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All Aboard! A day out on the East Lancashire Railway

We’re always looking for days out around Manchester that are a bit different and manage to keep us all happy, usually including a lovely lunch halfway through if we can! Joe had his heart set on a trip on a steam train that runs along the East Lancashire railway that isn’t too far from our…

DIY: Ikea Play Kitchen Hack

I wanted to do a little Ikea play kitchen hack (or Duktig as it’s known to its friends) for Eva’s birthday in September but because I wanted to make it look like our kitchen, I completely ran out of time! I decided to give it another go for Christmas…

wtf can I do with… A can of chickpeas

I’m trying something a bit different and starting a new little series! wtf can I do with… is going to be (hopefully if life allows) a regular series to give you a few ideas to make pretty boring stuff slightly more interesting.

Usually when Eva’s napping I spend a…

13 THINGS A NEW MUM REALLY WANTS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

After you’ve been through the rather traumatic unique experience of childbirth you are suddenly a mum. Overnight you’re miraculously in charge of a beautiful little human being and even though it’s amazing, it’s also pretty bloody tough. The good massively outweighs the bad and even the tiniest little baby smile (no,…

THE VEGAN FEAST AT COMPTOIR LIBANAIS

For those of you who are vegan or dairy free full time, I salute you! I’ve been dairy free for the past few months and my desire for chocolate and cheese is unreal, but the options available this year compared to when I tried being vegan for a few…

Goals For The Year Ahead

Yes I am a little bit late to the party but hey, we have a whole year to do these things, why rush into them? Also, the baby kind of gets in the way and time disappears in a whirlwind of nappies and toothless grins.

I don’t have anything groundbreaking…

The Best Gifts to Get New Parents

We’ve had this little monster in our lives for over two months now and thanks to a few rainy days in Manchester, I’ve been contemplating the past two months and thinking about what wisdom I can pass on to anyone expecting a baby or knows someone who is.

I have…

The Future of Dating in Manchester

Earlier this week my sister and I were chatting about everything and nothing over buckets of tea and mince pies (don’t judge), she had the day off work so came to keep me company with Eva before collecting her girlies from school. We started talking about my blog and…

Hello Motherhood

This year has absolutely flown by, I can’t believe it’s already mid October, I have a 5 week old and I’m nearly 30! I’ve been very quiet on here recently because it seems babies do not like having a laptop balanced on them and give you very little time…