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 can’t believe how quick the last few weeks have gone…

Where has the time gone? No, seriously, where has it gone? It’s already been a fortnight since Jane’s funeral, which time has just flown by since, and now in less than 2 weeks it will be Emily’s christening. The event I’ve been planning since January, yes I’m a little bit of an organised freak, and…

Emily had her first haircut and boy was it hard work!

Emily and I went up to visit my family the other weekend and whilst we were up there, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get Emily’s hair trimmed. As my mum is a hairdresser, I wouldn’t have anyone else cutting her hair, but because it was the all-important first hair cut, I’d…

Do New Years resolutions really work now that you’re a parent?

As a singleton, I made numerous promises to myself that I’d commit to a set list of resolutions when the new year came. In my early twenties, it was always the gym, promising myself that if I bought myself a gym membership, I’d turn into a fitness freak with a good diet, defined abs and…

We’re going to Isleworth on Friday

We are going to Isleworth this weekend and I really can’t wait. Although I saw my mum a few weeks ago for Emily’s first birthday in London for lunch, it was only brief for a few hours and not long enough. It was be great to catch up with my niece, sister, grandparents, mum and…

London’s Public transport with a baby

Public transport in London is very different to down here in Ramsgate. It’s busy, hectic, a mad rush, busy, constantly busy and if you’re not moving quickly, Londoners tend to let you know about it. Before I moved to Ramsgate, I lived in South West London for most of my life’s whole 26 years. And…

Inside London Fire Brigade – TV  

I’ve been watching ITV’s three-part documentary series that follows the London Fire Brigade. If you haven’t seen it, find it on catch up/ITV Player. It follows the life of one of London’s heroic teams that we take for granted, as they talk about their acts of heroism and extroadinary courage in scenes such as the…

Funny what a difference a year makes 

It really is amazing what can happen in the space of a year. This time last year, I was sitting on my bed in my room listening to the commentator awarding the school kids at sports day in the field next door. I knew very little people, pretty much no one, whilst Sam worked in…