Emily, how are you 2 already?

My beautiful Emily. How are you 2 already? I have had mixed emotions of you turning 2 today. It’s scared me, worried me and excited me, above all it’s amazed me. I have had moments of complete madness cooking shepherds pies at 7am, staring at the ceiling late at night pondering how your birthday will…

I’m already planning Emily’s birthday

I know it’s September and I know I have a few months to go, but preparation is needed for anything right? As Emily’s birthday falls on the first day of the Christmas month, it seems wise to start planning her birthday now, before time runs away. In over a week, it will be october, then…

This year I cracked out something different for Sam’s Birthday

Sam is one of those people that when it comes to something he likes, he just buys it, no hesitation. Which mean when it comes to special celebrations like Father’s Day, Birthdays and Christmas, it can prove tricky finding something he likes, that he’ll wear or use, that he hasn’t got already. So upon a…

Would you pay money to attend a children’s birthday party?

I read in the paper a few months back that a single mother was asking parents to pay £6 a head for their children to come to her twins 5th birthday party and she was ridiculed online for it. Ruma Ali, 29, asked parents to help with the cost of boys Shiyan and Kiyan’s celebration at…

Feeling very spoilt 

So it was my birthday last Wednesday, I’m a grand old age of 32. Ok, not old, not even in the slightest, but I’m feeling good as Nina Simone once suggested in her hit song. Why you ask? Well, apart from the lovely well wishers from friends, family, old colleagues and connections as far as…

I haven’t a clue what to do for Emily’s 1st Birthday

So it’s November, Emily is 11 months old and whilst Sam and I try and figure out where the hell the past year has gone, in less than 4 weeks, our little bubba will be turning a year old. A bloomin’ year! That’s gone quick. Eeek! It’s difficult because whilst I’d love to do something…

Sam’s 40th – the big surprise 

So this year, I’ve been keeping a secret from Sam, a secret but he hasn’t yet found out. Saying that, by the time this post goes live, the secret will be out. This year Sam turns 40. The big 4–0. The one big number where apparently the mid life crisis usually comes from. Thankfully not…

Happy Birthday Sam 

Happy Birthday Sam. You have given me a lot of special and irreplaceable memories in my life, so I am writing and sending you a Birthday wish with lots of love from me and Emily to you. Hope you have a great day today, even though you’re working. It’s a bit of a bummer working on…

I’m all about that bake, ’bout that cake, no pastry

  I love baking, I mean it should go naturally with the fact that I love to cook too but my love of baking doesn’t stretch as far as some and although I may have some “skills,” I’m nowhere near the ‘Bake Off’ type baker that some people are. Unfortunately, under pressure would mean a…