Everyday Adventuring

Opinion – Harry & Meghan

I was and always have been a big fan of Prince Harry. When Meghan Markle came on the scene I was happy for both of them - it always seemed like such a genuine love, and a really good match. I was quick to watch the Oprah interview with the pair, and also really liked… Continue reading Opinion – Harry & Meghan

Everyday Adventuring

Unexpected Friendships

Going to Canada, making friends wasn’t something high up on my list of things to do. Our plan was to go for only one year as per our visa, and who can make friends in a year?!  Something that stands out about cities like Vancouver is that there's often a very transient population - people… Continue reading Unexpected Friendships

Parenthood

The sudden, unexpected weaning

My mum sent me an article about a woman who's son suddenly weaned at 18 months. The woman shared the physical and emotional pain she went through as her son stopped breastfeeding and only drank from a bottle and ate solids. I had also recently heard a lot about post-weaning depression and the hormonal changes… Continue reading The sudden, unexpected weaning

Everyday Adventuring, Parenthood

Absence, presence, chaos & order.

It’s been… a while, to say the least, since I last posted. And the reason is the title of this post! Maisie is a handful, in the very best way. She’s curious, playful, and loving. And that requires most of my attention, most of the time. That means that, for a while, I don’t have… Continue reading Absence, presence, chaos & order.

Parenthood, Travel Diary

Flying with a Newborn

I had read that travelling with a baby has airlines treating you like royalty and that’s not far off true! Checking in, we didn’t have to line up - just got ushered to the front of the line for family check in. At security there was only a handful of people in line, but I’m… Continue reading Flying with a Newborn

Parenthood

Newborn and Postpartum First Week Must Haves

You’ll find thousands of these lists online, but I figured I might as well share mine too! I was so grateful for these items, I’d like to think I might help out even one other person with this list. I was lucky to have friends share some useful tips with me, I also read many… Continue reading Newborn and Postpartum First Week Must Haves

Parenthood

The First 48 Hours

So here we go, a new section of the blog now that I am a MOTHER! I assume that if you're here, you are up to date on the whole journey so far, but if not, here’s a very brief catch up... I have kept a diary of my pregnancy here on my blog, and… Continue reading The First 48 Hours