Back on the blog

After a long hiatus I’m back on the blog!

The original aim of this blog was to highlight some of the cool things do in London with a family. When I returned to work full-time it got harder and harder to find time to write the blog but also to go out doing cool stuff when all my boy wants to do is look at trains and go on the tube!

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The boy is coming up to five and things have settled down a little now he’s in school. We’re in a very good routine and I’m managing to carve out a little time for myself – it’s only taken 5 years! So, I decided to start the blog again.

I’ve given the site a make-over and this time my focus has shifted. I’m not sure I’d call this a Lifestyle blog, as I’m seriously lacking in the style department, but it is a life blog. I’ll be looking at the family finances, getting crafty and overhauling my frumpy-mummy image.

The older I get the more I find life worrying and overwhelming so I’m using this blog as an open diary where I can share my general anxiety disorder. But if that sounds too serious don’t worry, I’ve not lost my sense of humour so I’m hoping there will be plenty of laughs along the way.

 

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Scientists, trainspotters, inventors, lend me your ears…

autumn-101329_640Winter may have been delayed by a few weeks but it is definitely on its way. The nights are drawing in and I don’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning, let alone running around London getting my fix of Art at the weekend.

If you are still up for enjoying autumnal London it is time to bring out your inner geek with this weeks picks.

 

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If you build it…

lego-169603_640 This week I finally managed to go to a play, okay I was actually sat in front of my laptop in my kitchen, but I did see the acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing with Catherine Tate and David Tennant via Digital Theatre. A fine example of Art and Technology coming together.

This weekend is my nephew’s 3rd birthday, cue party with lots of toddlers! Here’s my pick of what else you can do in London this weekend.
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Wow! What a Bank Holiday weekend, and I don’t mean that in a good way. My poor Baba had flu and the other half had food poisoning. It all got very messy and miserable (hence no blog). I think we could all do with a quiet weekend now and with the weather looking distinctly British I think we’ll stick to pottering around locally.
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How to enjoy London without leaving the sofa

tv remoteWhat a week I’ve had, I’m so glad it is the weekend. Unfortunately I won’t be getting creative this weekend as, after a major setback, we’re back to looking around houses in our spare time. Not what you want to be doing after a full week at work, I want to spend the weekend with my feet up on the sofa. Which got me thinking, can I appreciate all London has to offer without actually leaving our flat?
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Bonjour Mes Amis

dandelionAfter my first full week back at work I’m pooped. I’m not sure I’ll be up to anything creative this weekend however I do have to make seven party bags for one year olds without falling foul of a circle of yummy mummies, so a certain amount of creative thinking will be involved!
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