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  • Goodbye Forever & Hello Darling, you

    Five years ago, I created a blogspot account and called it The Awkward Blog. I didn’t give much thought as to what my end goal was, in fact, I don’t think I really had one at that point. I just wanted to do it. It’s been five years of London blogging. Five years of afternoon… View Post

    Goodbye Forever & Hello Darling, you
  • And Ava makes 3

    And, boom there she is! Ava Emme, born on the 17th May NOT a Godzilla baby but a respectable 7 pounder. My birth story will surface one day, but I will say it was a mostly positive story and definitely the most hardest and toughest thing I've ever done in my life. Thank you Midwives!… View Post
    And Ava makes 3
  • Pregnancy Diaries | Weeks 34-37

    So the nursery is mostly finished (no sign of the cot arriving any time soon, but that's not urgent) I've stocked up on nappies, water wipes and have put away more cute little rolls of sleepsuits and babygro's than I can count. My bag is packed and ready to go. There's not much left to do… View Post
    Pregnancy Diaries | Weeks 34-37
  • Cowshed’s Udderly Gorgeous Maternity Massage

    For my birthday last year, Robin bought me a voucher for a full body maternity massage at Cowshed- specifically, the Udderly Gorgeous Full Body massage. I decided to save it for when I really needed it, which turns out, is right about now! Seven months of pregnancy has given me a basketball belly and an… View Post
    Cowshed’s Udderly Gorgeous Maternity Massage

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  • We’re heading to Jamaica this Spring! And in the nick of time too, because I’ve got to that point in Winter where I can’t remember what it was like to go outside and be warm. Still researching where to stay, so if you have any tips let me know!
  • I’m on my third lurgy of the year! I always end up picking up whatever Ava’s had and this time, I seem to have caught her stomach bug. Lying down for a sleep with some Benylin isn’t on the cards so I’ll just lie here on the floor instead, with the Noisy Book doing the babysitting.
  • Hands up if you’re over Winter already? ✋🏼✋🏼✋🏼✋🏼 Also, so relieved it’s February. January was full of colds and bugs and dark afternoons. I’ve been eyeing up the hot cross buns in the supermarkets thinking of Spring. Although, not too fast- not sure I can wrap my head around having a soon to be 1 year old just yet! I’ve been thinking about blogging regularly again. The only reason I fell out of blogging was having to push my content out “HI THERE HELLO NEW POST” i mean, it sucked the fun out of it. But I miss it! And I feel like I should document these early baby days because as I have learnt- they really do grow so fast. # In the meantime, happy Sunday!
  • Morning! Waiting patiently for her milk over CBeebies as I scramble to get dressed and make the bed. We’ll play for a couple of hours and eat a bowl of porridge before I put her down for her first nap of the day and then...I get that first delicious cup of tea of my day. I love nap times. Nap times help me switch off mummy mode (even if I then scramble around doing the laundry and tidying up before she wakes up!)
  • Happy Valentine’s Day to my number one boo 😆❤️
  • We’ve gone for a long walk while the carpenters get on with it back at the house (we’re having cupboards built) So far, she won’t nap in the buggy. We’ve dropped off another nursery application and then fingers crossed she’ll sleep by the time I get to the park!
  • Blue skies ✔️ No coats ✔️ Warm enough to play in the garden ✔️ Just as I was complaining about forgetting what warm felt like, Spring has suddenly made it’s first appearance! And what do we do? HEAD TO HOMEBASE OF COURSE. We bought paint for the cupboards and a fresh hanging basket for the front door 😆 Oh, and we had a roast dinner at our local pub and I stuck my baby in the garden with her bunny ear cardigan. Winter, be gone! 👋🏼👋🏼