You and Me in the Morning

You and Me in the Morning

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6 Tummy Time Tips that worked for us

6 Tummy Time Tips that worked for us

Wherever we go, be it baby classes, clinic, to friend’s houses there’s one thing everyone seems to be talking about and that’s tummy time! I’ll admit, to begin with I hardly ever placed Florence on her tummy, she wasn’t keen and I was nervous around […]

Baby Play – Grasping Practice

Baby Play – Grasping Practice

So it seems Florence has well and truly mastered the whole grasping thing. Just in time for the oh so glamorous Post Partum Hair Loss to kick in she’s become quite taken to grabbing handfuls of my hair! Over the last 3-4 weeks we’ve been […]



We’ve been practicing grasping with Florence recently and I’ve made some rainbow ribbon rings to incorporate into our play. They’re great for little hands and offer plenty of opportunities for clasping! Baby can grab the wooden ring itself or one of the ribbons.

It really is SO easy and you only need two things.

Ribbon in four different colours (We used 2 organza ribbons & 2 silk ribbons for a more varied sensory experience)

Wooden Ring

Step One: Cut your ribbons into 25cm lengths making sure you cut the ends at an angle to prevent fraying.

Step Two: Tie each length around the ring at the centre and double knot.

That’s it. Two steps. If you wanted to, you could glue the ribbons in place with a hot glue gun but it’s not essential. DIY RAINBOW RIBBON RINGS

Next time I make them I might add some jingle bells to them too! diy rainbow ribbon rings

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Pick Your Own Wildflowers at Blooming Green

Pick Your Own Wildflowers at Blooming Green

We are very lucky to live in the very Heart of Kent. Our county really does live up to it’s status of the Garden of England, filled with glorious countryside, working farms and fields and fields of beautiful blooms. A couple of weeks ago, my […]

Our Newborn Essentials

Our Newborn Essentials

Now that Florence is officially out of the new born stage – *sobs!* – I though I would give you a bit of a run down on the products & other things which made our lives a whole lot easier in those early days with […]

Florence’s Christening Party Playlist

Florence’s Christening Party Playlist

We had Florence’s Christening at the weekend and in the lead up we were busy sorting out all of the little details that made the day as special as can be. And while the decorations, the cake, the food are all important factors, no party is complete without music. Don’t get me wrong, none of us were exactly be throwing any shapes but it is always nice to have some background music at a Christening to create a bit of ambiance. We’ve chosen a selection of upbeat & chilled out songs from a variety of artists. Some of them are quite personal to us, many of them remind us of Florence and others are simply crowd pleasers.

Pharell – Happy

Naughty Boy feat Emeli Sandé – Lifted

Sweet devotion – Adele

Coldplay – Sky full of stars

The Wanted – chasing the sun

Train – Hey soul sister

Olly Murrs – Wrapped up

Diana Vickers – Jumping into rivers

Calvin harris – Feels

Ella Eyre – Came here for love

Little Mix – wings

Rusted Root – I’m on my way

Killers – mr brightside

Dryden Mitchell – Friday I’m in love

Paolo Nutinni – Pencil full of lead

Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed

Micahel Buble – Daddy’s Little Girl

JET – Are you gonna be my girl

Newton Faaulkner – Dream Catch Me

Thurson Harris & The Sharps – Little Bitty Pretty one

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Stevie – Wonder – Isn;t She Lovely

Guns & Roses – Sweet Child of mine

Newton Faulkner – Gone in the morning

Sister Sledge – We are Family

Toto – Africa

Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world

Randy Newman – You’ve got a friend in me

Four Tops – Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Beatles – Here comes the sun

U2 – Beautiful DAY

Daryl Hall – You make my dreams

Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl

Ed Sheeran – Lego House

Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet

Take That – Shine

Jason Mraz – I’m yours

Taylor Swift – Shake it off

Mumford & sons – Little Lion Man

Nick Mulvey – cu cu ru cu

Batille -Pompeii

Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten

Calvin Harris – This is what you came for

Florence & the Machine – Dog days are over

Paloma Fith – Upside down

Beyonce – Who run the world

Katy Perry – Firework

Katrina & the waves – Walking on sunshine

American Authors – Best Day of my life

Taylor Swift – Best Day

Lennon & Maisy Stellar – Joy Parade

I hope our Christening Party Playlist has given you a little bit of inspiration for your own little girl’s christening. Stay tuned for more baptism inspiration!

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Baptising Florence

Baptising Florence

We have had a wonderful weekend of celebration with our family & friends. Yesterday we had Florence baptised. Our friends & family gathered together in the very same church that I was Christened in almost twenty four years ago. The Christening was part of the […]

Florence is 3 months old!

Florence is 3 months old!

Little Florence,  it would seem you are longer a teeny tiny newborn. You’re growing at a rate of knots and this last month you have continued to surprise us with how quickly you are coming into your own. At 2 months old you are absolutely full of […]