Emily officially starts nursery tomorrow

So that’s it. 3 settling in sessions, done and dusted last week. This time, being 2 and a few months older than the last time, Emily embraced her settling in sessions with all her might and bloody loved it. You don’t understand how much that means to me. Last year we tried and it just…

I had to rewatch all seasons of Luther, before I started season 5

I love Luther. I love Idris Elba. He’s brilliant. The part was written for him. Really, no other actor could play the character as well as him, which is no surprise really that the casting team couldn’t find an American actor who could compete with the English actor. If you’ve been on a different planet…

Our trip to Isleworth was lovely, but exhausting

A few days into the new year, Sam, Emily and I went up to visit my family in Isleworth, West London. It was great fun seeing my family and a few friends, but like any visit, it didn’t go without a few bumps. Our hotel stay, was a nightmare one, but then, we really should…

A walk down Government Acre

New Years Eve, we wanted to go on a little walking adventure. Christmas was mostly spent at home, with the occasional visit out, but we hadn’t done much together just the three of us. After a little visit to the park the day before, shop and walk home without the buggy, a huge smile on…

Formula and your baby

I spoke to a friend the other week about their baby and their formula. They had stopped breastfeeding so had decided to go on formula instead for a few reasons. But they noticed it took a few tries with different formulas before they settled on one, which seemed to work for a few weeks, then…

Christmas Lunch at Brewers Fayre

When it comes to Christmas, it’s usually a family affair. Last year Emily was so small, Christmas was hardly an event as she was so ill that a get-together with Sam’s brother and family on Boxing Day was planned around hoping she wouldn’t vomit at the Holden Horse. This year, our Christmas lunch with Sam’s…

Going buggyless

Ok ok, I haven’t completely stopped using the buggy, but on the odd occasion, I don’t bring it out with me. Emily likes to explore, it’s good exercise for her and although I don’t do much without the buggy, it’s good practice for when one day I won’t. On a few occasions, I’ve braved walking…

Apologies for the radio silence

Apologies for the radio silence on this blog. I’ve been a little chilled out since my last post went out. Did everyone have a Merry Christmas? Christmas was a bit of a mixed bag here. Last Sunday we went out for lunch with Sam’s brother and family, for a lovely Christmas lunch at Brewers Fayre…

Christmas Treat Box – Handmade Christmas Gifts

Christmas is for festive cheer, spreading the love and delicious edible gifts are the way forward this Christmas. Beyond the Christmas shopping that’s been done and dusted for a few weeks now, wrapped and awaiting the giving part, I thought a few friends could get edible homemade Christmas gifts rather than the usual standard presents….

Gorgeous Christmas Outfits for Toddlers

In less than a week, it be Christmas. Hasn’t this year flown? This year we’ll see some of Sam’s family on the 23rd, have Christmas Day and Boxing Day to ourselves and see a few friends then see my family in the new year. Even though we’re at home, Emily will have her Christmas outfit…