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Disgraceful!

This is utterly disgusting: the guy has died under awful circumstances and they're worried about the fact he once played a gay man in a film.... http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/stor...5001021,00.html What kind of sick world do we live in, where people can get away with this kind of prejudiced hatred???

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So now we know...

Yesterday Miss Nellie erupted with a nasty rash all over her body, and even on her face, but otherwise she was 100% fine.... After hunting the internet for information, I think I've found what might have been the problem all along: Roseola! Virus that effects children aged 6 months to 3 years.....check! Starts with rapid and very high fever.....check! Apart from fever, no other symptoms.....check! Child often has febrile convulsion.....check! Fever lasts from 3 to 5 days.....check! When fever en

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Scary day....

Tuesday morning, Nellie was lying on the sofa with a bit of a temperature, but nothing serious. Me and her daddy went in to do the regular check, and we noticed she was lying funny. We then realised she had her eyes rolled back, having a seizure, and her temp was sky high. This is the most frightening thing I have ever witnessed in my life: she was shaking and utterly limp and everytime she looked at me, she just looked straight through me as if I wasn't there. At points we could hardly hear he

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Cats

Miss Nellie wrote her letter to Father Christmas. Miss Nellie was specific in her requirements: she wanted a 'cat and nuffing else'. Hmmmmm.....well seeing as Nellie lives in a busy town, in a terrace house with a tiny garden, this just wasn't going to happen. Santa had to think long and hard about how he could achieve Miss Nellie's requirements and he came up with this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/...=kids&img=1 In a moment of rash over-enthusiasm, he also came up with t

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It's time.....

.....for another Against Malaria plug! This time, those clever boys (Mr Roo and others) at Against Malaria have teamed up with the Sun (and GMTV) to help Josie Russell raise money to buy nets for Nigeria www.netsforjosie.org . This is SUCH a good cause, with even just ONE net (costing about £2.50) helping to save the life of one child (and often two children as they often sleep more than one child under a net). 100% of EVERYTHING you give will go directly to buying nets, and you can even watc

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Birthday

For Nellie's birthday we went to Bekonscot miniature village in Beaconsfield and had a lovely day out (even though it was freezing and cloudy!). It's one of those wonderful places that got frozen in time somewhere back in the early 20th century and has a gentle kind of enjoyment you don't often get nowadays (Nellie hasn't reached the cynical stage yet, so I can still get away 'fun' things!!!! ). Anyway after two goes on the little railway, a peek in the windows of some tiny houses, sandwiches

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Nearly two....

Well, next week Miss Nellie will be two years old. It seems like the time has flown by and I hardly remember what it was like to have a small baby (I also hardly remember what it was like to have a poorly small baby, which is even better!). In fact, time has so much flown by that everyone I know is now having their second babies. We've been 'hum-ing and ha-ing' over a second one for ages now, but neither of us is particularly keen on the idea. During a chat with my friend the other day, I sudde

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Ooooo

This a great site set up by colleagues at UCL.... http://www.badarchaeology.net/index.php

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Long time.

Well, I haven't been here much recently: been doing far too much off-line to spend too much time online... Little miss is now 20 months old and is the height of a two year old (who'd have thought she was once such a little scrap, eh?). She's full of bounce and is still an absolute joy to be a mum to (I'm still really enjoying it). Suddenly she has changed from being a baby, to a little girl. I don't know where the time has gone. Some pics:

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Clever...

This is such a good idea: have your name added to the list of those who care AND help save a life..... My bed net

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Miss Nellie's feeling for snow.....

Having a fab day so far and it's not even 9am! Little miss woke up to a good three inches of the white stuff, and after watching out of the window, demanded to be taken outside shere she ran around with a big grin on her face. and one from the other day: [please excuse the war wound on her nose: she had a fight with some tarmac in the playground...looked far worse than it was, thank goodness! ]

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You couldn't make it up...

Well, it's a week since the funeral (and the howling gales!) and things are definitely looking up. The roof is in a queue to be fixed (we developed a leak!) and the insurance have paid up without a squeak (how I love Liverpool Victoria insurance company!). Anyway, although all that is OK, the probate saga continues: so far, my nasty uncle has written my dad a 5 page letter accusing him of trying to get all my nan's money (cough! splutter!) my cousin has claimed my nan gave her the jewellry befo

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Perfect Day.....

Well what a fun day today is: it's my grandmother's funeral and we can't go because we don't want to risk taking Mini Roo on a longish trek to the coast in weather like this. Now, to most normal people this would be a disaster, but to be honest with my weirdly disfunctional family it is a blessed relief: no seeing the nasty bit of work who likes to call himself my uncle, but who has been syphoning off my nan's cash for the last few years. Also no cousin, who within a day of my nan dying had bee

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Long time

Well, I don't seem to get much time here anymore: Little Nellie Roo is taking up most of it. She's such a wonderful little thing. She's now 15 months old and is a little girl and not a baby anymore. She's still very smiley and is great fun: I really cannot believe how lucky I am! :blush: She's been walking since 11 months, and is now into everything....no sofa is too high to climb on and no surface too slippy to slide on! She's also discovered the wonder of wellies and thinks puddles are great

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8 Months...

Well Nellie Roo is now 8 months old, and is doing grand: she's mastered the art of crawling at speeds that would make Schumacher proud and has recently moved on to trying to walk....she can now manage to get herself around the room by clinging onto the furniture. Oh, and we bought her one of those wooden truck things with blocks in and she can now zimmer frame herself around the house too (that's as long as she doesn't park it in a wall, of course! B) ) Anyway, she's now 19lb 3pz, and is on t

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Amazing...

...what six months can do, isn't it? From this... To this.... :unsure: :unsure:

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Ginormous!

It's official: Nellie Roo is hugemongous! Went to see the Health Visitor today and she is 13lb 5oz (for those of you who know about these things, that puts her close to the 9th centile...not bad for a scrap who was born without one as she was too small! For everyone else, translated that means she's a 1 in 10 baby as opposed to being a 1 in 2000 one as she was when she was born). Anyway, it's really good to know she is 100% back on track. It's been a day of good things as today she also decided

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Lovely Day...

Well, it's a lovely sunny day in Roo land and Mini Roo is also being extra sunny and smiley (the pic was taken just now!). I actually managed to get half an hour in the garden yesterday. It is looking really lovely. We decided that as it is our first year here, that we'd just leave it and see what comes up before doing anything else. It had looked like quite a mature garden with loads of plants and shrubs, and now it's looking even better: we've got loads of primroses, dafs, tulips, snowdrops

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Fun....

Well yesterday saw the Roo taking the little Roo along to a sing song in our local hall.... Despite feeling that I might look like a bit of a berk we had a great time.....it was actually quite liberating releasing my inner child (yes it does get locked up every now and then) and singing nursery rhymes with great gusto and doing all the actions. 25 babies and their mummies....wow! LOLOLOLOL Mini- Roo had a grand time and spent most of it kicking her little legs and laughing! :unsure: And it w

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Nellie The (not So Little) Elephant

Well Nellie is now 19 weeks, and is coming on a pace. She is now 10lb 5oz, is smiling at everything, rolling, pushing herself forward, and chattering away. She is such a giggle and really is the most lovely little baby. It is so nice not to have any more health worries: we've been enjoying every minute (yes, even the 3am ones!) Here's another pic: she really does love her bucket baths! <_< :unsure:

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Spring Has Sprung

Well, this week has been great as Nellie has finally broken the 9lb mark, and is now 9lb 5oz!!!! <_< She's sooooo much fun now...is smiling at everything and anything (even managed to disrupt my post natal class first aid class yesterday by laughing and smiling at the poor girl giving us the resuscitation lesson!). The last few days have been grand: the health visitor has finally decided that she's perfectly fit and healthy (no, really? like we didn't know that...) but is just small, an

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Long Time..

...no writey my blog! All is grand in the world of Roo and Little Roo....she's now had the second set of jabs, and was her usual calm and friendly self, even managing a smile for the girl who had jabbed her! :unsure: She's still a teeny little scrap (8 1/2lbs), but is really getting on fast: her latest trick is being able to sit up for a few seconds. Oh, and the other big trouble is she is beginning to be able to move herself...this morning when I lay her on her front she did that wriggle th

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Hellooo...

Well I thought I did this yesterday, but somehow it mysteriously disappeared into the ether the minute I'd finished....I blame the fact I'm still not getting enough sleep! Well, little smellie is doing OK ....still not putting on enough weight to keep the health visitors happy (we reckon she puts it on in fits and starts...one week she even put on 8 1/2 oz in 5 days, but then seems to do nothing for a week or so after....BUT of course that doesn't fit the standard baby graphs......grrrrrrrrrrr

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Chrimbo....

Just a very quick blog to wish everyone a very merry christmas and a happy new year! Have been having a great time with Smellie: she loves fairy lights and christmas tree decorations so we've been having great fun: we even took her to have a peek at the locasl christmas tree festival whcih had over 100 decorated trees (she fell asleep! LOLOL). Also since her op, she has been putting on weight like nobody's business (averaging about 8oz a week now, but she's still only just over 7lb!) has star

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Gosh And Glue....

Well what a week we've had so far, but it's all been well worth it! Monday, we arrive at Great Ormond Street, where they immediately gave Smellie a set of blood tests, then we met the SHO and the assistant anaesthetist, before being left to our own devices... As she was first on the list the next day, I was able to give her her a last feed at 4am before leaving her to Nil By Mouth for the next four hours...this I was dreading as she generally comfort feeds, and I really didn't want her too ups

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