Tag Archives: Parenting

Confessions of a baking virgin

Yesterday I baked my first ever cup cakes for The Boy’s 2nd birthday picnic. These represent my first attempt to bake cakes.  I am finally a qualified ‘proper mum.’ I learned some stuff. All cup cakes are not created equal (why do some rise unevenly, some burst?) Cup cake cases and muffin cases aren’t the […]

Run, Toddler, Run

The other day I took The Boy to our local Stocklands. The Norwegian was getting a massage, and I’d done the grocery shopping and had just let The Boy free from the child seat on the trolley. I had his sticker book and a supply of raspberries. I sat on the sofa chairs outside Mandarin […]

The curious incident of the elephant salute

Last week I took The Boy to the zoo again. We’ve been teaching him the animals and to help him we’ve been doing baby signs (or our version of them) to go along with the words. His favourites is the elephant which we do with a big floppy arm wave for the trunk, along with […]

‘The rat is eating the hat’

Today is my birthday. Yay for me! It has been a wonderful day so far. I’m writing this as The Norwegian is feeding The Boy and will be doing bath and bed. Ah free time. Later we’ll be having sushi and prosecco. All part of the birthday festival that started on Friday and will stretch […]

These booties are made for walking

The Boy started walking quite early – when he was about 10 months old. I was totally taken aback by how proud of him I was when he took those first two steps and then fell into my waiting arms. In a few short weeks he went from one small step, for baby, to one […]