Calendar: December ’17

As we’ll be avoiding toy shops like the plague this December (in particular you Hamley’s – sorry but I just can’t deal with that level of children squealing) here’s a run down of events to keep adults and nippers entertained in the run up to Christmas. With not a pantomime in sight (oh no there…

Christmas Wish List: Lucy & Yak

No need to thank me – you can stop searching – I’ve finally found the perfect dungarees. All the way through pregnancy and the early breastfeeding days I was searching for this holy grail of dungas. I only had a couple of specifications…they needed to be all-purpose black, loose – but not baggy, full length…

New collection: Mothercare SS18

Hats off to Mothercare for inviting baby/kid-centric press and bloggers to check out the SS18 collection of clothes, homeware, toys and more. We inevitably created a pram jam and let our kids run (or crawl in our case) riot. Minor carnage that the Mothercare team took in their stride. Bravo. This was the first press show…

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…