Snapshots & Adventures

Mama Life

Hypothyroidism update

Just over 7 months ago now I was diagnosed as having hypothyroidism, otherwise known as a underactive thyroid. A thyroid problem can be much more common than you think and the symptoms are often dismissed as something else. Hypothyroidism Symptoms • Fatigue • Weakness • Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight • Coarse, dry hair • Dry, rough pale skin • Hair loss • Cold intolerance (you can’t tolerate cold temperatures like those around you) • Muscle cramps and frequent  ...

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Days Out

Sunday Fun in London

The weather has been really nice the last few days so we decided to take full advantage of it whilst Daddy wasn’t at work over the weekend and jumped on a train into London for a bit of fun and sightseeing. We went to Coram’s Fields first of all and because the weather was so nice we decided we would walk all the way from Waterloo! It actually wasn’t that bad and I love London so it meant that we saw parts you wouldn’t normal see if we had taken the tube. It also  ...

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Days Out

Day out at Carters Steam Fair

Last weekend Carters Steam Fair came to Woking for its annual visit. I spent a bit of my childhood in Maidenhead where Carters is actually based and I can remember going to it when I was little. I really hope one day when Clem gets a bit older she will love it as much as I do. There’s something about fairs that I really like, the sounds, the smells and the lights. In North Devon we used to get a really big fair come to town every September. It has a lot of modern rides unlike Carters  ...

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Parenting, Travel

Travelling with a One Year Old

A lot of people might think that taking a one year old who is quite a wriggle bum on a plane is a terrible idea. I know people who have gone to New Zealand, South Korea and Canada with babies and had no problems, yet I was still nervous about going on a flight lasting just 2 hours! We’ve actually spent longer on a train with Clem than we did on the plane, but I guess the difference is on a train you can get up and move to a different carriage if she gets that bad. On a plane you can  ...

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