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Pregnant and baby Tips from Vanessa

I sat down with my sister about 4 years ago and we talked about all the things she had learn't from having babies. Next month she is having her 5th baby and I'm excited. I just found this document and thought I would share it with you.....

Don’t eat these foods while you’re pregnant:

Peanuts, peanut butter, soft cheese, deli food, mussels, Chinese takeaway

Eat loads of:

Fresh fish, fresh fruit, heaps of meat for iron; Spirellina is also a great source of iron. You want your baby to have at least 6 months of iron supply when born.

Your body will tell you through your cravings, for the things it needs

Don’t take vitamin C, but orange juices are ok, and stay away from multi vitamins. Vitamin C doesn’t go through into your milk when breast feeding. Don’t let your baby go to sleep with a bottle of orange when it gets older as the sugar will rot it’s teeth.

Stretch and relaxation sessions for pregnant people are available at the hospital and are a wonderful to attend.

Also the pre-antenatal…

Something I learnt today was.............

I just had a new artists join the Paint Pit website and it was interesting to learn about were he comes from and thought I would share it with you.

Tunisian Demographics
Tunisia, is a Muslim Arab country situated on the North African Mediterranean coast.
It is the easternmost and smallest of the nations situated along the Atlas mountain range, bordering Algeria, to the west, and Libya to the south and east.
Forty percent of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remainder consisting of particularly fertile soil, with easily accessible coasts.
Modern Tunisians are the descendents of indigenous Berbers and of people from various civilizations that have invaded, occupied, migrated to, and been absorbed into the population over the centuries.
Recorded history in Tunisia begins with the arrival of Phoenicians, who founded Carthage and other North African settlements in the 8th century BC. Carthage became a major sea power, clashing with Rome for control of the Mediterra…

The Full Moon is Shinning Bright over Wanganui.

I woke up at 4:30 this morning and had the most amazing view of the full moon slowly going down over the buildings outside my kitchen window.

This was the best photo.

What a week, so many things have been happening!



I took this photo of Ralph that sums him up about food. He is your mate and listens to you when he wants something.

He is such a honey!

Mum bought over a beautiful carrot cake that she had bought at the Wanganui markets.

Every Saturday Wanganui has the markets down at the waterfront and it's a great place to have a coffee and catch up with people you haven't seen for ages! I seem to always get work when I go there!

I had a wonderful time with Amanda and her family while they were here and I miss her. I hope they do move back to New Zealand sometime!

I have been painting my toilet to display my private collection in there for the open studio weekend. You may think it is a funny place to show off my collection but I thought it's the easiest place. My home is full of all…

Sloopy Farklejuice

I got this email today and my friends and I have been having great fun passing it around and having a good laugh........................................................

We all need a little stress-reliever! This only takes a minute.

Sometimes when you have a stressful day or week, you need some silliness to break up the day. If we are honest, we have a lot more stressful days than not.

Here is your dose of humor...

Follow the instructions to find your new name.

And don't go all adult - a senior manager is now known far & wide as Dorky Gizzardsniffer!

1. Use the third letter of your first name to determine your New first name:
a = snickle
b = doombah
c = goober
d = cheesey
e = crusty
f = greasy
g = dumbo
h = farcus
i = dorky
j = doofus
k = funky
l = boobie
m = sleezy
n = sloopy
o = fluffy
p = stinky
q = slimy
r = dorfus
s = snooty
t = tootsie
u = dipsy
v = sneezy
w = liver
x = skippy
y = dinky
z = zippy

2. Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of your new last name:

a = dippin
b =…

Saturday morning catch up.

Yesterday I got to go with Nessie to pick the kids from their new School, it was so cute and lovely to se them so happy.

They are going to Faith Academy and it is the first week that Alex has been a school boy and he looks a pro!

Logan is still waiting for a place in the school and Ness is going to home school him until it happens, I hope he gets a place soon.

I finally got my camera back from the shop and it's taking me a while to get used to it again. I'm thinking I might sell it and get an SLR. I'm sure it wouldn't take long for me to be buying stacks of external hard drives loaded with frozen moments of my observations.

I got to meet my little niece Carlotta on Thursday. She is such a little darling and very much so Grandpa's little girl. I was lucky to have heaps of cuddles and I'm going to have more today :)

Amanda and Craig are heading back to Auckland around the 13th and I want to spend as much time with them while I can. I think we are going to have a wee p…