Woodland nursery

Baby nursery ideas: Woodland, clouds and fruity themes

WHEN I start a project I can get a bit carried away (ok, obsessed), and the latest thing to take over my life is the new nursery. Stew laughed at me a couple of weeks ago when I said I couldn’t sleep because I was trying to plan the room. I can’t help it. I Read More

dreams sail

Crucial decorating considerations for baby’s nursery

When you’re expecting, along with antenatal appointments, scans and childbirth classes on top of your usual work and home routine, you somehow have to fit in an awful lot of baby preparation – and I mean A LOT. Shopping and planning can of course be lots of fun, as long as you don’t leave it Read More

A brightly decorated playroom with plenty of storage

I’VE finally given in. After months of determined “we don’t need a playroom” arguments, we have a playroom. We didn’t really need one, we had a perfectly good toy corner (you know the sort, don’t go near the teetering tower of stuff if you value your life), then Christmas came along and it became impossible to walk Read More

A sneak peek into Santi’s nautical / pirate nursery

NOT knowing if we were having a boy or girl, decorating a nursery was impossible until Santi was born. I didn’t want to go for a generic theme just for the sake of having the room ready, and the baby would be in with us for the first few months anyway so we waited. We’d painted Read More

What to do when you take too many photos?

IF you’re anything like me, you take way too many photos. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve run out of memory on my phone since Santi was born … The little thing is just too photogenic! This year I decided to take a photo a day (since day two they’ve pretty much Read More

‘My life won’t change after children’ part 1: Your house

BEFORE you have children, you might naively think becoming a parent won’t change you or your life. Your house will still be so clean and tidy (because you have all that time off work to keep it in order) that guests won’t even be able to tell there’s a baby there. Of course you won’t Read More