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6th November 2017

Errrmmmm it's been a while since I last wrote - apologies!

But if I told you I moved house - and you've ever moved house you may know some of the pain I'm referring to. OMG NEVER AGAIN!!!

We are super settled now in our lovely new home but there was alot to do. Having lived in my other house for the last 12 years you don't mean to but you do end up stockpiling a load of crap lol. Throw in a husband, baby and dog and you end up with rather a lot of tat! Cue many a clearout, then constant form filling, endless cardboard boxes and no blog!

Couldn't have done it without these guys at PODS who dropped a load of boxes, then came the day before to help wrap and pack and then spent 12 hours with us on the move day taking down Minnie's cot and re-building as well as our bed - LIFESAVERS!

They did laugh at me though - as I am soooooo organised that each box packed was numbered to coincide with the new room numbers in the new house - hence making unpacking much easier. There wasn't a single box left after about 3 days. They laughed as the lounge was being accessorised before they had even left the room - I know I'm strange but I can't help it. Anyway I am NEVER moving again thats for sure.

I know loads of you have been getting in touch to ask where you can find them. So head to http://www.ukpods.co.uk

There wasn't alot to do in the house but we were desperate to add our own stamp onto things so there has been a few new doors - 17 to be exact! Thanks Tom for fitting. Who knew hanging a door was so complicated!? Me now - I know a lot more than I did. And a LOT of painting and wallpapering. Luckily I am a whizz at wallpaper and love nothing more than a good plug socket and alarm box to cut around. I love a challenge! It's coming on now and most things should be finished before Christmas which was my goal.

Ben and I are preparing for our 1st wedding anniversary. Can you believe it's been nearly a year. First year anniversary gift is paper. Trying to pursuade Ben that Louboutins displayed in a CARDBOARD box count as paper but I'm not sure he's buying it :(

My friend Jo and I are arranging another Christmas Spectacular Shopping Event. Nov 19th at the Hallmark Hotel near Handforth between 11-5pm. Loads of local stalls, many handmade items and just perfect for all your Christmas shopping. There is a grotto and the hotel will be serving food and most importantly a prosseco bar. We cannot wait. There are still a few stalls available if you'd like to exhibit - just drop me an email events@chelseanorris.co.uk or just bob down on the day and support with an optional donation of £1 going to Once Upon a Smile.

Minnie is doing amazingly well. She's such a lovely little girl and we just idolise her.

She's still going swimming each week and has done since she was 5 months old - so proud of her and how she is doing there. We also do Mini Movers and a Church nursery group on a Thursday - she has a better social life than me. Last weekend Ben and I took her to Blackpool. We stayed in a hotel there and she had a little ride on the Pleasure Beach and saw the illuminations. I dont think I had seen them since I was about 8 so it was lovely to go and she absolutely loved it.

Still not many words from her. Definitely knows Mama, Dad, Nan and NO!!!!!!

This week we are tackling potty training in a big way! Tonight we had 2 successful wee wee's on the toilet.

Well I must dash - getting late.

Won't leave it so long next time xxxxx

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