The title of the blog gives away where most of my disposable income goes. If it’s not frittered away on childcare and clothes for my daughter, it’s earmarked for a flight or hotel or day trip.
But every now and then (especially when the bill for my tax return isn’t quite as big as expected), I like to pay some attention to my wardrobe. And with a three-year-old around, that means online shopping.
After four years of motherhood and pregnancy (and a variety of dress sizes), I’m finally starting to edge my way out of my practical mummy wardrobe rut too. Well, hopefully. At which point I came across Lyst. Continue reading →
Having kids doesn’t mean you can stop travelling. Having kids doesn’t even mean you have to stop travelling to cities.
But all the same, it’s nice to sneak off on a mini city break alone now and then, which is exactly what I did last week, heading to Winchester with one of my oldest friends to celebrate her birthday.
Visiting the beautiful cathedral, I could really appreciate all the intricate carvings and details, didn’t have to find a child-friendly place for lunch (and could warm up with mulled wine) and then had a chance to wander a bit through the city itself. Continue reading →
Last time I went to Winchester cathedral, I was accompanied by a 17-month-old toddler, complete with her large buggy and her equally large insistence on testing out the acoustics of those phenomenal arched ceilings.
Apart from the mild embarrassment factor, we had a very fun day in this lovely city. But the chance to go back again, explore without an easily bored companion, and take another wander through the ancient streets? Yes please.
So when one of my oldest friends asked me to come out for the day with her and her husband to celebrate her birthday, I hopped straight on a train (oh the peace!) and enjoyed the frosty fields and blue skies on the way to Hampshire. Continue reading →
I’m a big fan of getting something a bit extra when it comes to toys for my daughter – a double-sided jigsaw, a story which also has puzzles in, a book with a game included.
So when we were sent the Fire Station Activity book and playset from Parragon books, as our latest option to review, I had high hopes.
We loved the Spot A Lot – Vehicles set a few months ago, and this looked like it would be along the same lines with a kit containing a book and something to do/make – perfect for a rainy afternoon (and there have been plenty of those.) Continue reading →