Making mum friends

I didn’t know if I would make friends when I had a baby.  I have a good group that I have accumulated over the years, a couple from infant school, others from senior school, college, then work and further education. With a varied group I wondered do I have time for another friend? But a…

Review: Mamma Mia at the King’s Theatre, Southsea

I love a good musical and it has been a while since I made a trip to the theatre. So when my mum said about seeing Mamma Mia in Southsea I jumped at the chance. It is an international tour so it is fantastic to see a show like this come to the Kings over…

Running

I have been running for nearly six years now, although since the birth of my son my trainers don’t quite get out as much as they used to. It all started because of my husband. He has done marathons and the week before Christmas we were driving to my mum’s when I saw lots of…

Weaning

Both my husband and I love food so I was excited to start the weaning process with our son. Luckily for me at my work Christmas meal my secret Santa gift was Holly Willoughby’s book Truly Scrumptious Baby: My complete feeding and weaning plan for 6 months and beyond so at least I had something to help…

Race for Life

For those that don’t know Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. There is a 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy where people take on an assault course. I have done the 5k and 10k a number of times in the past, running…

Sorry

I was doing so well with the blog posts but sometimes life gets in the way, so I am sorry for the lack of posts recently. Had an influx of birthdays, and weddings. It is that time of year but aiming to get back on it and get some posts up in the next week…

Breastfeeding – the end

I have talked about my relationship with breastfeeding before here. In my mind I knew I wanted to breastfeed until he was one as by that point I will be back at work full time. I didn’t know how I was going to wean him off the boob but I thought going back to work…

The hen party

Getting engaged is a wonderful thing. You just can’t wait for the big day to arrive when you get to spend time with the people you love and celebrate your…hen do. No of course your wedding is the moment you can’t wait for but in the follow up the hen party is a fantastic way…

Choosing a cover

etc Magazine is a free lifestyle magazine covering Sussex. We have interviews with celebrities, fashion spreads, travel stories and interviews with local people. The cover is nearly always a fashion image but on some occasions we have had a celebrity. In the past we have had Jodie Kidd (she opened a pub locally), Sophie Ellis…

Baby names

When I found out I was pregnant one of the hardest things wasn’t the swollen feet and uncomfortable sleep it was choosing a name. Before we found out the sex we had loads of girls names (we thought we were having a girl) and when it came to boys all we knew was that we…