Tag: family


| November 4, 2012

I started weaning Imogen when she was almost 6 months old. We experimented with different foods and textures which made weaning really enjoyable and a good way to introduce Imogen to new flavours.

Each day I’d give Imogen a teaspoon or two of pureed organic carrots or pureed organic pears which are very gentle on a baby’s tummy. I always try to use organic produce for the benefit of my family’s health.

Imogen eating pureed organic butternut squash and carrots

Imogen has the East Coast Multi Height Highchair and I highly recommend it. It’s made of solid wood and grows with your child, becoming a chair which is suitable for use for children up to the age of 10 years old. When I introduced baby led weaning it was great to use the tray table as a large plate to lay out the assortment of foods for Imogen to try.

Some of my favourite no-cook baby foods are mashed banana and mashed avocado. Banana’s are easy to digest, sweet to taste and provide slow release sugars for sustained energy. Avocados are full of nutrients and help to boost the immune system as they contain the antioxidant vitamin E.

You can read more about our experiences with weaning:

I’m Loving myWaitrose

| November 3, 2012

myWaitrose Free Tea or Coffee

I was sent a myWaitrose card a month ago with a brochure detailing the benefits of being a member.

My purse is full of cards and I could barely fit this one in.

I considered putting it aside since my credit card takes priority over a supermarket card. But after reading the benefits of myWaitrose I decided it was worth keeping and slid it next to my Boots Advantage Card.

One of the key benefits of using myWaitrose card is each month I’m entered into a draw to win back that month’s shopping, whether I bought it online or at the supermarket. Something I’d be grateful of with a family.

Yesterday I received a letter from myWaitrose detailing some of their new exclusive benefits.

I get a Free Tea or Coffee everyday to have in the cafe or to takeaway, no purchase necessary.

It’s not everyday you get something for nothing so I’m loving myWaitrose.

This is the perfect win win situation. I get a caffeine fix every time I visit the supermarket and Waitrose have a mother buzzing on caffeine whilst browsing the supermarket aisles, wide awake and forgetful of her state of severe sleep deprivation.

Have you become a myWaitrose member yet?

London Zoo

| November 1, 2012

We had a fantastic family day out at London Zoo and Imogen loved seeing all the animals.

Imogen carried her favourite toy Tiger everywhere and the expression on her face when she saw a real tiger was magical. The monkey house was amazing with monkeys swinging above our heads.

Imogen’s wearing her cute Laura Ashley hat and gloves. Her Heart & Dog Print Gilet is from the Marks & Spencer Kids Clothing range and is practical and warm on cooler days.

Imogen and her Tiger toy were inseparable

The elegant giraffes

This tiger ride was perfect for Imogen!

We weren’t the only ones who were super tired by the end of the day!

One of my favourite parts of London Zoo was the Butterfly Paradise exhibit. We walked into an area full of butterflies and moths flying freely from Africa, South-east Asia, Central and South America. It was an incredible experience as we became a part of their environment.

What’s your favourite animal at London Zoo?