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,…

Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor

A few weeks ago, I had afternoon tea at The Grosvenor on Park Lane and it was fabulous. Thanks to a very lovely client of mine, my birthday present last year was a Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea for two and after months of trying to organise a date that worked for all of us, Sunday…

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…

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…

Travelling to Bristol with a small child

For the record, we’re not travelling to Bristol again by train. What a nightmare. Delay, after delay after delay. As if the morning wasn’t hectic enough with Emily deciding her Picasso moment had to shine through with my red nail varnish she found in my bag and painted everything in sight including herself, her pretty…

Monday’s trip home was a nightmare in London

Monday we came home from spending a weekend with family and friends in Isleworth, my hometown. The weekend was lovely, but it went by so quickly. Time just flew, by it was great to see everyone, including my niece who we picked up from school on the Friday, gave her her birthday presents early and…

London’s Public transport with a baby

Public transport in London is very different to down here in Ramsgate. It’s busy, hectic, a mad rush, busy, constantly busy and if you’re not moving quickly, Londoners tend to let you know about it. Before I moved to Ramsgate, I lived in South West London for most of my life’s whole 26 years. And…

Emily’s first trip to Isleworth and it’s changed so much…

There was a lot of excitement a couple of weeks ago when we visited my family in Isleworth, South West London, 108.7 miles away from home in Ramsgate, Kent. We didn’t tell friends, it wasn’t anything personal it was just that we had so much planned with my family that trying to make plans to…