Friday, June 25, 2010

it's all about her

So this time it's all about my daughter.

My daughter Rachel was born on 24th October 2003, she was 6lb 12oz, I alas don't have any pictures of her here as a baby, since they're all in her photo album, which is at my mums

she loves getting her picture taken and was talking away at just over a year, she could hold a full conversation and still asks major questions.

this is her about 8 months old

She started walking when she was 9 months old, and she was tiny at the time, looked like she was about 3 months old, due to her height, she was wearing 18 months clothes at 2 1/2

She grew up exceedingly fast

on her 2nd birthday with her noddy cake, made by my friends wife Luci

She went to a private nursery, which was amazingly expensive and learned a fair bit of French
she came on in leaps and bounds and ended up singing to me a xmas song in French, she wasnt even 3 yet!!

at nursery on halloween, still 2

when she was 3 we moved home and she contined going to her private nursery, when she was 4 she went to the council nursery, it was weird having her at home half of the day!!

She turned 4 in 2007

4th birthday, with her bear percy which was brought home from America for her before she was even here yet.

She was still growing and before i knew it she was off to school!!

first day of school

she went to school with Mrs Connell and this is where the problems started, the teacher said she was dreamy, and I wasn't convinced, my daughter loved to read and asks majorly inappropriate questions for her age, including what blackmail is and the holocaust.

The teacher's weren't convinced, but her teacher was so she challenged her and the problem went away

until this year, when again i was told she was dreamy, i explained that I wasn't convinced as she reads Roald Dhal, Harry Potter and such other things, the book she gets at school are a-typical kids books, so not very challenging.

I was also told she wasn't a very good writer, I asked if the teacher could do anything about it, and she shrugged, which didn't impress me, so I asked for a worksheet to be sent home so we could work on her writing at home. If this happens again, I'll be making an official complaint to the school.

So that's my daughter, she's now 6, she loves, loves having her picture taken, she's going to be a complete heartbreaker when she's older!!

In the park, picture taken by my friend Pete

easter dress that my mums friend bought her

another park picture

I love my daughter, I'm amazingly proud of her and I want her to be happy and I hope that the school actually does something with her

on the slide

hope this was a good update

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

it's all about me....

So hello, I think it's about time you got to know me and my family?

Before you read this, you should know, some of it may offend and or upset you and if this is the case there's not much I can do about it.

Well I do anyway

I'm Julie, I'm 28, I live in Paisley

this is my flat in Paisley

I play airsoft with my team at various sites around Scotland, they are called Sierra 8, I've been playing for about 2 years now and own a few rifles of my own, at the moment though I don't really play as we're skint!!

I also have just starting Marshalling for car racing and this weekend I am doing my first marshal at the Scottish Rally in Dumfries.

I'm fairly excited about this prospect, it could be a good career move for me as due to my age I'm not employable as an apprentice.

I have a 6 year old Daughter called Rachel, who i'll post more about next time, when it's all about her.

When I found out I was pregnant I was beyond devastated, I'm not hugely maternal and never really have been, something you're not meant to say as a parent, and especially as a female. You're meant to be wanting to have a family as apparently that's what everyone with ovaries wants to do.

I rarely tell people that I wasn't happy about becoming a parent and still shrug my lack of being all "mummy" off as my maternal instincts being lost in the post, as I'm aware just horrific it is to not want to be a mother, especially to your own child. I've grown with Rachel though and she's turned into a fantastic little girl, she's going to be a heart breaker when she's older!!!

The fact that I wasn't very maternal was written off as "PND" which I know can be a legitimate cause, but being forced to talk about it, when I knew I didn't have it wasn't a pleasant experience, midwives wheren't very accepting of the fact that at 21 I just didn't want to be a mum.

I wouldn't trade my daughter for anything or any money in the world, I also wouldn't want any more kids, even though my boyfriend is fantastic and would absolutely make a fantastic father, he's incredibly patient and calm.

Myself and Rachel at the beach, she's 6 in this picture and we're on the beach at Millport.

I have a big sister, she's 35, she's called Angela and at Christmas she got a nasty infetion in her leg and collapsed

Me and My big sister (she's on the left)

We used to knock lumps out of each other when we lived together, she's made some incredibly bad choices in her life, which are hopefully now getting better.

I have a wonderful boyfriend


He's 35, works at napier university and comes from an incredibly middle class family. I met him at airsoft and he moved in last September, well he came over to go on holiday and just never went home, I wouldn't part with him either. He isn't the typical guy I imagined myself with, or even thought i'd end up with, but He's great :)

I drive a mark 3 1995 VW golf, I called him George, I name everything, I don't know why!

I'm currently a level 2 qualified mechanic and next year I'm doing my HNC at Clydebank College, I'm hoping to go work for the AA and hopefully end up lecturing as a motor vehicle lecturer at some place good.

Hope that tells you a bit about me, and if it did upset and or offend you, then I'm sorry, I suppose, but the truth can hurt and being honest here was hard.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pate cake, pate cake

Yes, yet another cack blog title, sick of them yet???

I decided to make chicken liver pate (with orange...)

you'll need

100g Butter
1 garlic clove
1 small onion chopped ( I only used half mine and I used a red onion)
250g chicken livers
1 Orange
1 Tbsp Orange Juice
1 Tbs Milk (optional)

Wash your chicken livers in cold water and pat dry.
Take half your butter, melt in the pan
add your onion and stir until soft
crush your garlic clove into the pan as well cook for 1 min
take onion and garlic out of pan with slotted spoon and set aside

heat butter up again, add liver, cook for 2/3 mins until brown on outside but pink on inside (I cooked mine a bit more than this as I'm funny about cooking meat...)

Add Orange juice, zest of your orange, livers, garlic & Onions into the food processor blend until smooth.

I tasted mine at this point and wasn't keen on exactly how it tasted, So I added the juice from the orange and a tablespoon of milk and blitzed again.

Tasted again, much better

Tada, it didn't make a whole lot, but it was a trial run to see if it turned out okay.

enjoy if you try it!!