Friday, 18 September 2015


This week Ava started nursery.  Just three afternoons a week but my it felt like a big step.

Ava has always been my little companion, for the last two years and ten months.  It has always been the two of us, well apart from the odd day.  Which you know has its perks but at times has made me want to pull my hair out: the joy of a toddler who knows her own mind so well.

Wednesday was the big day and to be honest I don't know how it was going to go.  We had talked about nursery and how exciting it would be.  Every time we walked past it we would point it out just for Ava to reply "Yes but not yet."

Until it was.

I went in hung up her coat and bag.  Gave her a kiss and say goodbye and walked away.  And that was it.  She was fine.

I am so proud of her and it makes me think I have done something right that she just takes it in her stride.

Meanwhile I think it was actually harder on me.  I missed her and worried about her for absolutely no reason.  Tea helped and for the first time I got to spend quality time with Esme, which is amazing.

Also one kid is so much easier than two: here is to actually getting stuff done for once.

We are on day three and it is going great, apparently Ava is more settled and her personality is coming out more and more.

Oh and when I went to pick her up on her first day I was taken to the side and asked if Ava pushes people a lot.  My child is the bully.  How typical.

Don't worry we all now know that pushing is "baaaaaaadddd!"

Monday, 14 September 2015


It was a rather drab Wednesday, I had itchy feet and wanted to get out so we decided to head to the Natural History Museum to see its dinosaurs in all their glory.
One of the big perks of living in London is how accessible the museums are and the fact they are all free which means with little ones you can pop in see one or two exhibits and not have to worry about the fact it cost you a small fortune.
Ava was obsessed with these mechanical dinosaurs and kept going back to look at them over and over again.  "They are so scarwy" she told me every time.
And if Ava had thought that one was scary you should have seen her when she saw this one!

Friday, 11 September 2015


So of course being the massive lush fan I am, I had to visit the massive Lush store on Oxford Street--it is amazing you have to go--and spent far too much on bath bombs, bath meld and bubble bars.

I thought it was about time I did a post on my top three, so here we go:

Karma Bubble Bar:  To me this smells of Lush and it makes lots and lots of amazing bubbles: what more is there to love?  I used this bubble bar when I was tired and felt ground down and I instantly felt better and fell in love with it.  I think you can probably do three baths with it but if you want a really luxurious bath than use half of it and then waste far too long relaxing in that bath and come out feeling like a new woman or man.

Guardians of the Forest Bath Bomb: I loved this bath bomb so much, which surprised me as I find;t think it would be a favourite of mine.  It is an Oxford Street exclusive which is slightly annoying but I would go back just to get this alone.  Its scent is hard to explain but so relaxing and calming and very different to a lot of the other scents Lush has to offer.  The scent is kind of like a forest on a spring day but I am not sure that does it justice.  If you see it make sure you pick up, you will not be disappointed.

Yoga Bath Bomb: totally relaxing with a frankincense-y woody scent.  It just made me feel so relaxed that I will definitely be buying it again and it had glitter as well.  Who doesn't love a bit of glitter>

Let me know which Lush products I should check out next in the comments.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Lots of love


Wednesday, 9 September 2015


The weather recently has not been the greatest.  There has been lots of rain, lots and lots of it.  As a parent, rainy days are something I dread as they mean a lot of time cooped up indoors all the while racking my brain for fun things to do which will last longer than five minutes.

But the other day  I thought stuff it, the most fun you can have as a child is splashing in all those massive muddy puddles, which is exactly what we did.  Luckily for me Ava thinks it is one of the best things ever.
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