Monday, 31 January 2011

Laura's Little Bakery - Review

We all need cake in our lives (well we do) and the Missions love a bit of cake too.   So when I spotted an amazing little lady on Twitter @LaurasBakery I knew I had to try out her delicious looking cakes.



So no time like the present I asked her if she could make me a Chocolate Fudge Cake (the Missions favourite cake).  We have tried and tested so many Chocolate Fudge Cakes and still failed to find one that we all adore, until now that is.

You see its Teenage Missions birthday on Wednesday and as he will officially be a TEENAGER he got to pick his cake.  So I took him on to the Laura's little bakery website and told him to take a look.  So many fab cakes, but the ultimate challenge was then thrown down.  “Can she make Chocolate Fudge cakes?”  I asked the lovely Laura and the challenge was set.

Saturday morning arrived and so did our lovely little baker with the most amazing cake I have ever seen.  It was no ordinary Chocolate fudge cake but it was surrounded by mini cupcakes.  Laura had done us proud.



The cake was finally eaten at Teenage Missions Pre Birthday tea with friends and family, everyone agreed it was the nicest cake ever.  The Mini cup cakes were so moist and fluffy just as they should be.  As for the main cake, it was amazingly good.  Ever cake Laura bakes with her own fair hands, she decorates them with due care and attention and as a result of this she is one of the most sought after cake makers on Merseyside. (or she will be shortly).



She sells the most amazing selection of Cup cakes, Cheese Cakes, Celebration Cakes,Tarts and P√Ętisserie, Bundt cakes, Traybakes, Seasonal Cakes and Gluton Free Cakes.

  • Salted caramel with home-made chocolate heart*

  • Lemon meringue with popping candy

  • Rocky road

  • Vanilla (diffent colours available)

  • Carrot with white chocolate cream cheese frosting*

  • Lemon and poppy seed

  • Red velvet

  • Baileys and white chocolate*

  • Hershey’s cookie cream*

  • Chocolate toffee fudge*

  • Strawberry cheesecake with fresh strawberries*

  • Raspberry cheesecake with fresh raspberries*

  • Cherry cheesecake with fresh cherries*

  • Cherry cream

  • Coffee and walnut

  • Gluten free chocolate

  • Chocolate

  • Sticky toffee pudding*

  • Malteser

  • Black velvet (Guinness and Bailey’s)*




So what are you waiting for?   Go to her fabulous website www.lauraslittlebakery.com 

Follow her on twitter @laurasbakery

Make sure you “LIKE” her page on facebook  LaurasLittleBakery

You can also buy her Cakes at Bold Street Coffee in Liverpool city centre and at Dafna's on Smithdown Road in Liverpool.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Robe Around – By Sporty Bump



I was asked to review this inventive new product, Robe Around from Sporty Bump.

It was designed to make being pregnant and getting dried a lot easier.  My sister Hannah, who is 29 weeks pregnant, tried out the Robe Around for me.



The great thing about this product is that it grows with your bump. She found that when she got out of the shower, and wrapped the Robe around her body she wasn’t afraid that it was going to fall down.  She was able to pick her son up without it coming loose, she was also able to dry her hair and the Robe Around stayed in place at all times.



The Robe Around is comfortable due to the hidden panel in the front and extendable with strong Velcro panel along the top of the robe.  This product is an all round winner for before and after the little arrival.  It will make fiddly towels a thing of the past.

One thing I would say is to make sure you wash the product before you use, as my sister was so keen to use her Robe Around she forgot to wash it and was covered in small black pieces of fluff. She was so impressed with her gorgeous Robe she has already started to recommend it to all her pregnant mummy friends.

At £20 the product seemed a little expensive, but when you think about how you can use the product during and after the pregnancy it is a welcome addition to any woman’s bath time routine.

Go and check out the whole Sporty Bump range at www.sportybump.co.uk  you will not regret it.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Mummy’s Job Description



Being a mum is the greatest job in the world, getting the job can be hard.  You go for the interview, you meet your new work colleagues, and you spend ages waiting to hear if you got the job. Then someone important delivers the good news (That’s the easy bit done) all you have to do now is decide on a name!

If a mum had a job description it would read more like a copy of war and peace.  We have so many hats sometimes we forget which one is on.  So here are just a few of the jobs mummy is responsible for:

Mummy/Slave:  Generally shouted for when a servant is needed, such as the TV needs tuning over or that glass of juice is just too far out of reach.

Laundry Maid: The one, who picks it up, washes it, dries it, irons it and then puts it all away. 

Cook:  Cafe Mission opens at 6.30 in the morning and then closes about 8.30 just after Drama has finished her Toast.

Washer upper:  Duties can include scanning every room of the house for any dishes left in unusual places.

Hairdresser:  On call for daughters when they need emergency hair straightening or other such duties.

Fashion Police/Dresser:  On call 24/7 with growing daughters who knows what they will try and get away with wearing. Also repsponsible for making sure little ones look presentable for school, even though they will come home looking like they have been dragged around the school play ground by their hair!

Taxi:  This one hasn’t come into full force yet, but when a touch of rain is in the air and Drama refuses to go to school with “frizzy hair” the taxi has to take them to school. This also includes taking friends home after Play dates etc.

Nurse Maid: Duties will include working with sick, blood and snot.  Unsociable hours sometimes, but perks include a permanent parking space and seat at the doctors.

Cleaner: Toys, roller blades, shoes, bikes etc.  If it’s lying on the floor it’s your job to pick it up!

Nit Nurse:  This is a very occasional job, but the little buggers get everywhere so beds will need to be stripped, towels boiled washed and smelly Nit lotion to be applied to EVERYONE!

Mind Reader:  You will always be on step ahead of the game, knowing that their P.E kit is covered in mud and they need it for the next day.  Knowing when they need that top for a party on Saturday, the list is endless.

Occasional Dad: This applies when Daddy is busy being an important football manager on the play station or Xbox.  Mummy/Slave duties will double!

Bank Manager:  There are times when your children will expect paying for those imaginary chores they do around the house. They will quote this saying on various occasions “Mummmmm Can you lend me a fiver until I get my pocket money?”

Hotel Maid:  Your duties will include running a bath, making sure that there are clean towels to hand, making sure the bed is “Turned down” this includes the PJ’s being left out, but excludes a mint being left on the pillow.  This may also include a bedtime story!

Receptionist: You will take phone calls and rely messages, You will greet ones friends when they arrive for play dates , karaoke sessions etc and supply then with copious amounts of Juice then when it’s time to go home you will Taxi them back to their parents. (See Above)

Right now if I have Ieft anything off this Job description please feel free to add in the comments box after all us Mum’s have to stick together.  So do you still want the job?

Please note we are not an Equal Opportunities employer, we will not be expecting you to go on training sessions, we will not be expecting you to further your qualifications in any way, shape or form.  *small print if anyone called Andy Gray asks you to tuck something in for him please say no*

Lots of Hugs

 

Mummy Mission

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

My Life would be all a GLEE!

Have you ever sat and listened to a song and thought it was so made for your life right at that moment?  I have many songs in my life that have so many meanings to me.  For instance Jason Donovan’s “Too many broken hearts” was one of the first singles I ever brought, Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak my heart” was the first song I heard when I split up with my boyfriend and Paul Wellars “You do something to me” was the first song I heard when I met my husband.

So what would my life be like a day in the life of those GLEE peeps, you know the ones, those cheesy American high school kids that break into song at the drop of a hat?

I decided that I would set myself a GLEE day in the life challenge; my life in song...Here goes!

My days always start with the usual cuppa and slice of toast before *Breaks into song*

   GOOD  MORNING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0j3-tmQLjg)

(Go on admit it you were all sing along and it so fits into my GLEE day!) Anyway back to it the kids get up and fight and fuss about EVERYTHING but we make it through to the school run. *Breaks into song*

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO GO GO!  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEV1KiXu_oM )

School run over (phew that was cool) so off to normal mummy duties, bits of house work whilst Mr Kyles on the box when... *burst into more song*

Sorry Daddy I’m Kinda Busy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQOmZ3UhEXc )

(God at this rate I’m never going to get anything done)  So now for the work bit over to the laptop, features and blogs to type up.  Mrs Boss lady (who I adore) keeps me busy.  After a while I start to need a brew. Then I receive an email from a PR:

Dear Lana... What’s my name again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0CGsw6h60k&ob=av2el )

Anyway so over people getting my name wrong, Cbebbies keeping Monster busy but I seem to have a stupid song buzzing around my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI-kRu6KSDE   You have now I guess.  Well that makes two of us then.

Back to it and it’s already time to collect the kids from school, so the Missions team will be back together again.  *Bursts into song*

We are Family (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmJjD33eKDU )

Back home and back to motherly duties, tea cooking, Kids screaming, then Daddy decides to come home and Nobody is listening to Mummy * Bursts into song*

When I speak LISTEN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEnz3r2F-Bw&ob=av2nm )

So tea finally over, Bath time complete, Pj’s on and Monsters cue to go to bed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob6uxAKhGHk&feature=related

With Monster and Princess tucked up nicely in bed that Just Teenage and Drama to pack off to their rooms and some Mummy and Daddy down time.

 Dedicated to Daddy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVm8jPBhmMU

(and if daddy ever leaves Dave Grohl would make a very suitable alternative)

So that was my Glee day, god I’m now officially exhausted so I’m off to bed, I hope you have enjoyed my GLEE day as much as I have.  Maybe I will have one a week from now on.

Lots of Love

Mummy

Friday, 21 January 2011

7 Things about Me You May Never Forget!

Thanks to the lovely LincolnandMe, I have found myself being tagged in my first Meme post.

Now as you will all know I adore the lovely Lincolnandme but I am not sure I have 7 very interesting things you would want to know about me, but never one to say no I promised to give it a go.

  • As you all know I have four beautiful children, but only one of them was actually planned.  Well surprises are the best.  Little Princess Mission (Now 10) was the only planned Mission.




  • I was once asked out on a date by an Everton Footballer, only to turn him down because I thought it was a joke.  Found out later it wasn’t and kicked myself, who wants to be a WAG anyway.


 

  • I have the most annoying habit that drives my family insane, as I am OCD when it comes to clean washing.  If Teenage Mission has failed to put the washing away that I put on his bed and then he puts it on the floor (because the wardrobe is a hard place to find) I have to wash it all again.


 

  • I have 2 major phobia’s Snakes and Spiders if I got to the Zoo (where my hubby works) I refuse to go into the reptile house as I am afraid they will escape.


 

  • When I was 19 I went to Australia on holiday and I met the most amazing man in the world, (forgetting I had a boyfriend at home) we had the most amazing whirlwind romance, sadly I had to come home.  Leaving Mr Australia behind, feeling bad about Mr England I called him and told him I couldn’t see him anymore and that was the end of that.


 

  • Up until I was 21 I had a 24” waist, those where the days.  Sadly Teenage Mission put an end to that, as I put on 4 stone whilst being pregnant with him!


 

  • I have actually known my hubby since I was 7, we went to the same primary school and we hung around in the same places.  He never really appealed to me back then.


 

Right so that’s little old me, not very interesting I know but me all the same.

Lots of Love

Mummy Mission

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Breakfast with the Missions – Part 2

 

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As you all know just before the Christmas period the Missions took part in the Hovis Wholemeal Challenge.  Hovis had re-launched its Wholemeal range in a bid to get more people to eat Breakfast which is the most important meal of the day.

So as you all know from reading the first part of this sponsored blog post, the whole family really got behind the Hovis challenge.  I got Teenage Mission eating breakfast for the first time in months.  I even got to sit down at the breakfast table and ate breakfast for the first time in years which is a challenge in itself.

So the key questions are:

  •  How you felt at the end of the challenge?


I actually felt amazing after my full week of eating a fulfilling breakfast.  I didn’t feel bad about snacking because I really didn’t have to snack in between breakfast lunch like I normally would have.  I actually lost 5lb during my week of the Hovis challenge.

  •  Did we continue eating a wholemeal breakfast?


Well not being a family to give up we can proudly say that Hovis wholemeal is now a part of our family diet.  The children not only eat it for breakfast, they have it in their packed lunch boxes as well.

 Of those questioned about their breakfast and snacking habits:

  •  84% felt they snacked more in week one than in week two of the challenge.

  •  55% of people said they would not usually eat bread for breakfast, but 93% of people would consider eating bread for breakfast after taking the challenge.

  •  69% of people “agreed” that Hovis Wholemeal prevented them from snacking between breakfast and lunch.


I actually can agree with the survey above as I snacked more in the first week of my normal breakfast routine than I did in the week where we had Hovis Wholemeal in our lives.

I also agree whole heartedly that when I ate white bread for breakfast in the past it made me feel very sluggish and bloated so I would normally try and stay away from bread for breakfast.

Once we started the Hovis Challenge I could feel a difference straight away and it will now always be in our bread cupboard.

So what have the Missions Learnt from their Hovis Challenge and what advice would we give to family and friends:

  •   Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and no matter what diet you’re on, Hovis Wholemeal can help you.

  •  Hovis Wholemeal is rich in fibre which keeps you fuller for longer and could help stop snacking.

  •  Try swapping your usual breakfast for two slices of Hovis Wholemeal toast, with a range of tasty toppings, to get your day off to the best possible start.

  •  Log onto www.facebook.com/hovisbakery to join the campaign and sign up to the Hovis Stop Snacking app.


So pop on over to the Hovis facebook page and take the Hovis Challenge, the Missions did and we will never be looking back.

Lots of Love

Mummy Mission

Monday, 17 January 2011

Mummy the Hero!

 

I don’t actually know what to write I am still shaking with joy and pride.  Today I received a tweet from the gorgeous @bangsandabun which said the following.

@mumonamission1 (Thats me by the way) There’s a little surprise waiting for you over on my blog today :0)

So being the nosey little devil that I am (we all are admit it, that’s why we love twitter so much), I popped on over to her amazing blog and found this very beautiful post.

It was all about a blog post that I had written all the way back in October 2010, when I wrote all my dreams down in a blog post.  To be honest I never thought anyone actually read any of my posts but it seems that I have been an inspiration to the lovely @bangsandabun and she has nominated me for something called Help a heart nominate your Hero.

Its project set up by the lovely people at works with water, where as you can nominate an unsung hero, someone who inspires you, someone who is just simply amazing. 

I feel so very proud of this amazing award, after all I am just a little old mummy with a head full of dreams.  How can I be some ones Hero? 

I wash dishes, I pick up dirty washing, I tidy my children’s bedrooms, how many Hero’s do you know that do that?

So I look forward to receiving my lovely breakfast in bed hamper and I say a massive thank you to the lovely Muireann C-Campbell for the nomination and I hope to go on to fulfil my dreams of being a Published Writer, Freelance Journalist and one day Columnist and I hope I can inspire others to make their dreams come true.

Lots of love

Mummy Mission (Hero)

PST:If this post inspires you to do just one thing today pop on over to  Field of Dreams and write down all of your dreams on a scrap of paper, post card, the back of your credit card bill (as long as you have paid it) and send it off to the amazing Mauireann.  She is the real Hero and she is my inspiration.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Mummy Mission Stripped Bare!



As a mummy and a basically good human being, I have come to accept that I’m not perfect.  Although I never stop trying; only it makes me sad when I just don’t get things quite right.  The truth is I suffer from OCD (only very slightly) but it’s very real.  I never really noticed I had it before, I just thought it was a mummy thing.   Little things like making sure the children go to bed in matching Pj’s, making sure that the duvet matched the pillowcase, making sure they have a clean uniform for school every day. 

It’s all really normal isn’t it?

It’s when it comes to my passion, my writing that’s when the OCD really comes into its own.  Writing is the one thing I thought I was good at, Ok grammar may not be my strong point, but I know what I want to say and most of the time I will just come out and say it.   I tend to over edit my work and that’s when it loses its point.

That’s why today I decided to come clean, and just let my fingers do all the work.  I’m just going to be honest about my feelings and my fears.

From a really young age the only thing I was good at was writing. I would spend all my pocket money on Journals and then spend days in my room just writing down stories.  I was a bit of a recluse when I was younger, but that mainly came from not really knowing who I was.  I had a lovely family; it was always busy in our house with four little sisters.  It was down to me to watch out for them, so I never really had any proper time to make friends of my own, apart from school friends.  That was until I was about 11 when I met my best friend in the whole wide world Mel.

We were like sisters, we loved most of the same things, well she loved Bros I loved Football (nearly the same) but she taught me the most valuable lesson in life. That no matter what people thought of me, I was loved and I could be anything I wanted to be.  Sadly we moved away from the area and I lost touch with Mel, but I made lots of new friends.  Most of them I am still friends with now and I love them dearly.

You see in school I was, well a bit of a nerd.  I wasn’t clever, beautiful or funny I was just me, I had a mixture of friends from the clever ones, to the beautiful ones.  I only ever said hi to them passing in the corridors.  My real friends accepted me for me, the dorky one who one day wanted to be a writer for a top magazine or newspaper.  In reality I really wasn’t clever enough.

So from leaving school, I went to work in a very small office.  I would spend my days day dreaming that I worked for a newspaper, I would spend my lunch break reading the papers and re typing my own news features on an old typewriter.  Until the bosses son caught me one day and made fun of me in front of the whole office.  I was a joke and my dream slipped away, well actually I put them away forever.

Until last year when I made a massive promise to myself that I would become a writer, even if people thought I was a joke.  It was my dream and no one had the right to take it away from me.  So I started studying from home, unfortunately the college that offered the course was not recognised by the NCTJ.  I had wasted a whole year, or had I?

In the meantime I had become a blogger, I didn’t have a clue if I was doing it right and to be honest, I didn’t actually think I was very good.  Until one day someone left me a comment about how I had made them laugh. ME I had actually made someone laugh, it was all good until someone close (well their hubby) had decided to leave me a comment which he thought was funny.  My confidence crashed again, but speaking to a Journalist friend she made me realise that being a Journalist meant that sometimes people would love what I do and other times people will hate what I do and I couldn’t please everyone all the time.  Confidence was everything, I don’t have much of it and I wobble from time to time but I always find my way in the end.

This past 12 months has taught me a lot; people come into our lives for a reason.  This year I can say I have made friends with some of the nicest Journalists, writers, bloggers and mums ever. They have given me some good advice and guidance.  I never want any of them to ever leave my side.  You see I may not be the greatest writer in the world; I may never work for a glossy magazine or Newspaper, I may never even get my own Column.

I just love what I do and that’s me stripped bare, you can love me or leave me (please don’t).  This year I have promised myself that things will change, I will grow in confidence, I will learn from my mistakes and I will become a published writer. 

So please bear with me, I will have good and bad days, I will cry and be expecting hugs and most of all I am counting on all you to give me a massive kick up the bum as and when is needed.

Lots of Love

Mummy Mission

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Breakfast with the Missions!

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As you all know being a Mission is hard work, and as a mum I do try my best to make sure that the family eats a healthy range of meals, but breakfast is the hardest meal ever to actually get to eat.

With all the rushing around we do in the mornings, it no wonder us mums may skip breakfast to make sure everything gets done in time.  So breakfast for me would normally be a cold cup of tea, I just really don’t have the time.  

As a mum I find myself giving all the best advice to the children:

  •  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

  • Make sure you eat all of your vegetables

  • Don’t skip meals or you will end up snaking on the wrong things.


If only I was wise enough to follow my own advice?  After skipping breakfast I would find myself, about 10 am snacking on biscuits and crisps, which are just not good for my waistline.

So when I was asked by HOVIS to take part in the re launch of their Wholemeal range I was a little unsure to say the least, after all having a family of four to look after in the morning, when was I going to have the time to make a healthy breakfast on a school day?

So I decided we would give it a go and see how we got on, what was there to lose?

Day One:  The whole family was excited when we received the hamper and they were all deciding on which recipe they all wanted to try first.  Monster went first he wanted good old Egg and Soldiers.  It was probably the first time we had all sat down to breakfast together as a family, but it was a huge success and I found that as a family we didn’t snack at all which was a great feeling.

Day Two: It was a little more difficult today, the children have Tae Kwon do on a Sunday and we tend to have lots of different places to be.  Teenage Mission decided he wanted to try Mushrooms on Toast.  Again a massive success, not a snack in sight and the first time the children said they were hungry it was in fact time for lunch anyway.



Day Three: Monday morning, school run for three of the children, but getting up 30 minutes earlier to prepare breakfast was much nicer than rushing around.  I got to choose today so it was poached egg on toast all round.  The children loved it all and it was so nice seeing them go to school knowing they had a healthy breakfast inside them.

Day Four: The alarm clock failed to wake us; it was like a scene from Home alone.  I was determined the children would not miss out on breakfast so some Banana on toast was called for.  At first the children weren’t too sure, but once munching away teenage Mission actually took some more with him for his walk to school.



Day Five: I was starting to run out of ideas what the children would love to eat for breakfast, Drama Mission stepped in this morning she wanted cheese on toast!  Not the healthiest option until I discovered she meant Philadelphia on Toast, it was lovely.

Day Six: Was Princess Missions turn to choose what she wanted on her Hovis wholemeal, she wanted Tomatoes.  So after slicing some tomatoes and grilling the slices we had grilled tomatoes on toast, something I would never have thought Teenage mission would ever eat.  His plate was cleared.



Day Seven: It was sadly the last day of the challenge, but it had taught us all a very important lesson about how Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.  We celebrated with grilled bacon (no fat) on toast.

So what have I learnt from taking part in the Hovis challenge, that no matter what diet you are on Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Hovis Wholemeal can help you. It stopped me from snacking whilst working and kept me fuller for longer.

So this is Mummy Missions challenge to you:

  • Remember Hovis Wholemeal is rich in fibre which keeps you fuller for longer and could help stop snacking.


 

  • Try swapping your usual breakfast for two slices of Hovis Wholemeal toast, with a range of tasty toppings, to get your day off to the best possible start.


 

 

Go on what have you got to lose?  .

Lots of love

Mummy Mission

Monday, 3 January 2011

New Year New Missions!



No I'm not talking about having a NEW BABY MISSION! 

It’s that time of the year again; you know the one when you write down a list of things you want to achieve for the year ahead and then never stick to them.  Surely it’s not just me that spends the day thinking, planning and making the effort to actually plot out every fine detail to my New Year Plans.  I don’t like the whole New Year’s Resolutions idea; after all I never managed to stick to a New Year’s Resolution.

So this year I set myself 10 Missions nothing too big, just tiny little steps on my way to providing my lovely little family with security, and opening up my world of possibilities. 

Mission One:  To be a better mummy and try not to shout at the little things no matter how tired we all are. Make more time to feed the ducks and play in the park before they all grow up and leave home. More big snuggle time on the sofa, snuggle time in bed and more I love you’s because it should always be said at least once a day.

Mission Two: To be a better wife and dedicate a little QUALITY time in the evening to my deserted hubby.  After all I spend most days and night tapping away at my laptop trying to come up with new ideas for articles. He is the one who goes out to work and brings home the penny’s every month, I just mess around on the laptop trying to be artistic and not really earning a proper wage yet.

Mission Three: To spend a little more time on ME, just 10 more minutes in the bathroom won’t make me look like Cheryl Cole, but I can try! It would be great to actually get into a bath that hadn’t gone cold because the baby had woken up, or because Daddy Mission or Teenage Mission had decided they wanted to use the loo just as your big toe touched the water. Reality is I can’t really remember the last time I had a bath or went to the loo alone, you would think I was the queen as I always have someone with me.

Mission Four: To actually lose some weight, not sure how yet as I only have one BFF and that’s food, only kidding its wine as well. My actual problem is I don’t eat regularly, I skip breakfast, I have a biscuit for lunch and for dinner I will eat the entire contents of the fridge before the cooker has buzzed.

Mission Five: To convince my gorgeous, lovable, generous husband. The Amazing Daddy Mission that this house is way too small and it’s time to move to the country. (Well a Mummy can try, they do say a  little flattery goes a long way).

Mission Six: To actually make more time for my family and friends, I’m not just talking about the Missions.  Those who I send brief messages to on Facebook or Twitter and wish I had more time to stay and chat with but simply don’t have the time due to having such a large family to look after, work to do and books to write.

Mission Seven:  To finish writing at least one of my books (I have two), one to be finally finished would be great, finishing two would be impossible, but achievable. (I must try harder)

Mission Eight: To gain a few more column inches, to see my name finally in lights (well in print anyway) you know what I mean and gain some recognition, for all my hard work.

Mission Nine: To do at least one GOOD DEED a day, anything from helping someone out to simply making a brew.  After all a Good Deed a day keeps the bad guys away (fingers crossed anyway).

Mission Ten: To do something amazing by raising money for charity.  I want to help five AMAZING charities by raising a fair amount for each of them.  Plans are top-secret at the moment but you can guarantee I will keep you posted. (well you know me i hopeless at keeping secrets)

Right so there you go, I have written them down.  You are all reading them, I’m counting on you to keep me inline don’t forget to remind me if I haven’t done something to make you smile.

Lots of Love

Mummy Mission