Great finger food for babies…

Munchkin is always happier when she’s feeding herself, and we made huge in-roads into the whole weaning adventure when I moved away from purees and started giving her whole pieces of food to pick up. Or which I could pop in her mouth when she was feeling lazy. Now she almost completely feeds herself her…

Out & About…

I try to get out for a walk with Munchkin every day, but, at the very least, four times a week. We always do a big walk at the weekend, and then during the week we do a combination of gentle strolls in the buggy, and more adventurous walks using our amazing Ergobaby sling, which I cannot…

Summer Shorts…

As Munchkin gets more and more and more mobile, clothes that let her move around and work out what her limbs can do are becoming essential. It’s all about shorts and cropped trousers these days, here are our faves…. Cotton Shorts with floral turn-ups, these are snug fitting, so they don’t get caught on her…

China in your hand…

I have a very eclectic taste in pottery and china. I’ve tried minimal white chic, I’ve tried matchy spatchy style – and in the end I just get bored of everything. So I now tend to find designs – or designers – that I like, and slowly collect pieces that I enjoy using. Sometimes I…

The Weekend Edit…(24 May)

Seven things from the week that was… A hat for our imminent holiday, (amazingly priced charity shop find from here); a wonderful world of Kitchen Aids at Steamer Trading; and fruit and flowers galore at The Market Garden…. A beautiful walk in the summery woods; deliveries from Zara Mini; shadows in the sunshine; and the baby finds…

Woodland walks…

The woods around our local village are absolutely beautiful. Maintained by the local landed gentry, there are walkways throughout, though they remain wild and filled with flora and fauna throughout the year. You can see deer, dog foxes, squirrels and hundreds of birds, while at this time of year the bluebells and wild garlic are…

Loft Living Style…

Our bedroom is at the top of the house, essentially in the eaves, which means we have no loft, (which is fine by me…spiders…mega shudder…). It also means that there are stunning black beams across the ceiling and all along the walls, creating little nooks and crannies, (and certain peril if you’re above five foot…

A New Countryside Alliance…

I was immeasurably cheered by hearing farmer Robert Worsley on the radio this morning, talking so eloquently and passionately about his refusal to accept an offer of just shy of £300 million for his farm from developers. The offer – which is ten times more than his property is worth – is the kind of money…

On International Day of the Midwife …

As is so often the case with births, our story of how Munchkin was born did not, in any way resemble, the plans we had for her arrival. But what I have had to take away from our ‘birth story’, is not what did or didn’t happen, but simply the extraordinary and exemplary care I…