Wednesday, 18 January 2017


New Year adventures! We brightened up our January with a little mini break to Vienna.
This is my third trip to Vienna. Ants Nan lives there, and he has jetted back and forth all his life. She is truly an incredible woman, and it meant the world to us for her to have met Sid. 
We stayed at the Hilton on the Danube river. Stunning location and the staff were very helpful. They made a fuss of Sid and gave him a little duck for his bath. The room was huge too! 
It was BITTER in the city. The sort of cold that feels so sharp, it cuts right through you. Minus 5 to be exact. On the second day we woke up to snow! It was beautiful and even had the good grace to stop in time for our flight home. 

Sid is quite the jet setter already! He's been to Barcelona (at 3 months old) and now this stunning city too! 

Til next time Vienna! 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!

2016. You were a bit of a fucker really weren't you?

Incredibly depressing in the political climate and there were so many deaths, I'm genuinely struggling to remember who's dead and who's alive.
All that doom and gloom aside, 2016 was the year that our son Sid arrived, so luckily for Ant and I, we can always remember it fondly. Here's to hopes of a brighter, kinder future world for him to grow up in.

I also feel so thankful for everyones support this past year. It's been incredibly difficult at times, juggling a new baby and a business. Having to work to Sid's sleep schedule often means working very early mornings and late into the night. It's also made trips to the post office slightly less frequent and i'm so grateful for the kindness and understanding everyone's shown me. Somehow, I've muddled on through (often by the skin of my teeth!) but I'm still here. 

There are some big changes happening in 2017. I've got so many exciting ideas for Cheap Frills, we have a few adventures planned as a family of three, and Sid will be starting nursery two days a week. I'm already battling the epic mum guilt (oh the mum guilt... They don't tell you about THAT before you have children!). We have chosen the most amazing one for him and I truly believe a little more routine will be great for all of us. If anyone has any advice or words of encouragement, please send them my way! 

Happy 2017 everyone!

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