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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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Latest Finds

  • My nephew took what may be my most favourite pic of Ava, ever. Out of shot, Moz the Monster that she is OBSESSED with wrestling and beating up. Clumps of Moz fur in her clenched baby hands at all times. And she’s almost got this rolling over business sorted which means I need to grow a couple of eyeballs in the back of my head, stat.
  • Airplanes with Auntie Ismay! Someone’s been a busy bee this week! Meeting lots of her aunties and uncles and getting spoilt- lots of squishes ❤️ She’ll be shocked when it’s back to hanging with just me again!
  • Took Ava to visit her Dad at work today...she napped. Nommed on Sophie the giraffe. Then we took a slow walk home, via Waitrose and a stash of cotton candy grapes, before getting caught in the rain- we stood under a shop awning, umbrella-less, until a police officer took pity and asked the shopkeeper to let us in to wait it out. Now we’re home, she’s had a warm bath and is sound asleep...and I’m half passed out on the sofa wondering why I thought walking home was a good idea! What does any of this have to do with the letter B? Nothing. Nothing at all. It just looked pretty 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • “Welcome to my crib...this is where the magic happens. Milk magic that is” Well actually, photo magic really. We had a photographer visit our home today to take photos for when it goes online for sale 😱 She rearranged things around and I’ve decided to keep it that way. Also, can’t be arsed putting things back 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • With our home being a total fun sponge whilst viewings take place, Ava had the time of her life at her Auntie’s house over the weekend. Big cousins to laugh at and a new play time donut thingymajig to have fun go mad in. As for me, I got a two hour nap with Pickles the cat by my side and a cup of tea I drank whilst it was still hot #luxurylifestyle 🤣
  • Terrazzo tiles! Ever since I saw Mandy Moore’s home renovation on Instagram (seriously, check it out it’s stunning!) I’ve grown a little obsession with this speckled beauty. This one, in a neighbourhood pizzeria near my sister’s house- the floor still in its original retro glory! We’ve got two open houses this week for our home; a little difficult to juggle around Ava’s schedule but if that’s what we’ve got to do to get out and into our new home ASAP, bring it on!
  • Flash back to about a month ago? Baby clothes dilemma- there just aren’t many black items out there? All I want is to dress my daughter like Alia Wang 🤣 I’ve scoured eBay for basic black onesies so I can continue to get more use of out her bunny romper. My K by Mylene Klass does some lovely monochrome clothes but it’s a bit tough to find cool girl clothes!