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…

Being Body Positive Whilst Also Losing Weight

I’ve been a bit slack of late. Since dental surgery a few weeks ago, my diet hasn’t been that great as I try to find things to eat that doesn’t cause more injury or harm- it’s quite difficult! Along with it, I’ve been terrible at the fitness side of things. Not sure if the weather…

We ate at Cafe Rouge for my birthday and I still love it 28 years on.

Cafe Rouge is one of my favourite restaurants, ever. As a child my dad used to take my sister and I to the Richmond restaurant where breakfast, lunch or dinner was a favourite time spent there. The smell of freshly roasted coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, baked croissants, sugar cubes in little white bowls, chic…

I’m all set for Emily’s birthday, 5 weeks early!

It’s been a month since I wrote a post about starting to plan Emily’s birthday. Since then, I’ve booked a table for the birthday dinner, confirmed my mum and Leon are coming with their accommodation sorted, friends and family invited and confirmed and birthday presents wrapped, her birthday outfit sorted, and I’ve actually finished the…

Emily’s having her settling in session this week

Emily is starting nursery next week and although Sam and I are excited for her and know it’s a good thing, we’re also baffled at how fast she’s growing up into this amazing independent, confident, funny and intelligent girl. It’s scary. Next Thursday the 11th October, Emily will start a short day, one day a…

Is anyone else’s child obsessed with ice as much as mine?

It’s a common known fact Emily is going through some absolute shit with her teeth at the moment. Whilst those last pesky feckers claw their way through her sore swollen gums, trying to find any form of natural or medicated remedy to help combat the pain has been tricky. I’ve tried it all folks, it…

Our trip to Bristol

It’s taken me ages to write this post but it’s not because I forgot, it was trying to find the time, I seem to have very little of time these days. A couple of months back, Sam, Emily and I went up to visit Sam’s brother and family for a long weekend. We had a…

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…

The worst of the teething nightmare is here

Fingers crossed Emily’s teething journey is nearly over. My poor child, she’s really suffered. As her molars claw their way through her swollen red gums, Emily Just doesn’t know what to do with herself. Her diet has radically changed, she’s not that interested in most foods beyond sausages, pesto pasta, fish fingers and ham, oh…

We’re back to sleepless nights again

I thought this was over. But no, those times before where I thought I had it all covered, I was back to my sleep-through-the-night routines again, oh how I miss them. I assumed teething or maybe growing pains, but it appears it’s normal once again to have terrible nights sleep. Whilst Sam sleeps soundly upstairs…

What are you doing this summer with your kids?

With the recent temperatures heating up the country making a plan for the summer holidays with Emily has been difficult. Ok so technically it’s not summer holidays for us as I work from home but it’s still the summer. What have we got in store for Emily? Well we’re going to Bristol to visit family,…

Ramsgate needs more activities for children under 5 throughout the year

I said this before and I’ll say it again, there just isn’t enough activities for younger children in and around Ramsgate, thanet even, especially in the summer. This week kids across the country break up for the summer holidays. 6-7 weeks of children aged 4-16 off and parents frantically trying to figure out how to…