Harry at five months old

You turn five months this week and we’ve had some big developmental milestones over the past couple of weeks. Although you still don’t seem to have grown much since you were four months old, you’re definitely eager to try…

#MySundayPhoto – Birthday girl

Our daughter, Taylor turns three tomorrow and we celebrated with a party at home for her today with friends and family. She had such a brilliant time and got spoilt rotten! We had old-school party games, face painting and…

10 ingredients for those big nights in this Christmas

Christmas is about getting together with those we love and following our family traditions year in, year out. For most of us that means staying home and snuggling up in front of the TV, or enjoying a board game…

Snow days, slow days

I couldn’t let this week pass without recording Taylor’s first encounter with snow. This has been the year that she became obsessed with Disney’s Frozen, and we’ve had renditions of “Do you want to build a snowman?” sounding throughout…

nordic holidays

Nordic winter getaways on my bucket list

We love a winter getaway. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending the festive season at home, but come January I’m ready to jet off somewhere else. It’s not so much the sunshine I seek, but more a little…

living room with bright cushions

5 design tips for a happy home (guest post)

Your home is supposed to be a safe haven, a peaceful and serene place where you can escape the troubles and worries of modern-day life, shed the unnecessary stress, and imbue your mind, body, and soul once more with…

#MySundayPhoto – Remnants of Autumn

The weather has been beautiful this week with the bluest of skies and the brightest of winter suns. The light in early afternoon before the sun sets is just perfect, and I couldn’t help myself from taking a few…

mini christmas tree and books

Three ways I’m taking time out for myself this season

As a parent I find it pretty difficult to take time out for myself. There’s always something that needs doing – whether it’s household chores, life admin, attending appointments, or just simply responding to the constant demands of young…