• We love the Carnaby Street Christmas lights

    November 23, 2012

    What are your favourite London Christmas lights? Possibly a controversial choice, but I love the creative quirkiness of the Carnaby Street ones over the crowd-pleasing illuminations of nearby Oxford Street and Regent Street. Previous Carnaby ones have included giant marshmallow snowmen and hanging astronaut Santas, and this year they didn’t disappoint; there’s a Rolling Stone…

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  • Home Alone 2: Lost In…south east London?

    November 22, 2012

    Photos, from left: spotting a rare smile in the supermarket / my surprise bedfellow (I’m sleeping in her nursery – aka the old spare room – while my parents are here and found the Eliza duck in the sofa bed one night) / our final Tuesday NCT mum meet-up as everyone starts going back to…

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  • What (not) to Expect When You’re Expecting

    November 1, 2012

    What did you least expect when you were pregnant? For me it was the following: Going off one of my favourite things – avocados – to the extent that even now, the thought of them makes me feel queasy The multitude of bizarre pregnancy symptoms I had. Extreme thirst? Dry nose? Incredibly intense dreams? Yep, all…

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  • Talk Mum guest post – The Baby Show

    November 1, 2012

    As previously mentioned, this week I’ve written a guest post over on TalkMum.com, all about the The Baby Show in London. Talk Mum is a community for parents and parents-to-be, supported by Pregnacare vitamins  (something I seem to have been taking constantly over the past couple of years). We were actually going to go to The Baby…

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  • London art for babies: the Tate Modern

    October 24, 2012

    When it comes to London’s art galleries and museums, the Tate Modern is right up there with my favourites.  Last time we went I was 37 weeks pregnant – which seems about three lifetimes away now – so when Nick and I were planning to meet up on a Saturday, we thought it was a good…

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    What’s in a baby name? Nicknames for Eliza

    October 18, 2012

    Looking for nicknames for Eliza…? Eliza: what does the baby name mean? Are you thinking of using the baby name Eliza, or looking for nicknames for Eliza? First, some background on the name. Eliza is an English baby name with Hebrew origins, meaning ‘pledged to God’ or ‘God is my oath.’ Although it is sometimes…

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  • The Best Post-baby Swimwear

    October 14, 2012

    Are you looking for the best post baby swimwear? When it came to taking Eliza to the swimming pool, I was faced with an unexpected clothing crisis. I had no post baby swimwear! I try out post baby swimwear The last time I’d even been swimming* was during our pre-pregnancy holiday in Miami. And I…

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