October 4th – Health and Safety

1999: up at half five this morning, gave mum a “long, big cuddle” in bed and got up at six for milk and Sesame Street.  Mum went back to bed until seven when I was presented with a Marmite sandwich.  At Playschool I drew some more pictures for mummy and as I later told her, had milk and chocolate biscuits.  Didn’t sleep today and didn’t want any tea – I even left the crisps and biscuits mummy gave me.  Had a big bubble bath tonight and we chatted away whilst mum ironed some of my clothes.  Fell asleep afterwards with Pat and milk.

2019:  I now have a priority desk near the toilet at work with a health and safety sign on it. The only draw back is others are able to use it when I’m not there so mums nagging about antibacterial wipes again for phone, mouse  and keyboard. We have plenty at work. Tonight I became hooked on 60 days in on Netflix which led to a very late night.

#chidhood #parents #Playschool #Netflix #healthandsafety #crohns #immunosuppressed #60daysin


Septmeber 28th – Poor Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim

1999:  Played with my Mickey Mouse balloon which I took from the top table (with the bride and grooms permission) and my new Winnie the Pooh brolly which Nanny and Pa had bought me.    Back to Edons today, stroppy with mum when she came to collect me but I was okay once in the car.  At home I chose yoghurt for tea, followed by fish fingers and Alphabites.  That’s what was served anyway, but the bin does get hungry and we have to feed it sometimes.  I was so tired and I didn’t want a bath or pyjamas, just milk which I had at 5.45 and was asleep within 5 minutes.  Ping – it’s midnight – wide awake – I had milk and a story of Peepo and settled back down.

2019:  Recovering today after a night out in Norwich last night. The first time out in months and safe to say I let my hair down (after having it cut yesterday) . Might have to remember to take an antacid before going out drinking in future! Pleased to report that Bethan, who was hit off her horse Nissy on Thursday night, is making a good recovery in hospital. Gutted to say that John Cunliffe died today – poor Rosie and Jim and Postman Pat have lost their creator

#horses #children #parents #grandparents #cooking #food #Norwich #Crohns #JohnCunliffe #ChildrensTV #childrensbooks

Setember 26th – From Wedding Days to RTA’s

1999: The big day has arrived – the social engagement of the year – Matt and Lou’s wedding.  I greeted mum at 7 by presenting her with a nappy full of poo.  Only thing was as I went to show her a lump of it fell in her bed.  We had a bath and got spruced up in our wedding clothes and set off mid-morning with Nanny and Pa.  I stayed in the church for 2 whole minutes and then mum took me out.  I don’t know why, I would have been quite happy to stay longer.  I played “runaway, runaway” and mum wasn’t too pleased.  Eventually we went for a walk down the road to get some sweeties and a drink from the shop.  We got back to the church just as everyone was coming out and off we headed to the reception.  There was music and I danced and pretended to play music with Pa and then went and shook hands with the musicians.  At the table where there was a present waiting for me of books, pens and bubbles.  I wandered off at one point, Pa followed and we wandered around.  When we got back to the hall we discovered that everyone else was running around hysterically hunting for something (or someone!)  I fell asleep at 9.45 following 5 whole tracks of dancing in mummy’s arms.

2019: Chilled day with Zof watching movies. Decided on Chinese for tea and, having spent £40 I did not want to pay £4 delivery so off we went to collect it. As I was driving, in my rear view mirror, I saw a horse and rider get knocked off behind me. I rapidly turned round and headed back to administer first aid and keep the 15 year old girl as calm and reassured as possible. Unfortunately, her horse had to be put down at the scene and fortunately there was an air ambulance in the skies. She was conscious but badly injured and am hoping that some of my actions helped reduce some of the impact. Got to Chinese 3 hours late but they now cooking us another one (Police said the constabulary could have paid for it if it hadn’t been £40 – think I deserve that much Chinese right now)


#accidents #incidents #weddings #horses #teenagers #airambulance #firstaid #children #parents #missing


September 23rd – Ketchup Catastrophe with Barty and Jack

1999:  Wee’d, pooed, ate drank, slept and said “oh bloody hell”.

2019: Blood taken in prep for starting Infliximab infusion on Wednesday.  Went to see mum and chopped up some wood for her fire. Couldn’t do much due to tiredness – crohns and depression but did cook a lush keto lunch for me and mum – steak, lardons, mushrooms and eggs and I actually managed to forgo my ketchup and mayo. One of my favourite bools as a kid was ‘Barty’s Ketchup Catastrophe’ by Sally chambers. Poor Barty was addicted to ketchup but he goes to stay with a friends for tea and there is none. Perhaps I am now cured of my addiction but was Barty?!

#toilettraining #infliximab #crohns #ChildrensBooks #keto #cooking #sauces



September 22nd – What’s a Lie In?!

1999: I was up at 4.15 and raring to go, which left mummy roaring.  Don’t think she was too impressed, just because she has to go to work.  What’s the matter with her?  Just to prove a point I stayed awake all day.  I was in good form though, until mummy walked in and disturbed my tea at Nanny’s.  After my tantrum I resumed my tea.  Bath at Nan’s and fell asleep at half seven in bed.  Don’t think mum was far behind me.

2019: Have been on the go all day today too – doing the housework (but did have a lie in!) Zof’s now on her way home from her parents and am looking forward to a chilled evening together. Not sure what to do for tea yet but we are on the keto wagon and I love meat! 

#kids #parents #grandparents #sleep #housework #keto #cooking

September 20th – Naughty Boys Play!

1999:  Playschool today.  Had dinner at lunch time and haven’t slept all day.  Was on good form when mum collected me though.  No paintings today even though I told her this morning I would do her “just one”.  Mum asked me if I’d had a good day – I shook my head.  She asked if I’d had a horrible day – I nodded.  But no more detail followed.  What more details does she want?  She left me didn’t she?  I played in my new house and crashed down the slide into a bean bag.  I made mummy laugh with all my chatter tonight.  She says I’m so sweet and protective of her.  Well I am the man after all.  Mind you, I told her that I was a “really, really naughty person!”  Isn’t it bad enough to be told that without your mother interrogating you to find out who said it?  I’m one of the gang now though, no super grass here, luckily she didn’t resort to torture. 

2019: Still really protective of mum although she would probably say I’m bossy at times. Today hasn’t been such a ‘horrible day’ as medication is kicking in and am starting to feel a bit better. Picked Kiegan up tonight, cooked dinner and we played on x box in the flat. No slides or bean bags here – think my bum would get stuck now

#toddlers #mums #Playschool #mentalhealth #Play #Naughtyboys

September 19th – Long Meh Days

1999: The house looks a bit tidier now, think mum must have been up all night. Toast and milk for brekkie. Mum started doing a shopping list and I raided the cupboard – mostly fruit cocktail.  Mum thought she had the house sorted, which she did, until I pulled the curtain rail off the wall.  We waited for half an hour to get my feet measured at Childrens World this morning and then we gave up.  Went to MFI to look at my new bed that mum has ordered – wicked!  Had chips from Donals drive through, went to Aunty Eesa’s and onto Somerfield where I went in the crèche with the girls. Once home again, with cupboards re-stocked, we had juice and crisps and then I wanted a lollipop.  We looked in the tin and there was only one left.  Mum said “what about me?”  I thought for a minute and found the solution – “mummy have one later”.  She laughed.  It worked – I got the lolly and fell asleep at half five on my bean bag.

2019: That day sounds exhausting. I am completely drained these last few days. Not sure if it is the depression, anxiety, medication or my Crohn’s but I am just completely meh. Today is gonna be long and just stretching out before me ……..

#crohns #depression #anxiety #mentalhealth #kids #parents #shopping