My first thought, as I walked into the entrance of the St James Theatre in Wellington, was, ‘Wow! All these umbrellas are gorgeous, but they wouldn’t last five minutes outdoors in Wellington for real!’. Thankfully, there were no gusts blowing into the concourse of the St James Theatre for the performance of Singin’ in the Rain, showing […]
Write to Read iPad App – Perfect for recording those special memories
I was delighted to be asked to review a ground-breaking new iPad app, which has just launched on the App Store in the UK, called WriteReader. It is aimed at 3 to 10 year olds (and I have three children in that age bracket!). My children are absolute technology lovers, which I am okay with […]
Things I’m Loving
Loving this gorgeous photo-canvas hanging on our wall, from Bags of Love: The photograph was taken by Dan one stunning evening at Princess Bay at the end of summer. We don’t get to spend many evenings watching the sunset together these days, but when we do it’s always unforgettable in the best possible way (so […]
And the winner of the Borne Naked Liner is….
Here are the results of the Borne Naked Liner Giveaway (if you missed my review of this life changing style solution, you can read it here). All entries were written on an individual piece of paper and put in a Borne Naked Liner… Sophie did the honours and took out the winning ticket… She passed […]
A not so new Mummy gets a wake up call: Cocktails at Naptime
‘Cocktails at Naptime: A woefully inadequate guide to early motherhood,’ should carry a warning: Not advisable to read in the first six week’s postpartum. Guaranteed to make you laugh and burst your stitches. When Finch publishing kindly sent me a copy of Cocktails at Naptime, to read and review, I couldn’t ditch my rubber gloves […]
My new secret weapon…
The Borne Naked Handbag Makeover Challenge has changed my life (or at least answered some of my style prayers – to answer all of them a miracle would be required!). This was a typical Pre-Borne Naked occurrence in my life: I hurriedly dive into the depths of my mega baby bag to retrieve the all […]
Easy on the Ears & Cocktails at Naptime
After four week’s of listening to Sophie’s hacking cough night and day I made the call to the doctors; surely it wouldn’t be ‘just a cold’, ‘just a virus’? Alice had also come down with a thick, vile, mucus producing cold and with babies it’s always worth checking all is okay. They managed to fit […]
‘Into the Wilderness’ and a Giveaway!
UPDATE, 20 October 2010: The winner of the giveaway is…. Leanne from Cottage Tails. Congratulations! The only reading I’ve done in the past six month’s has been young children’s literature with my girls and blogs (the latter mostly by the glow of my iPhone in the middle of the night whilst feeding Alice). When Sarah […]