Week 23 – a killer cough

It’s kind of Sod’s law that in the week that Ioan starts to sleep so much better, both Andrew and I come down with a stinking cough and cold that means we can’t sleep! Even better, because I am breastfeeding I can’t take any medication either (although I am off to the doctor tonight for […]

Week 22 – no bangers on this barbecue

I do love a good barbecue, but my experience of good ones is somewhat limited. Although I can cook steak or burgers and bangers to perfection on a barbecue (no burnt outside / raw inside for me), some halloumi on the grill is about as adventurous as I get. Luckily our friends Darren and Laura […]

Week 21 – The Frog Restaurant by Adam Handling (review)

Sometimes when you are getting no sleep, no sleep, and more no sleep, the only answer is to go out and get drunk! Okay, that’s not quite what I did at The Frog Restaurant, but my mummy friends and I did treat ourselves to the tasting menu and drinks pairing, which was quite a lot […]

Week 20 – more new teeth and even less sleep

Just two weeks ago I posted that Ioan’s fifth and sixth teeth were making an appearance. Well, teeth seven and eight have popped out now too. I say popped out, but anyone with a teething baby will know that teeth do not just pop out. Ioan has been a crying, ear-pulling, bundle of misery, unless […]

Week 19 – the hungry games

I know that I have been eating a lot lately, but put that down to an increased appetite from breastfeeding, and no will control due to chronic lack of sleep (thanks Ioan). But only by trying to restrict my food intake have I realised how many snacks and treats I have been putting away, and […]

Week 11-17 2017 – time flies when you’re having fun

Wow, my plan to write two or three blog posts every week has failed miserably. I blame the baby, but to be fair on Ioan we have been out and about so much lately, it seems like I never have time to write a new post. But, it won’t be long now before I return […]

Week 10 2017 – shitty dinners

However much you enjoy cooking, if you haven’t slept more than an hour straight during the night then you’re not going to be in the best mood for slaving over a hot stove.  So over the last week Ioan has been having his fair share of ‘ready meals’ (Ella’s Kitchen pouches – which are actually […]

Week 8 2017 – a dinner party disaster

I love having friends over for food – I take a lot of pleasure in planning and preparing a meal, and serving it to my friends. I am a confident cook, so rarely worry about potential kitchen disasters: I just prepare as much as possible in advance so that I can spend most of my […]