*This is a collaborative post with Nectar. Advertorial It’s Mother’s Day in England in a couple of weeks, and so the lovely people at Nectar asked me if I would like to join in with their ‘Mum in a Million’ campaign with Photobox, and share why my mum is one in a million and so special to me. I could rave all day about how brilliant my mum is, so of course I said yes. She’s so special to me and… View Post

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye hard.” – Winnie the Pooh This morning Ava and I said goodbye to our family before they drove to London and right now they are on a plane heading towards New Zealand. My god it was hard. The girls were both crying their eyes out (ergo, so were we), and it was so incredibly heart wrenching. Not having any clue when they are likely to see each other again… View Post

Before I became a mother, I always had it in my head that I would have my second child around the time my first baby was two. I really wanted to have a smallish gap between my children so that they would be close, and a couple of years seemed like a good enough gap – we’d be through the baby stage, and my child would be walking and could perhaps help with the new baby a little bit. However,… View Post

With today’s kids having so much access to and such a love for technology, we have to work really hard to counteract that by making sure that they have plenty of time outdoors, and learn about the world not only from YouTube unwrapping videos and Shimmer and Shine, but also from exploring it themselves. It concerns me more and more as Ava gets older how little time she spends just playing outside compared to how much we used to, and… View Post

In the evening I love nothing more than sitting down to relax, with a glass of wine and something great to watch on the telly. After a day of blogging or entertaining Ava, it’s great to be able to switch off and watch some other people’s more interesting lives. So I was very excited when I was recently chosen to be a NOW TV ambassador, and receive all three of their packages – the Entertainment pass, the Sky Movies pass… View Post

Every year on Mother’s Day I am always reminded how lucky, and how incredibly grateful I am to have my daughter and to be a mum. For a really long time Mother’s Day was so hard for me and I’ll never forget what that felt like. I am so, so happy that I get to be a mother to my amazing little girl, who makes me laugh every day, and just keeps on astounding me constantly with new things that… View Post