Last Christmas we were given an overnight stay at Hever Castle as a present from my brother in law and his girlfriend. I know, very generous! A couple of weekends ago we packed up the car and drove off to Kent for our little family weekend trip away. And we had such a great time! … Continue reading Hever Castle
Happy FIFTH Wedding Anniversary to us! https://vimeo.com/48652636 Video created by our very talented friend and film maker Sam Palmer.
Easter came as a very welcoming break for us all, and we had packed the whole weekend full of lovely plans! As it was Thora's very first birthday on Easter Saturday we wanted to spend it with family. So we packed up the car, which took about an hour 'cause you know - kids, and drove … Continue reading Easter
With our daughters' birthdays being only a couple of weeks apart the only logical thing to do was a double celebration! Admittedly there was a slight twang of guilt (oh hey, mumguilt!) for Thora having to share her very first birthday with her sister, but I decided not to worry about that and instead make sure … Continue reading Double Birthday Celebrations
Before I became a parent I was very judgmental, I didn't know that I was, but now that I am a parent I can totally admit that the ideas I had about parenthood and motherhood before I entered the squad was full of judgement. It has been a steep learning curve and there are some … Continue reading Experiences of motherhood that have surprised me
Exactly one year ago I became a mother for the second time. Our feisty little Thora Olava was born April 15th at exactly 5.10 pm, the most incredible experience of my life. Having given birth naturally once before I thought I knew how it was going to be, but the second time was completely different. … Continue reading 365 days of thunder
We went to a kids birthday party today. There was booze. A definite must for any kind of party including more than two kids running around (by this standard you can enjoy a glass of wine during a playdate too, but test the waters first! You don't want to waste offer wine to the wrong mother...). It … Continue reading What is it about kids parties?
Just stopping by to show you what I've got on the table today: A new houseplant which I hope will survive! It's a tradescantia tricolor and I love the green and pinkish foliage. Looking back at it I think the purchase might symbolise new beginnings. A subconscious purchase perhaps! We are stuck in a bit of a … Continue reading ON THE TABLE – a new plant, a new book and a diary
A few weekends ago we visited Garsons Farm in Esher for a little spot of fika*! They had all their Christmas decorations up and the whole place looked magical. I always allow myself one fancy Christmas tree ornament per year so we spent a good while looking and selecting our favourite (the toddler and I, that … Continue reading Fika at Garsons Farm