I five weeks ago my cat Daisy gave birth to four lovely kittens. She had one male and 3 females. The kittens all have new owners waiting for them once ready to go and my children mithered me so much that I agreed to keep one,now named Pandora, so once again a new addition to the family for Christmas.
The kittens are doing well and just started on food as well as running around.
I thought it would be nice to share some photos so you can all see just how adorable they are.
In celebration of the bizarre and brilliant everyday super powers, leading energy provider npower conducted a survey to investigate what makes Brits tick. The polls show that an amazing 79% of us have a secret everyday super power, with dad dancing topping the polls for the most popular talent.
Independent survey carried out by One Poll, polling 2,000 UK parents and children aged 6-16 years old
In response to Brit’s show-stopping talents, npower wants to celebrate each and every unique super power us Brits have to offer with their new Super Powers Campaign. To launch the campaign, npower will embark on a nationwide tour with TV Presenter and family man, Peter Andre. The road show will look to encourage Brits across the country to showcase their super power at dedicated npower ‘super power’ booths for the chance of winning a home gadget package worth £25,000 to super power your home.
If you share a video of you or a family member and their super power via video then you’ll be in with a chance to win a gadget bundle worth £25,000 to super power your home.. People can also enter online by visiting http://www.familysuperpowers.com.
The roadshows will be coming to London, Manchester and Newcastle and was in Birmingham end of October. For us the closest one is Manchester and this takes place between November 11th – 13th at Manchester Arndale and you may just spot me there. Other dates and venues are..
Birmingham – Grand Central – Friday 28th to Sunday 30th Oct.
London – Bluewater – Friday 4th to Sunday 6th November
Newcastle – Metro centre – Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November
Now SuperPowers don’t just need to be limited to flying or invisibility or even superhuman strength. It can be anything you want to do or be. Here is a little list to give a few ideas.
– Juggling – kitchen utensils or ingredients
– Balancing plates on arms
– Perfectly lip syncing to the latest hit
– Walking on hands
– Ventriloquist (using hand puppets)
– Splits whilst doing homework/making calls/working
– Impressions – especially to make the children laugh
And before I share a few of our family superpower videos with you, I would like to share a video about this campaign featuring Peter Andre his self.
And now for a few superpowers videos of our own featuring my two girls (Ryan did not want to do one unfortunately)
First up is Jordanna proudly showcasing her musical talents on stage with a pretty well known children’s celebrity.
Did I mention Jordanna can also sing in front of hundreds. Bottom row second left. This girl is full of super duper talents.
Jordanna has so many SuperPower talents that she even helps out as a magicians assistant too.
And of course little sister Izebella wants to be just as talented with superpowers as big sister and is quickly catching up with her dancing by herself.
So there you go and I’m sure my super girls are exhausted after their superpower talents, and now it’s your turn. Get down to a roadshows and don’t forget to upload those videos to Npower family superpowers.
Everyone knows of McDonalds. The fast food restaurants that kids love and can be found in pretty much every town. However what many people know little about is some of the charity work that McDonalds does.
The Ronald McDonald house charity has been helping families for over 25 years. They are the UK’s leading provider of free family accommodation at NHS hospitals. The charity provide families with a free ‘home away from home’ which enables them to stay close by while their child is in one of their partnered children’s hospitals. Families can stay for as long as they need to.
There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all located close to specialist children’s hospitals. The Houses are open 365 days a year and are equipped with everything you would find in a family home. Families can get a good night’s sleep, prepare their own meals and feel at home, knowing that they’re only a moments away from their child.
McDonalds restaurants across the country are hosting a charity event this weekend (Saturday 22nd October) to raise funds for the houses. The day will take on a jungle theme and cuddly toys with a jungle theme will be on sale. These can be purchased at almost every McDonalds restaurant in the country and 100% of all proceeds will go to the charity.
So I am asking you all, please pop into your local McDonalds this Saturday, take your family for a treat and purchase a toy or two. No parents ever expect their children to be so unwell or injured that they have to stay in hospital but if it was your child then surely you would be extremely grateful for a charity such as this. I know I would.
As well as buying the toys, most restaurants also gave donation boxes to pop any loose change inside.
Here is a video starring Jeff Brazier who is the “Help keep families close” ambassador as well as a celebrity dad. This video shows exactly where your donations will go and the work the charity does.
I will most definitely be having lunch at McDonald’s on Saturday. The longest any of my children have spent in hospital is two nights which was hard enough. I cannot imagine the thought of my children having to stay alone in hospital which is why this charity deserves the support.
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My youngest child Izebella is 3 years old. I would say about 2 months ago she would randomly say her tummy hurt perhaps 2/3 times a week. I put it down to usual toddler upset tummys or maybe mild poop problems giving fluids and calpol like mums do.
Then the tummy ache turned into aches with vomiting episodes and again this would occur about 2 or 3 times a week and inbetween these strange episodes she would be fine.
Then 2 weeks ago the sickness started more, infact she has been vomiting and wretching daily for 14/15 days now. The strange thing being that she wakes up fine, has breakfast, eats, drinks, plays, pees. Then around 4pm or after she wil again say her tummy hurts and will vomit many times in a few hours, she won’t eat, drink, pee or have medicine and won’t let anyone touch her. This normally lasts each evening until she goes to bed and then once again, come morning she’s fine. It’s like a real Groundhog Day.
She does not have any diarreah at all nor headaches, just tummy ache and by the looks of it; a generally uncomfortable feeling in her body. Sometimes her cheeks will go bright red and her arms flushed, no rash and no temperature.
So I’ve had her at the doctors now 3 times in the space of 8 days? Including one longish trip to the out of hours clinic. They have not got a bloody clue! Ruled out a UTI, norovirus, tummy bug and constipation, had her on antibiotics then told me to stop them, gave lactolose and calpol and that’s it. I have to take her back again tomorrow and I am hoping they refer us straight to hospital for tests as she can’t go on like this.
I’m keeping food and sickness diary incase of an allergy but find it bizarre as to why she woujd be sick same time if an allergy. I have found something on google search called Cyclic vomiting syndrome which sounds just like her symptoms and allergies/intolerant is still a consideration. I do not even want to think about the more serious stuff that it could be.
I am worried sick as well as being tired and worn out, mainly with worry and although she’s fine through the night she will cry to sleep with me when unwell.
I also have two other kids to look after and no family around to help and with it being school hols it is much harder.
I really hope I get some answers soon and it’s nothing too serious.
If ant parents reading this have had a similar experience or if any doctors are reading please share your thoughts. Thanks.