Our bedtime routine

As Mama to a toddler and a newborn, sleep is now back at the top of my wish list! I’ve written before about how Frey wasn’t a great sleeper, to put it mildly, when he was a baby, and about all the different things I tried…

Why lavender is actually magical…

  If you’ve read my ‘Introducing Alfie’  blog post then you’ll see that I was lucky enough to use aromatherapy during his birth, and the scent of lavender oil in the air, along with the sound of the water running into the birthing pool…

From bump to baby… introducing Alfie

Look who’s here! This is baby Alfie, who arrived on the 10th October at 2.48am weighing 9lbs 1oz. I kept being told that the birth of my second baby would be quicker and easier than the first. I hoped this would be true. With my first pregnancy…

Time to unwind…

Being the parent of a toddler is an amazing job, rewarded by the best things in life, smiles, laughter and love. As well as this, it is also completely full on and pretty exhausting! I often hear parents say they look forward to nap times and bed times so they…

The Larmer Tree Vintage Brocante

Back in May, Frey and I were up very early one Sunday morning to get to the first (I believe) Vintage Brocante at the Larmer Tree gardens, we had such a lovely morning which I wrote about here. So I was so excited for the second fair, which took place…

Late Summer Picnics with Creamy Vegan Pasta Salad

This week has been so warm in the South West, it feels like the height of summer rather than the middle of September! It’s the perfect excuse to stretch the summer out a little bit longer and get out in the sunshine for a picnic. The warm weather…

Fantasy New Baby Wishlist

I remember shopping for Frey’s arrival, it was crazy. I read so many blog posts, I even had a book entitled ‘What to buy for your baby’. I didn’t know the different between vests, sleep suits, baby grows, and as for prams and car…

The Blooms Box from Grace and Bloom

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that I have a bit of a thing for fresh cut flowers. I can’t get enough of them. This summer I’ve been gathering roses and wildflowers from the garden, buying posies from markets, drying rose…

Packing the hospital bag..

At my last midwife appointment last week, I was gently reminded that I am nearly full term, and that I should probably start thinking about packing my hospital bag. I assured her it was on the list, and she said ‘I hope it’s near the top of…

Frey at 18 months

It seems to have been 3 months since I last posted an update on Frey, and I can’t believe he is now 18 months old, 18 months seems like such a milestone! We were lucky enough to be on holiday in Devon on the day he turned 18…