Violet’s First Christmas Eve Box

It’s beginning to look a LOT like Christmas in this house, the tree is up and I’ve gone full swing into preparations for Violets first Christmas. I know I’m probably going completely overboard, seeing as she won’t really understand whats going on besides the twinkly lights, tasty food and scrunchy wrapping paper – but if you can’t go a bit over the top for your babies first Christmas, when can you? It’s got to be done. So, this post is all about Violet’s very first Christmas Eve box – and to do something a bit different, I’ve made it into…

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Review: Summer Infant Pop n’ Play Deluxe Playpen

People often ask me how I manage to work from home whilst looking after Violet. My blog is not just a hobby, but it’s actually my business that has supported us throughout my maternity leave, so finding time to fit work into my day is essential. Until about 2 months ago, fitting my work into my day was a piece of cake. Violet would happily lay or sit on the same spot an play with her toys, allowing me to get all the stuff I needed to get done, but as soon as she was able to crawl – all…

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Family Weekend Away in Hampshire Part 2

Welcome back to our little mini-adventure away in Hampshire! You may have read Part 1 (if not, read that first!) we arrived at our little B&B – The Red Lion in Odiham, had a lovely dinner and spent our first night, so this post is all about the next day…. It was a grey and drizzly day so we decided after breakfast head to Little Play Town which is a couple of doors down. I thought this would be like soft-play but it wasn’t, it was actually such a lovely idea – it is a complete mini town for children.…

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5 surprising things about my post-baby hair

Before Violet, I loved looking after my hair, I used to spend ages each day blow drying it, straightening it and keeping it in top condition. I also loved getting it coloured and would spend a fortune on full-head highlights too. How did I have the time or money for all of that? Seems like a distant memory now. If I manage to wash it and rough dry it, that’s a good day. Bad days are usually when I try and hide the fact I’ve just wiped baby sick out of it with a baby wipe and shoved it in…

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Giggling Squid Christmas Menu 2017

It’s that time of year again, time to sample Brighton’s festive food offerings, starting with a favourite restaurant of mine, Giggling Squid. I love the idea of Thai Food for Christmas as it’s just something different – certainly not a whiff of turkey and stuffing here! Their Christmas Menu came out on 13th November so we headed down to the Hove restaurant to give it a whirl. The Christmas Menu is at both lunch and evening times and is a three-course set menu priced at £20.95 at lunchtime or £29.95 in the evening, this also comes with a glass of…

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