Working for yourself and blogging comes with lots of perks – flexibility, creativity, freedom – but one of the downsides is not having the security of a full-time job and all the benefits that brings. … [Read more...] about How does a blogger take maternity leave? My plans for the next six months
I used to think baby stuff was all garish colours and noisy, plastic toys, but shopping for our little one has opened my eyes to a whole world of beautifully designed items. I’ve become obsessed, … [Read more...] about Stylish, ethical baby gifts
How to spend a perfect 2-3 weeks in Italy, road tripping from Florence to the Amalfi Coast via Tuscany, Rome and Naples. From the food to the country’s expertise in living la dolce vita, Italy is one … [Read more...] about An Italian road trip: from Florence to the Amalfi coast
Italian food makes me giddy. I’m obsessed. The pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and coffee are among my favourite foods in the world. It’s one of the reasons Steve and I return to Italy again and again and … [Read more...] about What food to avoid when pregnant in Italy?
I’ve been going to festivals since I was about 16. I’ve been to the rowdy ones like Reading, the biggest one at Glastonbury, and in more recent years the folksy or arty ones like End of the Road and … [Read more...] about What’s it like to go to a festival pregnant? My experience at Latitude
When I told people I was going to stay at London Zoo for the night in its new lodge next to the lions, the most common reaction was “Oh my, aren’t you scared?”. And while fear hadn’t crossed my mind, … [Read more...] about Would you stay overnight at a zoo?
One of the reasons we were drawn to Bali was a school. We're not planning on having kids anytime soon nor do we even know if that's a path we'll go down, but we realised when we were in San Pancho … [Read more...] about Is this the best school in the world?
In May, Steve and I joined his Mum, Dad, two brothers and their wives, and one baby for a family holiday to Tuscany. It's about time we shared the photos. We stayed in this villa in a charming … [Read more...] about A family holiday in Tuscany: a photo story