How do you speak to your toddler?

I was out in town the other day and a woman said “why bother speak to your child if she can’t fully speak back?” Her remark baffled me. Emily’s 2 years old and although she’s not saying full sentences just yet, she’s a lot more confident speaking since she joined nursery and I will continue…

Will you be watching the new Frozen movie when it comes out?

If you’ve been on a different planet, you may have probably missed the biggest bit of news Disney gave out to the world the day before Valentine’s Day last week that Frozen 2 will he hitting cinemas at the end of the year. Fan or not, the 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film that…

Childs Farm skincare range is perfect for all the family

Since Emily was born, her skin has been always something I’ve been worried about. With a family history of eczema and psoriasis, it was obviously going to be on my mind from the start. But thankfully, Emily hasn’t experienced any dry skin, just a little sensitive skin, much like Sam. Because of this, finding skincare…

A Chinese & Thai Foodie Fakeaway Eve with Friends

Who doesn’t like a takeaway? Chinese, Thai, Indian, curry, fish & chips, cheeky Nando’s, pizza, burgers, kebab – the options are endless. Us brits love them. You only have to sit and watch tv and notice the endless stream of adverts that can confirm this – JustEat, Deliveroo, Dominos. It’s easier to eat in, than…

Winter sucks. Can we just get on with the next season please?

I’ll admit, the last few weeks I’ve probably been a bit of a moany moo. I’m sorry, but, aside the shitty weather, the household has just been full of sick, snot and infections and it’s crap. When I thought it could all get better, Emily can have a proper experience at her nursery (she’s spent…

Cushion Fun Soft Play Hire

A couple of weeks ago it was my friend’s daughters 2nd birthday. Emily had a great time celebrating her friend’s birthday, but she also loved the soft play area that was hired for the afternoon. The birthday girl enjoyed it, Emily enjoyed it, and so did all the other children who attended. Amongst all the…

Things to know about getting a cab with a child and no car seat

Emily starts nursery at 8 o’clock in the morning. Through pure laziness, and the current freezing cold temperatures, we get a cab to her nursery the two mornings a week that she attends. The other morning, we got into the cab, but this time instead of Emily being allowed to sit on my lap, I…

Screw you weather!

I’m so over this weather. It’s been so up and down and I just can’t be arsed with this crap anymore. I work from home so yes, technically it doesn’t affect much in my life, but it brings darkness, cold, illness and not being able to go to the park. Which for Emily, seems to…

Birthday Cake bakerdays Review

Who doesn’t love cake? Marie Antoinette once famously said, “Let them eat cake,” and cake we shall eat. I love cake, it’s cake! I don’t think you need much more convincing than that, but cake is a need, a must really for almost all occasions, not just celebrations and birthdays. A few weeks ago I…

Food best shared with family & friends

The weekend before last we had family and friends over for Sunday lunch. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve seen everyone. Christmas was a quiet affair, we barely saw anyone. I think only now I’m slowly catching up with everyone of my own friends, everyone is just so busy cracking on with the new…

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…

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…