We’re going to Isleworth on Friday

We are going to Isleworth this weekend and I really can’t wait. Although I saw my mum a few weeks ago for Emily’s first birthday in London for lunch, it was only brief for a few hours and not long enough. It was be great to catch up with my niece, sister, grandparents, mum 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…

Thanet needs more things to do for children under 5yo 

Last Thursday, Emily and I met up with Clare and her daughter Scarlet. Being half term the opportunities to do anything with our girls in the rain was limited and we bravely thought taking our little ones to the Bumble Bees soft play area would mean that parents would avoid it because it was half…

Our first holiday together 

Last month, Sam, Emily and I returned from our week away in Southern Spain. As we arrived at Gatwick and looked out to the shiny bright light that was the sun, when those doors opened, the cold air that hit, sure reminded us we were no longer on holiday anymore, in holiday mode and heading towards…

Sand in my toes 

I’m looking forward to to our holiday in a few weeks. Back in March Emily felt the sand in her toes at Broadstairs beach for the first time. She was a little unsure at first, but after a few taps, snuggling her toes deeper in the squishy sand, she liked it. Now that summer is…

This past week…

This week has been mad. Along with the usual work stuff, a bit of babysitting Emily’s cousinin Maidstone, Emily has been in a pretty crappy mood and I’ve not been that far behind either. She’s not only teething and suffering from the never-ending growing pains, she’s also really agitated and frustrated that she can’t crawl….

Twenty years is a really long time… 

So, today is my dads anniversary. But not just any anniversary, it’s a huge anniversary. Twenty years in fact. Whilst the papers are filled with more and more reports revealing the truth about Princess Diana (yeah it happened in the same month of 1997), I’m struggling to think how on earth twenty years of my…

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…

Review: The Windmill Pub, Newington, Ramsgate

The Windmill Pub | Newington Rd | Ramsgate Price range: ££ Families welcome- play area in large garden Seating at front and back of pub Serves food daily; 12pm to 3pm & 5pm to 9pm Sunday: 12pm to 6pm Open: Monday – Thursday: 12pm to 11pm Friday & Saturday: 12pm to 12am Sunday: 12pm to…

This weather makes socialising difficult

I love being by the sea. I moved here last June and as last summer was one of the hottest on records, being by the sea was bliss until it was too hot. I love the sun. I love being in it, barbecuing in it, dozing in it, sunbathing in it, socialising in it and…