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I Saw a Ding a Ling!

So today was my 20 week scan and if you haven't guessed already...it's a boy! Am totally thrilled as I always imagined myself with two boys (although I appreciate I will be utterly outnumbered in the house and Arsenal might never get turned off the box)!
Vicki wearing sunglasses

New Sunglasses Baby!

The kind people at Polaroid Sunglasses sent me some cool sunglasses and here I am modelling them. They're the Marilyn Monroe-esque pair called 'Sensation P8207A's' and I love them! Now all we need is some sunshine!
The Scandal

Music Video for New Band The Scandal…

If you remember I directed a music video a couple of months ago for a super cool, young band The Scandal (I predict big things for these boys) for their debut track Karolina.
gorgeous boy

Heart Melters

Check out my little heart melter!! From the moment they're born they melt your heart. This week Oliver has been utterly adorable planting kisses on me at every opportunity and telling me I'm beautiful. He's a charmer, alright. I wanted to share this picture of him with you all. I'm so proud of what a fine and funny young boy he is growing into you. He sure makes me a better person by the day.
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Pat a Cake…

Oliver and my husband's Godfather Andy baked bread yesterday.

In the Director’s Chair…

For those who don't know, I'm a freelance writer/director directing drama, documentary, shorts, promos and music videos. I've been lucky enough to work with some of the leading production companies in the world and for diverse broadcasters from the BBC to film company Lionsgate UK- and I've even scooped some awards to boot along the way. I love my job-truly, I feel like I get to play and get paid for it.
Oliver-Honest Mum

A Short Film That Could Help Many Pregnant Women

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.
Oliver with basket

Bilingual Baby

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.
Mummy and I

Celebrating the Mothers in My Life

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.
Oliver beauty

Tough Love

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?
Mama

Color Blind Cards

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.
Oliver-Honest Mum

Exciting News (You Might Already Know)

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".
Demi and Jessica Simpson bump covers

Pregnant Naked Celebrities: Celebrating or Sexualising the Bump?

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.
Oliver

Yesterday Something Scary Happened…

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.