Last year I produced and directed a short film (wavering all fees) for the charity OC Support UK which supports people affected by the pregnancy liver condition Obstetric Cholestasis. I myself had the condition with my first pregnancy and was determined to make a short educational film to help as many women and unborn babies as possible.
My child is British but his ethnic origin is half Greek and the other half is well mostly English with a dash of French, Dutch and Welsh.
Two days ago my beautiful and intelligent Grandmother, Vikentia turned 95. Amazing. My Dad's family live forever thankfully-his Grandmother died at 113. For real. It's that naturally organic food and sunshine. Good for the soul.
I understand that the tantrumming, moments of mad frustration, yelling, kicking and pinching are all par for the course for a terrible two year old 'undergoing the change': the tumultuous journey towards independence. But what of the sanity of the 31 year old mother?
My lovely friend Jessica Huie is the founder of this stunning cards company: the first in the UK to represent children and adults of all ethnicities.
Woop Woop! Today I had a three month scan as there is most definitely a little bun in the oven: a sibling for my 2 year old. We are all very excited. On hearing the news, said 2 year old (and 2 months) stated, "Where is it? Want to see it? Cut it out".
It's a hard one. When Demi Moore stripped bare for her 91 Vanity Fair Cover at seven months pregnant, some said it was a feminist stance, celebrating her new found form, others felt it a controversial move by an actress in constant need of attention.
I pondered as to whether I should write this or not. What happened yesterday was pretty upsetting. Ultimately I concluded it was for the best to write it down. Might help another mother who takes her eyes off her child for one split milisecond.
My otherwise healthy little toddler suffered from chronic ear infections (otherwise known as Glue Ear) from June last year until December but has seemed to have knocked them on the head (for the longest time) anyway in the last couple of months.
Auntie Loulla shares her amazing apple cake recipe with you lucky lot!
Being a blogger has it's perks-as well as sometimes getting paid for posts, companies often contact me and ask whether they can send me gifts for Oliver. Check out the presents for Oliver below from Find me a Gift . Lucky Oliver!
My post No Boys Allowed got a lot of debate going on on the blog the other day and some women mentioned little girls' clothes were much more fun and they found greater choice for girls, struggling with boys' gear for their own or for presents.
Auntie Loulla's beautiful marble cake-
I remembered something I read on facebook a few months back, today and it really grated on me. A woman I barely knew but met through other mothers, commented after her 20 week scan that she was, "relieved she was having another girl". It startled me a little.
Have you forgotten it already? Shame on you. Too busy tweeting, face-booking and living your life online were you? ET phoned home back in the 80's- was that the last time you did too?
Family friend Christine Boothroyd runs luxury serviced apartments in Leeds The Chambers (the no 1 hotel in Leeds voted by Trip Advisor) and kindly shared her recipe for delicious oat biscuits with me.
Happy Valentine's Day all! ...Since a new man entered my life that cold January two years ago, my heart belongs to him. I still gave my husband Peter a pretty card I made, including the heartfelt words of, "You're the best husband in the world and would be nearly perfect if you managed to put your dirty socks in the wash basket" scribbled lovingly inside.
For those of you who don't know, Philip Kingsley is the authority on hair and trichologist to the stars, so when I was sent some of his products to review, the Greek curls on my head literally did a little dance. They're clever like that.