About a month ago, Katie came home from preschool claiming that she had eaten a ‘bab.’ She gave instructions that she wanted ‘babs’ for dinner and that was the only thing she would eat. It took me a while to work out what the heck she was going on about. But it turns out if it’s on a stick she’ll eat it. We’ve recently had to revert back to having a very restrictive diet for Katie – so no dairy or soya. Whilst this is fairly straight forward, it does mean that there are lot of things she can’t eat.… View Post

It’s the May half term here so that means a long weekend and with Grandma around to babysit – that means gin time! Mike and have been working our way through ‘101 gins to try before you die.’ Whilst it may not be the most noble of lifetime aims, we thought it would be a fun one. We’ve only been going for about 5 months so we’re only about 10 gins in. Thus far, my favourite has to be Silent Pool. It’s got such a beautiful bottle and just tastes divine. I’m totally open to the next 91 being just as… View Post

If you’ve read my blog before or followed me on Instagram, it will come as no surprise that I’m often found frequenting coffee shops. What parent doesn’t need caffeine on a drip? I feel particularly blessed to have a number of awesome coffee shops within walking distance of our house – many of which offer cake. One of my favourite remains The Pantry in Stockbridge – whilst their brunch is amazing – I love their array of cakes. I’d been wanting to try and mimic the ‘swirl’ they get in their icing for a while. I am never going to perfect… View Post

After successfully losing the last of my baby weight, I thought it would be good to have a new target. I didn’t want to stop going to the gym (or put the weight back on) so decided I would simply try and become more toned. My personal trainer, Jasmine from Train and Sustain advised me that whilst I could achieve this from gym workouts, it was also really important to look at my diet. I had been doing well eating low calorie food but this wouldn’t necessarily help me build muscle. I knew in theory that protein was important for… View Post

I know lots of parents who still go out regularly. They still know the best place for dinner. Or where to get the best cocktail in town. They have a wardrobe bursting forth with suitable attire. I just would not have a clue. It’s not that I’m against going out by any means. It’s just not really on my agenda. Since having the kids I’ve just found I don’t find it as fun as I once did. Although Thomas is now sleeping through as well – getting both kids to sleep to begin with can be tricky. So often when I’m… View Post