21 September 2017


Having eczema is something I've had to 'live with' for over 15 years. What started as a mild case as a teen turned into something quite severe in adulthood, and I often have flare ups that leave both my skin and emotions quite raw. 

A few years ago I was treated in hospital due to the severity of my skin, so what products I put on mine and the children's skin is unbelievably import to me. 


12 August 2017


There's something about pushchairs that gets us parents all excited isn't there? I don't know what it is, but whenever I see someone walk past with one - other than the little dot inside - I find myself admiring and looking at what pushchair it is they're using! Which is why I'm so excited to share with you my thoughts on the iCandy Strawberry. 

First things first, what's in the box. I was pleasantly surprised by the contents of this box. Not only is there the beautiful pushchair frame, but there is also the carry cot, the pushchair seat, a rain-cover, foot cover, adapters for compatible car seats and a lovely little cup holder for a much needed coffee on the go!

Both assembling the carrycot and adapting it to the pushchair seat was surprisingly easy. I often find these quite difficult, but within 5 minutes and a few easy steps, I had this completed with very little stress. 

The design of the iCandy Strawberry is beautiful. It comes in several different colours and the frame is incredibly light and easy to manoeuvre. One thing I look for in a pushchair is how easily I can push with one hand, and this I found to be incredibly easy, possibly the smoothest to move yet!

It collapses with just a simple step and I love that the seat can stay attached. It makes it perfect for travel and the sun canopy is perfect to keep your little ones covered on a sunny day. 

 The chair is extremely comfortable, as Aria is. Happily modelling, and reclines so easily, that it makes is ideal for nap times as it can lie perfectly flat without disturbing your little one. It can also be positioned in both world and parent facing, which for me means that it will last so much longer, and gives me that peace of mind that I can have my baby facing me if I prefer.

The iCandy Strawberry is the perfect choice for travel in my opinion. It is everything I would look for and can highly recommend to anyone looking for a lightweight, easy to use pushchair for your little one. We have a holiday booked in October and I can't wait to take this away with us as I know it will make the perfect travel companion! 

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6 August 2017


Three months old! We officially are out of the newborn stage and have a little baby on our hands! I'm sad to see the newborn days go, but my goodness do they get better as they grow :)


2 July 2017


Olivia is two months old! I'm so sad to be saying goodbye to the newborn stage, but it's so lovely to see her becoming more of a person - and what a little person she is!

She's so incredibly chilled out and smiley - we're definitely seeing signs of the typical second child. She is so content and only cried when something is wrong. Other than that, she just loves to watch and observe, particularly her sister, and you can see she's taking everything in with those massive eyes :)


29 June 2017


I'm writing this on the eve of your third birthday. I've spent most of the evening wrapping and assembling presents, and reminiscing with your daddy about how these three years have gone by so quickly. 

We've watched you grow into the most beautiful, vibrant little lady, and we couldn't be more proud of you. 

You surprise us every single day with how intelligent you are, and your sense of humour never fails to put a smile on our faces.

You've well and truly hit the threenager stage, and I'll be honest with you, you've never been as difficult as you are right now, but it's all worth it.

We love how much you love your little sister, and how affectionate you are towards her. Since becoming a big sister I've never once had to question your love for her. You're gentle, patient, kind, and never jealous. I didn't think we could love you more, until we saw how much you love Olivia. 

So little lady, thank you for a rollercoaster three years. I wish I could put into words just how much we love you. Happy birthday Aria. 

All the love in the world and more, mummy and daddy xx

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