Travel

A day at Folly Farm and our first family vlog

HAVING a toddler can be a bit tricky during the school holidays – playgroups tend to close for six weeks, soft play becomes a bit of a danger zone with older children running around, and attractions that are usually quiet are overrun with families trying to keep little ones entertained. So knowing that our options might… Continue reading A day at Folly Farm and our first family vlog

Parenting · Uncategorized

What’s on in Carmarthenshire: Family friendly events for summer 2016

THE summer holidays are upon us, and the thought of entertaining the children for six long weeks is a daunting task for many parents. But there’s lots going on around Carmarthenshire to keep little ones busy whatever the weather. Here’s a guide to indoor, outdoor, chilled out and active events to add to your calendar…… Continue reading What’s on in Carmarthenshire: Family friendly events for summer 2016

Travel

Five reasons to visit Amsterdam with children

ONE of my travelling rules is never to visit the same place twice to make sure we see as many cities and countries as possible. Our European capital city challenge is one way of doing this, and we’ve already been to a fair few that might not have been on my list. A few years ago, Amsterdam… Continue reading Five reasons to visit Amsterdam with children

Baby style

What the boys wore: Stars and stripes

THE weather hasn’t exactly been summery for July, so sadly all the lovely shorts and t-shirts I optimistically bought have stayed in the wardrobe and we’ve been in trousers and long sleeves. I did a big Zara shop for Santi a couple of months ago, and bought two rompers / dungarees that were intended to… Continue reading What the boys wore: Stars and stripes

Baby style

What the boys wore: Twinning in Little Bird by Jools

I haven’t done a style post in what feels like forever … Lots of reasons really, Stew being mostly in charge of dressing Santi while I was still at work, having so much to do after Ezra was born that no matching clothes seemed to come out of the wash at the same time, and… Continue reading What the boys wore: Twinning in Little Bird by Jools

Happy Days · Parenting

Three weeks in: Ninjas, nits and a newborn

WHEN picturing your life after having a baby you might imagine cosy evenings all snuggled up on the settee watching Disney films. What you don’t expect is to be watching your husband apply nit lotion to your toddler at 7.30am on a Friday while watching Bing get indignant about something ridiculous yet again. But that’s… Continue reading Three weeks in: Ninjas, nits and a newborn

Parenting · Reviews

Newborn baby essentials: Perfect Prep, Baby Bjorn and Cosydream

HAVING a baby opens up a whole new world of “must-have” gadgets for feeding, sleeping and generally making your life easier. I was sucked into buying a fair few of them for Santi (mainly out of desperation after sleepless nights) – some worked, others didn’t, and some we barely used. thought I’d share my recommendations… Continue reading Newborn baby essentials: Perfect Prep, Baby Bjorn and Cosydream

Parenting

Little things make a big difference

IT’S 1.59am and I’m up with Ezra. Thankfully it’s the first time he’s woken tonight so I’ve had a decent stretch of sleep compared with the past few nights. Stew, on the other hand, isn’t in bed and hasn’t been all night. He stayed up with Ezra so I could get some all-important sleep, and… Continue reading Little things make a big difference