36 hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of those wonderous cities that never seems to lose its charm. It never ages and each time I visit I see it with new eyes. I’ve been visiting regularly,  around once a year, over the last 15 years now and  I’m rarely ever disappointed. At 16 months old Pumpkinella spent her first full day and night without mummy and daddy (two nights in fact). My husband’s parents agreed to look after her for the weekend to give us a little bit of quality time together. And what did I do? I planned a trip abroad as far […]

Sagrada Familia

Sleep is for wimps!

I’m sure this is a common scenario you’ve either heard or have experienced; watching your child playfully wondering around the sofa busying herself with her books and toys during the night and completely oblivious to the fact that it’s time to go to sleep. This has become the norm for our Pumpkinella over the last few weeks. At 14 months old, she has lept from three naps a day to just the one. She is the proverbial Duracell battery. Awake at 6am, she’ll have some milk followed by porridge and finish this off with some fruit. She’ll be dropped off with […]

Pumpkinella baby with mamma on a lovely day