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Life

Oliver in sunglasses

Sunshine!

The last few days have been super sunny in the UK and it's made us all feel fabulously happy again! There's nothing like warm walks in the park and eating al fresco to brighten up the day.
cousin-Honest Mum

Girly Weekend-Just What I Needed!

Over on my Mummy's Got Style blog, you can read about my girly weekend away to Manchester for one of my best friend's birthday's Beccy, above! There was dancing, more dancing and a bit of barefoot dancing by the end of the night. This Mamma got her cool back! Enjoy!
OIiver

Cool Kid

My kids are cool (natch) but I was especially proud this morning when Oliver announced he wanted my recent purchase of "Trevor 'Elson' on please Mummy".
Alexander

How Time Flies

I know all parents say it, but time really does fly when you have kids. I was sure I only came out of hospital with Alexander the other day but look, he's 7 months already this Saturday.
Oliver-Honest Mum

A Long Weekend in Robin Hood’s Bay

My darling husband Peter surprised me with a long weekend for all the family to Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby in Yorkshire from Friday until Monday and it was just the relaxing tonic we craved.
George Clooney-USA Today

Is George Clooney Greek and Other Important Questions

So ab fab subscribers and followers aside (i.e. my 500 strong Big Fat Greek Family), other folks often find my blog through search engines and I've been laughing my Kardashian-esque backside off at what's been entered into Google and the like recently to bring you to this here blog. You ready?

PMT, How Fun!

There's a reason you never hear women remark, "Oh the week before menstruation is fun isn't it?" Ever.
Vicki

The Power of Pregnancy

Now that Alexander has turned 6 months old, I've started reflecting on my pregnancy with him..it seems so far away now and aside from missing my bump some days, what I really miss is my purpose of 'Head Foetus Grower and Protector'.

Mamas & Papas Open A New Store!

Yesterday, I was invited to the grand opening of Mamas & Papas' new flagship store in the Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds.
family

Freelance Life-a Juggling Act

Family time! You know what they say, "You want something done, give it to a busy person" and that person is usually me...and I love to be busy. I'm so lucky that I'm able to keep up the juggling act of kids ...
Oliver

No More Drama…

Mary J Blige had it right when she sang of no more drama. MJ, I think I've had my quota for 2013. A close family member has been very unwell, I then slipped with my baby on a wet floor the other week and tonight, my friends, my toddler chocked on freshly made popcorn.
My boys

What Motherhood Means to Me-Happy Mothers Day!

Today was Mothers Day in the UK and as my toddler drifted to sleep last night, I sat on his bedroom floor, holding his little hand, looking at his bookshelf, at all the books I loved as a child (Roald Dahl's ...
Leonard Fenton and I

A Visit from a Famous Friend

Last week, my lovely friend, the fantastic actor Leonard Fenton came to visit baby Alexander. We ate at my parent's fabulous Greek restaurant The Olive Tree and Len entertained my toddler, Oliver with his animal impressions and imaginative stories. It was such a fun filled day, I want to bottle it up and treasure it forever.
Oliver with a Mulberry bag

Life Online

We increasingly live our lives online and I simply can't imagine a day without my iPhone. In fact I left it at home the other day and had a mild panic at the thought of not being connected because we seem to be online a lot of the time.
Jacques Vert press day

Celebrating ‘My Mother’ Day

Mothers Day always holds a special place in my heart, more so now that I'm a mother myself. I have always celebrated it, also sending cards and flowers to my beloved Grandma when she was alive. In the UK, Mothers Day is the 10th of March so I want to dedicate this post to my Mama, the family's rock: an inspiration and hard act to follow.
Alexander

Something Awful Happened Yesterday…

In all honesty, I wasn't sure I was going to write this post. You see, when tough things happen, I tend to keep them private and I'm a real 'brush yourself off and keep trucking' kind of girl, not wanting to wallow as I know others are suffering more than I and that worse things can happen and do...
Oliver thinking

Forlorn February

I have been meaning to write this for a while now and reading Metropolitan Mum's post last night encouraged me to try and put into words how tough a month February has been for many of us.