• Easier tube travel with tiny babies – Mumderground iPhone app

    August 29, 2012

    It’s funny how things change. One minute your child-free self is sprinting down the platform for the last train home at midnight and easily squeezing onto an inch of tube space under someone’s armpit. The next, you’re faced with maneuvering a pram and crying baby up or down a million flights of station steps with no lift. Needless to…

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  • Eliza, six months

    August 24, 2012

    I wasn’t going to write an update on Eliza this month, as I had thought that there would only be tiny developments which would verge on the tedious for everyone apart from the Grandmas. However, she’s changed so much in such a short space of time, and half a year seemed like a pivotal place…

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  • On weaning, feeding, and teaching my daughter to love food

    August 22, 2012

    Thinking back to my childhood, my brothers and I were notoriously picky eaters. One of us would only eat mashed potato with salad cream, one wouldn’t touch anything which had bits in it, and there was a particularly traumatic incident involving some fish that my parents still regularly bring up now. So when it came to weaning…

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  • London 2012 Olympics: win VIP tickets to BT London Live

    August 9, 2012

    (Top, from left: beautiful wild flowers on the route to the park, the flame, the stadium. Bottom, from left: rain! Olympic baby, Jessica Ennis at the start of the hurdles). I’ve mentioned before about how excited I was about the Olympics, and I’ve not been disappointed. Like most people I’ve been watching nothing but sport for…

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  • In the family

    August 5, 2012

    Top row: Eliza with Grannie Gill and Grandad Keith. Bottom row: also with my brother Steve, and Grandma and Grandad (my mum and dad). Like a lot of people we know who live in London, Alex and I don’t live very close to most of our immediate family. I grew up in Shropshire, and after…

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  • Art for babies: Andy Warhol and Phillip Haas at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

    August 5, 2012

    Last week we went to the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which is just down the road from us in Dulwich Village. As well as the permanent collection of old masters, there’s currently an Andy Warhol exhibition as well as Phillip Hass sculptures in the Dulwich Picture Gallery garden (the Four Seasons, the giant fruit heads in…

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