mama and her baba

and some of the things we do


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Day trippin’ with Mothers Meeting

Feel like I have been MIA since returning to work, so when Mothers Meeting suggest a day out of London, I booked the day off and little man and I headed down to the beautiful Priory Farm.

Located in South Nutfield, the farm is a perfect day out for anyone but especially families wanting to get out of the big smoke. You can grab some locally sourced lunch at the farms cafe then enjoy a beautiful walk along the discovery route while the kids run wild!

We had so much fun – Raphael loves being outside and it was great seeing him trying to keep up with the big kids! I got to chat with mamas along the walk and took a few photos along the way….

Can’t wait to pay the farm another visit especially over the summer months where the poppy and sunflower field will be in full bloom!

Thanks again to Mothers Meeting for another amazing day out!


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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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pop up books

I was thrilled when my hubby gave me a pop up book for my birthday. Big Bang Pop by a French Author Philippe Ug is filled with vivid colours and beautiful 3d images. It takes you on a journey through the milky way telling you about the life’s of stars.

I remember my mom having a set of vintage pop up books as a kid. I have really vivd memories of them and showing Big Bang Pop to Raphael reminded me of how magical I thought those books were so I thought I would feature a few on here which I think would make amazing Christmas gifts!

For Mama…

Another Philippe Ug, Drôle d’oiseau (Funny Bird) tells the story of a little bird, from an egg to flying the nest as a magnificent bird to discover the world!

For baba….

A box of bugs. 4 concept pop up books by David A Carter

For mama & baba….

White Noise by David A Carter is a pop up book for all ages where the paper structures create a sound as they open!

Fingers crossed santa brings me Drôle d’oiseau for Christmas!

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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farmers market iceland

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Raphael has been given the most amazing woollen jumpsuit from Iceland. Made from 100% merino wool by Farmers Market Iceland it is definitely gonna keep him cosy through the winter.

Their range of women and men’s clothing is pretty cool too, I am loving this cardigan and coat, although I wish they did a jumpsuit for grownups!

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voila walker

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Since Raphael has been on the move, cruising around, I have been on the look out for a walker for him. So I was super excited when I came across this traditional wooden walker by Voila.

Based in Thailand, Voila make educational wooden toys designed to support a child’s physical and mental development as well as being environmentally friendly by using replenishable wood for all it’s products.

I liked the look of this walker for a few reason: it has adjustable wheels with traction making it suitable for beginners on laminate floors or carpet, two stoppers at the back of the walker to stop it from tipping and it also included 30 alphabet blocks!

It arrived this weekend and it is even better than I expected – Raphael loves it!

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