Archive for January, 2014

Books made into films

Posted: January 30, 2014 in books

There are several films being made from books that I love. The most recent one I’ve watched is Beautiful Creatures. I always prefer the book but I have to say the actors didn’t match my vision of what the characters looked like in my head, but that’s my opinion πŸ™‚ My daughter watched the film with me and enjoyed it so much that she downloaded the rest of the books onto my kindle and read them. The amazing thing about it is that she has never read a book in her life! So it goes to show that sometimes the films do come in handy πŸ™‚ With Vampire Academy due out in February I’m hinting that she should read the book first πŸ™‚


Wife swap, seriously?

Posted: January 30, 2014 in books

Television is not my thing, but since my daughter has to be rocked in the buggy most of the day because of her acid reflux I find myself stuck in front of it quite a lot these days 😦 I came across the TV series wife swap and was completely amazed by it. I would never give over my house, kids, and husband for two weeks to some unknown woman. You have no idea who they are and in one episode the husband and wife were absolutely horrible. The wife had several children and was leaving them to a woman who only had two. She had serious jealousy issues leaving her husband with another woman, and her husband treated the other woman appallingly even reducing her to tears. Others were cleaning obsessed, and since you have to take over each others daily role it became a nightmare for the more relaxed woman and vice versa. I won’t go into all the details of each show, but on one episode a woman emptied out all of the persons ornaments and personal photo’s, while the other woman moved her child’s bedroom to another room in the house and redecorated it! If I were to ever be crazy enough to go on this program and I came home to things missing, or a total redecoration I would lose the plot! Would you go on TV and have your home and lifestyle disgraced on national television? I know I wouldn’t!

Acid reflux in babies

Posted: January 25, 2014 in books

I have been unlucky enough to have a second child to suffer with the dreaded acid reflux. Fortunately my 3 month old daughter doesn’t have it as bad as her sister did but it still is a huge strain on daily life. With a busy household such as mine it can be he’ll at times, trying to get everyday things done such as housework ( although the vacuum seems to have solved that problem for the moment) and getting the kids ready for school takes twice as long as it should. She constantly wants to be rocked all day otherwise she just cries, the doctor prescribed infant gaviscon and ranitidine but they haven’t solved the problem. They can’t prescribe anything else because of her age and say she will grow out of it by the age of one. It’s horrible because you can’t even enjoy your baby’s first year, instead you find yourself wishing it away praying for their first birthday. It’s hard on the whole family, my other kids barely receive any of my attention because I spend all day trying to keep her calm and my husband doesn’t even come into the equation at all. I know other people who have had the same problem and there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution for it other than waiting it out. The biggest problem for me is that I hate sitting around, I was even considering using a sling so that I could get on with things but she only likes being rocked in the pram so that idea has gone out the window. I’d love to hear from any fellow sufferers and how you deal with it, feel free to leave your comments below πŸ™‚

New babies and their odd behaviour

Posted: January 24, 2014 in books

Why is it that certain sounds seem to keepNew babies quiet? My three month old daughter can be screaming her head off and yet if I switched on the vacum cleaner, she’s instantly silent. I’ve taken to leaving it running just so that I can get all the housework finished πŸ™‚ She’s also quite fond of the washing machine, her favourite place is the kitchen. The sound of the kettle boiling is also another favourite sound of hers. Why is this? It does come in handy to amuse her at times but I can’t spend all day in the kitchen, my pc is in the lounge. My books can’t write themselves πŸ™‚ I think I may keep retailers in business though, especially on the appliance side of things although I’m not sure my neighbours will be amused with a vacuum cleaner running all day long!

Teenagers and their mobile phones

Posted: January 24, 2014 in books

Anyone who has teenagers probably have to suffer playing second best to their mobile phones. You sit down to eat dinner and there they are phone in hand, fingers flying across the keypad completely ignoring your existence. Or the favourite among my kids is when they don’t answer your call but when you send them a text, they instantly reply and why is that? Because their phone is on vibrate for calls but has some kind of tone for texts.The reason for that particular annoyance , I’ve no idea. The funniest thing to watch is when they have to use a landline phone. My daughter had to make an appointment, one of those stupid numbers that charge you the earth despite being in a hospital which has a normal number and yet your particular department has an 0203 number!!! But anyway , she picks it up like it’s some kind of foreign object and starts to dial the number. She then turns to me and says “I dialed it wrong, what do I do?” Hilarious!! So I have to tell her to hang it up and re-dial. Seriously, I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing but it did brighten my day lol