Driving home for Christmas – road safety tips this winter

Last weekend my little family and I loaded the car up with Christmas presents and drove the 4 hour journey north to visit our parents in Mid Wales. Yes, I know it is still only…

Gingerbread muffins with rum buttercream

I love baking, I particularly love baking in the weeks leading up to Christmas and my all time favourite treat to bake is gingerbread, Leo has inherited my love for these biscuits bursting with spices…

Christmas treat mason jars

This year I am being super organised when it comes to Christmas. I have already bought nearly everyone’s presents and most have even been wrapped up in festive paper and delivered to their recipients already.…

10 reasons why I finally feel like an adult

You know how people say age is just a number? Or, it doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s about how old you feel? Well, although I have been legally classed as an adult for…

2 years, 3 months – Leo updates

When I wrote my very first post way back when in March, I wanted this blog to be a diary documenting my little family’s adventures and for my boy Leo to be its main focus…

Book review: Us

From the author who broke all our hearts with One Day and made us all laugh/cringe with Starter for Ten comes another book that you are going to seriously struggle to put down, and that…

5 reasons to get outside this autumn

Halloween is over, bonfire night has passed and the trees are looking pretty chilly out there, autumn (or fall for my American friends) has definitely set in. With this pretty season also comes the not…

Welly walking in the New Forest

Oli, Leo and I have not done much exploring since we moved to Hampshire. This weekend was our first opportunity to spend lots of quality family time together and yesterday we decided to go for…

Where did my happy boy go?

I usually do all my blogging when Leo is asleep but I feel like I can not wait until sometime this afternoon to write this post. While Leo is at last happily playing with his…

5 reasons why I’m getting the implant removed…

A matter of hours after giving birth to Leo, one of the midwifery team asked me what contraception I was planning to use now my baby was here. I don’t know about you but I…

Relocating is hard

It has been just over a month since my little family and I relocated to Hampshire. I knew when Oli got his new job that things were going to change, that moving so far away…

Telling your boss you’re pregnant

I don’t know about you but when I was pregnant I worried about every little thing. Should I be eating this? Am I exercising enough? Have I bought enough baby grows? Early on in my…

6 things to do on your blogging break

Blogging, we all love it right? Our own little space on the internet to share our thoughts, embrace our passion for writing and to meet new people. Starting this blog earlier this year was definitely…

Vodafone, don’t interfere with our parenting…

Today, my lovely readers, I would like to discuss with you the latest Vodafone TV advert. It has been on our screens for the last month or so and it infuriates me almost beyond words..almost.…

18 Rules my 2 year old lives by

Two year old’s, they are not exactly known for their obedience and good manners, in fact it is quite the opposite. Us parents struggle to get our toddlers to follow some of life’s most basic…