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Hi My Name is Shelli and I Am Addicted To Storage...

I don't know WHAT is up with me at the moment, but I have developed a rather strange obsession with storage solutions! If I was a deep and meaningful person, I might start wondering if this sudden need to create order and calm in my house is a reaction to the emotional chaos a new baby can bring. But the truth is that I just LOVE the feeling of satisfaction a tidy cupboard can bring! (Hey, I never said I was NORMAL, did I?)

What I Have Cried About Today

Right, so I had COMPLETELY forgotten how emotionally messed up new moms are for those first few weeks - and I am only at the end of week 1.

The Nursery is All Ready!

Well, just a few hours until Baby NT v2.0 arrives and her nursery is finally ready! To be honest, I keep popping my head in there and having a look.

Okay, so having babies is bloody expensive


As we speak, I am seriously missing being able to drink wine. You see, not only have I bought about HALF of what I need for the baby's arrival and just about passed out from the amount that was deducted from my credit card, but I have also just priced prams!

The baby is apparently rather large!

Right, so we have just returned from my 34-week check up with the news that Baby NT is measuring 1 - 2 weeks ahead and that she may come earlier than expected.

A good mother or a pathetic one?

Right, so Kayla started Grade 1 today and I have never been more proud. Or more sad.

Sleeping Beauty


I have come up with an idea so completely brilliant that Oprah is going to come out of retirement just to interview me! You see, medicine has progressed so much recently that doctors are now able to place people in a medically induced coma. And while this is most often used for victims of a near-drowning incident, the opportunities (in my opinion anyway) are endless!

The Truth About Pregnancy

What they don't tell you about pregnancy!

Meeting Val McDermid

I am such a fan of Val McDermid. Not only does she write THE most spine-tingling, thought-provoking and page-turning novels, but she also somehow manages to keep you guessing to the very last page.

How to prepare for a Gynae Appointment?

I have never quite grasped the intricacies of preparing for a gynae appointment, especially as mine tend to fall quite routinely on Special Days.