It’s the end of an era

So, I’m sitting here on my first day without Violet. I dropped her at nursery at 9am this morning and managed to leave without tears (from either of us!) As I ran through the reception I hoped no one would stop to chat as I felt the tears burning my eyes. I only just made it back to the safety of the car as they started to roll. It’s only natural right? Today is actually a really significant day for both of us. It’s not just the start of nursery – it’s the end of an era. Life is changing…

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Is blogging a real job?

“Blogging – it’s just a hobby isn’t it?” – a line I’ve heard all too often! When I tell people ‘No, actually it’s my job’ I just get a weird look and a raised eyebrow. The subject is quickly changed as I think people must think I’m kidding myself or they don’t really understand. I think most people when they see me out with my camera think I’m just one of those parents who wants to take 1000 photos of my child and bore you tears with them afterwards. Well, yes – I am that person in a sense (who…

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The Aviva Community Fund: One of our Brighton winners is….

In association with The Aviva Community Fund 2017 The Aviva Community Fund is a really fantastic initiative, so I was thrilled to meet one of last year’s winners late in 2017. This week, after months of build-up, entry writing, voting and anticipation, the 2017 winners were finally announced, with over 590 worthy community groups awarded funding by the Aviva Community Fund this week – with awards ranging from up to £1,000 to £25,000. I’d been on the edge of my seat to find out which groups had won in my area, with so many amazing causes in the running! In September, I chatted with one of  last…

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Pregnancy #2: First Trimester

When my pregnancy app flagged up a notification saying ‘Welcome to the Second Trimester!’ I had to do a double take. HOW are we in the second trimester already? It feels like I’ve only just peed on that stick, it doesn’t feel real at all! This pregnancy has just flown by in comparison to Violet’s. The first time round, I obsessed over every detail, sitting in bed reading ‘What to Expect When you are Expecting’ and trying to find that elusive heartbeat with our home doppler. This time, it’s just flown by, I wouldn’t have time to obsess even if…

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Weaning: Introducing the new HiPP Organic Buddies & Pouches!

If you’ve been following our weaning journey so far, you’ll know it’s been a) a bumpier ride than I prepared for and b) Violet is turning into a way fussier eater than I expected, seeing as I’ve always been a good eater, even as a child. The whole thing has taken me by surprise to be honest, I thought by the time Violet was one she’d be happily eating most foods, but that isn’t the case, yet. She has her favourite things and rarely will deviate from that. Although to be fair to her, she still only has one tooth…

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