tea, so he's …

ALTON TOWERS!!!!!!

I got a day off from being Charlie Walker: Ops Manager/Mummy today and had a day being Chig again at Alton Towers. I miss being Chig sometimes. Chig likes having fun! (nothing beats being Mummy though).

It's been the works 'Do', a moral boosting exercise as the credit crunch and winter and being understaffed blah blah blah has pretty much all of us ground down.

And it was AWESOME!

Being half term not all the rides where open. This is the list off the web site (which we should have checked before going as we were a tad disappointed at none of the water rides working... or Nemesis!)

Oblivion, Hex, Doodle-Doo Derby, Tractors, Riverbank Eye Spy, Berry Bish Bash, Dung Heap, Singing Barn, Squirrel Nutty Ride, SpinballWhizzer, Runaway Mine Train, Duel, Blade, Air
Not all of us are white knuckle fans (I bloody well am! And so is Ian who was bragging about how often he's been), Warehouse Paul looked like he was going to be sick on Spinball - although he did go on TWICE in the end, a…

False Alarm

I'll be honest and say I am a bit gutted about this.

Dispite having no cycle in Nov, Dec, or Jan... I am not pregnant.

And, again being honest, it's probably a good thing. Mark's still not working, the house isn't ready for a 2nd baby yet, and we both still want to give 100% to Jack (we always will, but I'm sure you understand what I mean) while he's so young.

BUT... It would have been nice. And we were just starting to get our hopes up too, thinking that maybe we'd be having a little girl this time because I didn't feel physically the same as I did when I was carrying Jack.

I'd taken a test on New Years Day when I spotted I'd missed 2 cycles, and it came up neg. But so had the first test I took with Jack.

Then I missed a 3rd cycle and got my brain ticking again. Did nothing for a couple of weeks, then went and bought a 2pack. First of those came up with the faintest of faint lines... There enough for me and Mark to see it - just - but not enough to …