Monday, 22 January 2018

I'm back!

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Ahoi! You may remember a sunny May in 2016, when I said farewell on this blog and started up a new blog www.pixiedoes.com? Well I gave it my best, but it dawned on me the other day that this blog, without being updated still gets more views each day/month than my other blog, and it has better credentials, so I'm bringing it all back to here.  If you didn't follow me over to pixiedoes.com you're in for a bit of a surprise! I've had another baby! Nickname is Dot, he's 5 months old and just perfect :) I'll do a little 5 month update on here this week as he's only just turned 5 months. I've also started up my YouTube channel again - we've all been struck down with awful horrible colds this last couple weeks so I'm a bit behind, but I have lots of videos planned.

I'm currently on maternity leave until May and I really want to start getting blog posts up regularly and YouTube videos, so watch this space :) I'm so excited to be back here, it feels right. I'll miss blogging over on pixiedoes.com, but it doesn't make any sense to carry it on.  So for now, I'll leave you with some pics of us as a family of four, welcome to the blog Dot :)

Dot in the jumperoo
Me and dot smiling
Dot newborn photo shoot

Squidge portrait

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Goodbye, and thank you

You've probably worked out this post has been a long time coming. I've been thinking about what to do with this blog for about a year.  Since having Squidge, my interest in makeup has waned, and I find myself blogging almost exclusively about parenting, but it just doesn't feel right to that here.

So after a lot of thinking, I've decided to say goodbye to Makeup-Pixi3.  This blog has taught me so much, I can't even begin to describe it here.  And I've met so many amazing people along the way. But the time has come for a fresh start.  This isn't the end, Makeup-Pixi3 has been an amazing stepping stone that has brought me to this point.

With that in mind I'd like to reveal what the mysterious #ProjectPixi3 tweets have been about.  Over the last couple of months I've been working on a new blog.  Yes that's right, a new blog! It's an evolution of Makeup-Pixi3, a non-beauty centric blog.  Yes beauty will appear over there, but it's not the main theme, in fact, there isn't really a theme, it's a true lifestyle blog (with a real lean towards parenting).  Ladies and gentleman, I give you www.pixiedoes.com.

If you've been a reader of mine for any length of time, I'd really like to thank you for all your support, and I hope that you'll join me on the next step of my blogging journey :) 
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Friday, 15 April 2016

A Catholic school and a non-religious child

Squidge feeding his kitten teddy his water

As you know from my last update, we're moving.  I'm going to write a whole separate post about that nightmare, but one of the issues we are faced with, is the local primary schools.

Local to our new home are several primaries.  Most of which are only Welsh speaking, which we don't really want to send him to.  The non Welsh speaking schools don't have very good rankings, which doesn't make us keen to send him there (when he's old enough).  However, there is a Catholic school nearby which is very good.

So we feel torn.  Both the hubby and I aren't religious and we're faced with the decision of sending Squidge to a religious school for the benefit of his education. 

Both the hubby and I believed in God when we were young, it's only as we got older we stopped believing and decided it wasn't for us. So we know there's a fair chance Squidge could follow the same path regardless of the school he goes to.  And regardless of what school he does go to, he'll still be taught about religion.

We go back and forth on this, I'm happier to send Squidge to a Catholic school than the hubby is, but we both want to put Squidge's education needs first.

What would you do? Would you be open and honest to the school that you're not religious or would you lie to increase your chances on getting a placement?
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