Baby brain, trains and t-shirts

May 17, 2015

Good weekend? Here’s a round-up of life, lately…

2 G, E, F

G, E, FI was pretty thrilled to be at number 4 in the Tots 100 top ten baby blogs for 2015 (out of 10,000 blogs!) It made me really happy, especially as I’m currently up against my usual blogging battles of baby brainno sleep and no time…a massive thank you for reading.

Did you know Thomas the Tank Engine is 70? He doesn’t look it, does he? Last weekend we headed over to his birthday party at the British Museum. A crazy and riotous affair, it took place in the small hours of…the afternoon, with loads of kids running around and harassed parents running after them.

Giant Thomas the Tank Engine

There was a giant Thomas-shaped cake, cinema showings of the episodes, face painting, toys and everyone taking selfies with the giant Thomas (and the Fat Controller photobombing ours). Our mini  Thomas fan had an absolute blast, and the goodie bag kept her entertained for hours on the way home.

A few people asked about the cards that featured in my open letter to sleep, as well as my post on mum milestones. They are Miffy Milestone cards that we were sent recently. There are 30 cards in the box, each marking a specific baby milestone with the iconic Miffy illustrations (you can buy the cards from Amazon). 

I was a massive Miffy fan as a child, and it’s one of the childhood favourites I’m happily passing on.

Miffy Milestone cards

It’s Miffy’s 60th birthday this month, so expect a few more Miffy posts shortly.

Children's Etre Petite t-shirt

A big thanks to etre petite for Eliza’s t-shirt! It’s the new current favourite…

And finally, if you’ve yet to nominate in the MAD Awards, I’d love a nomination in the pregnancy or baby category (which you can do here). Thank you xx.

Recent posts: other people’s Sophies, why we took our daughters to vote, and Florence’s six month baby update.



  • Adrian

    May 18, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Thomas and Miffy are so old! That makes me feel old too! Congratulations on the top ten achievement. One day I’llbreak too 500! 🙂

    1. gillian

      May 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      It makes me feel old too! And thank you 🙂 x

  • Kathryn (@KatGotTheCream)

    May 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Big congrats on being so high up in the top 10 – fab achievement!! X

    1. gillian

      May 21, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you lady! x

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