8 signs you’re not a first time parent.

8 signs you’re not a first time parent.

Recently a few of my friends have birthed babies.
Some for the first time and some for the second. Watching them both has made me realised how much we do it differently the second time around. Read more

Weekly Winedown #2 Brancott Estate Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2012

Weekly Winedown #2 Brancott Estate Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2012

Welcome to my new feature, The Weekly Winedown where each week I selflessly drink wine for you and give you a little review.
Please don’t expect anything professional, I consume a lot of wine but I’m no pro.

The only real ‘rule’ I’m putting in place is that the wine is to be under £8 a bottle. #keepitclassy.

When I was younger, like up to my 20s, I always thought people drinking wine would usually have ‘guests’ round and be indulging in intellectual conversation and maybe even a tasty meal yet here I am in a pair of leggings (that may or may not be old maternity leggings) an oversized t-shirt and misshapen cardigan.
Wine isn’t glamourous and intellectual, it’s inclusive!

So here we are, week two and this week I will be swigging tasting another red, Brancott Estate Classic Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2012. £10.49* from Ocado.

I don’t know how the 2012 one differs from any of the subsequent years, you’d think if they thought they were on to a good thing they’d just follow the same recipe? Unless they haven’t got it quite right just yet and they’re still practicing?

WHO KNOWS?

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Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies

Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies

A couple of weeks ago we indulged in a chilly family day trip to Bridlington. It was cold, it was windy it was lots of fun. Read more

Weekly Winedown #1 – Les Deux Pins Cabernet Sauvignon

Weekly Winedown #1 –  Les Deux Pins Cabernet Sauvignon

So, those of you who follow my ramblings know that there are two things in life I know  have a really good go at.
1) Parenting
2) Wine Read more

I’m not taking the p**s, it’s an Illumibowl GIVEAWAY!

I’m not taking the p**s, it’s an Illumibowl GIVEAWAY!

Collaboration!

In previous posts I have touched upon the nightmare of night times with our 6 year old. She wouldn’t settle at bedtime, she would shout, scream and cry and we would be running up and downstairs for ages. She would finally settle but then during the night again she would wake and start with the shouting and screaming for hours again. This meant we were up all night and pretty exhausted. If it wasn’t for Seth we would have just let her shout it out but it wasn’t an option while he was there to be woken. (I really should do a proper post about this because looking back it was a pretty bloody difficult time, remind me please).  It went on for months but finally in February we cracked it. Some things changed, she got a new room et voila! All was good, well almost. Read more