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Reasons why a cruise is the perfect holiday for a baby and toddler

LAST year, just after Santi turned one, we went on our first proper family holiday. We’d been looking at a Baltic cruise for a while and a few days after Santi was officially named, we were on the phone to P&O to book! Next year, a couple of months before Santi’s third birthday we’ll be… Continue reading Reasons why a cruise is the perfect holiday for a baby and toddler

Parenting

My love/hate relationship with toddlers and YouTube

ONE day last week I looked up from my cup of tea to see Peppa Pig being locked in a cell by a skeleton after throwing an egg at a police car. No, this wasn’t some bizarre sleep-deprived mirage, it was what Santi somehow stumbled across on YouTube. For the most part (like 99 per… Continue reading My love/hate relationship with toddlers and YouTube

Baby style · Happy Days · Parenting

What I wore: A silver and black wedding outfit

SO far my fashion posts have been limited to what Santi, and now Ezra, wear as I don’t generally get the chance to dress in anything more exciting than jeans and t-shirts. When I do get the chance to wear something different I love it, so I thought I’d share one of my recent outfits… Continue reading What I wore: A silver and black wedding outfit

Baby style

What the boys wore: Little bears from Zara and Next

WE’VE been away this week and as always I ended up packing way more than we needed for Santi and Ezra – just a small bag for my clothes, and a suitcase between them for all theirs! We dressed Santi in this outfit for a little visit to Cardiff Museum, and I think it’s super… Continue reading What the boys wore: Little bears from Zara and Next

Baby style · Reviews

A tour of the new Next store in Swansea – and what we bought

THIS week we were invited to have a look around the new Next store at Morfa Retail Park in Swansea … And of course I couldn’t resist doing a bit of shopping while we were there. The store has moved down a couple of units from where it was so there is more space for… Continue reading A tour of the new Next store in Swansea – and what we bought

Baby style

What the boys wore: Feeling fruity with Hugo Loves Tiki and Gap Kids

WE’VE gone all fruity this week on What the Boys Wore! There’s a bit of a non-matching but coordinating theme to their outfits, and I love both of them. Starting with Santi’s … he’s wearing a black sweatshirt with rows of fruit, with a pair of grey shorts. The jumper is one we’ve had for a little… Continue reading What the boys wore: Feeling fruity with Hugo Loves Tiki and Gap Kids

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