A Special Guest Blogger

Grandma lets my big brother Moo write on her blog now and again & she said at the grand old age of 2 months I could do my first guest post … obviously she will be doing the typing I’ll be just laying here looking adorable 🙂 Sooooo what does a babe have to post about WELL …

Lets talk sleep

no sleep
Who needs sleep ?? not me that’s for sure

Daddy has been studying for y e a r s, he’s done lots of procedures, work experience in Africa for a month and just lately been doing 3 months experience at a prison !! and now guess what ??

daddy nurse
Yep he’s only gone and done it …my daddy is now a fully qualified nurse and in a couple of months mummy will qualify too

He tells me if there is something I really, really want to do when I grow up and that if I work hard I can do it ~ isn’t that cool

Fox 2 months old
I’m listening honestly daddy, but come on, how can I take you seriously when you talk to me in that babyish high-pitched voice, even if it does make me giggle

That is my first guest post over

All my love




2 Weeks Early And A Long 31.5 Hours

30/5/2018 – 16.00hrs 2nd Born rang to inform us Mum To Be’s  waters had broken so could I have Moo overnight ~ I hadn’t realised it was half term ~ so cue a garbled message to work that I wouldn’t be in tomorrow

31/5/2018 – 16.00hrs Still no baby

After 31.5 hours I do believe 2nd Born would not DARE go down this road

At 23.25hrs babe was born ~ a 7lb 10oz boy named Theo-Fox unfortunately not all went quite to plan, little man is in SCBU ~ Special Care Baby Unit, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and he possibly has an infection as his respirations are quite rapid so they are going to keep a close eye on him for the next few days before he comes home. So get well soon little man we are waiting patiently for you

Theo- Fox
I did get to enjoy plenty of cuddle time this afternoon ~my I’d forgotten how small new-born’s were

So a new member of the next generation of the ‘Von Trap Parry’ family has arrived Happy Days 🙂


I Knew There Was Something I Meant To Tell You

I have been holding out on you all, I’ve been knitting away on a couple of mini projects and I haven’t shared, anyhoo here’s what I’ve been up to

Baby Socks
Who says itty bitty socks have to be white
2-3 yr Sherbet socks
Or plain

To ring the changes I deviated from socks

Pumpkin hat
A hat for a new born was whipped up in an afternoon

Soooooo the reason I’ve been knitting for a small person ??  …….. I’M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA AGAIN. Baby aka ‘Podge’ should be making an entrance in the early summer, something tells me life is going to get a whole lot busier & exciting 🙂

3 Bears Shawl

A couple of months ago now I was asked if I could knit a shawl for a work colleague who is expecting,  “Dear Friend” paid for the 4 ply yarn and I donated my time, the first attempt was too fussy, the second not fussy enough, hence why it’s called the 3 Bears Shawl, the thing to remember about knitting a shawl is ….DON’T DO IT WHEN TIRED

I knitted, frogged, knitted frogged
( Photo courtesy Pinterest)    I knitted, frogged, knitted, frogged. I did teeter on the edge of sacrificing said knitting in a mass of flames to appease the Knitting Lords on more than one occasion

All in all it took me 4 weeks, sometimes knitting for only for 10 minutes at a time, and at other times for up to 6 hours a day, each and every day I panicked in case “Pregnant Lady” went into labour, but bless I didn’t realise she had gone onto maternity leave early so I had an extra month to create her pressie.

Ta Dah the finished article, I'm delighted with it, "Dear Friend" loves it, now we are waiting for new arrival to appear to see if "Pregnant Lady" is enamoured with it
Ta Dah the finished article, I’m delighted with it, “Dear Friend” loves it, now we are waiting for new arrival to appear to see if “Pregnant Lady” is enamoured with it

Baby is due any day now, very exciting times