mama and her baba

and some of the things we do


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Time in the sky

Had a fun little trip out with a friend and our baba’s to Greenwich and took a trip over the Thames on Emirates air line experience! 

We boarded on the Southside of the river at the Greenwich peninsula terminal. Cabins leave every few seconds so we were able to board straight away. Between the hours of 10am and 3pm the trips are extended by 10mins to allow you to check out the amazing views and with the weather finally starting to pick up on a clear day it is amazing!

The cabins can hold up to 10 people, we managed to fit 2 mama’s, 2 baba’s and 2 push chairs comfortably in one car and with the option of a non stop return trip we had enough time to get the baba’s out to check out the views too!

We really enjoyed our trip and I would say it is definitely worth a visit. It’s not that expensive and even though it is a bit off the beaten path, it’s a perfect morning or afternoon activity.

Here are a few photos taken by my photographer friend Frances Carlisle of our time in the sky….


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Children’s Books

Raphael has really got in to books recently and It feels like his favourite past time is to empty his bookshelf to find the one book he wants to look at! So to keep him interested I try to update his mini library as often as I can!

I came across this little gem of a kids bookshop in Chadwell Street in Islington where every book is only a £1.00! Children’s Books maybe small but is filled with books for all ages and has a stream of customers passing through its door. Constantly updating their stock I always manage to find something for my little man to enjoy.


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These boots were made for walking

So it’s nearly time to return to work and the only thing good about that is updating my wardrobe!

Since my little black boots are all walked out, I have been on the search for a new pair! I recently came across Hudson, a London shoe brand with beautifully crafted, high quality shoes and boots that don’t break the bank! Here are a few of my favs from there collection….

Little black boots – check!


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workout in heels?

Had so much fun at the Mothers Meeting workout this week! Led by the lovely Zoe McNulty of Raunch I strutted my stuff in my gold heeled melissas to stiletto workout! Must have done some good, I really ache today….

 


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art in a box

I find my hubby really difficult to buy for. Always on the hunt for something different, I was really chuffed when I came across ‘exhibition in a box’ at the V&A shop.

Created by artist Tom Martin, it is 20 mini handmade screen prints presented in a handmade box, designed for the ‘Cherry on the Cake’ range focusing on paper.

After the success of ‘exhibition in a box’ the V&A has now commissioned a new set of mini prints, Myriorama by Tom Martin. Each set of prints has a unique colour range and they fit together in any arrangement to create a bigger pattern.

Could make the perfect present for that hard to buy relative or friend!


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willy mason – carry on

Wednesday marked my 32nd birthday and to celebrate we went to see the amazing Willy Mason at Scala. The gig was the last night of his headline tour and to launch his latest album, Carry On. He played a set of old and new songs with lots of audience participation – I had a brilliant night!

On sale at the gig were not your usual gig posters. Designed & printed by Twisted Head Press were 5 individual prints to mark each night of the tour, that when put together make one complete landscape poster.

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Printed by hand using an antique cast iron letterpress and limited to 31 prints per venue. I got myself the London one as it was my favourite of the set but also has my birthday printed on it too!

So my new favourite album is Carry On, especially love “Shadows In The Dark” which you can hear in my kinda tunes.

nobrow

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Whilst having a wonder around Shoreditch one afternoon, I stumbled across Nobrow. An independent shop, gallery and publisher. The Nobrow shop is filled with beautiful books, comics, graphic novels, toys and limited edition prints.

A favourite of mine, published by Nobrow, is a concertina book Swan Lake detailing a night at the ballet. Beautifully illustrated by artist Ping Zhu it shows both front of house and back stage at the ballet.

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They also have an exciting and unusual range of children’s books too. I got Raphael a couple of books. The Game of Light from by Hervé Tullet, is an inventive game of storytelling with shadows and Remarkable Animals, a mix and match book which allows you to create 100’s of mythical creatures.

I literally could spend hours in this store pottering around, it’s well worth a visit…..

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always first in the queue!

Theres not much that would get me out of bed earlier than Raphael in the morning but the thought of snapping up a bargain and I am out the door! December is a great month for sample sales and two of the best are held annually at the beginning of the month.

Donna Wilson opened up her studios for her annual sale and there were plenty of bargains to be had! With discontinued stock and slight seconds for sale it is well worth making a note your diary! I managed to pick up a couple of her lambs wool blankets I have wanted for ages as well as a few treats for my baba!

Next, Alex Monroe. Held at his studio in the beautiful Iliffe yard it is perfect for picking up some christmas gifts or just to spoil yourself at bargain prices! I keep telling myself I have way to much jewellery but I cannot resist this sample sale and always manage to find something I love and this year was no exception!

mothers meeting & Nike workout

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Getting fit and back into shape after having a baby is not easy, well now there is no excuse!

Mothers Meeting teamed up with Nike to put on a free workout at 1948 where mamas get fit and babas can go crazy in the studio space in the store!

My first session was hard going but I made it to the end! During the workout was I willing Raphael to start moaning so I could stop. However he just thought it was funny watching me jump around!

So each time I go I keep telling myself and Raphael #iwillgetfit

Us at the end of our first session!

P.S #iwillgetfit

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