Friday, 30 September 2016

Rare Ixworth Chickens.

A few weeks ago me and my partner (Kieran) decided we would get chickens. We started off with 3 cute, fluffy bantams, a grey fluffy one we named Rosie, a white one we named Frisky and brown one named Daisy. We enjoyed having them so much that we decided to get another one. She is speckled and we named her peppa, she is a really pretty bird. Our neighbours also gave us a cockerel and another chicken.

I had noticed some strange behaviour coming from frisky she was quite grumpy and she spent all day laying in her coop. She wasn't even coming out for food or water.

At first i thought maybe she was sick. until I realised she was broody and was sitting on eggs.

Me and Kieran live in the small village of Ixworth, Suffolk, England. We have lived in the village for just over a year and as we were doing research about the place we came across Ixworth chickens.

we looked into them a bit further and discovered they were bred in the village.

We thought living in Ixworth, we should get Ixworth chickens.

When we went online to find out more about them we discovered they were quite pricey. The  hens were £60 and the cocks were £120.

kieran came across a place that sold and sent their eggs. We ordered 12 from a poultry breeder in Lincolnshire and they were sent on a 24 hour shipment.

we recived them today an put them close to Frisky, hoping that she would adopt and sit on them.                                                                                   

when i went to check on her i found not only Frisky sitting on the eggs, but also Rosie.

The breed is rare and has almost died out in the uk, so if this works and the chicks hatch it will be FANTASTIC!!

      Facts About Ixworth Chickens.    

  • The Ixworth is an English breed of white domestic chicken.
  • It is a rare breed and and in the 70's it was almost extinct. Luckily over time the number of Ixworths has increased. Although it is still classed as endangered species.
  • Their feathers are white as are there beak, skin, feet, flesh and shanks.
  • They were created by Reginald Appleyard in 1932. he also created the silver Appleyard duck.  
  • They are a dual purpose breed, a fast-growing high-quality meat bird with reasonable egg-laying ability.

Photo courtesy of Andy cawthray.
"Start each day with a grateful heart".   

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Going Back To College.

I never really took much interest in learning when I was In school. I took it for granted and I ended up leaving school with no qualifications and not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life.  I somehow managed to get into college on a performing arts course. I got a first diploma and a1st year national diploma. But I couldn't finish my second year national as I had the news I was pregnant. So I left college to raise a family, still not really knowing what I wanted out of life, with qualifications I would probably never use.

Over the past ten years or so I have had more time to think about my life and my interests  and what I would like to be... I have always had a fondness for history and different cultures, so I believe I will enjoy a career involving these aspects. 

Any job is good if it helps to support yourself or a family but I know Working on a minimum wage in a job I dislike isn't for me.

So this year I intend to go back to college and redo my GCSEs so I may one day go to university and work my way to a career that I would really love to do. I don't want to wake up every morning dreading what the day has in store for me because I hate my job. But instead wake up excited every morning loving what I do.

I also want to set a good example for my children, And to encourage them to study hard.

Being the dippy one within my family an friends I felt that when I told people about the fact I wanted to better myself and go back to studying in college that I wasn't taken seriously by some and getting comments like, "Why would you want to do that?" Or "Your going to be an old women by the time you finished!". Although I knew they meant nothing by it and most people were supportive their comments stuck with me left me slightly disheartened and not so confident in myself, thinking maybe I can't do it and if there was any point to me trying. 

Nonetheless I decided to go back and study. I know it will take a long time for me to get to where I want to be but I will work my hardest and do my best as I know it will be worth it when I do eventually pass.

And if things unfortunately don't go the way I plan, it doesn't matter as I would have tried and hopefully enjoyed myself along the way.

What I am trying to say is, regardless of your age, I.Q, gender etc.... If you want to do something or you want to go back to study then it's okay to try. And if you want it bad enough you should be willing to work as hard as you can for it. No matter how much someone puts you down or criticises you for being older or less smart than others..... Do what you love doing for you and no one else as it will effect your life in the future and not theirs.

"Believe in the person you want to become."

Wednesday, 28 September 2016


As I said in my previous post i am a mother to four beautiful kids, and today was the day that all parents dread.... The day when your little ones have their vaccinations. Today both of my girls Bethany ( 3 years) and Imogen (1 year) had theirs.

I am very proud of them both for being so brave and I treated them to sweets and a magazine afterwards. Imogen was asleep for most of the day after her jabs, and me and Beth curled up on the sofa together and watched Kung fu panda.

As a parent, you want to do your best to protect your children and sometimes it can feel too much to bare watching your child go from being so happy and smiling to screaming in pain as a nurse stabs them multiple times with a sharp needle.

But the way I see it, seeing my children go through a few moments of discomfit and maybe a few days of feeling a little sorry for themselves with a slight fever and a bit grizzly, is far better then watching them go through something far worse like polio or meningitis..... I would never be able to forgive myself if my child caught a deadly illness and knowing that it could have been easily prevented....

 thank you for reading and please let me know your views on the subject 

"yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present."
(Oogway, kung fu panda.)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Introduction To My Blog.

Hello, and a very big, warm welcome to my brand new squeaky clean blog.

I am very new to blogging and this is my first time writing one so please bare with me. it looks like a lot of fun and I am very excited to get started.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Robyn. this is me.....

 I'm a 27 year old dread head from Suffolk, England and I have an amazing fiancĂ©e and 4 beautiful children.

i hope you will enjoy reading all about mine and my families life, all the good and bad days and the amazing memories we make along the way.

 please feel free to comment if you have any questions.

Stay positive, keep smiling and thank you very much for reading.