• London with a toddler (aka things to do in London when you’re two)

    January 6, 2014

    London with a toddler…what are the best things to do in London when you’re two (or a baby or small child?) London with a toddler I wrote a post last year about the best things to see and do in London with babies, and had loads of great suggestions that we tried out. Now E’s…

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  • Grand designs; our new year, new house renovation project

    January 3, 2014

    When I was very young, my parents decided to design and build two of our childhood homes from scratch. For an IT consultant and part time PA it was a pretty adventurous move (this was way back in the 80’s, years and years before Kevin McCloud, Kirsty and Phil and Sarah Beeny had ever graced…

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  • A moving Christmas story

    December 24, 2013

    So we are all moved and all in, and although it was touch and go for a really long time, we actually managed it just before Christmas. The move itself went really smoothly, especially as we took everyone’s advice and hired packers (who were so efficient that they even packed a bag of recycling from…

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  • Flat out

    December 12, 2013

    We’ve been so caught up in the rollercoaster of the will it work out…will it fall through of our house move that we only dared to think about actually moving when we finally exchanged last week. Which means the last few days have been pretty hectic. We have a big moving ‘to do’ list, and a…

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  • A moving story

    December 4, 2013

    So the really big news that I can actually now talk about is that today we have finally, finally, finally exchanged on our flat. In just under two weeks time – on my birthday, no less  – we’ll be moving down the hill and up the road to an actual house. Still in London, but…

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  • Christmas for children at Kensington Palace

    December 1, 2013

    From one palace to another; on Saturday we headed to the children’s Christmas festivities at the west London royal residence (home of William, Kate, Harry and now baby George). Christmas at Kensington Palace has a ‘Game of Crowns’ theme, inspired by King William III’s winter palace of 1699. Throughout the palace there’s a series of games…

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  • Home Alone 3: two teeth and some tantrums

    November 29, 2013

    How’s everyone’s week been? Ours has been…interesting. It’s been good and bad, up and down (literally; on Wednesday night I was at the top of The Shard, which was amazing).

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