Back to it: bedroom redecorating

After a few months hiatus, we are back on the decorating. Now our youngest is in her own room, we’ve started redecorating our bedroom. This means the usual furore of moving furniture around and it’s taken us a few goes to get everything out of the room (as much as possible), whilst parenting two smalls…

WaterBumps Well-being Workshop

Earlier this week I hosted a WaterBumps Well-being Workshop at home. Danielle, who runs the Bristol and Bath franchise, has become a good friend of mine and so I was excited to help her out and trial the new format at home, with friends, babies and cake. WaterBumps have had a Wellbeing Workshop for a…

What Not To Say To New Parents Part 1

As most of you will know, we’ve recently welcomed our second daughter into the world and have been adjusting to life as a family of four and all that a new baby brings. After a few discussions with friends on social media, I’ve realised that new parents (and by ‘new’ I am not solely referring…

Catching up

Hello! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything on here and, as some of you readers may know, I’ve recently welcomed our second daughter into the world so this blog had to take a seat. But now, three months in, I’m ready to get stuck in again. To make a start, here are…

The Nursery update

I’ve been a bit tardy writing this blog post, but here’s an update on the almost finished Nursery. As I mentioned before, we used Dulux’s “Timeless” on the walls and I’m so pleased with how fresh it feels in there now. It was wallpapered before, and then beige above the picture rail, and the whole…

Pulling up the drawbridge

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I have been inspired and reassured by Steph Douglas’ approach to having a newborn in the house and that we are preparing to ‘ pull up the drawbridge’, a phrase coined by her Mum (who is a Midwife and has 6 kids of her…

WaterBumps: branching out

Now I’m 30 weeks into my second pregnancy, my WaterBumps classes are taking on a whole new meaning of help and support. Yesterday, our family went to a local National Trust property, Newark Park, and walked around for two hours – boy oh boy was I feeling it when we got home! The Braxton Hicks…

Decorating the nursery

We’ve begun decorating – what will be – the new baby’s bedroom this week. My husband has had a week off work so we’ve made a good crack at it, determined to get it done by the end of the year. The room is a large single or small double. It was intended to be…

The finished bathroom!

It feels like an age since I’ve written a blog post about our house renovations. Since my last post on this topic, we have finished our bathroom and have recently started on what will be the new baby’s nursery, so I thought I’d do a wee update.  Those of you who might’ve read my blog…

Pinks Boutique pregnancy treatments launch at Cowley Manor C Side Spa 

Last night I was lucky enough to be part of a group of pregnant mamas who got to attend the launch of Pinks Boutique product launch at the stunning Cowley Manor hotel in Gloucestershire. I’ve been a supporter of Beth’s lovely Bump To Baby Chapter antenatal and hypnobirthing class company in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire after hearing about her work through Kate…