Saturday, 24 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 24

This is the last day of my musical advent, I do hope you like it. I couldn't not have Christmas song on Christmas eve so I've been very inventive!

This is track 24 on disc 2 of That's What's I Call Xmas. However I couldn't find their version so I have Michael Buble's instead!! 

Have a wonderful Christmas and I will leave you will Michael Buble - Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 23

I am sooooo pleased that this song got to No 23 in the charts last January, it means I can share it with you today!

I give you Florence + The Machine - Dog Days are Over.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 22

Today's track comes from the Mod Father himself Paul Weller.

Here is 22 Dreams.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 21

This was the first track I thought of when I thought 21.

I give you So Solid Crew - 21 Seconds.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 20

This was a real tough one but I did it!!

Sit back and enjoy Matchbox 20 - Time after Time. 

Monday, 19 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 19

I have a real classic for you today from 1966.

Today I give you Rolling Stones - Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown. 

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 18

Today's song got to No 18 in 1998 which is the year I turned 18!

I give you Shed Seven - Heroes.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 17

Today's track is from East 17, now I could have gone with their Christmas track Stay Another Day. However I went with my favourite track of theirs which happens to be their ever single.

Today I am sharing East 17 - House of Love. 

Friday, 16 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 16

We are back to a bit of rock today, this is a band that I have seen live and they are pretty awesome!

I give you Velvet Revolver - Just Sixteen

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 15

I thought we would chill out a bit today and go a bit country.

Today's song is Taylor Swift - Fifteen

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 14

We are really starting to rock out now!!

Today I give you Guns N Roses - 14 Years .

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 13

This is the 13th track on the 13th Album and is called Thirteen!!

I give you Megadeath and 13.


Monday, 12 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 12

I have finally have a Christmas song for you!!!

Today I give you John Denver and the Muppets - 12 Days of Christmas.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 11

Some 90's boy band cheese for you today. I give you 911 - Bodyshakin .

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 10

I couldn't miss out a Bon Jovi track now could I! 

This is song is the 10th track from their 10th album Lost Highway which got to number 10 in the Italian album chart. 

Friday, 9 December 2011

The Christmas Crazy

Christmas brings out the crazy in me. If there is any time of the year when my depression will raise its ugly head or the panic attacks come it will be at Christmas.

I start to worry that I don’t have enough presents for everyone. I make big plans and then realise that there isn’t really enough time to do it all and that drives me completely insane. I lay awake at night worrying about it all.

I make lists and more lists and make more work for myself; by the time Christmas comes I am completely drained. It doesn’t help that for the past 13 years I have worked in industries where Christmas starts early, though it’s only in the past few years that it starts as early as July!

The worse bit is that even though I know all this I can’t stop myself, it’s a compulsion. That’s the thing about mental health problems you can’t always stop it even when you see it coming. I do a really good job at hiding it from everyone but if you look closely you will see the cracks.

I don’t want BG to grow up with a crazy Christmas mum but I just don’t know how to stop myself or if I can be stopped. I have tried really hard this year not to go overboard and place high expectations on myself but that crazy is getting ready to come out, the closer Christmas gets the harder it is to keep inside.

This is being written as part of Diary of a Surprised Mum All I want for Christmas is my Sanity Carnival. 

My Blogging Inspiration

BG was about 14 weeks old when I started my first blog New Mummy she was my inspiration. I want to write about our journey together.

BG is 3 years old now and even though I don't write New Mummy any more without it I would have never have been brave enough to go freelance and have some many amazing experiences.  

If someone said 2 1/2 years ago I would be blogging for a living, travelling around the country to meet amazing people and still being at home to see my daughter grow up I would have never believed you.  I have spoken at conferences and won awards and its all thanks to my beautiful, funny, smart Baby Girl!

What does the future hold for me? I have a lot of plans for the New Year including an e book on How To Make Money from Blogging. 

So watch this space.

I have been forced inspired to write this post so I can get a Blogger Calender. Want to know more? Visit Sticky Fingers or Mocha Beanie Mummy for all the details. 

Thanks for all the hard work ladies!

Musical Advent - Day 9

I truly love today's song!! I love this film its from and can't help sing along when I hear it. 

Today I give you Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 8

This song reached no 8 in 1978 and is a real floor filler, I dare you to press play and not want to boogie on down!

I give you Jackson 5 and Blame it on the Boogie.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 7

It had to be S Club 7

This was their Christmas song Never Had a Dream Come True, which was released 27th November 2000. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 6

Day 6 is a tough one, though I know its only going to get tougher.

Today I give you Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me 

Monday, 5 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 5

I have a real treat for you today, its day 5 so I give you 5:15 by The Who. And its a live version, I know I'm good to you. 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 4

I am getting creative now, today's track was number 4 in the charts in 2004 (clever right?).

I give you Will Young - Friday's Child. 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 3

Three days in and I am going strong! Today I bring you a track from my teenage years. I saw this band in 1997 in a little venue in Westcliff and they were supporting Skunk Anansie it was an amazing gig.  

It was actually my first gig with my friends, we walked into Southend and found a dodgy pub that would serve us. We lost one our friends for the entire length of the gig as she got swept away in the crowd, it was an awesome night.

I give you 3 Colours Red and Nuclear Holiday. 

Friday, 2 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 2

Today's track was my brother's favourite song when he was younger. He would sing it over and over and over again, in the end it drove me insane. 

I apologise now its probably one of the most annoying songs ever but I had to share it. I give you 2Unlimited - No Limit.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Musical Advent - Day 1

Last year when I was still writing New Mummy I did a Musical Advent which I really enjoyed so I thought I would attempt it again this year. 

However I decided to give myself a challenge and rather then have all Christmas songs each track will relate to that days number. Trust me this wasn't easy!

So lets start with Day 1, there were quite a lot to choose from. I decided to go with the Christmas number 1 from the year I was born.

It was 1980 and the song was St Winifred's School Choir - There's No One Quite Like Grandma