Borrowing and lending baby stuff- top tips

As discussed here, I’m a big fan of borrowing and lending baby stuff. It makes complete sense, especially if you are short on storage space. Over time, we have done very well out of it. However, since attempting to retrieve all our baby stuff (in preparation for baby number 2 who has now arrived!), and having had some difficulty I have compiled these borrowing and … Continue reading Borrowing and lending baby stuff- top tips

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The first time I was pregnant we did things a bit differently. I went to antenatal pilates. I tried to eat as healthily as possible. We endlessly read about the pregnancy and what to expect when the baby was born. We spent hours feeling the bump, speculating about whether it would be a boy or a girl and had long discussions (arguments) about what name to … Continue reading Hypnosnoring

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15 in a bed and the little one said…

We went to a wedding on Friday. It was nice. Mostly because we were able to palm the boy off onto the “dizzy ducks“. Our only disappointment was that they weren’t actual ducks, or even people dressed as ducks, but just normal humans in normal human clothing. They weren’t even dizzy. Just nice non-dizzy normal humans with lots of toys and a TV.  They looked … Continue reading 15 in a bed and the little one said…


Room Enough for Daisy

Room Enough for Daisy is a children’s book by Debby Waldman  and Rita Feutl. It’s based on an Eastern European Jewish folktale, which describes a man who lives in a small house that he finds too cramped and noisy. The man seeks advice from the local rabbi, who suggests to him that he gradually moves more and more of the animals from his farm into his … Continue reading Room Enough for Daisy


What a mess, Auntie Phyllis! (how to declutter your kid’s toys)

Some of our family came to visit the other day. Our 3 year old nephew walked straight into the lounge and exclaimed loudly and squeakily “What a mess, Auntie Phyllis!”. I have to admit, he had a point. He’s wise beyond his years that boy. I embarrassedly shooed him out onto the balcony where I discovered various shards of plastic toys, that my darling Phillip … Continue reading What a mess, Auntie Phyllis! (how to declutter your kid’s toys)


Toys- how to avoid the clutter

I’m not saying he’s spoilt but our son probably doesn’t need 2 car parks, 4 pull along toys, 3 kitchens, 20 cars and approximately 3260 soft animals… I know we should get rid of some of them. I just can’t bring myself to do it though. I feel mean getting rid of our son’s toys, especially if they were presents given by someone other than us. … Continue reading Toys- how to avoid the clutter


Making a small space look bigger

Feeling like your living space is not cramped is important and there are different ways of achieving this. One of the main ways to make a place seem more spacious, is to let in as much light as possible.  Ideally windows should be clean (!) and not obstructed. How you dress your windows will contribute to this also. Using light curtains (light in colour as well as material) … Continue reading Making a small space look bigger