Friday, 17 August 2018

Comparing the cameras on the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X

It's going to take a lot to persuade me away from iPhones for many reasons so when I buy a new phone the priority for me is the iPhone with the best camera. I've heard people raving about the camera on the 7 plus so when it was superceded by the 8 plus and the iPhone X it left me wondering "which iPhone has the best camera?".

A greenish box with text in it saying "which iphone has the best camera?"
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

How Do I Know If I Am Having A Miscarriage?


*Trigger warning: baby loss*

"How do I know if I am having a miscarriage?" is a question I have asked myself many times this year and I have come to one conclusion: you can only really know when you have a scan and the ultrasound confirms there is no heartbeat. If you have found this page after a worried Google then read on to find out my experiences of suspected and confirmed miscarriages in early pregnancy.

Scan pictures paperclipped to the front of a hospital file
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Monday, 13 August 2018

My Top 5 Dairy Free Finds At The July 18 Allergy & Free From Show


Last month I headed back to the Allergy and Free From Show after having such a brilliant time there last year. It is a great way to find new products when you are dairy free like me because you get to try before you buy and products you like are often sold at a show discount price. This year I couldn’t stay all day so I only had a quick wander round the huge show which is co-located with the V show full of Vegan products which are obviously dairy free too.

A view from the balcony down towards all the stalls in London Olympia
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Friday, 10 August 2018

Struggling With Coming To Terms With Weight Gain In Pregnancy

This morning I stepped on the scales and urgh. The number looking back at me had definitely jumped up. I know it’s normal for women to gain weight in pregnancy, we’re carrying around a load of extra fluids and a little person after all, but does that make it easy to accept?

A view looking down at the scales while standing on them and the scales are showing an error message
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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Vampirina Bootastic Backpack and Spooky Scooter Play Set Review


Have your children got into Vampirina yet? My girls love the Disney Junior show about a young vampire and her family who move from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. The show depicts the struggle for young girls to fit in, especially those who are a bit different but it is really fun and Vee is pretty cool. We are loving the merchandise that is available and we were super excited to be sent some of the new products available this Autumn from Flair including the Bootastic Backpack and a Spooky Scooter figure set.

A rear view of the a young girl wearing the Bootastic Backpack and accessories from the set
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Monday, 6 August 2018

The Aldi Baby & Toddler Specialbuy Event August 2018

If you thought that the Aldi Baby & Toddler event was only of interest to parents of newborns then think again. We were sent a selection of some of the great products which will be available in the Specialbuy event which will be back next week (offers available online from Sunday 12th August and instore from Thursday 16th August). As well as great baby items like nursery furniture, a Baby Snuggle Nest and a great price nutrient blender rivalling the baby Nutribullet at £29.99 there are lots of great purchases for toddlers and preschoolers.

A collage of photographs as described below and title text saying "Aldi Baby & Toddler Specialbuy event August 2018"
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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

It's All About The Poo Poo

My youngest is currently a bit obsessed with poo. Of the many stages children go through this might be one of the strangest and while I don’t remember my eldest going through it I’ve heard many children do. Fortunately I don’t mean she is flinging poo around monkey style or spreading her excrement on the walls, but rather she is going through a phase where she loves to talk about and pretend to play with poo. She's even shouted the word out at least 25 times while I have been writing this post (she's also watching In The Night Garden, but I don't think that's the trigger).

A public toilet with a child's seat attached
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Thursday, 5 July 2018

My First Trimester - Round 4

Oh my goodness where has my brain gone? I don’t know if it’s tiredness or if I have become more forgetful but I’m constantly forgetting what I am about to do. I’ve just remembered a very important letter which arrived yesterday and I haven’t open yet. Oops.

Smiling at the camera in a pineapple dress with a slight hint of bump
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

We Have Something To Tell You

have so many posts I have written over the last few months which I have had to wait to publish. There is the one about pregnancy after loss, the one I wrote when I was sure I had had another miscarriage and then there is my first trimester update, but this post? This post I’m keeping short.

Me and my 2 daughters with number balloons
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Thursday, 28 June 2018

"Mummy, Please Can I Have Bra?"

“Mummy, please can I have a bra?”. Not what I was expecting my eldest to be asking for in the hottest week of the year. Most people are doing their best to wear as little as possible, but my 6 year old wants to wear more clothes. I can’t be alone in thinking it’s absolute madness than a 6 year old wants a bra (or crop top). And why does she want one? It appears the answer is peer pressure.

Happily wandering around in just pants last summer
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