Wednesday, 4 May 2016

BABY: Becoming a dad for the first time (special guest post)


Today I have a special guest post. 
Dann is really heavily included in my blogging being such a massive part of my life. He's featured in posts, and he's played photographer for me more times than I can say. But today he's written a blog post. I've had no say in the direction he's taken apart from the title to help him just a little.

So here it is, pregnancy from the dad's perspective:

Sunday, 1 May 2016

BABY: A gender neutral wishlist #2


I haven't done a wishlist for a little while, but thought it would be appropriate as my baby shower is just round the corner.
Many people think that shopping for gifts for a gender-neutral baby is hard work, but I've actually found it easier than I thought. Yes sometimes the clothes can be a little tricky, but you can see from this wishlist that nice baby clothing is easy to find.

So here's my gender neutral wishlist for Baby Bee.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

BABY: Pregnancy update - February - weeks 28-31


I honestly can't believe how fast the weeks are going in this pregnancy, but we're back at another update already. The last couple of weeks have been pretty good all round to be honest, and we're officially in the third trimester!! In fact we're into single digit weeks til the due date! Now that's a little bit scary.

We've been pretty practical recently having been to our first three antenatal classes and doing a lot of learning. We've also done a bit of shopping to buy the last few large bits for the nursery and made the final payment for our travel system (collecting next month... OMG). I've even started pulling things together for my hospital bag, but still a little way off getting that complete! I have to admit I totally love decorating the nursery, and we've started work on the playroom too!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

FOOD: Yushoi Snapea Rice Snacks for sharing and out & about

Yushoi Snapea Rice Snacks
If you hadn't noticed before I'm a massive fan of food. Especially the naughty stuff. 
But with a baby on the way I am somewhat trying to work a little harder to eat more healthy, not just for my pregnant body, but to get into good habits so we can teach our children to have a healthy outlook towards food. 

When I was approached by Yushoi* I knew this would be a great place to start with some healthier snacking. We first discover Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks in one of our Degustabox subscriptions and we really enjoyed them so were really intrigued to try some of the other flavours available. 

We love oriental food in our house, which you've probably noticed from some of my recent recipe posts (chicken laksa anyone? Or Chinese inspired Green Tea Salmon?) so these green pea and rice backed savoury snacks are right up our street.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

LIFESTYLE: A letter for a gentle man


Today is St George's Day in England. Not a massively celebrated event I will admit, but for me personally it's a day of significance. 

This is quite a personal post inspired by a chapter from the Unmumsy Mum book (it's excellent by the way) and a 4am moment of reminiscing. I think part of it came from a discussion with Dann about summer trips back home when Baby Bee arrives.

So why is St George's Day important to me. Because of my Grandad, Gordon St George Lewis. As you can probably guess from his name he was born on St George's Day. Unfortunately he is no longer with us.