I know, I’m meant to celebrate how amazing my body is, and that it carried and birthed two babies, and it breastfed them (and continues to feed Martha), and it’s basically the best thing ever. I feel that way, I really do. I love what my body has done and I feel every single positive thing about it in that respect, but the same cannot be said for how it looks.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge for the launch of the brand new Diono Quantum pushchair. Putting aside my Spurs fan dislike for the venue (which was annoyingly lovely!) I hopped on the train sans children for an evening with friends, food, Sara Cox and, obviously, the Quantum! Social media had rather unexpectedly and kindly forced me into buying some dungarees, so I wriggled into them for the event with plans to approach Sara Cox, who was at the time having regular laughs on Radio 2 about wearing said fashion item. I wussed out. I didn’t, however, wuss out of meeting up with some of my favourite bloggers and I was so excited to finally meet Lucy from Mrs H’s Favourite Things, after a long-standing online friendship. We hung around with Al from The Dad Network and then Kerry from All About a Mini Norris. Lots of chatting and giggles ensued but then we got down to business and gave the Diono Quantum a test drive to see if it really was #AdventureReady. Now I love our pushchair, but we won’t be needing a double for too much longer and having been less…
Yesterday, Phil and I saw Sir Elton John perform at Peterborough’s ABAX stadium. What we experienced, what we saw and heard and felt, was greatly needed and transcended mere notes on a piano.
One of the dreams I had about having kids was us all sat around the table eating together and sharing stories of our day. It’s what I knew growing up and it’s how I envisaged parenthood too. Apparently, the Italians feel the same, and restaurant chain Prezzo have created the La Famiglia family sharing dish to embrace this way of dining together.
In the wake of another horrific attack here in the U.K., social media is once again awash with a mixture of messages of love and solidarity, punctuated by hate. Terrorism serves to invoke fear, terror; Its acts are carried out by extremists who believe in an ideology that tells them anyone who thinks differently is wrong. Let’s not adopt the same mentality.