Our First Christmas

We have made it through our first Christmas as a proper little family. It feels like it was over as soon as it started… and I am feeling pretty shattered… but it was so worth it all. But here’s what I learnt from my first Christmas as a mum. Things I need for next Christmas:…

A letter to my husband…

I cannot believe our little man is 6 months old. It seems like just yesterday that we drove from the hospital to our new home (using the sat nav as we didn’t know the best way to get there). And now, as we are now planning our shared parental leave, it’s made me think about…

Celebrating multiculturalism

As you may have guessed by the name, Rishi is part Hindu …but that’s not actually why we picked the name. Being a mixed race baby we were keen to avoid traditional English names and to be honest, we struggled to find a name that ticked all of the boxes. We just happened on the…

Adjusting to my new normal…

  The 60 second shower: remember when you used to turn the shower on and dance for 20mins whilst you shave, shower and wash your hair. Well now you’ve turned into a superhuman and you can do all that in one minute. Ready… steady… go! Dealing with sick: You will use your top, your hand,…

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside….

We have just survived our first little trip away. We opted for a staycation with my parents in Bexhill-on-sea (near Hastings) last weekend. Sunday was definitely my favourite day: the weather was great, we played adventure golf, we shopped, and we even squeezed in a mini-date – stealing an hour for just the two of…