Car troubles – repair or replace?

You might have seen me ranting on social media last week about our car breaking down on the way home from a night away. Thankfully we were both in the car otherwise I’d have had a bit of trouble keeping both kids happy whilst waiting for the RAC man to come and rescue us! As it turned out he had to go and get a new accelerator pedal sort of thing so he took Sam and Athena with him as a car park on the side of an A road isn’t a brilliant place for a toddler who suddenly desperately needs a wee!


Me and Mine – May 2016

  May has been a bit of a disjointed month for us for some reason although I can’t put my finger on why, it feels like it has flown by too! We had a really nice weekend Glamping and then a trip to London the weekend before last but both Bank Holiday weekends were nothing to write home about as one or both of us was working through them, and then I got horrific food poisoning this past sunday and spent the day in bed or in the bathroom!

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Restaurant Review: Asia de Cuba at St Martins Lane Hotel, London

If you’d have told me that a fusion of Asian and Latin flavours would work well together I would have been dubious, but when Bookatable offered to treat us to a meal in London when we were up for the day the intrigue was too much and we booked at Asia de Cuba, located in the St Martins Lane hotel in Covent Garden. The decor in the restaurant is stunning, huge circular columns covered in books, or picture frames and delightfully huge mirrors leaning against the walls. It was a shame we had the little people with us as it would have been the perfect place to consume cocktails and wine in on a date night, but hey ho!

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Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Premier

On Sunday we were lucky enough to be invited up to London to the Kings Cross Theatre to be amongst the first people to see the brand new Thomas and Friends movie. Now I have a really fond memory of being read the books and also listening to the stories on cassette when I was younger. I know that the TV show is more modern than in my day (how old do I sound!?) but I do really miss the old theme tune! The film has some really catchy songs though, which I wasn’t expecting!


Mama style: Maxi dresses for breastfeeding

Finally summer seems to be round the corner, I’ve already got a little bit of a tan (okay, a few freckles) and have been fighting with the old gradual tan moisturisers (they still streak I tell you!) and I’ve been living in flip flops for a couple of weeks already! However I am mostly still in jeans and layered tops because I’m breastfeeding Arlo a lot during the day and not just at night.


Travel: Explorer Glamping at Chessington

Last weekend we had our first experience of Glamping. I can say hands down that glamping beats regular camping by a mile and if I ever have the option between camping and glamping I’ll be choosing the latter. Make it ‘Explorer Glamping’ and it’ll be even better, perfect for adventurous little ones (and big ones too!)