Am I obsessed with Orla Kiely?


As I sit here waiting for the latest Grocompany collaboration with Orla Kiely to drop, it occurs to me that this may not be normal. Am I sad? The answer is probably yes! I first started admiring/buying Orla Kiely products around six years ago, but since then it has almost become my staple in that

Living Arrows 4/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

Back to work


The back to work countdown is on. My heart is torn in two. I never thought I’d find it so hard. When I said I was taking six months off work, people laughed. ‘You’ll be off for longer, all of your priorities will change once the baby is here’, they said. I didn’t know what

RLT at seven months


It feels as though he has always been here, but it also feels like no time at all. How is that possible? RLT is seven months old. We’ve been so lucky to have such a calm, smiley, happy little baby that the chances of us doing this again are slim to none. We’d never get

Living Arrows 3/52


I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

Mummy friends


The #mblogchat topic this week was mummy friends. I have always felt I could participate in some way to this chat on a Sunday night, this week I felt like a child sat on the sidelines watching all of the other kids playing. I’ve always been a loner, I have a group of friends that

The bedtime tag


Bedtime Tag Quiz. Thank you to the lovely Roxanne at Every Cloud Mummy for the tag. My answers to the bedtime tag quiz are below! 1) Describe your usual bedtime routine. My cue to go to bed is usually when RLT’s video monitor starts beeping that it needs recharging. I love being in bed, it

Messy Play at Home


As the local Artventurers women is yet to get back to me I have decided to do messy play at home until I can find an alternative. I know my mum has done a few messy play at home sessions with my niece and nephew, due to the lack of availability in groups where we

Living Arrows 1&2/52


I am a bit late to the party, but I have decided to take part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem

I just don’t get it


My social media timelines have been packed for many weeks now, with lots of blog posts giving tips on Christmas on a budget, how to get through Christmas debt free, cheap days out for 2017 and the like.Does this mean that everyone in the world is skint? This got me thinking about blogs and their

Twenty wishes for 2017


2017 has a lot to live up to as 2016 was so good to me! However, it was absolutely manic; moving house, changes to job, having a baby, learning not to interfere at work whilst I’m on maternity leave and turning my frown upside down; all have left me a bit frazzled! Thank you to

Quiz of the Year


Thanks to Care Johnson for the tag – here are my quiz of the year answers! What was your highlight of 2016? Having RLT on 17th June and labour only taking a few hours! Name one thing you are most likely to remember about 2016 if asked in five years time? RLT obvs Sum up