Monthly Archives: May 2009

We got the chicken pox jab!

Some of you may have read the prequel posts to this, but for those who haven’t a quick summary … I decided that rather than my son experience chicken pox and my household experience him with chicken pox I would have H vaccinated against it.  First clinic couldn’t do it due to wierd coincidence that the private doctor happened to also work at our GP Practice and there are rules about that, second, the Childrens Immunisation clinic  in Manchester were brilliant and cheaper than the first! 

The vaccination against Chicken Pox is routinely done along with the MMR, the MMRV vaccine, in the USA and Canada.  It is also done in the UK on the NHS if you haven’t contracted Chicken Pox by the age 12.  Being brutally honest my reasons are mostly very practical reasons behind the decision – at the end of the day I don’t feel there is any benefit to my son to experience the illness and the financial cost of avoiding this to give him the same immunity level as having the illness is just £95 so to me it was a no brainer.  The cost of the jab is less than the nursery fees I would still have to pay even though he wouldn’t be able to attend nursery with the pox for around a week.  Chicken Pox can be a serious illness for some, I know two children who have been hospitalised with the pox, but generally for most just uncomfortable but it does tend to leave scars and for parents a series of sleepness nights and an upset child. 

So anyway we had the jab – in, out and done in 2 minutes – my two year old cried for less than 10 seconds and was immediately distracted and appeased with a packet of chocolate buttons.  Following the jab two weeks ago my son has experienced no fever or high temperatures, no blisters or issues around the injection site (which we did with the MMR), there have been no reactions at all and he has no scars and we’ve had no sleepless nights.   Compare that to the tale of a parent with a child with Chicken Pox – all camomile lotion, scratching, tears, scars and Disney channel in the middle of the night and I feel it was money well spent! 

So, would I do it again?  Absolutely, categorically, without question, YES!



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Look who’s Two!

H, my son, turned two in April.  I like to share our stationery designs with you here so below are the birthday party invitation and thank you card Dandelion Lounge created for him.  Claire x

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65% discount on Oilily stock – latest update!

Just a quick update – the Oilily shop, Deansgate, Manchester will be trading on Thursday (19th May), Friday & Saturday with 65% discount off all stock.

Hours of opening will be 10.00 – 5.30 pm

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£110 million? Yes please!

Today, this Friday, 8th May 2009, the EuroMillions draw is estimated to be a massive £110 million – I don’t normally play but that has got to be worth a punt for £1.50 hasn’t it?!  Spending money is something that I am very good at so I would be a brilliant winner, it would be back in the global economy in no time at all, in fact me winning could save the world from the doom and gloom of credit crunch and recession!   So its fingers crossed from me!

But really what would I do with £110 million?  Its a stupidly large amount of money and if I never post again and the winner is from the North West of England then you know why!!! 

I’d be interested to know what you would do with £110 million?

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Sharing the saving!

I have received notification from the Administrators of Oilily Clothing store which is based on Deansgate in Manchester.

 On Wednesday 6th May they are going to hold an Open Evening in between the hours of 7–10 pm with fantastic discounts up to 40%, this evening will have limited places and should you be interesting in joining us on the night please email to confirm a place.

 After this evening the shop will be trading with the following discounts (subject to terms and conditions) as follows: 

Thursday May 14th                      10am – 5pm      35% Discount

Friday May 15th                          10am – 5pm      35% Discount

Saturday May 16th                      10am – 5pm      35% Discount

Thursday May 21st                      10am – 5pm      50% Discount

Friday May 22nd                         10am – 5pm      50% Discount

Saturday May 23rd                      10am – 5pm      50% Discount

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