Womble Crumble

When I was little I called crumble .. Womble crumble, my mum and I would have it for pudding most Sundays and it’s still one of  my favourites, so when we got some rhubarb from a lady down the roads garden I couldn’t resist. This is a diary free recipe and is very simple to…

Weekend Walks

This weekend we took a trip to Southampton for my brother-in-laws 40th birthday …I went to university in Southampton and met my husband there five years ago, we lived in Southampton together until getting enough money together to move to Nottingham, so now we go back once in a while to visit the other Oakley…

City Kids.

I am so excited that Herb is getting big enough to explore places and hang out with me. We travelled into Nottingham city this week, we normally only go for the shops but after having lived in Notts for over fours years I really want to start exploring and finding out what our home city…

Bye bye baby, hello little man.

As a parent you go between wanting your baby to stay small forever and then wanting them to grow and achieve greatness. Sometimes I find it really difficult to come to terms with my boy not being a baby anymore, he comes out with new words each day and holds full on conversations with his toys,…

Suns out get your gingham out.

Finally some beautiful sunshine has arrived and I have been making the most of it ! Herb has been a dream boat this week and happily playing while this mama has been sunbathing, its been ace. I got to wear my Primark gingham top properly (without a jacket or cardigan over the top) the sleeves…

Leap !!

I had an app called the wonder weeks when Herbie was born, you put in your baby’s due date and then it will tell you when you are likely to see a change in development. Even now at two and a half these leaps still happen, they start with a week of grumpiness and tantrums…

Show us your stripes .

H&M have made my spring trouser dreams come true with these awesome high-waisted striped culottes (£14.99) . They are so comfortable and look great with a basic t-shirt or with a bodysuit like I am wearing (last summers Topshop 1978 body suit got mine in the sale for £5)   I’ve also got a (tiny bit)…