Being a Puppy Mum.

Listen. I’ve been around babies my whole life. I’ve been babysitting since I was 13. I have done the nappy changing, the bottle feeding, the sleepovers with toddlers, all sorts. In the month of December, I used to babysit every single day for various Aunties whilst they went and did the Christmas shopping. Friends of mine now have children, who I see regularly. I also work in an environment with kids 5 days a week, and have done so for nearly 3 years. With all of that said, I feel like I am at least partially qualified to make the following statement.

Now, I don’t want anyone getting angry here, so just try to stay calm. This is a safe place, where all opinions are valued. So sit comfortably, relax, and take a deep, calming breath.

Okay. Here goes.

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Sorry everyone, for the long break between posts! Quite a lot has happened, and I’ll update you soon, but I found this last night when I was moving some pictures and notes from my phone to my laptop.

I wrote this poem back a couple of months ago, after we had to say goodbye to our sixteen-year-old Lhasa Apso Rosie. Rosie was our family dog, and had been in my life since I was 7 years old. It was very hard to say goodbye.

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Creative Babies.

Sometimes I open my laptop and click on Word. Then, on a single page, in Cambria font (size twelve), I’ll find very strange words and phrases written, such as ‘yoga class gone wrong’ or ‘corrupt librarian’. These are obviously the products of my sudden and quick flashes of inspiration for future stories. Today’s example was ‘flamboyant and gorgeous gay lifeguard’. I’m not sure what I’m meant to do with him.

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My First Tattoo!

Hi everybody!

I ticked something off my bucket list today. After 8 years of desperately wanting one but being too scared to actually do it,  I finally took the plunge and got my first tattoo!
In this post, I’ll talk to you about what I got done, why I got it, and – the reason anybody is really reading this – how sore it was! So if you’re someone who has found this post after googling first tattoos for some helpful advice, then hello! I’m Amy, and I’ll try to be as honest as I possibly can.

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Our Engagement Story – Amy’s Side

Note: Because our engagement story is quite long and full of almost-but-not-quite moments, I thought it would be sweet if I wrote my side and Derek wrote his! The proposal was a total surprise to me so I can really only write about the day of the actual event but if you want to know more about the build up behind our engagement, I’ll link his post here in the next few days. For my side of the story, keep reading below.

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