Posted on 9:45pm Friday 26th Apr 2013
I was having a conversation online with my friend this evening, she was in bed at home and I was eating chocolate whilst catching up on some emails. That is how rock and roll we are! I seem to talk to my friends online or via text way more than I did 10 years ago, I can have 3 conversations at once, be cooking dinner, washing clothes or watching tv but keeping in touch with my friends at the same time .... who could ever question that a woman can't multi task?
Friday nights have always been my "girls" night, whether it was a night in or a night out, it was always with my friends. We moved from ice skating as school girls, to pubs and clubs as teenagers, through to drinks and dinner parties in our (ahem) twenties and thirties. I never forget one of my closest friends suggesting Bingo on one Friday night. Now don't get me wrong, I know lots of women that enjoy and win big at Bingo but for girls in their early twenties, it wasn't top of the plans for a night out. Fast forward to today, bingo is much more glamorous than old fashioned bingo halls and like most things now, you can play online at sites such as FoxyBingo.
I have to admit that having had dancing lessons throughout my entire childhood, I love to go out on a Friday night with my friends, in my sky rocketing heels and have a dance. There is no doubt that you can get the dance mat's and dancing games to do it at home but it is not quite the same as getting all glammed up for a Friday night out with the girls. So whilst this Friday I maybe staying home with my chocolate and some online chatting, you can be rest assured that whilst chatting, we are actually planning out next girly night out!
Posted on 8:56pm Thursday 25th Apr 2013
Listed under: Water Babies
A few weeks ago, during half term, my eldest daughter got the opportunity to go to see her baby sister in her Water Babies swimming lessons. This was quite a novelty for her, especially as it is usually the little one watching her every week.
So whilst sitting on the side of the pool playing on her iPod, she decided to take some videos of Nanny and the little fish in the water. It was fantastic for me to get home and watch them enjoying the water and I have loved seeing her start to learn to actually kick her feet in the water.
I have agonised over sharing these videos, as it is genuinely lovely to see all the little ones enjoying the lesson and I really want to share it with you so you could see what I have been going on about for all these weeks. But unfortunately it is not just Nanny and little fish in the video. There are other babies in the background and I know how I would feel if someone was sharing my daughters images through social networks, without my permission.
I remember when I was young, my parents took pictures of me in the bath or running through the water sprinkler in the garden for no other reason than for their memories. Unfortunately today, in an age when every aspect of our lives is shared through social media, I am still very reluctant to share images or videos of my children.
Ultimately, I am not skilled enough with video editing to manage to isolate the little fish and Nanny in the video, so you will just have to take my word for it that is it great. It just makes me a little sad that we are now so cautious and that protection of our children's safety means sharing our memories is no longer acceptable.
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