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My Top 5 Ways to Wind Down

Guilty pleasures have taken somewhat of a back seat now I have two children but I do believe it's important to find 'you time' when you can amidst the madness of motherhood. When the baby sleeps and Oliver's at nursery, these are my fave ways to wind down and recharge the batteries.
Vicki holding a video camera

Back to Work…(a Bit)

When Alexander was 3 weeks old, I was asked if I could pop by and give a lecture on my career as a writer/director at the Northern Film School/Leeds Metropolitan University. Despite being pretty sleep deprived and foggy headed, I agreed. You see overall I felt great-I was buzzing from the birth and physically and emotionally strong enough to go in for a couple of hours.

Autumnal Days

Autumn is my most loved season. I heart you Autumn. This much. *makes huge hands.
Oliver bike

Back on the Saddle…Oliver and his Strider Bike

Sunday was a perfectly sunny Autumnal day so we hit the park to enjoy the rays. Oliver adores his Strider ST3 Balance Pre Bike kindly sent to us earlier in the year from Learning Early. You can watch his excitement at opening his present here.
Eating lunch with the boys

Three Weeks Old Already…

I cannot believe little Alexander is 3 weeks old already-the days (and unbelievably the nights) have flown by.
BritMums

BritMums Live Promo Film I Directed & Produced

Here is the short promo film I was commissioned to direct and produce for Brit Mums Live 2012 - it includes all the highlights from the biggest and most influential blogging event in the UK. My very talented husband Peter Broadbent was on camera and my fabulous editor Edward Kinnear cut it.
JLS

Last Night JLS Phoned My Cousin

Last night something amazing happened. My gorgeous friend Jess Huie (publicist and founder of the wonderful multicultural cards and gift company Colorblind Cards) arranged for JLS, friends of hers to call my younger cousin Solos.
Baby Alexander

Welcome to the World Baby Alexander

Baby Alexander was born on the 20th of September at 10.52am, weighing 8lbs 2. We are all truly besotted with our little man, especially big brother Oliver who utterly adores him. There are some very sweet pictures of the boys together on my FB Honest Mum page.
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Big Brother in Waiting…

I can't believe my 'baby' is soon to become a big brother. He adores babies, is the most caring of toddlers and kisses my bump constantly.
Alexander's foot

Baby Nerves…

I sit and wonder what he'll look like and who he'll be.
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Something We Made Earlier…

My husband (and quite possibly my toddler's) take on nesting is involving baking-a lot of baking, like every evening this week. I'm not complaining, although my thighs might be when I finally get back on the treadmill post baby.
Cyprus

Far Away Family…

I often think of my far away family and more so now the new baby is nearly here. As a British born Greek Cypriot, my beloved 95 year old Grandma (Yiayia) lives in Cyprus with the majority of my father's family and my husband is an English South African whose relatives live in Port Elizabeth.
Gwen Stefani pushing son Zuma

Friday Fun…Celebrity Mothers of Sons

In keeping with my light hearted Friday fun posts, I thought I'd bring you Celebrity Mothers of Sons-just because, well I'll soon be a mama of two boys myself and I want to know which celebs have boys too, get some style tips and indulge in a futile but fun post. Enjoy!
Peter and I

What Will My Baby Look like?

I'm going through that stage where I physically can't wait to meet my baby and see his little face. You know that crazy 'time-stops-still' moment where they hand you your offspring for the first time and you remain in shock for the next two years, yeah that...
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Preparing for Baby No 2's arrival got me thinking back to other monumental days and most recently our wedding day-we celebrated our 7 year anniversary (6 years since the Greek wedding, 7 since the English) last month and time has truly flown by!
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Post-Baby Treats I Can’t Wait For

Pregnancy means missing out on a few of those much loved luxuries: wine, champagne, soft cheese, liver (yes really, I adore it) so I've compiled a list of things I'll be relishing on once baby is here! Enjoy!