Christmas Wish List: The Bright Company

I’ve never really plan to twin with the baby…but we have been known to wear the occasional matching denim dungarees or yellow raincoats. Or breton stripes. Or…ok it might be a but more than occasional… So I’m coming clean with my twinning addiction and putting these on my Christmas wish list – baby and mama…

This week I…

Couldn't live without: Calpol. The drug of choice for ill babies. It's got us through nearly a week of snot (smeared everywhere – on my boobs is a particular highlight), the sweetest hacking cough, fever and general grouchiness. Administering it hasn't been the *best* fun…but we (usually) get some of it down his gullet (or…

Time to learn how to wallpaper

Gulp. It's happening. I'm riding the cliche train and moving out of London after having a baby. We'll be packing up our little E8 flat and winging our way to Hastings (its pier just won the Stirling Architecture prize dontcha know). We're mainly moving as we can really afford to stay in the big smoke…

This week I…

Couldn't live without: this magic cup made by Munchkin. I still haven't worked out what alchemy lets little'uns drink from these spout-less cups. But I'm fully sold on them. If you have a baby or toddler and haven't tried these yet I implore you to give them a go. They are real game-changers. Water spills…

Calendar: September

I love a crisp September day – you can't shake that back-to-school feel, forever reminded of picking out a shiny new pencil case, wearing in new shoes and hunting for conkers. But after working in the interiors industry for over 10 years that crunch of the first autumnal leaf also now brings back memories of…

New collection alert: Tobias & the Bear

Tobias & the Bear has been a staple to Max’s wardrobe pretty much from day one – these little fox leggings somehow made his tiny little newborn legs even more cute. We’ve been adding to his Tobias wardrobe as much as we can – foxes, stags, bats – love ’em all. So we (well me…

My baby is so fly

Flying with a baby: a cautionary tale. An easy guide of what *not* to do when you take to the skies with an infant: 1. Travel alone. No matter how adapt you think you are at solo parenting, wearing a baby and backpack while carrying a car seat and roller bag is ever so slightly…

Walala X Play

I totally took my own advice and today we visited the Walala X Play exhibition at the Now Gallery in Greenwich. And y'know what? It was bloody good advice. This exhibit was designed by French-born, but London-dwelling designer Camille Walala. The gallery have cleverly asked her to use her signature pop patterns to create an…

A tale of tabs

Seeing someone's open tabs and google search history can be a bit like a peek into their mind. Sometimes embarrassing or boring it's always revealing. I've been enjoying a nostalgic trip through my recent searches and open tabs. Mainly after seeing I had 105 tabs open on my phone (I know!). And knowing many random,…