Dance like no one is watching!

It’s Friday and I’ve had a rough day! Unfortunatley the 50’s housewife routine went out the window with the screaming baby this morning and I’ve not been able to get my groove back since!

Dinner was a takeaway pizza and I’m now off to go and tidy the kitchen from breakfast this morning!

There is nothing that get’s me in the mood for cleaning more than an upbeat song and a dance workout whilst I scrub the surfaces.

So with that in mind here’s my first feel good Friday share.

Can’t stop the feeling is one of my favourite bop about songs when I’m feeling low.
Give it a blast and let me know if it boosts your mood too!

B xx

I’m so lost…..and I like it!

As you may be aware my iphone is currently in intensive care after her (hopefully) near death experience in the pool.
I always like to think that I can do just fine without my phone around but the truth is I feel like I have hacked off my left arm and have left in a cuboard upstairs! It’s quite unnerving, but also a little freeing too.

I’m going to do the pre school drop off soon and normally I’ll have a message or a call to handle while I’m there and end up ignoring everyone (including the kids) to get it sorted before I get distracted and forget (it happens…..a lot!) but not today.

Today I get to be free from the takeaway tech.
It’s become so convienient having our tiny technical gods always to hand to help us with anything life throws our way.


My maths teacher actually said “yes you need to learn this unless you want to carry a calculator around with 24/7 in life!”ย  – I feel sorry for maths teachers nowdays because,ย  to the new generation, there really is no need to learn anything. Just use your phone!

Am I too connected to my phone?
Our tiny technical pocket gods and 24/7 calculator.

I’m not even sure how I got so dependent on it! I was the last generation to grow up without mobile technology. When mother wanted to use the landline we had to get off the internet!

In the past I have actually downgraded my smart phone to a good ol’ fashioned Nokia brick.
It was handy to be able to make calls and texts without the distractions of fb and twitter.
But actually what I think I will miss most is having my camera always to hand.

I have a camera, but it’s a huge DSLR and is not practical to just whip out and take a pic of the kids when they are being cute. I can forgo Facebook and twitter and even my clash of clans game for a bit but I will miss my always ready pocket camera.

Maybe a bit of human interaction will make up for my feeling of loss……….time will tell.

B xx

Who’s got an iphone that can’t be used?……This girl!

It’s a beautiful hot sunny day today.
The kids are home, bored, getting under my feet and trashing the house faster than Iย  can clean it.

I thought I’d keep them occupied by getting the small paddling pool out for a splashing cool time! ๐Ÿ˜€

Middle child is a bit obsessed with his technology so being the well organised and careful mother I am I took away his ipad and placed it out of reach.
Oldest child is in charge of watching him while I feed and get small child down for her nap.
I come back to find oldest child engrossed in a video on youtube on TV and middle child playing happily and more dangerous, in my mind, he’s quiet!

Drying out my iphone.
My iphone went for a swim today!

Yes that’s right he’s got my phone and he’s sat in the pool!! ๐Ÿ™
Not gonna lie I died a little inside as I lay eyes on my poor dead iphone in the (4 inches) depths of the inflatable assassin of technology.

I’ve rescued her and wrapped her in a towelย  and now she will languish in the dark, lonely confines of the airing cuboard in an iron lung consisting of a plastic bag full of silica beads, in a full state of cardiac arrest!
Now I wait…..and I pray. This is not the first time she’s gone through such an ordeal in her short life and I am hoping against hope she can pull through although it’s not looking good! ๐Ÿ™
Send me positive vibes people! I’m going to need all the help I can get!

B xx

PS No instagram posts will be happening until I get her back up and running sorry x

Getting to know you

Hey friends!

Welcome to my place!

This is me and my crazy cute dog Norris!

The hopeless Housewife - Belle and her dog.
Me and my crazy, cute dog Norris.

(I was planning to share a picture of my family but wrangling into one photo is nigh on impossible!)

Today is basically a quick insight into my life.
I’m 36, married to Hubs (not his real name obviously) with 3 kids.
M is 15, Pud is 5 and Pip is almost 1.
We live in a fixer upper house in Essex, UK
My son is autistic and non verbal so I try to fit a couple of work from home ‘jobs’ around his and the rest of the family’s needs.

Getting to know all about you…

Things I like:

  • My small but crazy circle of friends.
  • Pink
  • Sparkles
  • Unicorns
  • Sleep
  • Photography
  • Chocolate
  • Being creative
  • Shopping
  • A tidy house
  • Animals

Things I dislike:

  • Spiders/ bugs
  • Laundry
  • Hot drinks
  • Judgy people
  • Feeling bored
  • Bullying

This blog is intended to be my sounding bored and a place to record my journey as I try to organise the chaos that is my life and home.

So that’s me in a nutshell.
Tell me something about yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

B xx