Eliana at 21 (and 22) Months

Eliana this is you at 21 and 22 (and a bit) months: Again, I could write for days about the way your language is developing because every day you astound me with new words and phrases which will soon become an entirely unremarkable part of your everyday life (unless...
Eliana at 20 Months

Eliana at 20 Months

  Eliana a quick round up of your month, because I’m late and you’ve already tipped over into your 21st month, with that two year marker, the one when we start talking in years rather than months, looming on the horizon. It’s been a bumper month...

Eliana at 19 months

Eliana, this is you at 19 months: You have claimed a set of keys for yourself. They have a purple key fob and they are so important that ‘purple key’ was your first two-word phrase. We (Papa) mindlessly returned them to the friend whose house they unlocked...
Eliana at 18 Months

Eliana at 18 Months

Eliana, this is you at 18 months: Your words are coming thick and fast although to the untrained ear they are still a secret language that only we understand. Apart from happy, which you pronounce ‘appy’ like the French, and which you shout with gleeful...
7 Instamum Accounts to Follow

7 Instamum Accounts to Follow

When I was pregnant I wrote a post about my favourite pregnant instagrammers. Well, call me original, but I’ve now become a fan of the Instamum, that being the official superhero-sounding name for the popular mothers using Instagram these days which is...
My Mamas & Papas Fond Spot and A New Store Opening

My Mamas & Papas Fond Spot and A New Store Opening

I was trying to work out the other day why I feel such brand loyalty towards Mamas and Papas. Yes, it’s just a shop but don’t people feel like that towards John Lewis and M&S? It’s not difficult to see how they manage it. Those stalwarts of the British...