I feel ashamed to say, there are some moments I take for granted this world and boy that I had dreamed of. In the sleep fog I think I forget, or in my internal laments that we cant see my mum as I’d like to, or access London as I’d like to, all those Covid … More 9 months of being a lockdown mum
Since the start of lockdowns last year, I’ve been concerned as to how independent business owners would survive. Indeed many haven’t and continue to close, but many have been lucky to weather the storms, and need our continued support where possible. I decided to start a #followfriday #supportlocal #supportlondonbusinesses post on my Instagram page (find … More Supporting London Independents
It isn’t only that when you are on local only restriction that you realise how much love you have for a place, but it certainly helps! I know I’m not the only one feeling the same way, and I’m constantly writing little lists of where I’d like to get back to, or try for the … More 10 London venues to visit post lockdown
Spitalfields, which encompasses the areas around Liverpool Street and Brick Lane, is by far one of my favourite London areas. I love the carefully preserved Huguenot housing streets which exist from the early 18th century as part of London’s then booming silk weaving industry, the multiple bars and restaurants, the markets available and the amazing … More Guide to Spitalfields
This is the alternative guide for those who have been to London a few times and done the classic and much touted London tourist attractions, and also those who know London well/fairly well, and are looking for more London inspo! Of course at current, all of these will be closed due to national UK lockdown, … More My alternative London highlights guide!
For a variety of reasons, I still prefer to travel with someone and Sonny is just over 5 months old. We have done small solo trips locally, and a couple of longer rail ones, but largely it manages my anxiety of Sonny’s dislike of the pram by having someone with us! On the positive, we’ve … More How to prepare for travelling with a baby in London
It’s been quite hard to get this list nailed to 11, as of course there are sooo many possibilities! Please check out the websites listed for what each venue/location may currently be offering during lockdown and post lockdown periods! Post updated October 2020. 1.Victoria Park Victoria Park or Vicky Park as it is known to … More 11 of the best things to do/eat/see in East London!
Here are some of my favourite teas I’ve enjoyed in my favourite city over the last few years! I’ve loved going back and doing a little trip down memory lane when writing this. Latest addition to this post is October 2020, and will be added to continually. 1. Claridges, Bond St, https://www.claridges.co.uk/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/ Visited: a … More 6 of my favourite London afternoon teas
Updated November 2020! If you check my Instagram, you’ll see quite clearly that one of my favourite things to do in London is to get myself to a cocktail bar! I have many favourites, and a to-visit list for recommended places. This short list is generally for the more special occasions, where you’ll be paying … More 11 of the best cocktail bars in London
If you’re looking for extra special brunch suggestions, read on! Post added to October 2020, and I’ll be striving to update it all the time! Brunch is my favourite part of the day, and I love finding new places in London to visit. Here are my top London brunch favourites so far! Dalloway Terrace I’ve … More London’s best brunch venues!
This is for you if you’re a new mum and struggling a little with the shift from going to having lots of independent and free time, to being very hands on with your new bundle. This is most definitely for you if you are struggling to achieve even small objectives like brushing teeth! This is … More How to be productive with a new baby!
The concept of self care, wellness and optimum health (both mental and physical) has come up tons, as you’d expect, from this initial start to motherhood. I’m super happy for that, because I want to be the healthiest I can be, both for myself and my bodies recovery, and for Sonny and those around me. … More How to maintain your well-being as a new mum
We were besieged with cards and gifts following the arrival of our son Sonny in May- spoilt rotten and so grateful for all of them, to celebrate the safe birth of our little boy. For a solid week the doorbell rang every day and it really was like Christmas! Each and every gift was so … More 5 of the best gift ideas for new parents and baby!
If anything, the pregnancy and the ensuing weeks post birth has taught me even more that you cannot control anything in this life, so simply to succumb to taking each day as it comes! As a previous semi control freak and super independent person, that was and is quite difficult at times, but I’m getting … More My Fourth trimester reflections as a new mum