Start as you mean to go on … Week 1

So healthwise I started the year by being sick, naturally. Having spent Christmas coughing up gak and feeling very wheezy and out of breath (‘just a virus’!) I went to bed early on New Year’s Eve, in preparation for our skiing holiday. Whilst watching The Sound of Music on New Year’s Day I started feeling … Continue reading Start as you mean to go on … Week 1

How to Find a Nanny Part II

Following on from How to Find a Nanny Part I - http://wp.me/p1MPyQ-5X So apart from actually finding a person to mind your children, what are the other things you need to take into consideration?  Far from an exhaustive list, here are a few things to think about;  Salary.  The best thing to do here is talk … Continue reading How to Find a Nanny Part II

Secrets of a Successful Playgroup

Hosting a playgroup is one of the best ways of getting to know people and finding friends for your children. Of course your kids will always prefer to play with someone else’s toys but they also enjoy the opportunity to have friends round and show theirs off! It really doesn’t take too much effort, but … Continue reading Secrets of a Successful Playgroup

Oscar Jack

Oscar Jack Wilson was born on Wednesday 4th January 2012 by elective c-section at Samitivej Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. He weighed 4kgs and was 52cms long. Healthy and happy he’s breastfeeding like a pro and all the family are delighted and exhausted in equal measure. Alfie in particular has been a great big brother and is … Continue reading Oscar Jack

Blowing My Own Trumpet

18.11.11 Blowing my own trumpet Almost a year in our new home and I can’t believe how quickly that time has gone. There was a period, early on, when time seemed to have slowed to a standstill but after the first three months I think it accelerated and here we are, a month away from … Continue reading Blowing My Own Trumpet

Baby’s Birthday

So, following the diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes, the next bombshell was that we’ll be having a planned C-section at 38 weeks. This is because GD babies are always on the big side, and as we know already I tend to throw a big foal (in the immortal words of my father, though he was talking … Continue reading Baby’s Birthday