Journey to Spartan

Journey to Spartan

It is known that Clara and I love a challenge and enjoyed climbing Snowdon for Raising for Grayson last year. This year I was meant to be completing a challenge called Challenge 10, but had to bail out due to an ovarian cyst and awaiting an operation. Now that my op date has been set, we have started to look towards a challenge for next year and we have settled on a Spartan race. A Spartan race is an obstacle course race designed to put your whole body through it's paces. Being totally…Read more
A day with the boy

A day with the boy

It's not too common for M and I to spend an entire day on our own. With working full time, any weekends are spent as a family making the most of all our time with our little dude. But last month I was able to take advantage of a day off with my little dude, so we spent it in style. M is at that great age where questions are followed by more questions, everything is amazing and learning about the world around us is mind blowing. I let M pick where he…Read more
Summer Ideas for Kids in London

Summer Ideas for Kids in London

As a child growing up on the outskirts of London, there was never a lack of places to visit during the summer holidays. Here are my top 5 places to visit this summer in London. Two of my favorite places to visit as a child and even now as an adult, are The Natural History Museum and the Science museum. These wonderful museums are situated in South Kensington, just 5 minutes walk from popular travel links and offer hours of excitement, whilst engaging their minds on our world's wonderful history. It is possible…Read more
Finding our allies at Britmums Live

Finding our allies at Britmums Live

On Friday the 20th we headed into London to attend our third Britmums Live. Thanks to Bump Pr Sponsoring us to buy our tickets and Smoking Gun Pr¬†sponsoring our Hotel/Travel and Clara's Mum kindly looking after M, we were ready to have a great weekend in London. We were most excited about seeing Kara who blogs at Innocent Charms Chats as we had planned to pop our Five Guys restaurant cherries and kidnap her for a few drinks at G-A-Y bar. It took us roughly two and a half hours to drive into…Read more
Milkshakes and Steak at Beefeater

Milkshakes and Steak at Beefeater

It's been quite a while since Clara and I visited a steak dining restaurant, as I've only just started eating meat again. We have passed the Beefeater in Weymouth several times and thought it looked like a fab place to take M, so we were delighted when we were offered some vouchers to sample their Garden Menu and awesome milkshakes. We decided to visit on a weekend and found it to be very quiet when we arrived (a little late) at just after 3pm. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, interacting with…Read more
Happy Mama’s Day!

Happy Mama’s Day!

Happy Mamas Day! Oh yes, that's right, we have re-invented the day. When we were expecting our little Monkey, a few conversations came up, which I'm sure wouldn't have happened if we were a man and woman. It's inevitable and didn't bother us in the slightest. One of those conversations was about Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Would we share Mother's Day? What would happen on Father's Day? Etc. . . Etc. . . We both agreed straight away we wanted a day each. We want to be able to spoil each other…Read more
Do you think you can sleep for success?

Do you think you can sleep for success?

It is quite fair to say that since becoming parents, we put our little man first. He's our world and we want to make sure we do everything possible to ensure he has the best start in the world. Quite often at the end of our working day once our little man is in bed, we spend our spare time doing housework, binge watching Netflix or fitting in some study time. It seems like our lives should come second to our little dude's, so we've put quite a bit on hold to ensure…Read more
Proud of my identity

Proud of my identity

This weekend Clara and I have enjoyed a Season 3 Orange is the new Black, binge. We love the series and were happy to see it back on our Netflix. I won't be sharing any spoilers here as we haven't finished this season and have managed to avoid all spoilers, so I want to respect others still watching. But what I will say is an episode really struck a chord with me. One of my favourite characters is Boo, played by the awesome Lea DeLaria. This season delves into the background stories of…Read more
Safety in the kitchen with LockBlock by Joseph Joseph

Safety in the kitchen with LockBlock by Joseph Joseph

Both Clara and I love to cook in the kitchen. We've quite a small kitchen, so all the important items sit on the counter tops. This includes our knife block and knives. But thanks to Joseph Joseph and their revolutionary creation, the LockBlock (¬£60.00), we don't have to worry about our little man harming himself with the kitchen knives. The LockBlock has a clever design that locks knives safely inside the block and requires an adult-sized hand to operate a clasp on the side. This means that most children aged 5 and under…Read more
Star Bright Toddler Bed

Star Bright Toddler Bed

Our little man has generally been a good sleeper since birth. He loves to sleep and sleeps very well through the night. But the only issue we suffered was getting him to sleep in the first place. When M was very small we co-slept, he then moved into a cot, where we had to sit next to until he drifted off to sleep. Then it was time to move into a bigger bed and we were kindly sent a Star Bright Toddler Bedby HelloHome, to make the move into a fun toddler bed,…Read more