2016 you’ve got a bad rep but for me, you were awesome!

As the year comes to a close, I feel a little sorry for 2016. It has developed such a bad reputation across social media which I don’t think it deserves. Several of our celebrity hero’s may have passed away, but surely that can’t be the only thing which constitutes a bad year? 2016 you’ve got a…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week27

Week 27, baby is a papaya but my belly is mainly Christmas food ? It’s Christmas! Supposedly a time for the goose to be getting fat…but that would be me instead! I broke up from work on the Wednesday and have been a lady of leisure ever since. Thomas and I spent the next few days running…

I’ve got the Boxing Day Blues

It could be because I drank too much or it could just be because I feel as if I’ve gained twenty pounds. Either way I woke up this morning feeling pretty deflated. I’ve spent weeks eagerly anticipating the arrival of Rory’s first Christmas, only for it to come and go within the blink of an…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week26

Week 26. Baby is a (violent) papaya I thought I had managed to get away with it but oh no! The most painful and annoying part of pregnancy (apart from labour obviously) has finally caught up with me and is taking its revenge… Heartburn! Having heartburn while pregnant is pure hell. You can’t eat anything…

Meeting Santa – for the very first time!

This weekend has been a weekend of many firsts. On Friday we purchased Rory’s first pair of Clarks shoes, Saturday morning he went for his first haircut and in the afternoon he got to meet Santa for the very first time!    Obviously Rory is far too young to understand Christmas. He’s certainly far to young to understand…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week25

Week 25 baby is a papaya (finally) This has been yet another busy, busy week. Although we started on a massive high…Paul got his divorce! I know it’s not conventional to have a baby with a married man but I’m so happy we can finally draw a line under it and be a family now.…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week24

Week 24. Last week as an aubergine (but I’m sure a little bigger now lol) Really ramping up the Christmasness this week. With the Christmas shopping pretty much done and now we can start to actually enjoy ourselves! Just not with any alcohol, for me obviously! Wednesday night we went and had tea with Becky, Ryan and…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week23

Week 23 baby is still an aubergine… This week was a little more eventful than I wanted it to be really. After a very busy week at work and all you want on a Friday is a bacon sandwich for breakfast, a quiet day at work (yes I am delusional), chippy for tea and a late…

My favourite beef stew – nourishing & delicious

Can you believe it’s December this week! I certainly can’t. It feels like only yesterday we were taking advantage of the long summer days however I guess that’s a consequence of having children. With the day’s cold and the nights long, I’ve started to get a hankering for comfort food. Nothing beats arriving home, to…

What do mums really want for Christmas?

It may still only be November but there’s no escaping it, Christmas is right around the corner! We’re been barraged with black Friday bargains and the incessant flow of perfume adverts has been intensifying since September. It seems that everyone (apart from me) has already started the disconcerting chore of Christmas shopping. This has been made…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries #week22

Week 22 baby is an aubergine This week has really taught me that I am not superwoman. I am a hormonal swollen bag of cramp. I cannot flex, stand for too long, sit for too long or even sleep for too long without being in agony. It’s my back, hips and legs, or just going…

Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries #week21

  Pregnancy diaries #week21 – baby is a cantaloupe (whatever that is) It’s #week21 and the bump has decided to grow so rapidly it will soon need its own postcode ? Things I currently can’t do with my space hopper tummy… 1. Pick up anything off the floor while sitting down 2. Put on socks…