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And Then There Were Three: My Birth Story

And Then There Were Three: My Birth Storyfeatured

On Thursday 13th October 2016 I gave birth to Felix Otso Len. My third child and second son. Here is my birth story. 38+3 I had put Ezra to bed and was just in the process of getting Violet to bed at 7:30pm. I was feeling good. Not too tired or achy and I was Read more

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A Letter to Ezra

A Letter to Ezrafeatured

Dear Ezra Things are changing. Can you sense it? The house suddenly has all this baby stuff in it and Mummy and Daddy have been busily changing your bedroom around so you can share with Sissy. There’s bunk beds and soon you’ll be moved out of your cosy cot into a great big bed! We Read more

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Preparing Violet for School

Preparing Violet for Schoolfeatured

I am now mum to a school aged child.  I find this really astounding that I have a child who goes to school!  It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was at school, but time flies and here we are! Over the summer Joe and I spent a lot of time carefully and gently Read more

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A Conversation with a Toddler

A Conversation with a Toddlerfeatured

I collected Ezra from nursery this evening. This is the conversatin we had in the car. Me: What did you do at nursery today Ezra? Ezra: ‘aintin’ Me: Painting? Ezra: Yeah! Me: Who did you do painting with? Ezra: Nina Me: Edina? Is Edina your friend? Ezra: Yeah. Nina. Me: Who else is your friend? Read more

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Thackeray’s Restaurant – Royal Tunbridge Wells

Thackeray’s Restaurant – Royal Tunbridge Wellsfeatured

It was my birthday this week. I was really very spoilt by Joe! I got my lovely Storksak Elizabeth bag back in August but he also arranged to have one of Violet’s drawings made into a brooch. It’s not just any old drawing, this is me with the baby in my tummy! I’m not huge into jewellery. Read more

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20 Facts About Me

20 Facts About Mefeatured

I’ve been nominated by Naomi at Not A Perfect Mum to write 20 facts about me. So here goes! 1) I hold dual nationality – British and Finnish. Most people know this about me, but I had to write it first. It’s important! 2) The children are also dual nationals. Joe and I felt it was really Read more

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I Love Greenwich

I Love Greenwichfeatured

I’m a born and bred Greenwich girl. Literally. I just love it. And the older I get the more and more I appreciate this beautiful pocket of London. As a child I remember going to Greenwich Park with friends for picnics, playing ‘it’, hide and seek, sitting on our skateboards and zooming down the hills. Read more

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Reusable Swim Nappies on Holiday

Reusable Swim Nappies on Holidayfeatured

While we were preparing everything for our holiday in Spain I had to decide what to do about swim nappies. Our villa had a pool and we were by the sea so there was bound to be plenty of opportunities to go swimming. The thought of packing loads of disposable swim nappies was off putting Read more

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Flying with Young Children

Flying with Young Childrenfeatured

I’m typing half of this on the plane. On my left is Joe with a finally sleeping Ezra on his lap. And on my right is Violet engrossed in Frozen. This morning we made our way by bus, train and shuttle bus from Bromley to London Luton Airport. The whole journey went very smoothly. The Read more

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Coolings Nature Trail

Coolings Nature Trailfeatured

One of our favourite local places to visit with the children is Coolings Green & Pleasant Nature Trail in Knockholt. It’s a wooded area with loads of places for children to explore and discover, and has an amazing cafe and shop! We arrived there at 9.15am bright and early to make the most of the Read more

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