Video Advent Day 8!

Another day passes, how is that possible?!  In today’s video I’m making some super simple paper chains, there is a new jumper and lots of hellos. I’ve also had pictures of Christmas trees, a lovely drawing and even a video! So huge thank yous, I’m really enjoying these and knowing your children are too  means the world, especially when I’m frantically colouring at 8pm! 😀

As always. get in touch for any hellos, send me pictures, anything you, (or they!), like.

Facebook or Twitter if you want to direct message me or you can comment below or under the video. 😀 Hope to hear from you soon.

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Advent Video Day 7

Wow, day 7 already!! The days are flying. I have exciting news in this one, we bumped into someone pretty special…..any guesses who it might have been???? I’m also talking about my Christmas tree. Photos below if they ask to see!

As always, a hello, let me know if I can say hello to your little one by messaging me on facebook or twitter and if there are any photos, pictures they would like to show me, please scan or photograph, then send them over and I will make sure I mention them and thank your child on the next video I film.

 

Advent Video Day 6!

It’s day 6! I’m still battling through the lurgy but I think I’m winning! Woo! If any of your children would like to show me their pictures or have a special mention, you can contact me on facebook or twitter and I will do my best to say hello to everyone. 😀

I’m having so much fun, having to rattle off pictures everywhere I go though, been sat at friend’s houses on play dates colouring frantically!

Please do share and spread the word about these, I would love for it to be successful so I can make lots and lots more story videos for everyone…and start preparing now so I can make this an annual event!!

Video Advent Day 5

I’m really sorry but I’m full of a cold and feeling just a tad less sparkly then usual! Hopefully you can’t tell. :)The 5.24am wake up this morning didn’t help. ( The .24 bit is so important because I couldn’t see  the hour on the alarm clock and stupidly assumed that it was just before 6.30am and that my husband’s alarm clock would be going off any second and so I didn’t bother returning him to bed. By the time I did realise, he was too awake for me to try and so he wiggled, fidgeted and chatted his way to morning.)

Today I’m talking about Sinterklaas and how the children of Holland celebrate their version of Christmas today, you can find out more here.

There are also more mentions. You can get in touch with me either through facebook by clicking here, twitter by clicking here, leave a comment below or on the video itself. You can also send me a private message if you’d rather. 🙂

Advent Calendar Day 4!

Ok, so I am absolutely full of a cold and not looking too polished buuuuut I have done some more videos tonight. I’m going to post them early as I know I have some kiddies watching in beautiful sunny Australia plus my gorgeous boy was up before six so I know for a fact we have some early risers out there!

There are some mentions too!  Thank you everyone that has been in touch already and I will work my way through slowly but steadily. It is so lovely to hear how much your kiddies are enjoying these. I am too! It’s so nice to have something to help get me feeling all festive.

Despite the fact that our tree is nowhere near up and my Christmas spirit is still firmly at the back of the cupboard, coming up with new pictures every day is starting to work it’s magic!

I’m so looking forward to the next weeks.

If you want a mention for your child, links are in the video comments or find me on facebook here and twitter here, I really love interacting with you all!

Advent Calendar Day 3

I’m getting some great feedback from you that your littlies are loving these videos. I’m so happy! I’ve also been asked if I can do mentions and I think it’s a lovely idea so if you contact me on facebook or twitter or comment on the blog, I will try and say a special hello to your little one. 🙂

I am filming in little blocks of a few at a time so it may take a few days for their mention to come up, but I promise to do my best to say hi to everyone that gets in touch!

I look forward to hearing from you, in the meantime, day 3! Complete with penguin deely boppers!

Calling all grown ups!

Be honest, reading the title, did you immediately think I meant you or was there a slight hesitation, a modicum of doubt?

The reason I ask is that I’m still wondering when, if ever, I will feel like a grown up. When I was a teenager, I’d see woman of my age, and think that they were so sorted and that at some point, in your twenties maybe, something changed and you were magically transported into the world of the grown up where you felt totally different.

This is yet to happen! And I’m not alone. I have spoken to several friends and they feel the same, a sort of Peter Pan complex. Although outwardly, I’m responsible and can be pretty mature if needed, (people even trust me with their children!), inside, I still feel like a teenager most of the time. I’m quite happy getting down on the floor to play with my kids, I laugh at silly jokes, I snort when I laugh too much, which makes me laugh even harder and I still seem to repeat the same behaviour patterns of my teenage years, I stay up far too late and am tired and grumpy in the morning and don’t get me started on ‘just a few drinks’ on a night out!!! 😀

It leads me to wonder whether any of these women I used to believe were proper adults, felt the same. From what I’m starting to discover is that you always feel young inside, until something will shock you into realisation, like going on a night out and feeling ancient because everyone else is a child and the outfit you felt on fire hot in is, well, not fashionable in any way! Or looking too closely in the mirror and seeing how old your skin really looks, or get up from an evening watching tv and your hip hurts!

There are some women, however, who seem to have been given the magic key to this mysterious world. They just ooze adult-ness, you know they never loose the vital school letters, they’ve completed their christmas shopping in august, they know how to budget, and meal plan. They also run things. Voluntarily. In their spare time. Which they seem to have despite having lives busier then the prime minister.

It would be very easy to feel inadequete in comparison, I am generally regarded with slight amusement for my scattiness, my only form of meal planning is when I look in the fridge at four pm, I try my absolute hardest to avoid being in charge of anything, I’m not a big fan of organised things in general. I am however, quite a lot of fun. I may be permenantly late but I’m good fun when I do get there, especially if there is wine involved! And I suppose I am more ‘grown up’ then I realise in a lot of ways, I manage the accounts, run a business, I’ve kept two humans alive for five years and I even volunteer in school, and they trust me to run activities without any supervision!

So in conclusion, maybe I too give off the illusion of being a grown up to others, maybe every one of the woman I perceive to be ‘adultier’ then me, actually feels the same inside. I also wonder if I will ever pass over into this ‘land of the grown ups’ myself. As I currently have pink hair and wear tights like this…. IMG_6350

……I’m not sure it will be anytime soon!! 😀

I’d love to know what you think, does everyone feel young in their heads? How do you feel? And how do you think you are perceived by others?

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