I have done my Christmas Shopping. There, I said it.

Let’s settle this now… It’s never too early to start. Ever. 10 years ago, I think I would of waited until 7pm Christmas Eve, to drag myself to some hell of a high street and just do it. A rush buy for all the family. Fast forward to the beginning of December and I can…

I’ve nearly done all my Christmas shopping

Yeah I know what you’re going to say, but it’s not that terrible that I’m that organised is it? I fear I’m way more excited than Emily. But then I suppose, she’s not even aware it’ll be happening soon, apart from I suppose the few retailers shoving Christmas in our faces. There’s a few reasons…

Apologies for the radio silence

Apologies for the radio silence on this blog. I’ve been a little chilled out since my last post went out. Did everyone have a Merry Christmas? Christmas was a bit of a mixed bag here. Last Sunday we went out for lunch with Sam’s brother and family, for a lovely Christmas lunch at Brewers Fayre…

Christmas Treat Box – Handmade Christmas Gifts

Christmas is for festive cheer, spreading the love and delicious edible gifts are the way forward this Christmas. Beyond the Christmas shopping that’s been done and dusted for a few weeks now, wrapped and awaiting the giving part, I thought a few friends could get edible homemade Christmas gifts rather than the usual standard presents….

Gorgeous Christmas Outfits for Toddlers

In less than a week, it be Christmas. Hasn’t this year flown? This year we’ll see some of Sam’s family on the 23rd, have Christmas Day and Boxing Day to ourselves and see a few friends then see my family in the new year. Even though we’re at home, Emily will have her Christmas outfit…

Christmas gift guide

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight We’re happy tonight Walking in a winter wonderland Ok, so we’ll probably not get snow, but Christmas is fast approaching, it’s just around the corner, next week in fact. Whilst I have done pretty much all my Christmas shopping. I…

The annual clear the freezer ready for Christmas Day

Christmas is just a few weeks away, we’ve just bought the decorations for the house and the Christmas tree, I’ve done all of my Christmas shopping, so now what’s left is prepping my cupboards, fridge and freezer for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. I do a few clear outs throughout the year but…

I’m having a bit of a clear out before Christmas

How crazy to think that in a few short weeks it will officially be December and then the countdown to Christmas begins. Seriously, where has this year gone? It’s flown by! It’s mad to think that in a few weeks Emily will turn 2 too. As Christmas approaches, to get ready for the first Christmas…

Am I mad to be already thinking about Christmas? presents?

Don’t laugh, it’s true I’ve been thinking it. I know I shouldn’t and yes it’s only August but I’ve already bought 3 Christmas presents, 1 of which I bought 2 months ago. Thing is there are a lot of people to buy for and instead of leaving it all last minute like some, I think…

Since when have children’s toys become so ridiculously expensive?

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine who has 3 kids older than Emily. The subject started off with my super organisation skills when it came to buying presents, something that came into place when I was pregnant and sort of stuck. There’s so many people in Sam’s and my family, that…

Emily was sick over Christmas :(

Did everyone have a good Christmas? Ours was a little quiet. Whilst most dealt with hyperactive children and stuffing their faces with turkey, our Christmas was filled with something very different. Our poor little baby was sick. From Christmas Eve right through till 2 days ago, Emily fought a bout of vomit and tummy trouble…

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…

Are you ready for Christmas? 

It’s nearing the end of November, are you ready for Christmas? Whilst most parents are still fighting over the latest toy or gadget for their little one, I can safely say and gloat a little, that I’ve done all my Christmas shopping for every family member including Sam’s family. I completed it all by October….

Christmas before & after as a parent 

Christmas is a time to spend with family and loved ones. The Christmas season is full of holiday cheer, fun traditions, seasons greetings and for the little ones, Father Christmas. 2016 was the first Christmas I ever spent away from my mum, away from my family, away from my usual routine. It was nice, lovely as…

Non alcoholic Xmas drinks to get you into the festive spirit 

With Christmas, just around the corner, those new mum’s who’ve just given birth and are breastfeeding may be craving a cocktail, a glass of sherry, some baileys (like me!) or a glass of mulled wine but know that unfortunately they can’t consume any alcohol because of their baby. But no fear, there’s fortunately a few…