Living with grief

I miss my Nan. Ever since she passed away in May, I haven’t stopped missing her. With Christmas approaching and what would have been her 91st birthday 5 days after that, Nan is very much…

Fed up Mummy needs some wine

This year for Christmas I have bought Leo lots of books to fill up his stocking. Amongst these books is the best selling Christmas counting book, Father Christmas needs a Wee. I had not planned to…

6 ways the kitten is just like the toddler

I love cats. I would go as far to say that I may be a crazy cat lady. If I see a cat in the street I have to give it a little stroke and…

Week 1 in the big boy bed

Leo has always been really good at going to bed. He has not always been good at going to sleep, but ever since he was about 12months he has been happy enough to go in…

My toddler bedroom wishlist

It has been just over 2 months since we left our little house in Swansea behind and moved to our new home in Hampshire. Although everything has been unpacked for weeks and the place is…

Book review: Dark Places

Remember Gone Girl? The book that everyone was reading a couple of years ago and it’s film adaptation that made us all realise Rosamund Pike is actually pretty awesome? Well, it turns out that was…

What makes a parent perfect?

This morning I read an article on BBC news titled The ‘perfect’ parent. The purpose of this article, from my understanding, is to reassure parents that there is no perfect parent and it discusses different…

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…