Hopeless Hiatus

There is nothing worse than a blog you follow going on an unannounced hiatus. Ahem. *Hangs head in shame*  I can only claim temporary insanity –  pregnant with twins etc etc, many hormones, the pressures of moving house, with a toddler, while pregnant with twins (did I mention that?), and trying to fit in two…

Mouse Hunt

Searching for a little mouse in a beautiful wilderness… We are lucky enough to have the most incredibly creative, imaginative and playful activity group locally called Playcircle, whose drop-in play sessions, story sessions, seasonal parties, and now even a mini summer festival, are filled with glorious singing, music, songs, crafts and activities. Run by lovely mummies…

On the hunt…

Easter this year pretty much involved nothing but chocolate…. …which was  somewhat of a shame for me, as, oddly, since I got pregnant, I can’t really stomach anything sweet, especially chocolate. Even mini eggs were out of bounds. Gasp. We spent one chaotic morning in the kitchen attempting to make ‘family chocolate cake’ – an activity…

A London Adventure

Last week, we were lucky enough to be able to house-sit for some family friends in Putney, giving us six days back in the big smoke, mixing business with pleasure, showing Munchkin the big city, visiting our old stamping ground in NW London and seeing lots of friends. It was a lovely change from normal…

Sublime Spain…

A few perfect days… We are so lucky that R’s parents live in Spain for half of the year, which means a lovely place we can go for some sun, sea, scenery and serious relaxation… It was Munchkin’s first trip to Spain and it was pretty hot while we were there, but she coped admirably…

Sunny days…

…Our first family holiday was so much more of a success than I had expected it to be…. The night before we left I panicked about leaving the comfort of all the little tricks and toys I had to keep Munchkin happy -the bouncy chair, the bouncy ball, the sling, the Moses basket, the mobile she…