This year wasn't even a big birthday (I turned 32)-I know, I look 25 right, but it's true, deal with it. Seriously though, I feel super lucky that I was so spoilt by family and friends.
Wow, it's my blog's 2 Year blogiversary (well it was on the 10th but I'm combining it with my 32nd birthday) and I can't quite believe it: two whole years since my very first post and I'm no longer 16 anymore. Shucks.
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.
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.
Autumn is my most loved season. I heart you Autumn. This much. *makes huge hands.
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.
I cannot believe little Alexander is 3 weeks old already-the days (and unbelievably the nights) have flown by.
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.
Is there anything sweeter?
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 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.
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.
I sit and wonder what he'll look like and who he'll be.
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.
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.
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!
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...