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Thursday, 15 January 2009

Me and old Holden Caulfield

I first read The Catcher in the Rye when I was in my teens, and thought it pretty cool to find one of the characters sharing my name: Jane Gallagher. Quite an important character too.

Since I set up a Google alert though, I am CONSTANTLY being reminded of it. You wouldn't believe how many people on the Internet have written about Holden and herself!

Jane Gallagher: The Catcher in the Rye
I still think it's pretty cool. And it's certainly helped by the fact that it's a great (and important) book.

Are you in a book?

Monday, 12 January 2009

What I was trying to avoid

I was trying to avoid turning this into a mommy blog but this nursing bra is definately worth mentioning.

To cut a long story short (my breasts resemble a 'before & after') my bra's have not been the most comfortable things to wear. And they are quite an important item at the moment whilst I'm breast feeding.
Not only am I already sporting one breast larger than the other, but they fluctuate in size throughout the day as they fill and empty of milk.
How on earth are you meant to design a piece of clothing around measurements like that?

Like this!
I'll refrain from posting a picture, but I think I've found the most comfortable nursing bra in the world. It's called the Drop-Cup Nursing Bra by Carriwell and you can order it from Bump to 3.

Now go buy 10 of them.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

On the Ning Nang Nong

For some reason this poem popped in to my head yesterday and I havent been able to get it out since.
I haven't got it memorised so I've been reciting it over and over to Oliver with complete nonsensical words in place of the ones I can't remember, just to make it rhyme. I know it doesnt make any sense with the right words anyway but that's why it's so great. You gotta love Spike Milligan. Oli seems to enjoy it too :)

I'd love to find the time to type it out nicely with some cool graphics and put it on his wall.

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

By Spike Milligan

Happy New Year!

Well, our first Christmas with Oli has been ace. He's been an absolute dream, socialising, meeting everyone, being passed around for cuddles and loving it!

I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite things that we got Oli as a present. These wicked soft play cubes from our very lovely local toy shop Revilo (which is actually 'Oliver' spelt backwards!).

Wonder Dice Soft Cubes by HabaThings have been pretty busy here. I was only able to find time to bake one batch of mince pies in the end! I also crazily said yes to some freelance work over the 2 week christmas period, so was busy trying to fit that in around spending the festivities with our first born and seeing friends and family.

SO! The new year has started already... may it be fun, healthy and full of stuff you wanna do.