32 weeks pregnant

Pregnant in a pandemic

When pregnant with Otis, I wrote a few thoughts on anxiety in pregnancy. Little did I know that second time round I’d be pregnant amidst one of the most anxiety-inducing periods of our collective history. Part of the worry is part and parcel of being pregnant, but the pandemic has certainly added a new dimension… … Read more

Victoria pregnant

My fertility journey: PCOS, Clomid and gonadatropins

This is one of those posts where, if you’re here for travel stories, you might want to head over to the travel section instead. However, lots of people have written to me expressing interest in my fertility journey. I struggled to find stories when I was going through all of this, so I’m sharing mine … Read more

How to plan a babymoon

Babymoon ideas and tips for travelling while pregnant

It’s a bit of a silly word, but a babymoon refers to the final holiday a couple takes by themselves  before their baby arrives. When I heard about the concept, I didn’t need convincing to take one. Not only do I take any excuse to travel, but I also genuinely think it’s a great idea … Read more

Travel themed nursery - Baby clothes rail

Stylish, ethical baby gifts

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, especially with the Scandinavian style, which I first admired when visiting Copenhagen. I’m going to write a post soon about … Read more

Victoria pregnant

Big news! We’re having a baby!

I have big news! This little family is becoming three! On 26 January 2018, Steve and I are expecting a baby! As readers of this blog will know, it’s taken a while to get here – 18 months in fact – but patience paid off and after months of hospital appointments, scans and uncertainty, we … Read more

Pregnancy and anxiety

Some thoughts on pregnancy and anxiety

Last week, I was sitting round a table with a group of fellow mums-to-be, relieved to hear that I’m not alone in the thoughts that have been running through my head these past few months of pregnancy. Is the baby still there? Is the baby okay? And how oh how do you get past worrying … Read more

Gender Reveal Cake (Hidden Word Cake)

It’s a…gender reveal cake!

From day one I’ve been convinced I’m having a girl. Steve too. We talked for hours about names and barely touched on the boy’s list, while the girl’s list grew and grew. So when we went to our 17-week gender scan, we were fairly confident we knew the answer. “Baby’s not playing ball,” said the … Read more

How to plan a babymoon

Pregnancy update: The second trimester

This week I say hello to the third trimester of pregnancy. Time has flown and it’s hard to believe we’ll be meeting our baby in less than three month’s time. This post is a little update on how the pregnancy has been so far. I know it won’t be so interesting for all of you … Read more