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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Hello Wairarapa!

We've moved!....Again! I know, it seems like we can’t seem to stay still. So, Jake and I don't fight a lot but there’s one thing we always seem to disagree on…..where to live?! He’s definitely a country guy and I’m more of a city gal! But if I'm honest, it truly doesn't matter where we live, just as long as we are together. My home is not a place, it's a person...well now two people, Jake and Arlo. My family are my home. It wasn't an easy decision because we had originally planned to move back to the UK after being home in NZ for a year. I’m so sad we are not returning. I love London and it’s really hard having your heart in two places, but we are already planning a trip back over there and we can't wait to catch up with all our friends. I also can't wait to show Arlo why I love London and take him to all my favourite places.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

My favourite baby products

I wasn't going to do one of these “must have baby items list” because EVERYBODY does them! But then I thought about these products below and how life changing they were for us as a family. If this list helps even one new Mum out there, then to me that's a success! 

Every baby is different and as a result will respond differently to products and surroundings. For example, just because Arlo falls asleep to Jessie Ware, doesn’t mean your baby will fall asleep listening to it (any Jessie Ware fans out there?). I also believe it’s important not to believe the hype behind every new gadget that enters the market. But my list below are items that we cannot live without when you have a baby and would definitely use again. I hope that you have the same experience. Also if you are a Mumma out there that already uses one on these products than ‘You know!” 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

The best of 2018 - Happy New Year

Traditionally, I do a little recap of the year thats been. This year our lives changed forever in the best way possible. We became a family of three and welcomed our sweet little Arlo into our lives. I feel so blessed to have become a mama to Arlo and I’m so excited for all the new memories we’ll create together as a family in 2019. So it only seemed appropriate to get some family photos together to celebrate this special time of year.

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Visiting a Mama & her newborn

Wow! Time is just flying by! I can't believe it’s been four months already. I remember Arlo’s birth and his first few weeks at home like it was yesterday! My talented sister inlaw took these beautiful pictures of Arlo when he was only a few weeks old. I am so happy that she captured these special moments, those newborn days are so precious! Thinking back to that time today I want to share with you my rules for visiting a new parent. Many of these I didn't think of before I myself became a parent. I’m sure many other parents will feel the same way however, I also know that some of you will not. This is just from my own personal experience and hope it helps another new family in those first few days or even if you yourself are planning on meeting a newborn soon. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

J&J in Dubai

We have been so consumed in baby world that we forgot to share with you our second part of our UAE stay! Hope you enjoy this post when Arlo was just a bump in Dubai, we have actually flown through this city countless of times. We were so excited and finally take the time to explore this place and enjoy where people flock too to enjoy the sunshine, It was also so nice to take a nice long break from flying home to New Zealand as it can be an extremely long flight from London and even more so when pregnant and a perfect excuse for a second babymoon!