Toddler L’s Growing Vocab At 21-Months Old

At the start of the year, I wrote a post about Toddler L’s first words. As a 16-month old, she’d started vocalising a couple of things which could be classed as actual words rather than just random baby noises. Considering how much Toddler L’s communication, vocab and understanding has advanced during the last few months, I […]

Review: Water Babies Swimming Lessons Chapter 4

For the last year, Toddler L and I have been doing Water Babies baby swimming lessons – most recently, Chapter 4. To clarify, this has mainly been for her benefit, although I’ll admit that I’m quite partial to surfing with Bubba the Whale or chasing rubber ducks around the pool. Shhh, don’t tell anyone. Since starting our […]

(Trying To) Get Creative With Toddler L’s Sandwiches At Lunchtime

Before I start, let me state how much I hate myself right now. Having spent the first 18 or so years of my life living up North, the fact that I’m referring to the mealtime in the afternoon as ‘lunch’ rather than ‘dinner’ pains me significantly. Anyway, that’s enough self loathing, for now. Let me […]

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Having realised that a nine month old Baby L was an artistic genius after she painted a canvas picture for our living room wall last year, we’ve done our best to encourage her talents. She’s not yet at the level of world-renowned artists like Mister Maker or Neil Buchanan, but she’s certainly enjoying getting arty. Although I’m […]

Review: Little Tikes Cape Cottage Outdoor Playhouse

Having recently landscaped our garden to transform it into a family-friendly outside space, it was inevitable that it’d soon be taken over by Toddler L. As Summer approaches, we hope to spend a lot of our time in the garden, so it makes sense to get a few outdoor toys for the sprog to play […]

‘The Three Little Pigs’ Sub For British Sandwich Week

Every day, week and month seem to be ‘sponsored’ by something these days. ‘Something Awareness Month’ or ‘National Something Week’ – surely I can’t be the only one who was happy when Tuesday was just plain, old boring Tuesday? Having said that, something I can TOTALLY get on board with is British Sandwich Week. Running from 8th to […]

7 (More) Random Thoughts From Watching Kid’s TV

At the end of last year, I wrote a post about some of the random thoughts I’ve had when watching kid’s TV with Toddler L. This included things like ‘is Mr Tumble’s spotty bag code for genital warts’ and that ‘the Furchester Hotel must have some really bad reviews on TripAdvisor because of the spontaneous […]

Landscaping Our Garden: Furnishings And Accessories

Having recently completed our garden landscaping project – which you can catch up on here, here, here and here – the next step was to get the finishing touches. All of those odds and ends needed to turn our brand spanking new outdoor space into an actual liveable and usable area. It may sound a little pretentious, but our garden […]