• 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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  • The Olympic torch relay: Crystal Palace

    July 26, 2012

    I realised I must be a proper mum when I got excited about taking five-month old Eliza along to see the Olympic Torch this week. It’s hardly like she’ll remember it, is it? But it seemed like a nice thing to do; plus it’s something to tell her about in years to come (hi, future…

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    A Baby on Board: privacy, PR and disclosure policy

    July 22, 2012

    PRIVACY POLICY Gill Crawshaw, A Baby on Board understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. I respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits my site www.ababyonboard.com, and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and…

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  • Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2012

    June 20, 2012

    Last weekend was the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, an annual event which takes place in Westow Park and various places around the CP Triangle. It’s been running for a couple of years now, but this was the first time we’ve not been away while it was on. It’s fair to say that Glastonbury 1998 put…

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  • Saturday (brunch at The Charlotte Street Hotel)

    May 21, 2012

    Saturday was a day of new and old experiences, most notably Eliza’s first trip to central London. The pair of us headed off to the Charlotte Street Hotel for a late birthday lunch for one of my friends (along with another friend who currently lives in Dubai, so hadn’t yet met the baby).

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  • First night out minus baby

    May 9, 2012

    Thanks to some strategic power expressing, last week saw the momentous  occasion of my first night out minus baby. The NCT dads in our group have had beers on a couple of occasions, so purely in the interests of balance and fairness – of course! – it was the mums turn this time (the men +…

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