Coping as a single mum of two babies under the age of two

When I was pregnant with Alfie, a fair few people asked me ‘How will you cope?!’. I wasn’t fond of being asked that question, because I had no idea how I would cope. But I knew that I would, somehow. It was a more regular occurrence…

Goodbye, 2016

A year ago, I wrote how I was sorry to see the end of 2015, which was, the best year of my life. And now, here we are a year onwards. Some things have changed so much, some things haven’t changed at all. 2016 has been a very…

Frey at 22 months

The night Frey became a big brother seemed to be the night he stopped being a baby and became a little boy. It won’t be long before he is two years old and he really is the most adorable whirlwind of a toddler! In the last update I…

Raw Vegan Salted Caramel Filled Chocolates

Being creative in the kitchen and making the house smell wonderfully Christmassy is definitely one of the best things about the run up to Christmas. This weekend just gone, with Frey out on adventures on the moors with his Dad, Alfie and I got cosy in the kitchen, we had…

Homemade Book Advent Calendar

Happy 1st December! We had a lovely start to this morning. Firstly both the boys slept in until 8.30, and we drove to nursery through a winter wonderland, singing along to Christmas songs (well I was anyway!) There is a thick frost out there and the temperature was -4…

Luxury Shopping Online this Black Friday

I have written before about how much I love online shopping. As a single Mum to two very small boys, and living rurally, it’s just perfect for me. It was especially brilliant a few days after I’d got home from hospital after having Alfie, and discovered…

A beautiful watch from JORD, and a giveaway

It really is time, now that the newborn fog is slightly lifting, to start to feel more human again and give myself a treat. And a wonderful way to give yourself a treat when none of your clothes really fit properly, and you really don’t need another bite…

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…