16th May: I ❤️ York

I used to have an I ❤️ NY hoodie. It was great. I spent a summer in America after university working at Indian Head Camp. Four of us went travelling around the East Coast area for a bit afterwards but because of pick ups and drop offs we ended up staying in Manhattan three times. … Continue reading 16th May: I ❤️ York

15th May: what a wonderful Wetherby morning

So I find it quite annoying when the baby falls asleep on me at home. I'm only doing so many posts as I am stuck under the sleeping baby and my nipple is held hostage. When I was straight out of the shower she demanded a feed so I'm sat naked on the arm chair … Continue reading 15th May: what a wonderful Wetherby morning

14th May: A cheeky biscuit thief

So it was my almost ex's almost birthday and I suggested we go out for lunch so that he could see the baby. Aren't I a good samaritan 👼 We went to Reds True Barbecue in Leeds and ordered a ridiculous quantity of food. I had mac and cheese balls to start (nice but I … Continue reading 14th May: A cheeky biscuit thief

13th May: Champion eater award please 🏆

I wanted to rush and get the food shopping done before my Dad arrived to help us out for the day. This is dangerous as if my car goes near a McDonald's before 10.30 it automatically pulls into the car park and ejects me. Once I was out of the car staring at the golden … Continue reading 13th May: Champion eater award please 🏆

Wetherby Charity Shop Finds

So I'm stuck in the car outside the shops with a sleeping baby again which means the backdrop is not quite Instagram ready, it's just my steering wheel...but I might as well make use of my time! Shoes for me (obvs) £3 from Primark but I think they are unwornBoden t-shirt for me £3.75Jo Jo … Continue reading Wetherby Charity Shop Finds

Garforth Charity Shop Haul

We ventured out in the miserable weather to go to Garforth. I don't find loads of things for me in Garforth but I've had good luck with clothes for Emily. Today's lot came to £17.25 This is the priciest of today's finds at £4, however it is Ralph Lauren and we are going to my … Continue reading Garforth Charity Shop Haul

8th May: Wet Wednesday

This Wednesday has primarily been spent sat in a car in the rain while the baby sleeps. It's absolutely pouring down but Emily was getting tired and grouchy mid morning and I didn't know how to get her to sleep without massive effort bouncing around the house with the sling so we went to Garforth. … Continue reading 8th May: Wet Wednesday

7th May: A tiny traitor

So I technically can get things done when I'm looking after Emily. She is slowly gaining the ability to sit and amuse herself. But she does like a lot of attention and has a very strong interest in the cat food. I've worked out that if I put Emily at the far end of the … Continue reading 7th May: A tiny traitor

6th May: Rainy Monday

It feels quite appropriate to have rain on a Bank Holiday Monday. Very British. We had no buddies today and didn't want to be bored at home all day so set off for Fairburn Ings. It is an RSPB reserve but I'm a cheapo and didn't want to pay for parking when we weren't staying … Continue reading 6th May: Rainy Monday

How to feel a little bit better when you’re feeling really shit

Note that I put 'a little', if you read a few posts you'll find I'm not overly qualified for feeling 'a lot' better...but here are my two cents anyway: Put your phone down ...not this second. Read my blog first please. Then put the phone down. For lots of reasons you should put your phone … Continue reading How to feel a little bit better when you’re feeling really shit

1st May: Caterpillars and Chickens

Inanimate objects are my enemy. Today I was slicing a plum and remembered buying the knife to take with us to the village hall we hired for the wedding. We had a big pile of limes and lemons to put in the G&Ts so we needed a knife to cut them with (photo below for … Continue reading 1st May: Caterpillars and Chickens

30th April: Hipster donuts and Highland cattle

How the flippity do is it May tomorrow?? (can you see that I am reducing my swearing to make up for the other day) Today we went to Leeds and I didn't get lost. You will know this if you follow me on any social media as I haven't stopped banging on about it. I … Continue reading 30th April: Hipster donuts and Highland cattle

Knaresborough & Selby Charity Shop Haul

These charity shop posts are just pure showing off as I feel like a professional bargain hunter. Anyway here are today's finds from Knaresborough (above and below) I was so pleased with myself when I found the Boden ex sample stuff in Selby. Turns out they are in lots of Scope stores. Still exciting though. … Continue reading Knaresborough & Selby Charity Shop Haul

Raising a strong little feminist 💪🏻

You know that old saying... I was the perfect parent until I had a child. This is one of those posts. I know I am technically a parent now but this little girl isn't quite old enough for me to be an expert on raising a strong little woman. However I might as well write … Continue reading Raising a strong little feminist 💪🏻

24th April: Haworth with my Honeybear

Today I'm trying to focus on all the advantages of being single and make the most out of my maternity leave. The daily diaries are really driving home how I don't have much time left and when I'm back at work (and Emily is probably walking around) I probably won't bother with museum days out.I've … Continue reading 24th April: Haworth with my Honeybear

21st April: A beach bunny

Emily's first trip to the beach was SO MUCH FUN. I was a bit worried that going to Aldeburgh beach on what was supposed to be the hottest Easter Sunday on record might be a bit stupid. It turned out to be a wonderful day, not too hot and as you can see it wasn't … Continue reading 21st April: A beach bunny

7th April: a very sleepy Sunday

Sophie Elizabeth Wright (almost Davey) International Blogging Sensation (see map for evidence). This is just today's figures so I'm pretty surprised how many countries were on the list. I'll completely ignore the fact most countries only had one view and as a Geography graduate I'll just enjoy that I got a map involved. This isn't … Continue reading 7th April: a very sleepy Sunday

5th April: Loving the little things (or trying to)

I am still feeling yesterday's bad mood. Frank spent all night on and off barking and whining because he wanted to be in the room with us so now I feel exhausted and sad at how unsettled he is. I'm also stuck in that 'I did not sign up to this' particular mood where I … Continue reading 5th April: Loving the little things (or trying to)

4th April: Ranty McGrump Face

I really enjoy the Gingerbread charity single parent meet ups, but if you read my earlier post you'll see how it got me really wound up today. I think I'm just having a bad day. Emily is normally a good sleeper, she feeds a lot but doesn't make a fuss and falls asleep easily. Last … Continue reading 4th April: Ranty McGrump Face

Men-children everywhere

*ranty, sweary, negative, stereotyping and hastily written post* Now just to start this by saying it isn't a thinly veiled way of slagging off my husband. We are getting on relatively well at the moment and having spoken to some other women I am feeling (comparitevly) lucky. He was never abusive and as far as … Continue reading Men-children everywhere

2nd April: Biscuits in bed and double cake face

I know that breastfeeding does all sorts of amazing things for mum and baby, but seriously they should be focusing on the metabolic effects when they chat to expectant mums. Today I ate toast smothered in cream cheese for breakfast (I blame Emily), then headed out for my Daisy Foundation meet up where I had … Continue reading 2nd April: Biscuits in bed and double cake face