Quick peek at some Independent brands I love.

Part of my mission this year is to support and promote small brands. There are so many great little shops out there and I'm glad to have items from some of them. Recently I went a little click happy and snapped up this indie haul from some great brands, hit their names to be taken [...]

Mumma Bear Review: Tots Play, Colchester

Thursday 29th March my Bubba turned 10 months old and what better way to spend it than at a baby group. We left early to give me time to find it but instead of following the great directions given to me by Lisa who runs the Tots Play Colchester group, I put the address from [...]

#FEEDME campaign | MAKING OF

https://vimeo.com/ranstudioldn/feedme Breastfeeding is such a natural thing but there is still a shame, a stigma, a demonisation of it happening. Our bodies produce this liquid gold that nourishes our babies and helps protect them, develop them and comfort them. Why are some women being made to feel uncomfortable and as if what they are doing [...]

Long haul travel with a baby, piece of cake

We went on our first long haul holiday to America recently, we stayed for ten days and visited two states Texas and Louisiana. I had some reservations about this trip for many reasons we, an unmarried mixed race couple with our mixed race baby were going to the South, the bible belt, a place known [...]

Impromptu trip to Lille with the Baby and the Bear

After my successful solo trip to London with the baby (you can read about here), it really got me fired up for more adventures and reminded me of how spontaneous I used to be. I would call people up and say what are you doing for the next two days? they would say nothing Id [...]

A day in London with my baby

London can be a scary place for some people many will avoid going all together due to fear of the unknown, anxiety or stress. There is so much to see and do and the markets are just incredible for finding quirky, funky items. Yesterday the Bubba and I had spent the night before at my [...]

Hometown Glory: Celebrating Ipswich and the surrounding areas

If you've lived in Ipswich or just visited a lot you may have heard that it is a Shithole with nothing to do. It's a phrase I hear often I have at some time or another said these very words myself so in light of this, I have decided to start a series celebrating Ipswich; [...]

When does it stop?

As I stand in the dark with the torch on my phone illuminated, being as still as I possibly can while holding my breath and listening intensely for an intake of breath and watching for the slightest rise of the blanket I shout in my head "Breathe! Breathe! Please Breathe!" Unable to see any signs [...]

New Years Blues

I love New years more than any other 1holiday throughout the year, it's the possibilities and potential opportunities that await on the other side. So much can happen in a year. I enjoy setting goals for myself I do them for all aspects of my life ie. Relationships, Career, Skills, Leisure. This year I got [...]

A very pleasant weekend

This weekend I was invited to two events one Christmas themed afternoon in my village by a very kind local Jean and the other by a friend from work who invited me to watch her sing. On the Saturday Bubba and I went to the local church for a Christmas party and was asked to [...]