Thursday, 2 October 2014


As you can probably tell we have started attempting potty training.  It was one of those do we or don't we situations and we decided to go for it.  What had we got to lose?  With another baby on the way very soon it seemed a good idea to try and see if Ava was ready so we would only be changing one set of nappies.

So I thought I would just write a quick post about all the tips and tricks I learnt along the way, hopefully with a little humour thrown in.

Now I just want to caveat that I am not a childcare professional in any sense, just a mum who is trying to muddle her way through this mine field.  These things just worked for us and Ava is now basically dry day and night.  Hoorah!

So after that if you are still interested:

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen // This is Ava's favourite book.  We have a little board book and the special anniversary version.  The pictures in the anniversary edition are amazing. We read it every day without fail and I might know it off by heart.

Lush Lip Service // As it is cooling down my lips seem to have become really dry.  To be honest they have been a little on the dry side all pregnancy and this lip balm from lush really helps make them a little more plump and nicer looking.  

The White Company Seychelles Candle // I love the smell of this candle and it instantly relaxes me.  It is quite subtle and not over powering at all and I have loved lighting it during my baths this month.

By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick // My last nude lipstick went on walkabout and I finally got round to replacing it with this one.  I love the shade and the fact it is so sheer.  A full review will be on the blog soon.

Penn-State Sour Cream & Chive Pretzels // I am addicted!  I could pretend it is a pregnancy craving but it is not.  They just taste so good but be warned you will eat most of the packet in one sitting.

What have you been loving this month?

Tuesday, 30 September 2014



- Hearing our neighbour upstairs having some sexy time.  Really really awkward, especially when Jonny bumps into her in the hallway the next day.

- Having to take a potty with you everywhere and lets be honest there is no way to hide the fact it is a potty.

- Ava trying to open doors at the health centre at my latest midwife appointment.  While we were waiting she thought it would be fun to try and open the doors to see what was inside.  She didn't quite get it that doctors appointments are confidential and this was really really naughty.

- Zoning out when someone is talking to you.


- How well Ava has taken to potty training.  She is mostly dry day and night: touch wood.  We are so proud of her.

- Spending a weekend with my family and getting to see most of my favourite people.

- Hiring a car.  I wish we had our own car so much sometimes, and hiring a car just reminds me how convenient a car is.

- Pretzels, especially sour cream and chive ones.

- The fact I have got my act together and made roast chicken for dinner yesterday.

P.S. The photo is an Ava special

P.P.S. This post was totally inspired by Sydney from the Daybook. 

Monday, 29 September 2014


because she leaves me little notes to find in my note pads.
I might not be able to understand them,
but I treasure them anyway.

I love you Baby Girl.

Happy Monday everyone!
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