Wednesday, 28 January 2015

BabyBjörn Bloggers Brunch

We are always super excited when we get a cheeky email saying that the BabyBjörn crew are in town. They are such a lovely team from Sweden who make us feel like old friends!

This time they hosted a Bloggers Brunch at The Charlotte Street Hotel in Central London. I never need an excuse to pop up to London for the day and The Charlotte Street Hotel is just beautiful. It reminded me of a Parisian boutique hotel from the outside, with its gorgeous mint exterior and striped sun canopies...

We had a really nice brunch of fruit and pastries with lots of fresh juice, coffee, tea etc. Isla devoured a danish pastry and numerous pieces of fruit.

Speaking of Isla, she was during the brunch. She just couldn't sit still! Which I shouldn't be surprised about, but she kept trying to escape (see bottom left photo). She also very much loved the men in the group - if this continues to teenage hood, I may start to worry.

It was so good to meet the lovely Laura from Mummy's Zone, Michelle from What Mummy Thinks, Dave from The DADventurer and Jim from One Dad One Blog. We always love meeting fellow bloggers and putting faces to the great blogs we read and follow.

There was a lot of bloggy chat going on and BabyBjörn were happy to tell us about all the exciting things that are coming up for them. They really do offer such an innovative range of products that make the parenting journey easier. If you haven't checked them out already, you definitely should!

Thank you again BabyBjörn for having us, we look forward to continuing to work with you!

Monday, 26 January 2015

A Weekend Vlog

We had quite a lot going on during the week this week so didn't manage to vlog that much. I did bits and pieces here and there but it wouldn't have amounted to a proper video so decided to just focus on the weekend instead. 

Hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Happy Days #2

We had a few playdates this week with friends - on Tuesday and Thursday - and we 
managed along to two baby groups as well. 

Isla had her first swimming lesson in five weeks after the Christmas break and having various appointments the past couple Mondays. She was a bit unsure at first but soon got back into the swing of it. We also had a swimming baby date with friends on Friday as well which was nice. Although someone was sick in the children's pool so we had to vacate and go to the (colder) big pool for a while. Nice! 

Isla had nursery on Tuesday, which went better than last week. She settled in the afternoon and was much happier with everything. Here's hoping this week is even better. She also went into the creche at Forces Family Club on Friday so I could go to the gym with some friends. It felt good to get a bit of exercise done. I'm just not finding the time anymore. Nightmare!

At the weekend we had a lovely walk down the beach which was a bit breezy but refreshing!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Weekend Baby Style #5

Shirt, H&M | Top, H&M | Leggings, Zara | Moccasins, Hux Baby

This is Isla's outfit that she is rocking today. We popped off to a Forces Family Club and she went into the creche so I could go to the gym for a bit. Unfortunately, she's at the clingy stage just now so she spent nearly the whole hour and a half crying, but at least she looked good! Poor child!

I absolutely love the shirt and top combo. They were both from the boys section in H&M. The boys clothes in there are often much cooler than the girls. I'm so bad for buying boys stuff for her but in my eyes, technically it's unisex!

These moccs from Hux Baby are made from the most beautiful, soft leather. They are simply gorgeous and although they are a little big for Isla at the moment, we love them.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tested Tuesday: Oxo Tot Snack Cup*

Oxo are a well known brand but a brand that I had always thought were confined to ranges such as baking and cooking. I didn't realise, until I had Isla, what a fab children's range they offer. Thank goodness I know now!

We were sent an Flippy Snack Cup with Travel Cover. from the lovely people at Oxo Tot to review. I chose the Green as I thought it was a lovely, vibrant, fun colour.

The design of the cup is functional and very sleek and stylish for a bit of baby kit. The edges are all curved and smooth which gives it a nice shape. The flaps on the top are soft and allow little baby hands in with no problems. The handle is non slip and can attach onto buggies as well. So handy! The travel cover is clear and clips onto the top very easily...

Monday, 19 January 2015

Weekly Vlog Is Up

Last week was up and down to say the least. I managed to get a vile vomiting bug on the Friday (cue a very ugly 30 second clip of me in bed haha) and little Miss I managed to get (from one day at nursery)...
- conjunctivitis
- V&D bug
- a cold
- a reappearance of the horrible chesty cough

Yes. I had to bullet point them, there were so many. THANKS NURSERY!!!

Anyway, apart from that we had fun at one of Isla's boyfriend's 1st birthday party, watched Isla try to walk with her new walker, went to a few baby groups and scooted through to London for the day on Sunday.

Apologies, I had serious camera issues (probably due to dropping my canon so much #oops) so there was a distinct lack of filming towards the end of the week.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Happy Days #1

Technically the Christening photo is from last Sunday but technically a week ago I guess! We had a fab time at a friend's baby's christening on board a Naval ship. Rob, of course, bumped into someone he knew! The reception back a local hotel was so lovely too. 

We also had another friend's baby's 1st birthday party on Monday at a soft play place near us. The babies had a great time playing together whilst us parents chatted away and then had lunch. My friend had done little party bags which I was so excited about because it's the first party bag I've seen since I was a kid. So much fun!...