I've had a lovely two week break, but tomorrow its back to reality. I cuddled Isobel for a lot longer tonight knowing I won't be spending all day with her. We haven't had this much time off together as a family since I was on maternity leave, so there maybe a few tears in the … Continue reading Back to Routine
I'm taking a much needed two week break in Ireland with family. Routine and nap time have gone out the window, but its lovely to see Isobel playing with her cousins. Even though they are all older than her and boys she can keep up with them and still demand her own way, my little … Continue reading Happy Holidays
We're getting out of the city this weekend for another camping break. The sun is shining and I hope the clearer air will help with Isobel's cough. Enjoy the long weekend and extra time with your little one's. Fingers crossed camping goes just aswell second time round, I'll write another blog about it next week!
In my pre-baby life myself and my husband were determined that our lives shouldn't change that much once we had a baby. We really wanted to continue to do the things we loved with the baby such as travelling, camping, hiking and a mix of outdoor activity. So last weekend, when most people thought we … Continue reading A long weekend camping
We're back a few days now and Isobel has settled well back into her routine. We have learnt so much from this holiday about what you really need travelling with you. Below are my essentials: Travel kettle/flask. Favourite cuddly toy/whatever their normal sleep association is. Own car seat. Buy formula & nappies when you first … Continue reading Arrivederci Italy
It's so lovely when you walk into a place, sit down and just gasp "aah" as a sigh of relief. This is how I feel about our apartment booking in Florence. We have decided apartment style holidays are the way forward with babies. After spending 3 nights in Arezzo in a small double room and … Continue reading Home away from home
Life certainly is sweet in Italy when you get served a couple of slices of apple cake for breakfast. I don’t think I have been anywhere where so much cake is served in the morning! How do Italians stay so slim?? Luckily we had planned a walking tour of Siena today, to burn off all … Continue reading Livin’ La Dolce Vita
You know you have come a little unprepared when 3 days in your saying "next time I go on holidays I will bring". With all my planning and lists I forgot to bring our travel changing mat! And Italy is not really set up for small babies travelling around. I have yet to find a … Continue reading The adventure continues..
Ciao from Italia!The day of travel started quite well when I had to wake Isobel earlier than normal. I tried a gentle approach rather than a grab from cot and trying to keep her asleep. So I turned on a light in the hall, and gently told her we were going on holidays. She slowly … Continue reading First Family Holiday
I did my first flight today with Isobel and glad to report she was as chilled out as she normally is. I love seeing her little personality develop. She is one relaxed child and had smiles for everyone from security to flight staff. I have to admit I was really worried about how I would … Continue reading Flying solo