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…

Dribble Fever Has Arrived

As if having a fever for 24 hours wasn’t enough earlier this week, Emily’s teeth have decided to drop in for a bit of a party too. Now, thanks to the various few teeth trying to claw their way in, another level of dribbling has entered the building too. And I mean a lot. Dribbling…

Emily has upped her eating game 

After a successful few months weaning her from 4 months old, Emily took little interest in food when her first teeth started coming through about 6 months. Don’t get me wrong she showed interest in some things, liked others, enjoyed her yoghurts, fruit purees and snacks but beyond that, she wasn’t interested. Whilst her friends…

Feed your child how you want, boob or bottle, mother knows best.  

There’s a lot of talk in the press at the moment that women who breastfeeding are slowly dying out, becoming such a rarity that it could stop all together. I don’t breastfeed Emily, but before you pass the judgement book, I stopped because I developed thrush and fuck me it was painful. Emily wasn’t getting…

Review: Sunday Lunch at The Wheatsheaf, St. Lawrence, Ramsgates

It’s that time of year, when a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food is hearty, rich and comforting. And when it comes to Sunday lunch, us Brit’s don’t like to muck around. If it’s Sunday lunch, there really is little excuse on a Sunday for anything else but a Sunday Roast. We…

Jar, pouch or DIY

Now that the teething is over, and The two bottom front teeth have popped through, we’re back to weaning again. It was a difficult few weeks, apart from a bit of porridge in the morning, Emily wouldn’t have anything else apart from formula. Now that we’re back to weaning, I’m trying everything to get Emily…

The dummy is back… 

After Emily’s refusal with her dummy at a few weeks old, Emily has had little interest in using one, so I either gave the new ones away or threw them out. That was until the teething started. No amount of Calpol, Nurofen, teetha granules, bug-a-loops, teething toys or whatnot worked until I tried the dummy…

Emily loves trying to feed herself 

At 4 months, I can’t believe how much my little girl is changing. It seems so long ago when we put her tiny little self into the cot, as she slept peacefully, with two tired eyes staring down at her. Only those few months ago, she depended on us so much, for milk, to clothe,…

My baby refuses to burp after every feed

Since I first fed Emily at the hospital, the midwives made it very clear that burping my baby after each feed was vital. All the books tell you to do it and all healthcare professionals insist on it too. The thing is for some reason Emily just isn’t keen on it. She’ll fart to her…

Why do feeding bottles go cloudy? 

Why does plastic go cloudy? It’s a question that’s on my mind when I sterilise Emily’s bottles. Turns out it’s to do with the deposits of minerals on the surface that stick there because of the intense heat from the sterilisation and quick drying methods. And it can also do with how hard your water…

Treating Colic

It’s not a pleasant moment when you discover the reasons for your baby’s endless screaming is due to colic and there is little you can do to help soothe it. Colic is the name for excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy. It’s a common problem that affects up to one…

Things not to say to women who breastfeed 

Believe it or not but even if you choose to breastfeed there will be someone out there who is keen to stick their oar in and stir up some crap for you doing what’s natural. I know right. Unfortunately there are too many experts out there who will be negative, disapprove and can be mean…