Friday, 26 November 2010

How do they do it?

Two questions I want to ask about university life;

  1. How is it that, normally lovely and interesting, midwives can turn a two hour lecture into a complete mind numbing experience?
  2. How do full time students do it? lectures day after day after day, week after week after week. Thank heavens my course is 60% practice based!
We are currently finishing the 3rd of 4 weeks in University, something I had been looking forward to to have a rest from 12 hour shifts. But now I cant wait to get back out there!
See you in SCBU in a weeks time!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Vitamins again!

Blinking winter! every year winter comes and smallest child gets ill.
Now I know you cant get a cold from being cold, but why does she always catch a cold when it is cold?
And of course at rising 6 she is at THAT age, she wont eat many veggies and is very limited on her meat intake (anything that is hard to eat such as chops, chicken, bacon etc is rejected) I refuse to cook alternative meals for her, and so she often goes without (mean huh?)

So when I came across these multivitimins for kids I was impressed as they ticked a lot of boxes for me;

  • nut and gluten free (middle daughter has a nut allergy, the jury is still out on what the smallest child seems to react to!)
  • no artificial colourings or flavourings
  • handy one dose packs of fruit flavoured chewy objects! - the kids think they get sweets everyday mouhahahaha
  • contains vitamins A, C, D, E & B12
  • the company behind vitfits have teamed up with kidsaid and donate 10p from every monthly supply pack to them. Every little helps!
But I guess the question is do the kids like them and have they had a significant impact on their health?

The kids love them, they taste nice and the little packs are cute (although these things don't always sit easy with my reducing packaging theory, I let it slip if the kids take their vitamins!).

have they had a significant effect on their health? well that's a harder one to gauge. I think it would be fairer to say that they certainly haven't had a negative impact, but as the kids took vits anyway I haven't seen an improvement, but certainly not a higher incidence of colds and bugs etc. So yes I guess they do their thing!

I am looking forward to getting their new product when it is released, which is an Omega 3 product, as this is also something I give the girls - mainly because of the reputed benefit to children who are on the Autistic Spectrum.

Its also nice that the company have provided a bit of fun for the kids on the website with their fitvits health club.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

A Dedication to my Gorgeous Mummy

Happy Birthday
to a wonderful woman
who has given me the determination
to carry on
no matter what crap
is hurled at me
from a great height

Happy Birthday Mum, I love you


Monday, 15 November 2010

MMmmmmmm thought that had ended when............................

I left school!

Eh? Teachers that don't like me!

I have a lecturer, who teaches a subject which challenges me. My thoughts about myself and my attitudes to others. Sometimes (OK frequently) I question whats being said (something the said lecturer claims she encourages). However I always feel as if she thinks very little of my opinion - or puts my opinion down in a way that makes me feel stupid. That makes me feel sad.

So today I have been to the Learning Resource Centre (library to us oldies) and got as many of the recommended books for her module as I can, and this week I will read and read - I will show her I am not stupid!

Friday, 12 November 2010

one for you and one for me

There's a new Blogger in the Blogasphere - give her a go, lovely girl!

And now one for me (and you I guess!) tonight I have shared a lovely Indian take away meal with the teenage daughter and her boyfriend. The restaurant - New Cafe Masala, sadly, doesn't have a website but you can get their details here. The food was lovely, we got a free bottle of, chilled, passable Pinit Grigio and when we had to phone them to point out they had sent a Balti instead of a plain old chicken curry, they sent out the replacement and refunded the difference with a smile and a friendly word!

Give 'em a go, they are also lovely!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Midwifery? or mmmmmm Nursing?!?

Never ever thought I would wonder whether I should be training to be a Nurse!

But after 2 weeks on the Gynae ward, where we have outliers (normally geriatrics) as well as Gynae patients, I found a side to myself I was amazed to find. I actually enjoyed caring for these women..........................................

but no Midwifery is definitely for me, I am sure!