One Hundred. Blogtober 15th

Sometimes the words of this blog have flowed freely, buzzing with energy and humming with warmth.

Other times my brain has simply said no. Like a dried up sponge, it has refused to give.

But none of that matters, really. However the posts happen… they happen.

And they’ve happened enough for this to come knocking on the backdoor of my last post.

A moment of pleasant surprise.

100 Posts

One hundred posts.

One Hundred Sunny Mummy Days.

It was a moment that struck me harder than I imagined it would.

You might think one hundred is too small a number to celebrate.

But to me, one hundred is good.

It’s been one hundred opportunities to offer the world my perspective.


One hundred chances to offer my friendship. My knowledge.

My lack of knowledge.


It’s been one hundred chances to share my humanity with the world.

And one hundred chances for the world to share their humanity with me.china xian- home 170

To those I’ve met along the way, thank you.

For the humanity.

For the inspiration.

And for the moments; big, little, happy and sad.

Until tomorrow, then.

xx Miss Cookas


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Mummy. Blogtober 7th.

My beautiful boy has been unwell.

He’s needed so, so many Mummy cuddles.

But actually, Mummy has needed them more.

Just so he knows.

Nothing, absolutely nothing is more important than him.

My precious little boy;

I grew him to life.

I nurtured him.

He is my biggest smile.

He is my warmest wish.

Nothing is more powerful than being a Mummy.

And nothing is more frightening.

So, here.

My moment.

Me. At my very best.



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The Greatest Gift. Blogtober 3rd.


I have a little tale to tell, a tale of hope and joy,
It’s all about the day that I met you, my little boy.
I woke at 4am that day, let out a great big yawn,
But still I had no clue at all that you would soon be born!

You kicked and said, ‘Good morning Mum, I’m still in here, you know!’
I rubbed my belly tenderly, my heart began to glow.
Because I knew that soon I’d meet my precious little one,
I thought of what awaited me, a world so full of fun.

At 9 am my belly simply wasn’t feeling right,
It felt a little tender and perhaps a little tight.
So up I got to start the day, and then before I knew,
You’d pressed your exit button while I sat upon the loo!

At 3pm the Doctor said, ‘It’s not too far away.
I think you’re going to have this little babe of yours today!’
And then my body took the reins, you really wanted out,
My belly twisted out of shape and I began to shout!

Before I knew it I was grunting like an angry cow,
I told the nurse that she should get you out of there somehow!
But no, she said I had to wait, you’d come in your own time,
Oh goodness, no, I can’t do this without a vodka, lime!

But then the time did come at last, just like she said it would,
I scrunched my face and huffed and puffed, I gave all that I could.
Then in a moment you were here, so precious and so small,
And that’s the day that you became my greatest gift of all.

Written By Miss Cookas. 
Dedicated to my little mate…
who was worth every minute of it.

Once again, you are all welcome to share this smile. xx

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A Heart That Smiles. Blogtober 1st.

There are two kinds of smiles.The first is the kind that happens when you see something that makes you happy.

Like this.

PicMonkey Collage (1)I need you to know: these images makes me very happy. And they certainly put a smile on my face.

But I’ve found that now that I am a Mum, my heart has turned into a great big chocolate sponge cake. Which brings me to the next kind of smile. The kind that makes your heart feel like it is full of sunshine. The kind that creeps up on you when you’re looking at your child, the beautiful, innocent mini person that relies on you to get them through their days.

It’s a heart smile. And this is how it feels.

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All The Sunny Smiles in ‘Blogtober’

Everyone  smiles.

Some of us smile a lot. Some of us save our smiles for a special occasion.

But sometimes, our smiles go missing. Maybe we got stuck in traffic and made it to the office an hour late. Maybe, we’ve developed depression. There are so many reasons our smiles go missing.

That’s why this is happening.

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Everyday in October, I will share one thing that makes this Sunny Mummy smile. I really hope that you join me in sharing some smiles of your own.  Let’s see how many people we can get happy!

You may have lost your smile or, like me, you may just want a few extra bits of happy in your life. Whatever the case, I hope by the end of this month, we can all say that we shared a smile together.

Scratch that. We shared 31 of them.