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Jessica asleep in bed - An ode to the lie-in

Having a lie-in today

A rare opportunity – isn’t it bliss?
Hubby was the one to get up with the kids
Oh how I’m making the most out of this
I’m getting a lie-in today


How comfy the pillow feels under my head
How wonderful to be able to snuggle in bed
For the next hour or so, to the world I’ll be dead
I’m getting a lie-in today


Closing my eyes and just drifting away
Lulled to sleep by the muffled sounds as the kids play
If only each morning could start off this way!… Read more

It’s blogging awards season – and I’d love a nomination!

It’s the start of the blogging awards season,
Dear reader, and this is the reason
For this cheeky plea: nominate me!

In the MADS, I fit best into “preschool”;
In the BiBs, a vote would be quite cool
In either “Inspire” or in “Family”

I blog about the things that kids say,
Crafts, days out, family life day to day:
The musings of a mummy and wife.… Read more

Dear bathroom fairy… a wishlist

I’d like the bathroom fairy to visit me
Waving her magical wand
“Tell me your wishes” she’d say to me
And this is how I would respond:

Dear bathroom fairy... a wishlist - Little Hearts, Big Love

Where do I start? Let’s stop and think.
Which part of my bathroom is worst?
That feeble shower without a doubt
That’s what I would want to go first

My ancient shower can only trickle
I’m sure it must be prehistoric
A power shower is what I need
To start the day feeling euphoric

The panel is cracked around the bath
And gaffer tape holds it together
I keep saying we’ll replace it soon
But it seems it’s been that way forever

Being a mum means I am surrounded by
Bath toys everywhere I survey
A shelf or two fixed to the tiles
Would be perfect to stow them away

My jacuzzi bath is just utter bliss
How I love lying there in the bubbles
As the water jets massage my skin
I relax and let go of my troubles

And nice warm towels when I get out
Would add to this feeling of bliss
The tiny radiator just isn’t enough
A heated towel rail is needed for this

Matching taps in bath and sink
See how their chrome sparkles and gleams
A sleek and modern look, I think
Is best for my bathroom of dreams

My current sink gets easily blocked
It’s something I’d like to replace
I wish the water would drain away
A little faster than at a snail’s pace

Now for the toilet – a family loo seat
Could help make a milestone successful
With potty training about to start
It might make the process less stressful

Pretty accessories here and there
Bright towels so soft to the touch
Maybe a mirror, a picture or two
To add the final finishing touch

My ideal bathroom is now complete
The perfect place to find relaxation
But the bathroom fairy can’t wave her wand
She exists just in my imagination

There’s another way for me to try
To bring this little dream to fruition
Through this, my Bella Bathrooms post
As an entry in their competition.… Read more