Thanks to Chlobo for this amazing cake!

A few days ago, it was my mums birthday. But not just any birthday, it was the big 6-0! Like any big milestone birthday, trying to decide what to get for the special person, alongside how to celebrate their special day can prove difficult. And with mum, it’s a nightmare trying to decide what to…

The night terrors are back, this time with a vengeance

A couple of months ago I wrote about how Emily was really struggling with night terrors. Unfortunately, we have come back to that stage. In the last week Emily has really struggled to sleep properly. Going down for her bedtime routine, has been a little tricky although eventually we get there in the end. But…

Smoke Alarms – have you got one installed?

It’s probably not the first thing you think about or the last thing at night, but the difference between having one that works and one that doesn’t could save your life. When I moved to Ramsgate, I contacted our local fire department and asked what was the protocol with our fire alarm and it turned…

We’re going to London for Easter

Emily and I are up in London for Easter this year. It’s my mums 60th and fingers crossed the weather will be nice for us to all enjoy our time meeting friends and family. It’s a weird one this year for so many different reasons. It’s our first time spending Easter without Sam. It’s the…

My daughter loves her football just like her daddy

It’s happened. Well, it happened a while ago, but yes, Emily loves football just as much as daddy. Ok, so she can’t tell the difference between the teams and tell you what the offside rule is, but when daddy puts football on, Emily wants to be just as much into the game as her daddy…

Eating in Kingston with a toddler in the evening

I learnt something about eating in Kingston with a toddler. By day, there are endless opportunities and places to visit, with many dishes on offer for small appetites as well as big. But the one big hurdle, we had it when we visited Kingston a couple of weeks ago, was where we could eat with…

High Speed trains vs slow trains with a toddler

On the few occasions that we travel to London to visit my family, we take the train up. Living in Ramsgate, we luckily have the high speed trains to London’s St Pancras, which at 1 hour and 16 minutes, means little fuss and easy access to London. High speed train services aren’t the only trains…

We visited The Hornby Centre and Emily loved the trains!

Last month, Sam, Emily and I visited The Hornby Centre in Margate. For those who are unfamiliar, Hornby are a huge part of toy history in the U.K. and worldwide. Producing some of the most iconic train toys and collectibles, the Hornby Centre is a fan favourite for anyone who has interest in trains. It…

New wave of sick is here, when will it end?

I’m seriously over this weather. Since the beginning of this year I’ve had 4 colds, 3 head colds, 1 chest infection and 7 sore throats. Bah. It’s so shit. Now as I prepare to go up to Isleworth for a work event, getting Emily’s and my stuff ready for the journey, I blew my nose…

Coastal Adventures: Herne Bay

A few weeks ago we went to Herne Bay and the weather was just delightful. During the week that we got some of the hottest days of this year in February. Sam, Emily and I went up to Herne Bay for the day and it was all shades of perfect. The weather was beautiful, there…