A Father’s Day Message…

Throughout my 33 years, I’ve had men who have played strong roles in my life. Since my father passed in ’97, my grandad played a huge role, my mum’s partner has done so for the last 6 years and the last 2 & 1/2, Sam, my partner has played his with Emily. I am so…

I must drink more water!

I’m doing it again, I’m writing another post about water intake. Except stupidly for some reason, writing it down and repeating “drink more water,” makes me think, I need to. 🤷🏻‍♀️ So, here’s to me remembering to “drink more water.” And you should be too. I’m not meaning to sound naggy, but with this sunshine…

Little Ships, Ramsgate Breakfast Review

Last month I met up with my friend Jo and we went to the Little Ships cafe and restaurant on the Harbour front in Ramsgate. I’m not sure why I’ve not been there before but when I finally did, I can see why people have been raving about it. It’s like a well known fact…

Review: Dreamland’s Baby Sensory’s 10 Year Celebration

Last week, Emily, Clare, her two children and myself went to Dreamland in Margate. As part of Dreamland’s half term entertainment, Dreamland Margate was celebrating with Baby Sensory Thanet for a special 10 year anniversary event. The event aimed at babies and toddlers, had a host of fun free activities for all the family. With…

Farewell Stair gate, nice knowing you….

We did it. Well, Emily did it. She figured out how to open the stair gate on more than one occasions, so it seemed pointless keeping it. So that’s it, Emily, 2.5 years of age of Ramsgate, Kent has officially got rid of the stair gate, so we now don’t have a stair gate at…

Let that be a lesson!

Last weekend, I madly posted a blog post about how happy I was that our journey from Ramsgate to Bristol was a breeze. Out of all of the journeys that we had to and from Ramsgate and Bristol, for that trip on that Saturday in all it’s gorgeous glorious sunshine was the best travel day…

Our weekend in Kingston

A few months ago, we travelled to London to visit my mum for Mother’s Day. But the weekend was a little all over the place, which meant the actual Mother’s Day wasn’t spent with my mum, but it was spent with my little family which was lovely. So here’s the thing, with Mother’s Day approaching,…

First journey to Bristol this year and it all went smoothly

All hail public transport. Gosh I can’t complain about anything. Nothing, nada. It was perfect from Ramsgate to Bristol Parkway and thank bloody Jo it was. No delays, diversions, near misses – just a pure simple straightforward journey there and it was bliss. I kept thinking I had forgot something, didn’t do something or this…

Park Life

Emily’s obsessed with the outdoors. But then, I don’t know many children her age, that don’t. Although she may like her screen time, I don’t want her to be completely consumed by it. Thankfully, when we do go outside, Emily laps it up to her full advantage. She loves the outdoors. It seems also she’s…

The Dummy Diaries, an update

The last time I wrote about The Dummy Diaries, I had planned that by Easter Sunday, all would be well and bye bye dum dum. Well, it didn’t happen. A few weeks on and still the dummy is a permanent fixture in Emily’s mouth. I’m not impressed with myself. Maybe I should have pressed the…

Should I buy a tablet for my child?

It’s a topic of conversation that’s been floating around this house for months now. More so since Emily has found a fondness for my iPad and Kids YouTube. Whilst she mainly watches Oddbod videos or those that teach about colours and numbers, it’s hard to do any of my work when a 2yo keeps trying…