An old school friend of mine got in touch recently; she’d been reading the blog regularly, and had wondered whether she could write a post about her struggles with fertility and conceiving. I said “yes, of course!”, and I’m very happy to announce that, as I’m scheduling this post, Josie gave birth to a healthy, and incredibly beautiful, little girl on Saturday night – I wish her and her Husband the very best of luck with everything – Motherhood is crazy but it rocks!
Bump Pic
It was an exciting day when my husband suggested we try for a baby; I think most of us don’t even give our fertility a second thought until this point. After 7 months nothing had happened, and then I was a little later than normal. I did a test but it was negative. I think in my heart I knew this was the truth, but I was absolutely gutted. At the same time we found out some friends of ours were expecting a baby. It was a kick in the teeth. Continue reading


We’ve been the very proud (and smug) owners of our colourful Cosatto Supa in Flamingo Fling for just over a month now, so I think it’s time to share our thoughts with you!
cosatto supa flamingo fling review

Vital Statistics
Age group: Suitable from birth
Weight of pushchair: 8kg
Facing: Front-facing only Continue reading


The pregnancy insomnia has been back this week, with a grand total of three hours sleep on Monday night. Luckily Busby also woke up a few times in the night, so I was able to leap out of bed, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, to deal with her reading requests… She got back to sleep before I did!
18 weeks pregnant This week Peppercorn is the size of a bell pepper, which is pretty big really! I’ve been feeling him move about lots, and fear that this baby may never sleep once he’s into the world, as seems to enjoy squirming about at all times of the day. Continue reading


Hallo! Welcome to The Week That Was: Captured! Have you had a lovely week?

The rules for #TWTWC are simple; link up one post about your week! It can be photographed, Instagrammed, written, videoed… basically in any format you wish! This linky is about capturing memories and I treat it a bit like an online diary. Please only link up relevant posts. Also, if you fancy commenting on other people’s posts that would be super too – everyone loves a comment!

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real housewifeI really enjoyed reading Lauren’s (The Real Housewife of Suffolk County) post last week; she sounded so happy and proud of her boys, and it was a total joy to read! Continue reading


I’ve mentioned previously how desperately I regret not taking many bump shots when I was pregnant with Busby, so I’ve been making up for it this time round…! The lovely folk at Yummy Mummy Maternity (based in my home town of Brighton and Hove) got in touch and asked me to choose something from their wonderful collection of maternity clothes. I had lots of fun browsing through their website, and came across this gorgeous Mamalicious Darla Stripe Knitted Maternity Dress.

yummy mummy maternity review

Dress: Yummy Mummy Maternity // Coat: Charity shop find // Bag: Madden Girl // Scarf: Christmas Present (no idea where from!) // Boots: Primark

Peppercorn and I love a good stripy number at the moment, so it was perfect for dressing my bump in! I’ve been really impressed with the dress; it fits my figure perfectly – the stripes hiding the lumps I don’t want people to see, and emphasising the bump I want everyone to notice! Continue reading


If you haven’t heard of the Project B box before, then let me explain. Project B is a monthly subscription box suitable for ladies from week 12 of pregnancy. Each box has a theme, and contains a variety of different products, from pampering to super tasty, healthy snacks. The boxes also contain cards detailing expert advice for that period of your pregnancy.

I’m very excited to be working with Project B throughout my pregnancy – you can read all about my first box, the “Nurture” box, in my post here.
project b box two review
Box Two’s theme is “Blossom”, and as I’m not quite blooming, I couldn’t wait to see what was inside to assist me in my transformation. Continue reading


Busby has been two for a whole month, and she’s certainly letting us know that she’s recently hit the big T-W-O!! We’re now on the receiving end to a very large quantity of “no”s… It takes on average 20 minutes to get her dressed in the morning, due to tantrums, exclamations of: “I don’t want to wear that!” and a ludicrous amount of tears over something silly, such as putting on a pair of tights. Nappy changes have become the bane of my life lately, due to the tantruming, constant wriggling, and general frustration at the situation… I fear it might be time to start potty training sooner rather than later, as I’m not sure my sanity can take much more.
Busby at 25 months
On a happier note, Busby’s conversation has improved again this month! She’s learnt how to use “me”, “my”, “I” and “mine”, which she can now use competently… although she is claiming that certain things are hers when they’re obviously not! I’m sure this will be interesting once the baby arrives and he/she can start grabbing etc. Continue reading


My energy levels have felt re-invigorated this week, after last week’s sluggishness. That might have something to do with me temporarily taking a break from my vitamins – I’ve found some folic acid and vitamin D tablets to take now, so I’m hoping they don’t bring me back down into the lows of sickness! I shall be taking them at night too, following all of your very kind advice last week – thank you!
pregnant 17 weeks This week Peppercorn is the size of an onion and, according to my app, his skeleton is changing from cartilage to bone – I can’t wait to smooch those little toes, and nibble on those teeny fingers! Continue reading


Hullo there! Welcome to The Week That Was: Captured! Have you had a wonderful week?

The rules for #TWTWC are simple; link up one post about your week! It can be photographed, Instagrammed, written, videoed… basically in any format you wish! This linky is about capturing memories and I treat it a bit like an online diary. Please only link up relevant posts. Also, if you fancy commenting on other people’s posts that would be super too – everyone loves a comment!

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Little Buttons
I had to mention Little Button Diaries beautiful post from last week, and congratulate Laura, her Husband and Harper on their new arrival, the gorgeous Grayson! Continue reading


BIG REALITY BUS PARENTINGI distinctly remember when the Big Reality Bus (BRB) first struck me during my pregnancy with Busby.

That moment of “Ok… we’re bringing a life into this world.”

That moment of “Oh holy fudge, this is real!”

That moment of sheer, unbridled terror, of horror, and of thoughts whirling: “I’ve got to push a melon out of my Lady Garden, AND THEN LOOK AFTER THE MELON! Who is not actually a melon – it’s a baby. A real human baby.” Continue reading