• Smyth’s Play House Renovation

    There aren’t many positives to be taken from a global pandemic resulting in lockdowns around the world. But if I was to try really hard to pick a couple, it would be the time we’re getting together at home, and the opportunity to work on our house. At least on the bits we’re able to. With lots of suppliers still not functioning and shops not being open in their usual ways, access to the things we need are either a lot more difficult or has come to a halt altogether. It was Ivy’s third birthday back in June, and Meg (with a bit of help from Pinterest) came up with…

  • Moving From Cot to Bed: Our Experience

    The milestones you meet when you have a child come at you thick and fast. From bottle feeding to weaning solid foods, crawling to walking, nappies to full on potty training, the list goes on. The beauty or perhaps horror of all of these milestones, especially the first time round, is you have absolutely zero clue how to approach them. Perhaps you pick up a book, visit your old friend Google or just work things out through trial and error but it’s always a learning curve. “I want to break free…” The most recent significant event for us has been taking one of the sides off Ivy’s cot, to make…

  • Nursery: The Good, The Bad and The Bugs

    The thought of sending your daughter or son to nursery is one of mixed emotions, just like everything seems to be as a parent. One minute you want to spend every second with them, squidging chubby cheeks and hearing their amazing little laugh. The next they’ve just thrown weetabix AKA the closest thing to cement across the room, hitting everything possible including the dog, and you’re suddenly keen to offload them to anyone that will have them. Nursery is a huge consideration. You may have days where the words “I wish I just had some bloody time to myself” come all to easily, but when the reality strikes to hand…