Motherhood

  • Review: Fisher-Price Feeding Range

    Today sees the launch of an innovative new feeding range from the much loved infant and pre-schooler brand Fisher-Price.  Available exclusively from Boots, products in the range are designed to grow with your child every step of the way, from weaning to feeding independence. Claudia and I were sent some of the new products to put […] Read more…

  • Swinging

    Somebody has discovered the joy of the playground swings… Read more…

  • On returning to work

    It’s almost been two months. Two months since the return to work. Since the day I re-entered the “rat race” and commuter-hell and dragged my smart-casual, sometimes just down-right smart clothes out from the back of the wardrobe, dusted off some heels, and reminded myself how to apply make-up. In truth, when I was pregnant […] Read more…

  • A date with my big girl

    It’s not often that I get the chance to spend some quality time one-on-one with my big girl Allegra. Life is so busy, especially now I’m back at work 3 days a week, and when I’m at home I have both little monkeys to keep entertained. Claudia has started walking and so needs A LOT […] Read more…

Family

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    Best Friends

    There’s nobody quite like your very best friend. The person you can chatter with and who’s ear you can bend. Someone who shares your passions in life, Whether that’s for Princesses, ballet, or riding your bike. A best friend with whom you can plot and can plan, To go on adventures with, hand-in-hand. To have […] Read more…

  • We are family

    Family, it’s a funny beast.  As the saying goes – you can’t choose ‘em and all that… But the relationships we have with our nearest and dearest, though they may have their ups and downs, are pretty bloody special if they’re good and they’re supportive and they’re born of genuine love and affection. I have one sister and she […] Read more…

  • Siblings #May

    There’s a very lovely linky, started by brilliant blogger Lucy over at Dear Beautiful that’s been running since the beginning of this year and I’ve enjoyed on her blog and across a number of others that I follow over these past five months.  Finally I’ve got around to joining in myself and sharing a photo of […] Read more…

  • Happy days at Hampton Court

    We’re very lucky to live only a short drive away from Hampton Court Palace and with a daughter who is more than a little princess obsessed, it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny day and enjoy a bit of regal surroundings.  We visited on the recent Bank Holiday Monday and had a very happy […] Read more…

Reviews

  • Good clean cartooning fun with Childs Farm

    On Friday, the girls and I took a trip up to the Big Smoke to spend a few hours in the company of those good, clean and perfectly groomed types of Childs Farm – the lovely baby and child toiletries brand that we’ve been fans of ever since we first tried their delicious-smelling shampoo and […] Read more…

  • Review: The Fish With The Deep Sea Smile

    The Fish With The Deep Sea Smile is a charming picture book story written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Henry Fisher, published by Parragon Books, that we have been reading over the last few weeks at bedtime. We took it on holiday with us to Norfolk where we first started reading it and […] Read more…

  • Moominsummer Madness

    It may have escaped your notice, but this weekend was Midsummer.  Apparently that is a pretty big deal in Sweden and other Nordic countries, where they celebrate the longest day of the year with much festivity and even more flavoured schnapps!  Having very good friends locally who are Swedish, there we were on Friday evening, enjoying […] Read more…

  • Raving with Big Fish Little Fish

    I have never been what you might call a raver.  I mean I like music as much as the next person, but the opportunity to sit down and enjoy table-service and a nice glass of red wine, wins out for me every time when it comes to an evening out.  Being in a field with […] Read more…

Fashion & Lifestyle

  • A shopping spree at London Designer Outlet

    A few weeks ago, I was invited down to the London Designer Outlet in Wembley, to check the place out and go on a bit of a shopping spree.  After considering the invitation for all of about 30 seconds, I said yes please and booked the date into my diary! Despite living in South West […] Read more…

  • Crew clothing turns 21!

    Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to Crew… happy birthday to you! *trumpets party blower and throws a handful of streamers*  Yes, Crew Clothing turned 21 this month and to celebrate it threw a birthday bash in its flagship store in Richmond… most convenient for me, thanks very much Crew! Now I […] Read more…

  • New Threads

    Did you read my top picks for Spring/Summer ’14 from Feather & Stitch? – if not, you’re forgiven, you can always pop over here and have a browse.  After picking up a new outfit on the SS14 preview night at Feather & Stitch a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been waiting for the right occasion […] Read more…

  • SS14 Top Picks from Feather & Stitch

    Feather & Stitch is a fab little boutique in Richmond, who also sell online and specialise in beautiful clothes handpicked from mainly Danish, French and other European designer labels.  I’ve been popping in and falling love with clothes on their rails for a number of years now and just love how they have some stunning pieces each season […] Read more…