Weekly Update #6: Being Sociable 

What Have We Been Up to To This Week?


This week I have been quite a social butterfly…. only with less colour and grace and more rushing and darting about. Scrap the butterfly metaphor, I’m more like those moths the size of a bat that crash into the light shade on the ceiling because they are daft enough to think its the sun…


Regardless. It’s been a busy week. So busy, that I am currently writing against the clock whilst the teething baby sits on the rug playing like a ticking time bomb and the toddler is eating his dinner with a treat of sparkling peach water as his drink to buy me some peace to concentrate!


It’s been a lovely week though. I went to a comedy club mother’s meeting with my friend at the Komedia in Brighton one morning. It’s called BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby. Clever play on words! Although, to be honest, I think we all could have brought a bottle though too!.)


Myself and George at BYOB this Week


It made a really nice change to going to the usual groups such as yoga and rhyme time and paint and play etc etc. I have never really enjoyed those sorts of groups, a little bit boring for me but, like a lot of Mums, I force myself to attend for the boys’ sake. But this was great because there was adult humour to keep me chuckling away, the change of scenery and other little ones were great company for George (I couldn’t take Teddy as it was only for babies under 12 months due to the adult content that could be ‘picked up on’ by older ones) and it was actually nice for me to just have one on one time with my youngest baby. I share myself between them all the time, it’s nice to not have to worry about leaving anyone out. I might try and do it for each of them more regularly actually. Paul and I can swap and it benefits everyone. He took Teddy to see my Mum in Law that morning and they had a great day.


They brought a cot back for George that she was kindly storing in her bedroom for us actually. He has now graduated into a proper cot rather than a crib, although we are still dabbling in the co-sleeping realms at the moment. Mostly because he is teething and in need of feeds and cuddles for comfort. Plus it is the only way he is settling with it and I need to sleep.


Especially because I also went back into doing little bits of hairdressing work this week! It was nice to leave the house with my kit, drive alone like I used to all the time, and getting to task on people’s hair was so much fun! And a relief! Like scratching an itch that has been bothering me since January when I had to stop because of pregnancy pains. I’m stepping back into work really gradually, not running before walking and making sure that I don’t over do it. That wouldn’t help anyone.


George and I had another one on one date this week when went for breakfast one morning with my best friend and her little baby, Harry. He is only a couple of months old and so cute. She and I have been friends since we were 2, so it always amazes me to see us pushing real prams after all the make believe games and dolls prams we’ve played with together in the past. And to have sons near the same age is amazing! Be funny if they become best friends too wouldn’t it?


Baby George at Breakfast


I also ventured out with the boys on a solo outing to SpringBarn Farm in Lewes this weekend. It’s always a challenge juggling the two of them and their different needs on my own, but especially when we are out and about. I thought I was the only one but, as I looked about me on the Farm, everyone was there either with a friend, relative or spouse. Maybe it was because it was Saturday? Perhaps its a family thing to do? I’m not sure, it might be but it did make me wonder. And hi five myself. As a person with quite acute anxiety, I felt proud of myself for throwing myself into it all and enjoying myself with the boys.


Toddler Teddy on the swings

Baby George on the swings

Toddler George and Baby Teddy in the sandpit


Such a bizarre thing to feel as an accomplishment I know, but I compared myself to a moth just now. So. Just nod along and humour me!

Additional information and findings from this week: 


  •  I have not been late to anything this week. Oh… one appointment actually. By four minutes though so am hardly counting it. Am so proud of myself though! I struggle so hard with timings usually because I always try and cram too much into a day so this was another little victory for me this week.


  • I managed to get out for dinner with another of my closest friends on Friday night and we went to a delicious All-You-Can-Eat Chinese place in Hove called Danny’s. To all people living on the South East Coast! Go to Danny’s Chinese in Portland Road in Hove. We were stuffed within 2 hours of arriving but not in the queasy, greasy way that Chinese food usually makes you feel. It was scrumptious, especially the crispy duck and pancakes… I want to go back for sure. Can you tell?! Ha! 


  • New car is still going strong! Although it scared the complete crap out of me one morning when I was cruising along the A27 singing to Michael Jackson, and this sudden and very lour ‘Beeeeep! BEEEP!’ noise came out of nowhere and made my heart jump up to my throat and then down to my boots. ‘OH my GOD!’, I thought, ‘I knew this would happen! It’s broken! I have bought a second hand car and has BROKEN!’. 


It hadn’t broken. The dashboard was just letting me know I needed petrol and had 41 miles range left in the tank to get some. Felt like a bit of a prat after that.


  • George is almost crawling. And he looks like a pee on a drum in his new cot! He may be small but he is mighty and completely determined to get around like his big brother as soon as he can. He can sit himself up now too… not sure if I mentioned that in last week’s update?! 


  • Teddy is so desperate to talk more. He goes to say something and then it is just out of his grasp. I feel frustrated for him! It means that a lot of the time I get high pitched screams and yelling  when he is trying to tell me he wants something or can’t get to or do something. I start off ok with it in the morning, but by the evening I honestly fear for my hearing! Here’s hoping that the more I talk to him, the more he will get to grips with words. It’ll save us both a lot of trouble! 



Me, Being Mummy

Just Hannah Jane


  1. September 18, 2017 / 8:41 am

    You’ve got such a busy life. It’s so funny how going back to work a little can feel like a nice rest bite! Thanks for hosting the linky – catch you soon x #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:29 am

      It is so busy right now! Work has always been a happy place for me, I’ve always been a hair and makeup stylist and it always feels nice catching up with clients and feeling ‘back to normal’. xxx

  2. September 18, 2017 / 9:21 am

    It sounds like you’ve had a lovely week, I’m a little envious of the all you can eat Chinese! #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:30 am

      Honestly Zoe, it was amazing! Am going back, already booked in two dates before Christmas haha! xxx

  3. September 18, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Thanks for hosting a great linky #TheHoneyBee. Looking forward to meeting new bloggers and checking their stuff out!

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:32 am

      You’re so welcome! Am really pleased with how many have linked up, there’s such lovely posts here! Thank you for being a part of the first ever one , please come and join again next week! xxx

  4. September 18, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Haha BYOB 😂 That’s really clever. You seem to have had a jam packed week.

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:33 am

      It was brilliant! Had a great time. A great week actually. If a little bit of a crazy one!lol. xxx

  5. September 18, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Good on you for having a social life! I seem to have misplaced mine about a year and a half ago. I’m sure I’llfind it again one day! #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:34 am

      Haha! I’ve found it but I will lose it again on and off. Such is parenthood my friend. Thank you for linking up! Please come back and join in next week, it will be lovely to see more posts! xxx

  6. September 18, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Great post! The comedy club mothers’ meeting sounds interesting, and fun! #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:35 am

      It was loads of fun! So quirky! xxx

  7. September 18, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Busy weeks are great, aren’t they? But do they wear you out as much as me?! We’ve been non-stop for weeks now and this weekend I’m looking forward to not going anywhere or doing much at all! Great linky by the way! #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:37 am

      I am SO TIRED! But, I figured that if I didn’t grab all the opportunities then I would regret it. Have managed to catch up a bit this week with a less full on schedule. Kinda.lol. Thank you so much, I am really proud and pleased that this first linky has gone so well! Please join in again next week if you can xxx

  8. Sarah - Mud cakes and wine
    September 18, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Spring barn farm, we are uckfield 😀 Hate it when the car fuel gauge does that mine is awful for that makes me so scared #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:38 am

      Ahhh! How lovely?! Hello neighbour haha! The beep is deafening… I almost swerved with fright. xxx

  9. September 19, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Komedia sounds fab! What a brilliant idea! I loved taking my eldest to yoga (but I love yoga myself!) but never did any other proper groups with him. I did even less with the youngest – still don’t really and he’s only 2! I’d rather go to the park or out for coffee! I always feel like a supermum if I take them both out together though – so well done you for the farm trip. Oh and 4 minutes definitely isn’t late! Dpn’t count that one! #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:40 am

      It was really good fun. I am proud of taking them both out, even my OH doesn’t really attempt it much and he has no anxiety issues at all.lol. I shall ignore the 4 mins… may have even been a faulty clock. lol! Thank you so much for joining in xxx

  10. Daydreams of a mum
    September 19, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Sounds like a busy busy time!!! I so love the idea of a BYOB comedy club!! That’s the kind of mum and baby group I could have got on board with back in t’day rather than sitting home whining I had no friends but doing nothing to aid getting friends because….people!!! #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:40 am

      Haha! Exactly… people do tend to ruin things xxx

  11. September 19, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Sounds like you have had quite the week! I love the idea of the comedy morning it sounds great fun. #TheHoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:42 am

      It was awesome! And so funny seeing everyone sitting there with their babies in a pretty anti baby environment ie stages and lighting and red curtains. I loved it! xxx

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:43 am

      Lol! Ahh, thank you. I’m thinking of keeping them long term as have lost the receipt 😉 xxx

  12. September 20, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Aw sounds like a lovely week! Glad it’s been a good one. I’m the same with trying to do too much and making myself run late. My family now tell me to arrive half an hour before we need to so I’m hopefully there on time now!

    • mebeingmummy
      September 21, 2017 / 1:43 am

      I have friends that do that to me too! It does work well though haha! xxx

  13. September 24, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Wow, you’ve definitely had a busy week. I love the sound of the comedy club for mum’s, such a brilliant idea. And you should totally pat yourself on the back for taking two young children out on your own, my husband works away for ten weeks at a time so I have to do it all the time and it can be really hard. I’m lucky in that there’s a 5yr age gap so the oldest is 8 now and doesn’t need quite so much looking after when we’re out and actually helps with his younger sister. Having two so young must be a real balancing act because they both need a lot of attention, so full respect!
    Good luck with the new linky x

    • mebeingmummy
      October 13, 2017 / 12:57 am

      Thank you so much for joining in! It is a complete juggling act! Ten weeks?! Respect to you lovely, that is a lot to cope with, whatever age your children are. You’re supermum! xxx

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