Sunday, 29 April 2012

21 + 9 dAYS!

Today has not been such a productive day, dissertation wise.

Not a good start when I found NITS crawling through smallest child's hair at 8am!

So a swimming lesson, a bath, and a wet comb later and despite getting up at 7am its time to cook lunch.

finally sit down to do some work, with constant interruptions, at 2.30pm *sigh*

but that's OK, I have critiqued a 4th article, and my innovation is looking well supported, and have written a further 450 words.  making a total of  3,078 - getting there

I am a bit confused about where I am getting to tonight.  chatting to some other dissertating girls on my course, we all seem to have been given different advice from out own supervisors.  Who got the right advice I wonder?!

Good Night

My Day in Tweets

Lovely sparkly scout hut. 1 hour 4 mummies and a daddy (and 2 small people) come on everyone time to for something

says it all if you ask me!

*gulp* just made my world famous macaroni cheese and i can't have any!

thank you meet me outside kurk geigers in an hour and we can get the other. Bring your wallet

My daughter just told me i am too old to have a boyfriend. Great way to make me feel good

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. M Thatcher. she wasn't my favourite person but thems wise words

hushhhhh you dont want them to stamp on your parcel!

shame on you that's nothing to be proud of. And squeeze and release and squeeze and release and repeat!

morning sickness and a weak pelvic floor. Superb result!

are they a good size? last show home i visited you couldn't get down stairs if the loo door was open!

I think i have my innovation and o boy it excites me!

O I am so very glad I opted to do the OPTIONAL Honours module *sigh* hell!

and that is why I stopped visiting them, they make me feel like an inadequate slut

for my masters I will be exploring the question do dissertations make you fat - I suspect my conclusion will be yes!

indeed it will, but what will come first my word limit or submission time?!

do it or get a nags head in ur bed@daddacool for The Big Turn on. See his profile here:

Blast have lost my lottery ticket its ok though it was a lucky dip so i would have no idea if i won or not!

ordinary geek? dont put yourself down - I hereby name you supergeek!

Its really not nice out there tonight :-\

Wow I talk some rubbish at times! interesting to look back on a snippet of your thoughts and emotions throughout the day though.  I will look back in 10 years and think - well I will think what was I thinking!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

what comes next? thirty-one days!

A good day folks!
so an evening off, and a good nights sleep did help.

Today I feel so incredibly positive about the dissertation, and at this point when I am about to finish for the day I can report
  1. I have written up 3 out of 5 of my pieces for my literature review
  2. come up with a - quite frankly - brilliant innovation
  3. written 1,287 - pretty decent - words for the lit review.
  4. been a mum 2 small people (their dad chooses not to see them this weekend)
  5. helped clean the scout hut
  6. and complete many mundane household tasks

 Now I am going to have a yummy jacket potato, and put my feet up in front of the TV to watch a bit of casualty!

Friday, 27 April 2012

thirty-two days

yesterday I had a jippy tummy

Last night I had a full on panic attack, I haven't had one of those in years

Today I have cleaned my dads house, taken my Dad to the supermarket, run a 1001 errands for my Dad

then I fell asleep whilst the kids were in the bath!

now I am accepting that I am stressed and its playing havoc with me

So I might critique a paper tonight, or I might just give myself an evening in front of the TV!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

thirty three days and counting

I have 33 days until my last chance to get my final draught of my dissertation looked at by my supervisor.
Its 10,000 words
I have written about 1,500 of decent stuff
I have had to do a new literature search
today I have
  1. reviewed 2 pieces of literature
  2. found 2 more pieces
  3. written 0 words
its going to be a long 33 days - at least 258 words a day, and thats before you take into account re writes, note making, lit reviewing, banging head on keyboard, kids, life and work - must remember mantra


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Physician, heal thyself

which doesn't actually mean what I took it to mean, although its meaning does make sense!

to the point of the post, its not so much doctors make yourself better around here; more like midwife keep yourself in business!

I am not sure whether the midwives I work with were scared of losing their jobs, or whether the rumour is true about a 'certain' chair. But I found out today another wonderful midwife is pregnant! I think thats 9 now? and I am not sure how many are currently on maternity leave!

Congratulations to you all - its lovely

I just need to make sure I find that chair, as I most certainly will not be sitting on it!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

I wrote a fab blog

in my head during my lunch break today

I have forgotten every single word of it - can't even remember what it was about!

so you'll have to take my word for it that it would have been an amazing read!

Monday, 16 April 2012

mmmm who would blog?

interesting question. I was talking about my blog to a couple of colleagues today, they asked me what I write about.

I tried to explain, when in my head all I kept thinking was 'TWADDLE'!

I started blogging way back when Mr.B and me were planing our wedding, as a way of keeping my thoughts straight and letting everyone know how the plans were going.

this blog doesn't seemed to have evolved into anything yet - its neither a progress blog, nor a boasting blog, nor a very helpful blog.

I don't think it really makes for riveting reading either - mostly. I must say some interesting things because I do get hits *hello whoever*

what would you like to read about? I can be whatever you want me to be, no that sounds just plain wrong. I like blogging, I can let my mind wander and I find it helps give me clarity of thought.

I have written so many blog posts, in my head, usually whilst driving - I need to those down on 'paper' and out there into the blogasphere - because in my mind they are witty and fab posts.

Now what was I saying? O yeah, who would blog?
I guess its people like me, who like the sound of their own thoughts and think their opinions matter!

Thursday, 12 April 2012


I failed my Exam - this has not helped me be positive about everything.
the childrens Dad is being less than helpful with looking after them.
this means I am falling way behind with my dissertation.


That is all

for now

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Electric cars, the way forward?

I have a lovely friend, who I had the the privilege of supporting through the last part of her 3rd pregnancy, and in the early days after Danger was born.

Her Husband is hoping to win a fantastic new electric car from Nissan (which is the car I plan to buy once I qualify!)- you can help them by voting for him - click the link on the right hand side here, or visit his blog (always a good read), there is also a video you can watch of the challenge to feed his family for the cost of days car electrical charge!

And I am sure if they won they would buy me a big cake!

seriously though, it would be great for this young family to have a break, they have had some rotten luck recently!