UK clothes stores, we need to talk about women’s clothes sizes

Before I was pregnant, I was a size 10. I lived in skinny jeans and leggings and could pretty much eat whatever I wanted. It didn’t matter where I bought my clothes as I could generally buy the same size in each shop, except Primark, for some reason unless you had a reasonably good sized…

I put Emily on follow-on milk at five months 

It’s said that you’re supposed to give your baby follow-on milk from six months, around the time that you start weaning them. But in the past few weeks, Emily has just not been satisfied with the formula that she has had since birth. Since I gave up breastfeeding, a week after Emily was born, and…

Versailles is back and I love it

Don’t judge me for liking the BBC 2 historical drama. How much of it is true to facts, well, that’s not known but Versailles premiered last year with a lot of viewers and critics complaining of the number of explicit sex scenes amongst the gore and bloodshed that happened throughout the season. Period dramas most…

My mum is down this weekend, I’m so excited 

My mum is coming down this weekend. It’s so exciting. The last time I saw her, we promised we’d go up to Isleworth every months for a few days and see the family but unfortunately life gets in the way and that didn’t happen, that was March. Crazy home much time has passed since then….

Dieting: The Milkshake Way 

Back in March I had a fab idea where I wanted to try one of those milkshake diets that a few celebs swear by, in a bid to start losing my baby weight. In Boots, the starter pack was on offer for £19.99 instead of £24.99 so I decided what the heck, I’ll give it…

Trying to shift the baby weight

They say you should eat 3 meals a day, eat 5 pieces of fruit and 5 pieces of veg a day, washed down with at least 2 litres of water a day. The thing is, realistically as a new mother that’s pretty far-fetched. When Emily turned 2 months old, my diet had got better, I…

My maternity is drawing to a close

This year is flying. Is it just me or anyone else feel the same? Emily is 5 months, it’s May, MAY, summer is nearly upon us and in just a few weeks, it will be officially a year since I moved from my hometown to Ramsgate. Woo! Time has gone too quick! Waaaay too quick….

Captain America is going to make a lot of parent’s swoon

BBC’s Cbeebies have really pushed the boat out with their latest line of celebrities who are reading bedtime stories for our little ones. Whoever came up with this idea, deserves a medal, a plaque and a parade. A few weeks ago it was all about Tom Hardy, which sent so many mums over the edge,…

As time goes by 

This year is flying. It’s shooting by so quickly, can you believe it’s May already? Is that just me, or him thinking this? Anyone else, anyone? So, Emily’s 5 months. That’s crazy isn’t it? Well, more so for Sam and I, because people tell you, everyone tells you, that once you have a baby, that’s….

I’m so pleased the injections have stopped until Emily turns 1

Thank God Emily doesn’t have any more bloody injections until she turns a year old. Honestly the first year of their lives, you’re told how difficult it can be, that relationships can really be tested and that it will get better, but sometimes, it can be so difficult, but like childbirth, most of it becomes…