Our first month back to swimming with Puddle Ducks East Kent

Our first month back to swimming with Puddle Ducks East Kent

It’s very nearly the first anniversary of when I first took Autumn for baby swimming lessons with Puddle Ducks East Kent. We were trying out all sorts of different groups and things at the time as I found my confidence. I thought swimming would be a fantastic bonding experience for us both. However, most of all, I thought it would be great for her. There are many health benefits to it. Amongst other things, it helps babies, toddlers and children improve their coordination and it builds their muscles. When she was younger, I also found that it tired Autumn out so much she’d have an absolutely huge nap! So, if you’re desperate for sleep, you might want to give swimming a go!

Someone enjoyed their swimming lesson and is now totally zonked 😂

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A letter to my daughter at 15 months

A letter to my daughter at 15 months

Dear Autumn,

We had so much festive fun together in your 14th month. You got two more teeth through, which wasn’t so much fun, but we got through those unsettled nights. The upside is you now have two more beautiful teeth to enjoy chomping your food with. The day you turned 14 months old, we were on holiday at Bluestone. As such, I didn’t use a milestone card or sticker. Frustratingly, I keep forgetting to use them. Although, I’m unsure whether they stopped at 12 months. I’ll try to do better next month…although you’d probably just instantly peel a sticker off and present it to me!  View Post

Review: Square Pie Proper Little Pies

Review: Square Pie Proper Little Pies

I said I was giving myself a break this week for my birthday. Come on though, when do I ever give myself a break?! It feels like this week has a square pie sized hole, so I couldn’t resist putting this review up. I was going to write and publish this post just before Christmas. However, I then realised that all anyone cared about at that point was Christmas and these pies do NOT deserve to be ignored by the masses!

You may be familiar with Square Pie, particularly if you’re based in London. Well, they have now brought three flavours of “Proper Little Pies” to a Waitrose freezer near you. I love a good pie with a crispy pastry, so I was keen to put them to the test. View Post

My favourites of 2017

My favourites of 2017

Hello again, I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas! Surprisingly to some, I’ve only had this blog since the beginning of the year. I’m proud of where I’ve got to with it so far. The end of the year always brings with it a pensive mood. I don’t usually take the time at the end of each year to reflect on what’s happened. However, this year I feel that it’s important to.

This year, we’ve lost people some people who were very dear to us. Going into 2018 feels like taking yet another step further away from them, in some respects. However, as sad as it may be, life does go on. They wouldn’t want me to be sitting here dwelling on them. They’d want me to look at the positives, knowing that they’ll always be in my heart and remain a part of me as the years progress. My long-forgotten New Year’s Resolution was to be more positive this year. So here we go, let’s go out with a final big bang of positivity with my favourites of this year! View Post