• On making time for yourself as a new mum

    November 8, 2013

    How do you find time for yourself as a new mum? This is surely the million dollar question. I’m not talking about going on a luxurious spa break or weekend yoga retreat, or even that tired advertising cliche of busy mums and ‘me time.’ I’m just talking about taking a few snatched seconds to sit…

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  • To Eliza, at 18 years

    July 18, 2013

    Hey there Eliza, what’s it like in 2030?

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  • Bump to baby to birthday number one

    February 19, 2013

    Here’s the past nineteen months in blog posts: Bump: 12 weeks (in utero) my pregnancy week by week and my pregnancy diary in Pregnancy & Birth magazine Birth: Welcome to the world, Eliza and her birth story Baby: Eliza at one month, three months, rolling over, five months, six months, her first tooth, eight months, 11 months (and…

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  • How to be one

    February 4, 2013

    1) Open birthday presents in your own unique style (show a fleeting bit of interest in ripping the paper, be absolutely fascinated by pulling cards out of the envelopes, put everything straight in your mouth) 2) Try your first tiny bit of birthday cake and really kind of like it, especially the pink frosting 3)…

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  • Transfer deadline day

    January 31, 2013

    Today is the football transfer deadline day. What’s that you say, football? Really? Yes! It’s a day I’ll now always remember as a year ago today it was also Eliza’s due date, which was coincidentally fitting for a baby with a sports-obsessed father, grandfather and uncles.

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  • Eliza, 11 months (and three weeks!)

    January 24, 2013

    It seems I’ve blinked and all of a sudden we have a mini toddler in our midst. A really nearly one-year-old. And she is just brilliant at this age; a complete and utter joy. I do a lot of looking at her, wondering where this tiny little constantly moving creature emerged from. She’s full of…

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  • Baby steps

    January 19, 2013

    So we’ve had quite a week! There were lots of things I was going to write about in this post. Like how we’re getting on so much better following Eliza’s first full three days at nursery (once she’s distracted she really likes it, once I’m distracted I’m not quite as emotional as I was last…

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