Edinburgh is undoubtedly King when it comes to good restaurants. There’s so many amazing places opening that it’s hard not to feel envious when I see pictures of cocktails popping up on Instagram. But why should having kids mean I should miss out on any of that? Kids equally can enjoy good food and my two are certainly capable of providing decent chat – so here’s five places to try this Autumn WITH the kids…

I know that I am not alone in having a child who cannot have dairy. I therefore also must not be alone in finding it an absolute nightmare at times. Constantly having to check packets, apologising profusely at parties for being a pest, or hovering anxiously in case they decide to lunge for some random bit of bread. We had got to the point where Katie could tolerate small amounts of dairy providing it had been cooked. We were basically in the same position with soya. But after a couple of bad episodes, her consultant has asked that we cut… View Post

Last month, I had a rare night-out with some of my closest friends at The Pantry, Colinton. As an addition to their already popular Stockbridge branch, the Pantry’s step across to Colinton is certainly a welcome one. Not only are they spreading brunch joy across the city but they’re now offering an impressive evening menu. It provided an ideal setting for a long over-due catch up with my friends as well.

Anyone who knows me well will be aware that I’m a little fussy about what we have in our house. I’m not a massive fan of things that are plastic or garish, and I positively loathe anything emblazoned with cartoon characters. Having kids, with a relentless love of thing like Paw Patrol can therefore be pretty tricky. You can therefore appreciate my joy at receiving a beautiful set of High Chair Cushions from Messy Me to review – not only are they practical but they look good too! The High Chair Cushions Upon receiving the cushions, I immediately went about attaching… View Post

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