It’s the final countdown

And so it’s here. The final month of my maternity leave. I don’t think a year has ever passed this quickly before. It only seems like a few weeks ago that we were with Rishi as a newborn, and now I can’t keep up with him, with the new things he masters and the happiness…

Staycation: the new normal?

Our next trip as a family was a staycation…something which my husband seems to be a fan for the foreseeable future. He organised this weekend and I have to say, hats off to him, he seemed to think of everything! Krishna arranged a surprise weekend for us all to go stay at Cliveden House. Some…

30 days and 30 nights: San Fran & Sonoma

The last stops on our epic adventure were San Francisco and Sonoma. Crucially it meant that we could break up the very long flight home and also edge a little closer to the U.K. time zone. Looking back, breaking up our flights was a definite win, but it didn’t make that much difference on the…

Managing Maui with a baby…

Our next stop on our adventure was Maui. Prior to the trip I was the one that had researched Maui and so I probably was looking forward to it more than Kauai. But then someone we met on our trip said that Maui is more developed and quite touristy.  This isn’t my thing at all!…

Our time on the Garden Island, Kauai

We were lucky enough to spend three weeks adventuring around Hawaii, and split our time between Kauai and Maui. We did so much in Kauai, I could write about it for weeks (and I may still do some spotlight blogs if I have the time) but will instead just focus on the must-dos based on…

How we survived jetlag with a baby…

Now, we are by no means experts on this and every baby is different but these are some things they have helped us cope with reversing night to day and day to night (this has only worked on flights going back in time so far; we still have the return legs to come …) Get…

San Diego

Our time in San Diego is over and it’s has gone in a whirlwind.  Not sure how that happened!! When we planned our honeymoon we thought it was best to fly into California on the way to Hawaii to break up the trip and adjust to the time difference. I have never been to San…

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…