You’re probably sick to death of hearing about this bloody birthday party by now but it nearly killed me so you have to sit through at least one more post on the topic! I’ve already shared my ideas for Lu’s outfit, plans for her gifts and how my cake making escapades went. Today it’s time to see what we got up to at the royal wedding  Luisa’s first birthday party.   Venue Initially… View Post

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As I said in a recent post I took it upon myself to make Luisa’s first birthday cake. If you follow me on social media at all you might have seen that my baking journey was a bit of rollercoaster but we got there in the end. If you’re a baking novice like me I can’t say I’d advise making a birthday cake especially not a first birthday cake! Honestly it… View Post

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I really do love a good pound shop/bargain store, you can pick up so many affordable things and often find hidden gems. If you’re anything like me, though, you go in for 3 things and come out with 13. I think this is probably the key to their success!   In my recent post about our holiday to Crete I mentioned that we brought our own paddling pool for Luisa. It… View Post

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Now you are one. At first you were a tiny spark of a baby, now you’re a wonderful joyful storm. There’s no part of my life that you haven’t transformed simply by being. Over the last 365 days I’ve spent at least 14 hours daily attending to your every need and yet it’s me who owes you everything. I miss those newborn days so much, I already miss the you of yesterday. And… View Post

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If you’ve seen my social media recently you’ll know that today, May 12th, is Luisa’s big day. I know everyone says this but I have no idea where the last year has gone. Sometimes I can still hardly believe she’s really here so I don’t know how I’ll wrap my head around the fact that she’s a real live 1 year old! In an effort to distract myself from having… View Post

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