Well folks it’s almost December which marks a year living back in Belfast. We moved home from Edinburgh when Luisa was about 6 months old to be closer to family and have a lower cost of living.     This time last year we had a bit of a mad scramble to find somewhere to rent so close to Christmas. This meant our choices were limited. We’ve been happy in our…

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I don’t know about you but I am a massive child when it comes to Halloween and Christmas. I love this whole period and really enjoy getting into the spirit of things this time of year. Every year I always love putting together a costume and makeup look – i rarely buy something ready made. Some of my favourite costumes in the past have been; zombie (obviously), R2D2, sugar skull…

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Luisa might be a long way off starting school but September still means a return to routine for us. The l.o.n.g summer is drawing to a close and that means all our little clubs and groups will be starting back very soon. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had a lovely summer but it can really drag when your other half is at work 8 hours a day and you’ve no…

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I don’t know about you but I’ve always taken the ‘start them young’ approach with Luisa. I don’t really see the point in dumbing things down too much or babying her because toddlers are capable of so much and they are constantly learning and growing. If keep waiting until you think they are ready to give them the opportunity to acquire new skills you’ll only hold them back. A healthy…

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