The Bucket List: Seaside Trip

We’ve had a couple of days wrapped up inside thanks to blocked noses and sore throats, so yesterday when we all woke up feeling marginally better a little spontaneity was in order. I decided to take the opportunity to surprise the boys with a trip to the seaside (also an item on the bucket list)….

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Mummy’s Not OK

To my children, I love you. I love you to the moon and back, I love you to the end of space and time. I wish everyday could be our best day together. But it’s not everyday I can take you on an adventure to explore a little known corner of our city, or to…

Does going on holiday without my children make me a bad mother? 

You may have recently read the Daily Mail (I know, I know!) article about the families that bring their nanny on holiday with them so that they can have a stress-free holiday, the children have fun and everybody is happy. Not according to the readers, some of the comments that I saw were in the region…

London Underground 

I recently shared a photograph of my children on the tube after a unpleasant experience which prompted me to ask the question “Was I wrong to ask for a seat for my children?”. I received a mix of responses, a few inferring neglectful parenting and assuming that I am somebody with an attitude problem raising…

Foodie Friday: Rabot 1745

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Rabot 1745 has been on my radar for a number of years now, but I have never had the chance to sample the delights they have on offer. If you’re not familiar with Rabot 1745, it’s Hotel Chocolat’s restaurant that serves cacao-inspired cuisine in the midst of London’s Borough Market. In other…

The Bucket List: Spa Day 

Continuing with our bucket list before W starts school, we decided this was an activity B could take part in as well. He’s been begging to get his nails done just like me so I thought a spa day at home would cover this request nicely. You will need: Bubble bath As many towels as…

Father’s Day In A Single Parent Household

I remember Father’s Day growing up, we often made some sort of ‘craft’ to bring home to dad and mum would get our photo taken to be stuck on one of those popular (at the time) ‘World’s Best Dad’ musical mugs. As we got older, we were able to tailor our gifts towards his actual…

Mum vs. Kids – Sick Day

This morning I woke up feeling unwell. As a mum I don’t get to have a day off even though I just wanted to spend all day in bed, especially as a single parent. I realised that my sick days are very different to the boys sick days! Morning Gentle wake up for the children,…

New Beginnings

When I left my ex and moved back to London, W was still an only child, we had a few more weeks left until B would join us. I took him to Greenwich Park, I wanted him to experience the park that had been a large part of my childhood. I took this photo of…

The Attack in London

We were in Borough Market a few hours before the attack, I decided it was time to have a conversation with the Little Londoners (W, 4 and B, 2) and I have written about the approach I took.

“I am grateful that I could shift the focus from the bad to the good. To persevere their innocence and the magic of London as seen through a child’s eye…”

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Travel Backpack

The London print mini backpacks from Cath Kidston are perfect to hold everything that they need and easy for them to carry themselves. The backpacks are a lot more spacious than they seem at first and I used these handy resealable bags from Ikea to keep everything organised. So what’s in the backpack? We were…

Foodie Friday: Busaba Eathai

I was first introduced to Busaba Eathai during my teen years when it was just a restaurant on Wardour Street, it is now a recognisable chain of several restaurants throughout London and I was recently able to introduce the Little Londoners to the Shepherds Bush restaurant. We arrived at around 11.40am, although 20 minutes before the…