Baby Sensory ideas you can try at home

With the darker evenings and colder weather drawing in, it’s always good to have some ideas up your sleeve for fun ways to keep a baby entertained at home. Days can feel really long at home when the weather is rubbish outside, so Violet and I have been loving trying some sensory play at home. This not only is a fab way to pass the time, but it’s great for engaging all of Violets senses and developing her skills – plus, I admit I have fun playing with it all too! When we have days at home, we put on…

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Jo Malone English Oak Launch Event

Jo Malone is an iconic British brand – with dreamy fragrances, decadent skincare & luxurious candles we all know and love. So, when an email dropped into my inbox asking me to spend the afternoon talking about a new fragrance for Autumn – my reply was a resounding YES, although I knew this would be one I’d need to hide away my bank card for – hello temptation! Oh, hi there Maternity pay…. We decided to make a day of it and headed out early that morning for a family day out in Chichester, not just to visit the Jo…

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Weaning: First Tastes and Reactions (& win a Weaning hamper!)

I can’t believe it but Violet’s been weaning around a month now and I can safely say we are getting well and truly into the swing of things after I felt TOTALLY overwhelmed at the start. Weaning isn’t what I expected before I actually tried it, I thought I’d be doing the ‘Baby Led Weaning’ route and be handing Violet florrets of broccoli which she’d instantly know how to eat. Instead – when I gave her ‘finger foods’, she’d jam them in her mouth (not to eat, more as a teether) and eventually gag until we’d both had enough of…

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Violet’s 6 Month Update

Today we are back with Violet’s SIX MONTH UPDATE! She is growing at the speed of light – sitting up unaided, eating solid foods and on the brink of crawling. Where did my little newborn go? Find out everything we’ve been getting up to and how she’s doing in our latest video – Enjoy! MONTH SIX:  Feeding: Formula Milk + Weaning. Enjoying only purees only at this stage, favourite meal of the day is breakfast, she has baby porridge with mashed banana and blueberries blended into it. She loves all things sweet – apples, pears, plums, peaches but struggles with vegetables…

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Review: Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie Brighton

I do love an Afternoon Tea – There is something decadent about working through the layers whilst copious cups of tea and wiling away an afternoon. So, a couple of weekends ago we headed down to the newly opened Patisserie Valerie in Brighton. I always think of London when I see Patisserie Valerie, so knowing I have one close to home now is too exciting (or dangerous!). Funny enough, I actually did a brunch review last year, when this property was Baker & Spice, so when we turned up looking for the new Patisserie Valerie I had no idea they’d taken…

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