Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dear May,

Thanks for the two bank holidays. You’re pretty awesome like that.


Dear clean eating,

….well this is awkward….


Dear Brantano,

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to unleash my inner fashion blogger. And thanks to my husband for his awesome pigeon-toed fashion blog posing. He’s such a good sport!


He’ll probably kill me for saying so, but we were at the park and saw a very trendy teenager wearing the same trainers and he had a little “Oh yeah, I’ve still got it! I’m a cool dad!” smirk on his face! So funny!


Dear half term,

You’ve been a lot of fun. I am so looking forward to the summer now!


Dear kids,

Thanks for *mostly* behaving this week and for not getting lost when I took you to London (you can see some photos of the sushi making workshop over on the Tots 100 site). And thanks for making sure everyone knew how much you hated cucumber. That wasn’t at all embarrassing when you announced that at the top of your voice.


Bring it on, June.



I’m off to London again today so it seemed like a good time to share a few photos I took when I visited the Imperial War Museum with Bevan back when it was chillier! Pre-kids, we lived in North London and I still loved the place as much as I do now. I just can’t get enough of the landmarks, no matter how many times I see them…I think it’s actually physically impossible for me to cross a bridge without taking a quick snap!

This year, Bevan has been learning all about World War II and when this boy is interested in something, he really goes to town! He has been soaking up everything and has amazed us all with his knowledge and the questions he’s come out with. It’s been wonderful to learn more about it with him although I find it much more horrifying as an adult. During a conversation about evacuees one day, I found myself in tears thinking of how frightened those parents must have been. We are so lucky and I think it’s so important that they learn about all this. I’m not sure how much of it went in, he’s still at an age really where he thinks the planes and tanks are really cool but it’s great to be able to actually show him all the stuff he’s been learning about in the classroom. And it’s even better to spend a day with just him. I get to spend a lot of one-on-one time with Sunshine while he’s at school so it’s really special to get that quality time with him too. I’m so proud of this funny boy.


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