June: New beginnings, a beach break and farewell nursery

June has been such a busy month for us – as you’ve probably noticed from the lack of blogging! But it’s also been full of adventure and excitement as we finally moved into our new house last week – whoop!

Since we’ve relocated to a new region, we’ve also had a lot of changes and farewells this month. We’re now looking forward to our next chapter and of course the arrival of our new addition due in two weeks time!


A house move

After long days packing box after box in a heatwave (and 36 weeks pregnant!), it seemed like it was never going to happen…But we finally moved!

Thanks to some much-needed help from my lovely parents we were actually pretty organised by the time our completion date arrived. And then we had to wait around until 4pm for our keys!! A little frustrating, but all that matters is that we are finally in and settled in our new home and WE LOVE IT!

It’s the first time in my life where I’ve moved into somewhere and felt like this is finally it – where I want to be for years to come. I’ve managed to unpack all of the boxes this week and it already feels like home. I’m so excited about what lies ahead for us here.

Farewell to nursery

It was a sad farewell to Taylor’s nursery this week, since we’ve moved away. She’s been at the privately run nursery for 14 months and in that time really bonded with the staff and her toddler peers.

But in true toddler fashion she was just happy to accept the cake and really had no idea what all the fuss was for!

Taylor’s due to start at our local pre-school in September so she’ll have the summer months at home with me and the new baby. I’m hoping it will be good for her adjustment, but also a little nervous about having a toddler to look after each day and a newborn throughout the night. Fingers crossed baby no.2 is a better sleeper (and cries less during the day!) than Taylor back in those days!!

A (very hot) UK beach break

Before the week of our big move, we did manage to sneak in a cheeky week away as we headed south. We stayed on the boat in Plymouth and were able to make the most of the glorious weather on the beautiful beaches of Devon and Cornwall.

You forget how much the UK has to offer and when the weather is good, I really wouldn’t wish to be anywhere else. We had such an amazing time and enjoyed some much-needed family time on our last holiday as a threesome.

Baby number two – now a reality!

With everything else going on in our lives over the past few months, I’ve not really had much time to get organised for the new baby. However, with our house move over and done with I’ve finally started to prepare the nursery and my hospital bag this week.


It’s so strange folding all of those miniature vests and baby grows again – and even stranger that they’re blue this time around!

The reality of having to go through labour again is also starting to kick in! I’m still hoping he’ll give me another couple of weeks, but I can’t wait to meet him now.

Did you have a good June? Are you hoping the hot weather will return??

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  1. Chloe Ciliberto
    July 2, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I’ve definitely missed reading your blog posts but I’m so happy the move went well for you all! It must have been so sad saying goodbye to nursery and so many friends, but also so exciting to start a new chapter. I hope you’re feeling well and ready for your new little mister to to come. I can’t wait to see your new house and day out inspiration from all the new places you visit xxx
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  2. Anthony - Dada & Monkey
    July 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had a wonderful Summer, what a great way to welcome a little one. Congratulations!
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  3. Taylor Two
    July 11, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Plymouth is wonderful, I went there a couple of years ago with my children for a holiday (much older than yours at nearly 16 and 13 now) and I really enjoyed all the sea front restaurants built into the cliff sides. I found it quite unique in general compared to many places and their Barbican area has real charm.

    I see you have a boat there, lucky you!
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