Welcome to the world Freddie Benjamin

Knowing the date when your baby boy is going to be born is really surreal. It was a date we were given in mid-December as I had elected to have a caesarean section given my polyhydramnios diagnosis and the fact that baby boys position in…

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The Next Chapter is ahead

In just a few short days, our family make up will change forever. There will be another little boy in our family, another precious son for both Shilts and I to love and cherish, a little brother for Olly to adore and grow up with.…

18 things for 2018

Happy New Year! To kick off the new year, I wanted to document some goals that I’m going to work on throughout the year. They’re both personal and work / blog related and I always think if I write them down, they’re more permanent than…

Reflecting on the year // 2017

It’s New Years Eve, the final day of 2017 and so of course, it’s natural to reflect on the year gone by. Like many it’s been a year of ups and downs but a year full of progress for us all in more ways than…

The Me and Mine Project // December 2017

And just like that we’re done. Another month finished and another year has gone by. Where has the year gone? We’ve had a fantastic December. I’ve spent the month on annual leave from work ahead of our baby boys arrival and we’ve spent our weekends…

Snowed in..

Sometimes when I hear the weather forecast I take note of it but rarely believe it. This weekend, living in the West Midlands we were forecast to get a lot of snow, with it predicted to snow for over 24 hours. Being 8 months pregnant,…

Bistrot Pierre Birmingham // eating out as a …

*A collaborative review Having recently returned from France, we were delighted when we were invited to our local Bistrot Pierre for a family meal. Our local restaurant is canalside in Birmingham, situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building with views out over the water…