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Month: November 2014

5 more minutes {The Ordinary Moments} #31

I’ve accidentally created a new ordinary moment in our day. We’ve always been rigid fairly rigid with Arthur’s nap time and bed time. I know it’s not something everyone agrees with but it works for us and more importantly it works for Arthur! Anyway, ever […]

17 months

I’m a little late on this, again! This month has absolutely flown by! Isn’t it amazing how so much can change in just a month! I wondered when it would happen, but it’s here, Arthur is now saying “no” or actually more of a “na […]

Cloth nappies

Using cloth nappies is something I’ve gone back and forth in my head about since before Arthur was born.

Now almost 17 months later, I wish we had invested from the start!

The reason we never did it was, it is such a pain to get stuff delivered here. Let alone expensive, and we had no idea where to start. We were worried we would not get on with them!!

Also, we already had no idea what we were doing with a baby let alone trying to get our head around all the options and decisions for cloth nappies too!!

However, looking back now, I am pretty cross at myself for not taking the plunge sooner.
It’s so hot and humid here, I think about just how much nicer it would have been for our little guy having all natural materials instead of plastic. I’m sure the disposables cause nappy rash because of the heat.

Of course, another benefit is how much cuter he’d looking roaming around in a little cloth nappy, there are such lovely colours and patterns available!!

Living on a small island, rubbish is an issue! Right now in Seychelles, rubbish is disposed in a landfill. Switching to cloth nappies would obviously be a way for me to lessen our household contribution to this!!

I am seriously looking at going down the cloth route now, I am not sure if it will make any financial sense now, but surely it will be better for Arthur?!!

If you have any advice or recommends about starting with cloth nappies for toddlers I’d love to hear!!

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The unfinished sandwich {Wicked Wednesdays}

 Recipe for a delicious unfinished sandwich: Take one delicious sandwich (or any delicious lunch item!) Sit down for the first time all day while the darling child sleeps Stick something good on TV Have a bite or two….mmmmmmm it’s yummy! Darling child now wakes up […]

Playing on Rocks {The Ordinary Moments} #30

The rocks here in Seychelles are genuinely amazing, I’m aware that this is kind of a weird thing to say!  But they really are very cool! Mark reliably (HUGE Geography Geek) informs me that they are Granitic. All I know is that they are massive […]

Learning french Rosetta Stone update 1

Learning French Rosetta Stone update 1

So it’s been a little over a month since I started learning french with my Rosetta Stone french course. I have to say straight away that I’ve not been able to do as much as I have wanted due to massive internet issues this end (one of the woes of tropical island life!!) Aside from the issues we had with the internet, when I have been able to get on and do some french I’ve really been enjoying it!! I’m also finding that it’s giving me more confidence when I go to my French Lesson once a week at school. The course really focuses on reading and speaking which for me is perfect! Being able to write in French is definitely lower down on my priority. The units are each broken down into 4 lessons which are 30 minutes long….this is perfect for me to get some practice in during Arthur’s nap time! Learning french update 1 Rosetta stone The whole thing is really visual and simple to use with nice big pictures and so far, you either have to click to select the right answer or speak to say the right answer (this can be reading off the screen or from memory depending on the type of question). Learning french update 1 Rosetta Stone click answer Learning french update 1 Rosetta Stone speak answer The last segment of each unit is a review which is broken down Into a story scenario which you again click and talk your way through. I’ve been amazed and impressed each time how much I remember (particularly since I’ve not been able to use as often as I’d like up to now!) I literally only figured out yesterday that there are also even smaller sections you can break it down into this includes a writing section. To me this is the one area that could do with some improvement. You can just type your answer straight in until you need to either use capital letters or accents such as è or é when you then need to start clicking the on screen keyboard. It’s just not the most user friendly part of the programme. Learning french update 1 writing To be honest though, this is such a small part of it that it doesn’t effect it for me at all. Particularly as my focus really is the speaking and reading. I have yet to schedule a live chat with a french speaker through Rosetta Stone, mostly because of the internet issues we’ve had last month but more recently due to not being able to find a suitable time slot but I’ll get there with that! I’m now able to get on more regularly since we have sorted out our internet and I’m really enjoying it! I really can tell that there’s an improvement in my French after even a short time! I’ll be back in a month for another update! If you want to give learning a language a go then check out the Rosetta Stone website there is also a free demo on there for you to have a go yourself!!       **I’ve been given the use of Rosetta Stone for free for the purpose of review but all the opinions and thoughts are my own! **

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Finger painting ‘fun’ {Wicked Wednesdays}

Ahhh the fun of finger painting! Joining brummymummyof2 for wicked Wednesdays