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New posts 17th- 22nd December

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Sorry to start the week on a downer, but I wanted to know whether people had talked to their kids about the shootings in Connecticut, or not

BustyDeLaGhetto Mon 17-Dec-12 10:51:35

This one on Fashion from me - see if you can spot the moment I remember how much I actually HATE fashion and start having a Blog meltdown.

MerryLindor Mon 17-Dec-12 12:59:07

FiveHoursSleep - I spoke to DD this morning, as I was worried they'd be speaking about it in school.

The Night I Almost Became a Drunk Driver and scared the shit out of myself

MmeGuillotine Mon 17-Dec-12 14:44:35

I gave up my job at the start of 2012 to become a full time novelist - here is a summary of my writing year.]] smile

SophRunning Mon 17-Dec-12 15:00:43

Hello chums. I took my daughter to Paris for her birthday after a really tough couple of years. We lived La Vie En Rose

The world waits for America's answer to Newtown

FlipFantasia Mon 17-Dec-12 20:07:30
cjfriess Mon 17-Dec-12 20:20:54

Did you know that you can now buy picture book versions of the Moomin books for 3 to 5 year olds?

PigeonPairNell Mon 17-Dec-12 21:47:56

Last night I spent my first night apart from my nine-month old daughter. A bitter-sweet moment.

My latest blog, talking about making progress, making friends and gaining self confidence and self belief: Another Level Passed

plantsitter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:53:53

I am writing 'Playdate!' the musical.

RecipeJunkie Tue 18-Dec-12 08:16:11

How pain and chaos led to order and mince pies and if there is anyone who has any advice about dealing with TMJ I'd love to hear

reluctantsuburbanmum Tue 18-Dec-12 09:08:52

Nothing like achieving what you really, really want to scare you half to death...a happy little blog on self-doubt for this Tuesday morning:

andapartridgeinapeartree Tue 18-Dec-12 11:30:18

Hello all. My today entry is short and sweet, its the one where I get to talk a lot, hiccup muchly and beg my mates for on-camera interviews about becoming and being an Artist. Hope you enjoy x

JerryLeadbetter Tue 18-Dec-12 14:14:13

We had our family pre-christmas christmas day at the weekend here and also a hellish trip to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland!

Nanniejo Tue 18-Dec-12 18:37:54

A few thoughts on Christmas Day this week (after tweaking ideas and traditions over 32 years): Ideas For Christmas Day Entertainment

speechbloguk Tue 18-Dec-12 22:32:29

Hi. We're new to the Mumsnet bloggers network, but we are two friends, both mums, both speech and language therapists, blogging about all things speech and language. This week I have posted a blog about word games to play while travelling for those who, like me, are clocking up the miles visiting family this Christmas.

MarsLady Tue 18-Dec-12 23:49:17

I posted about making Borax crystal pinecones yesterday and today . Have I failed in my goal of conquering Christmas?!

yassusarah Wed 19-Dec-12 10:51:55

I wrote about not being that keen on christmas and then thought better of it and talked about our christmassy weekend!

MmeGuillotine Wed 19-Dec-12 12:52:57

I found some of my grandmother's stories about her time as an evacuee during WWII while visiting my family last weekend and have started posting them to my blog. smile

JerryLeadbetter Wed 19-Dec-12 13:35:14

Today I have a recipe for trouser-busting luxury white chocolate and blueberry bread and butter pudding

(try it, it really is amazing!) grin

TheNewson Wed 19-Dec-12 13:49:53

Our cupboards are usually sparse and the kids think it's a treat when we splurge on a multipack of Quavers or Chocolate Animals. So imagine their delight when not one, but two pipes, of Pringles arrive?

costumequeen Wed 19-Dec-12 14:23:16

A review of a craft book (actually a christmas present!) on mine today!

Luce808 Wed 19-Dec-12 14:38:29

I've not posted for a while, but here's my end of term musings on synthetic phonics.

andapartridgeinapeartree Wed 19-Dec-12 15:04:58

The story of our 'Muffin-top bed'. C'mon you're due a break...enjoy! x

FeeFoo Wed 19-Dec-12 15:06:15

smile I’ve been asked to write a post on simplifying Christmas, I’m not sharing a recipe as I usually do, though I will of course be sharing some soon… For now, here goes.

Bex66 Wed 19-Dec-12 15:55:41
PavlovtheCat Wed 19-Dec-12 19:13:16 layed up on the sofa!]]

PavlovtheCat Wed 19-Dec-12 19:13:33

[[ and again

PavlovtheCat Wed 19-Dec-12 19:13:48

[ argh]]

PavlovtheCat Wed 19-Dec-12 19:14:44

oh bloody hell i give up for the billionth time

hertfordshiremummy Wed 19-Dec-12 20:16:11

This Christmas I have shelved all plans to become Nigella - it's going to be a nice, lazy day (I hope)

Luce808 Wed 19-Dec-12 20:59:40

Blimey, my post seems to have touched a nerve. I've had almost 200 viewings since this afternoon! I've never had that much in a week before!

minimumthebare Wed 19-Dec-12 21:30:11

It can't just be me who has dodgy Christmas skin too many late nights, chocolates and mince pies two recommended spot zappers to get you looking gorgeous for the big day!

RecipeJunkie Wed 19-Dec-12 22:37:27

I got a Leibster Award and a Beautiful Blogger Award. Read all about why I can't play monopoly and find out whether I'd choose cheese or chocolate...

Oh my, I posted twice today about bed-hopping here and about candy canes, bolognese and artistic sensibilities here

One of them has pictures that I drew all by myself! (using Paint)

2under2blog Thu 20-Dec-12 11:00:04

Bugs bugs everywhere! Getting through the pukey/snotty season when you have little ones to look after:

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 20-Dec-12 11:29:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PavlovtheCat Thu 20-Dec-12 11:46:18

applying for DLA advice welcome!

Has anyone else got Christmas Fever?

sallyjenkins Thu 20-Dec-12 13:05:18

Has anyone ever been to the Museum of Broken Relationships ?
It looks bitter-sweet and contains loads of ideas for writerly types.

gardeningmum Thu 20-Dec-12 13:14:08

We have just made a twig reindeer

gardeningmum Thu 20-Dec-12 13:14:45
Avenue57 Thu 20-Dec-12 13:57:56
minimumthebare Thu 20-Dec-12 16:53:48

Wow, love your Megan Fox response, SGM, am gobsmacked by that deeply unpleasant piece in the Independent!

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 20-Dec-12 18:32:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hertfordshiremummy Thu 20-Dec-12 19:31:59

Why I'm now convinced the Mayans have got it right!

This is the year I channel my inner Kirsty and Phil and have a Perfect Christmas type thang.
Oh hang on, wait...

Today I compare and contrast mine and Z1's results when we made Christmas tree cards with pipe cleaners - find out who comes out better here

Does anyone else have children who just have to Go First?

ilovesushi Fri 21-Dec-12 12:55:53

Another Christmas craft post. This time Jackson Pollockesque Christmas cards with the children.

cjfriess Fri 21-Dec-12 13:04:03

We have only just discovered Sandra Boynton's great books for really little people. Our favourites are on

I would love to know which ones you would recommend smile

RecipeJunkie Fri 21-Dec-12 15:03:42

In which I regain my baking mojo and ice the Christmas cake and get to review From Alsace to Yorkshire which has a great recipe for Brioche in it .

SGM - brilliantly put

Egusta Fri 21-Dec-12 15:08:27

After a long hiatus due to a broken camera and work-related insanity I finally come back with a lacklustre review of a very nice restaurant.

andapartridgeinapeartree Fri 21-Dec-12 17:26:20

30 minutes to Christmas term finishing…eeek! Making ‘anti-mummy chocolate cake’ and what did that lady mean? Enjoy x

ATOmum Sat 22-Dec-12 08:50:08

Sorry I've been off the radar for a while, hard to write right now, but here's my attempt.. and happy Christmas everyone!

...and it still hurts

carovioletfizz Sat 22-Dec-12 09:13:06

How should I deal with my 11 year old refusing to eat breakfast?

Bex66 Sat 22-Dec-12 15:56:55

Three ways to [[ unglue yourself from the couch this Xmas]]

Bex66 Sat 22-Dec-12 16:01:15

[[ Three ways to unglue yourself from the couch this Xmas]]

sorry about posting twice but trying to get the link to work!

Bex66 Sat 22-Dec-12 16:02:43
Bex66 Sat 22-Dec-12 16:04:22

Ta da - sorry about that folks, seems that I put a space in the wrong place - oh well third time lucky

minimumthebare Sat 22-Dec-12 20:08:43

Ah, the wonders of primer. It actually works!

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