“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

This beautiful little thing is leaving to go home to New Zealand in a couple of days, and I’m going to miss her lovely smiley face so much, and so is Ava. It’s been amazing getting to know her over the last few weeks, and I’ve adored seeing Ava and her having so much fun together and bonding so well. Ava has already had a few cries about her going home and I know this week is going to be… View Post

Last week was half term here, and we were both in desperate need of it. Usually during the holidays most people around us have to work so it is just me and Ava. Whilst that is nice sometimes, we can both get a bit sick of each other – me being a typical nagging mummy, and her having lots of mardies and constantly asking for things! This time though, half term coincided with our relatives coming over from New Zealand,… View Post

From having a child at school for the first time last year, I have learnt that schools also like to make us parents work pretty hard too. From newsletters to read, clubs to book onto, pe kits to remember, homework to encourage completion of and help with, and forms to fill out – there is always something we have to be doing for school. None of those things quite put the fear in me like mention of ‘World Book Day’.… View Post

Over the last year or so I have ended up going to London way more than I had ever even been in my entire life – mostly because of blogging, but also having a Merlin Annual Pass has meant that we can do lots of fun things in London but for free! Quite often that has also meant that I have needed somewhere to stay for the night too. In London though, it can be pretty hard to find a… View Post

*Sponsored post in association with American Express®. As you may have seen, I wrote about us taking a trip to Whitby for a few days over Ava’s birthday and that Ava would be documenting it in her own unique way via photography and video, as part of my collaboration with American Express. Filled with inspiration for both parents and children on how to get the most out of your family holidays, American Express has created a Family Travel Hub. Included… View Post