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

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