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Where to take your toddler – Chester Zoo

If you’re thinking of what to do with your toddler (or children or indeed adults) this weekend and half term in Greater Manchester, then you can’t go wrong with a visit to Chester Zoo.

We went last weekend and had a blast. Embarrassingly, after 6 years up north, it was our first time to the zoo and I wasn’t sure whether at 14 months, Flo would take it all in. But she LOVED it. Continue reading

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Silver Cross Zest

If you follow me on social media, particularly on my instagram, then you will have seen our Silver Cross Zest stroller on a few occasions. In fact, it’s popped-up in a number of countries in its short life and has been a fantastic travel companion for us.

From birth, our little lady loved being chauffeured around in her Silver Cross Surf 2 travel system and in the limited edition Eton Grey, I was very proud pushing her around. When she hit ten months and we were going away to Italy for 3 weeks, we knew that practically, a stroller would be more suitable and of course we wanted to stick with Silver Cross. Continue reading

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Maternity Photoshoot in the Woods

So with my little girl turning one this week, I’ve been totes emosh (!) and reminiscing a lot about the whole experience of motherhood so far.

It’s staggering to think that it’s over a year ago now that I was pregnant, carrying her inside me and that she’s been around longer now than I carried her around for. Mind-blowing.

I’m so glad that when I was pregnant, I took the opportunity to have a maternity photoshoot and to document the whole process as much as possible. I think it’s so easy to forget these moments and I know already, I struggle to remember what it felt like to be pregnant and have that ever-so-special bump. Continue reading