Travelling with a baby abroad

Travelling with kids can be terrifying. I heard the horror stories, I read plenty of them and I thought different when we went on holiday with Emily in September last year. Sam and I weren’t really sure how the journey was going to pan out. We assumed the worst, admittedly, and I frantically bought every…

Our first holiday together 

Last month, Sam, Emily and I returned from our week away in Southern Spain. As we arrived at Gatwick and looked out to the shiny bright light that was the sun, when those doors opened, the cold air that hit, sure reminded us we were no longer on holiday anymore, in holiday mode and heading towards…

We returned from holiday and got sick, bloody typical!

After a lovely holiday in Spain, after a few days amongst all that washing, trouble hit. All of us, like a domino effect, got sick. First was Sam feeling gross with a head cold, next Emily with a horrible viral infection that resulted in a trip to the out of hours doctor department at QEQM…

Flying as a parent by a nervous flyer 

              I hate flying. Ever since I was little the very thought of strapping myself into a seat in a long tube with hundreds of other people for long periods of time, before getting to my destination, has always been my idea of hell. At 16 I stupidly watched…

Sand in my toes 

I’m looking forward to to our holiday in a few weeks. Back in March Emily felt the sand in her toes at Broadstairs beach for the first time. She was a little unsure at first, but after a few taps, snuggling her toes deeper in the squishy sand, she liked it. Now that summer is…

This past week…

This week has been mad. Along with the usual work stuff, a bit of babysitting Emily’s cousinin Maidstone, Emily has been in a pretty crappy mood and I’ve not been that far behind either. She’s not only teething and suffering from the never-ending growing pains, she’s also really agitated and frustrated that she can’t crawl….