Is it really that long??

Hello again! Much has changed since my last post – we now have four, very soon to be five, adorable grandchildren. They are all remarkable and watching them grow (they are all under three and a half) gives such immense pleasure, we never forget just how blessed we are! 

This post is not about them, but may be of use to those of you who have ever got an unpleasant stain on a carpet – let me share my story!

Well the other day I noticed some mysterious oily black stains on my beige bedroom carpet (mental note to myself to be more vigilant about the taking your shoes off before going upstairs rule!) and yes I can hear what you are thinking – beige!!! how very seventies and boringly untrendy! Hmm! I probably agree but beige it is and beige I want it to stay (that is beige all over not beige with oily black smears!). So what did I do? the very thing I should not! I attacked the stain on all fronts with every cleaning product I could find – to no avail and then horror of horrors I even tried to restore my beautiful bland ( I mean beige) carpet by rubbing bleach into the stain – not recommended!! I now was the proud owner of a beige carpet with black stains and bleach marks!I

It seemed the only way forward was to buy a rug to cover the marks, but because there was a lot of them over a large area it would have to be a large and therefore probably expensive rug! Now once again I can hear what you are thinking – a rug? over a carpet. What an absolute style faux pas – and yes I agree but better a style no no! than a mucky bedroom carpet. So I asked my good friend google how to choose a rug to enhance a beige carpet. Lots of advice ensued for those poor mortals living in rented accommodation carpeted out from floor to ceiling in yes you’ve got it beige carpet! We’ll just for the record I do not live in rented accommodation and therefore I chose my particular shade of beige bedroom carpet myself!

Putting a rug over a carpet can make the room seem over crowded and cluttered came the advice – it’s just not done! oh well I don’t think the editor of House Beautiful will ever set foot in my bedroom so a rug on the top of my carpet seemed to be the solution to my problem.

Later in the evening as I was embarking on my new skin regimen ( you know what I mean ladies –  cleanse, tone, moisturise) I planned a rug buying trip to IKEA and reckoned on having to part with 100 of my hard earned pounds I was far from happy! As I finished the toning bit of my regimen I thought I would experiment by rubbing the cotton wool with the remains of the toning liquid onto one of the offending stains – low and behold it started to fade and not only that, – the bleach marks were becoming a lot less evident too! I continued treating the stains in the same way every day for a week and as if by magic they are now barely visible! Yes! you are right my beige carpet is now resorted almost completely to it’s former glory!

So to the purpose of this post,  and the moral of the story! If you are unlucky enough to get unidentifiable black  stains on your carpet you could try to remedy the problem with the fluid with which you tone your complexion! AND! ignore the no shoes upstairs rule at your (or your beige carpet’s) peril!

A cautionary note – this worked for me I am not recommending it will work for you – so please do not blame me if it makes the problem worse – but it just might save you from having to resort to the unthinkable and expensive rug on top of carpet solution. Another thought – if that fluid can dissolve greasy black stains and lessen damage done by bleach just what is it doing to my face?????

Bye bye until next time!

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Returning with more thoughts!

Well here is Nana again back after a good few months rest! Well not rest really more like absence from writing because rest I have not been getting or wanting!! Yes you have guessed correctly I now have more grandchildren to write about – two more in fact. So in the short space of just 18 months I have been blessed with three beautiful grandchildren – two girls and one boy  – I feel very lucky indeed!

With each of the children bringing different little characteristics I feel I have a lot to share with you which hopefully may be of some help to those of you wondering what to do in different circumstances. Bye bye for now and it feels good to be back!

Returning with more thoughts!

Well here is Nana again back after a good few months rest! Well not rest really more like absence from writing because rest I have not been getting or wanting!! Yes you have guessed correctly I now have more grandchildren to write about – two more in fact. So in the short space of just 18 months I have been blessed with three beautiful granchildren – two girls and one boy  – I feel very lucky indeed!

With each of the children bringing different little characteristics I feel I have a lot to share with you which hopefully may be of some help to those of you wondering what to do in different circumstances. Bye bye for now and it feels good to be back!

Enjoy The Moment

When you bring your ‘little bundle of joy’ home from hospital try to relax and go with the flow.

If the house is messy and that dust on the television screen that has been there for a week is irritating you try to let it go.

You can’t do everything and right now you are the most important person. Yes  YOU! even before baby because you have to be at your best physically, emotionally and spiritually to look after him and give him the best.

So remember –  live in the moment! gaze at him and know how lucky you are to have him, after all you’ve waited for him for so long! Forget the dust it can wait but this precious moment with your child is passing!

And by the way do some thing special for yourself today even  some thing small – book a hair appointment or give yourself a home beauty treatment! Badedas baths did it for me!!!

Something Wonderful

Just before I get started on my Blog in a serious way, I would like to take the opportunity to remind you of the wonderful thing you and your partner have  achieved. To bring a new life into the world is the most creative and wonderful thing you will ever do!

How exciting and awe-inspiring to think that your new little one has so much potential and that it is your special job to bring this potential out! Just think you and your baby together are going to change the world – for the better! how exciting and humbling is that???

So knowing just how precious your little one is, how clever you are for bringing him into the world and the weight of responsibility you have in loving and nurturing him – I wish you the best of luck on the amazing journey you are about to embark upon together!

I hope I am able to help in some small way on your adventure.

Keep Cuddling

The more you cuddle your child the more you two will bond and grow together and the more emotionally secure and trusting your little one will become.Think about it, you have been growing together for nine months and you are so in tune, keep up the bond – stay close and stay connected.

If s/he cries pick him up don’t worry you can’t spoil him/her at this early stage just give lots of comfort and hugs it’s best for you and it’s best for baby. Remember each time you do this his/her little brain is making connections and s/he is becoming emotionally secure and forming strong attachments.