A first Mothering Sunday…

This weekend we celebrated Mothering Sunday… And while I have plenty of Mothering Sunday experience behind me, this was my first on the other side of the fence. On the motherly side of the fence. And it was really a rather special day.

Vintage lace for a little lady…

I have been searching around for what Munchkin will wear at her Christening in August… She’ll be over one year old, and it’ll hopefully be the height of summer and blissfully warm and she’ll be running (or rolling) around on the grass with all her little friends – so the classic white gown is out,…

The real meaning of a playsuit…

Munchkin has recently been showing real signs of wanting to get on the move… Her crawling attempts are adorable to watch. And I’ve been wanting to make sure she can easily move around, so she can better discover what her body can do, how to move her arms and legs so she can finally, finally chase after…

Yummy things for mummies…

It’s my first mother’s day this year… …And while I’ve always been the one looking for gifts, this year I’ll hopefully be the one getting some too. Though, honestly – and I don’t mean to be cliched when I say this – this face in the morning is really gift enough…. Still, nice things are…

Layer upon layer…

Like many things I tend to be a bit seasonal about scents… Most scents won’t last really much longer than six months or so, they start to get that slightly vinegary, sharp twang to them, which – unless that’s what you’re aiming for – is simply no good at all. Plus, however much you love…

Spring is really here…

Saw our first daffodils on our walk today…   Such a heartening sight, after what has felt like a long winter.  And there’s plenty of snowdrops around too. Have you ever really looked at a snowdrop? They are not just white flowers with green stems, the petals have gorgeous green stripes running down their inside,…

Accidental Baby-Led Weaning…

  I have found feeding the Munchkin to be as much of an ordeal from hell as everyone told me it would be. She won’t eat this, she doesn’t want that, food goes everywhere, it’s in ALL your clothes, ALL the time, you spend hours pureeing everything you can find in the fridge only for…

A country wedding…

We went to our first wedding since having Munchkin at the weekend. There’s nothing like a long social event to make you see how much your life has changed…