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New posts Sunday 30th December 2012 - Saturday 5th January 2013

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YoungDebbie Sun 30-Dec-12 00:29:46

Kicking off with a fun post about performing surgery on my DD's favourite Xmas present (and probably mine too, to be honest!)

[[ Operation Zhu Zhu: It's surgery, but not as we know it]

(Hope I'm doing this right, I've never been first of the week before!)

YoungDebbie Sun 30-Dec-12 00:31:28

Sorry, in my nervous state, I didn't put the link quite right - here it is now!

Operation Zhu Zhu: it's surgery, but not a we know it

YoungDebbie Sun 30-Dec-12 00:32:15

Sorry, in my nervous state, I didn't put the link quite right - here it is now!

Operation Zhu Zhu: it's surgery, but not a we know it

doradoo Sun 30-Dec-12 07:38:29

Wine of the month making it by the skin of its teeth..... Homemade Baileys

A Silent Sunday here

costumequeen Sun 30-Dec-12 15:25:25
Craftsonsea Sun 30-Dec-12 19:31:18

Some slightly panicked silversmithing against the clock, oh and one on [ [Railway Children]] that was actually at the end of last week but as it's a mumsnet campaign I'm gonna drop that in now ;o) please comment on that one, it's for charity!! smile

Craftsonsea Sun 30-Dec-12 19:31:58

Aww heck at my pony links Railway Children one here!

JerryLeadbetter Sun 30-Dec-12 20:01:11

A Christmas leftovers recipe here for delicious sprout bubble and squeak with smoked salmon and a poached egg

Tis seriously good! <blows own trumpet>

A few new family related posts from a few days ago there too.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas smile

BustyDeLaGhetto Sun 30-Dec-12 23:23:42

Me, lying my ass off.

BustyDeLaGhetto Sun 30-Dec-12 23:24:18

Stupid dick linky.

DillyTante Mon 31-Dec-12 09:32:18

Hello all. Been a bit neglectful of my blog of late but I've written a roundup of my favourite posts Round up

lifeafterdebt Mon 31-Dec-12 11:59:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lifeafterdebt Mon 31-Dec-12 11:59:57

Does anyone else believe it is outrageous to award a knighthood to a man who was in change of banking regulation at the time of banking crisis? I wrote this in astonishment.

carovioletfizz Mon 31-Dec-12 13:02:40

My new year's resolutions. Happy new year! x

sonnyandluca Mon 31-Dec-12 15:05:58

I wrote a poem about Being Silly

Mark, Sonny, & Luca.
The Tales of Sonny & Luca

My Best Photos of 2012 This is a nice easy linky to join in with.

Sticking with the Merlin theme: Life post Merlin (which again isn't about Merlin, but is about autism). A review of our first full year with mumsnetter donated talker.

ParsleyTheLioness Mon 31-Dec-12 21:46:42

don't just put the phone down No, I have nothing better to do on New Years Eve! grin

BrianButterfield Tue 01-Jan-13 12:03:43

Long time Mnetter, first time blogger here! Had a cracking idea for a January challenge in the shower today, and here it is:


BrianButterfield Tue 01-Jan-13 12:04:21

Sorry, still grappling with my new tablet -

PavlovtheCat Tue 01-Jan-13 16:51:00

<waves> at brianbutterfield welcome!

Crazy? probably but also lovely!a wild swim to celebrate the new year

maninhispyjamas Tue 01-Jan-13 18:36:18

I recently had to wean myself off prescription painkillers. It was messy. And embarrassing. And wet. And musical.

Happy New Year

thecrumbymummy Tue 01-Jan-13 18:53:47
PavlovtheCat Tue 01-Jan-13 18:59:03

maninhispyjamas your post made me laugh out loud. that doesn't happen too often.

yassusarah Tue 01-Jan-13 19:55:06

Thank goodness its over - roll on 2013! A blog post on reflections and revolutions from me.

Raspberrygiggle Tue 01-Jan-13 20:29:58

My 2012...

WomanlyWoman Tue 01-Jan-13 21:11:07

Not blogged in a while, but saw this BBC thing today about people who died last year, and wondered why there were so few women featured. Deaths in 2012 - a feminist perspective

MishMashMam Tue 01-Jan-13 23:10:03

Happy 2013 All!
I am a virgin blogger so please be gentle with me!
Check out my new post called The Secret Room and see what my twins bought me!

PavlovtheCat Wed 02-Jan-13 00:09:51
YoungDebbie Wed 02-Jan-13 12:46:25

Feeling optimistic at the start of the New Year - hope you are too! Here's why:

2012? That's SO Last Year!

AliPike Wed 02-Jan-13 14:13:08

My gardening blog has reached its 1st Birthday! Yay.

RecipeJunkie Wed 02-Jan-13 15:34:54

Happy New Year. 3 from me: I posted about changed plans and recipe fails on New Years Eve, then on New Year's Day, I posted the sort of failed Chocolate & Raspberry Roulade, which wasn't that much of a fail in the end.

And finally, (drum roll please, I am sooo excited) I am hosting the Forever Nigella blog hop/linky this month so if you're cooking anything inspired by the Goddess to cherish your loved ones, with, please do link up. The announcement post is here

RecipeJunkie Wed 02-Jan-13 16:29:05

yassusarah enjoyed your post. My daughter has a revolution too - to practise her recorder more! Mine sound a bit like yours...

hertfordshiremummy Wed 02-Jan-13 19:17:06
Craftsonsea Wed 02-Jan-13 21:18:26

Poor old drunk bunny In which my normal poor quality organisational skills means no silversmithing for me. Humph.

I'm new. This is my first post since joining the network so be nice!

A tale of how 2012 gave me a bit of breathing space and few links to things that have made my world a better place.

EllieRuth4 Thu 03-Jan-13 10:45:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

minimumthebare Thu 03-Jan-13 11:56:21

I return to work and am so well organised that I actually scare myself a bit

Egusta Thu 03-Jan-13 14:20:55

A while since I blogged as the Christmas period was truly manic.

Also a departure from my usual food posts- a plug for my friend's newly published e-book (published on Lulu). Rosy started a blog last year that detailed her ups and downs looking for love. It was such a funny, brave, truthful blog, which as often as I laughed I also cried.

JerryLeadbetter Thu 03-Jan-13 21:00:03

Changes for 2013: Why don't I look after myself better despite what happened in 2012?!

MmeGuillotine Thu 03-Jan-13 21:25:58

I got a bit fed up with all the daily emails I get about my blog so decided to collate some of the most popular posts into a book about Marie Antoinette so that I can point people at that instead. However, being me, I've gone SLIGHTLY mad and added masses of extra stuff too so it's going to be huge when it comes out in the summer!

I'm on a roll. So here is my resolution for 2013, inspired by my 6 year old's feelings of failure big bad wolf

RecipeJunkie Fri 04-Jan-13 07:32:27

OK, did any one resolve to make their own bread this year? Well at the risk of sounding a little bit up myself, I am going to try and convert anyone that wants to the joys of making sourdough bread. You've got 10 days to make your starter before I start telling you what to do with it. The post tells you what to do.

ATOmum Fri 04-Jan-13 13:08:43

Ooo must try making bread again RecipeJunkie.. it's been ages!

In other news, I have blogged about sleeping with a guy half may age... let the judging/congratulations commence...
Dreads and the Return of Sex

Zoela1 Fri 04-Jan-13 15:22:41

They packaged it up and sold pregnancy back to us with a bow on. There's a party in utero:

Does anyone have children who like Moshi Monsters? This probably suits girls more but I'd love a boy to win!
I'm hosting a Moshi Monster giveaway on my blog for the next couple of weeks.

So, Christmas is over, I am back from my trip but 3 things brought me back to my blog and I posted them here as post scripts to conquering Christmas

I have tweaked a little and intend to continue blogging our occasional forays into craft..just have to hit Pinterest now for a few more ideas!

thecrumbymummy Fri 04-Jan-13 17:45:12

Here's a little video of our Christmas.

Luce808 Fri 04-Jan-13 20:33:12

Just slipping in here with my blog for the Mumsnet/Railway Children cause: No break in the sun: supporting child runaways

SamanthaBarnesArtypops Fri 04-Jan-13 21:45:43

Ready, steady & reapply that red lippy...

Feasting finished and into 2013 - retaining a little fizz, having done the big bang...enjoy x

mumsmakelists2 Fri 04-Jan-13 23:55:40

My New Year resolutions delusions for a complete 12 week domestic make over ... New Year, new broom ...

My baby turns [[ five[[ today sad

Try again!
My baby turns five today .

Egusta Sat 05-Jan-13 21:13:26

Kung pao tofu. smile

tofu with chillis and cashew nuts (and rice)

minicorrect Sat 05-Jan-13 21:19:08

I'm still fairly new to this, so hope this works ok (and be gentle!):

ContentedLittleMummy Sat 05-Jan-13 21:29:45

Hi! I have blogged twice this week. The first is about food budgeting and supermarket shopping and some good sites to help you out with a budget and leftovers, the second about how to save money on electricity and heating; with a link to the grant scheme in place to help with winter warming!

ContentedLittleMummy Sat 05-Jan-13 21:30:23

The link might help!

YoungDebbie Sat 05-Jan-13 23:18:54

If you want something done, ask a busy woman...

The Multi-tasking Mummy, that's me

mistysrsly Sat 05-Jan-13 23:43:14

How well do we ever cope with change?

FrothyDragon Sun 06-Jan-13 03:02:34
carovioletfizz Sun 06-Jan-13 19:27:50

the end of the holidays - latest post from me!

plantsitter Sun 06-Jan-13 19:42:48

I've been blogging about my most undignified moment ever and saving Lewisham Maternity Unit.

Dadulthood Tue 08-Jan-13 19:11:24

The unforgettable memory of taking your 5 year old daughter to her first football match. And listening in horror as she swears at the linesman...

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