Mother’s Day for the single parent (or those with an inconsiderate ‘partner’)

Mother’s Day, a day of joy for most, a day of disappointment for some. My very first Mother’s Day, W (5) was still on oxygen in his 4th NICU (that’s neonatal intensive care unit for those who don’t know). I made an effort for both his grandmothers, bath sets, chocolates, flowers and cards and yet…

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‘Eventcrashers’ aka Good Sh*t Happens

It’s no secret amongst our closest friends that my sisters and I have always managed to find ourselves rubbing shoulders with celebs and VIPs. An after-party in Tape, London or enjoying a VIP table in Ibiza. We’ve been there and we’ve done it, usually a combination of timing, luck and connections, but now it’s time…

Event Edit: Big Fish Little Fish Hackney – Drum n Bass

The concept of a family-friendly rave has intrigued me for quite a while, the Little Londoners were ecstatic at the idea of ‘going out’ with me rather than the usual, yet rare, babysitter (read: abandonment) scenario. That’s where Big Fish Little Fish come in, their events promise top DJs and licensed bars for the ‘Big…

The Little Londoners, The Mondrian and The Lorax

The Mondrian is one of my favourite hotels to stay at when I need a sneaky treat or two. So I jumped at the chance to take advantage of their dinner, bed, breakfast and tickets to see The Lorax offer!  Anybody knows me that I’m not happy unless I’m spinning as many as (too full)…

Starting School: Schultüte 

A Schultüte is a wonderful German tradition for the first day of school. My grandmother is German and so it’s a tradition that we are passing down and I intend to keep within our family. I remember receiving mine when I first started, so of course I had to make one for W (4) on his…

Bucket List: Into the Wild Summer Festival

So, this was an item I had added to the bucket list and then immediately regretted! I didn’t know how on earth I was going to manage two under 5s by myself for a whole weekend of camping. I didn’t even have any camping gear, so it was a quick stop at Decathlon for the…

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)….

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…

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…

The Bucket List: Museum Challenge

As we continue to make our way through the list, we came to ‘The Museum Challenge’. Living in London we are fortunate enough to have three, free museums all within walking distance of each other, on our doorstep. Our challenge was to visit all three in one day! First up was the Science Museum, we…