Bits and bobs…

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Happy Bank hols! Just a quick catch up here with a few photos of what’s been going on lately here in glorious SE London- I feel that since Freddie has been off preschool for the holidays that the time to blog can be few and far between. Nay fear though, I think a little breather is good for the soul and I’m hoping my batteries (i.e. brain) are recharged soon. Hard when you have small people who aren’t sleeping as well as we’d like right now!

I went on my Best Friend’s hen do a few weeks ago, and had the most fabulous time. We rented a canal boat in Oxford for the weekend, which was hilarious, although I think the 12 of us did a pretty good job manning the boat, considering none of us had been on one before! The weather was amazing, hence getting my (pasty) legs out here^^^ I was wondering if I was too old for dungaree shorts at 30, but to hell with convention- I fell in love with this print when I saw it, and had to snap them up (Primark, no less!).

The shot of Big Ben was taken one evening from a bus rooftop, riding from Victoria Station to the East End to join a Jack the Ripper tour. I went with my Mum, Ad’s Mum and Ad’s Aunty, and we were lucky with the weather, hence the photo op. I can highly recommend booking to on a Ripper tour- we learnt a lot, even if it was a little gruesome!

One of my little corn-on-the-cob munchers: Both F & S are big on this at the moment, so it has made many appearances at lunch and tea lately! I buy a big bag of frozen mini cobs to save on wastage, and it means they’re always to hand.

Some dairy-free baking one afternoon. Freddie and Sasha recently undertook specialist food intolerance testing, and I suspected that F in particular might come up with something due to having quite bad eczema at times. It was no surprise that both were diagnosed as being intolerant (not allergic) to cow-dairy, so have now been off it for several weeks, bar a couple of times when we’ve eaten out and there has been no alternative. It has been easier than I thought to stick to at home, as they can have goat and sheep products, plus nut milks. We bake with Goat’s butter, which is rich and delicious, and you really can’t tell the difference, especially in cakes! I have been shocked at how quickly Freddie’s eczema has cleared up, so we will definitely be sticking to the new diet for the forseeable future wherever possible.

One of my favourite photos of Mr Becky 🙂 I feel terrible sometimes, as I take so many pictures of the kids, that he often gets forgotten (bad wife-to-be), so it’s great when I get a really lovely one. If I had a permanent desk to work at, and not my lap/kitchen table/bed, this would totes be in a frame. He also has the best teeth (jealous).

Pretty, cotton wool clouds- simple thing that makes me happy!

I love taking pictures of spiders in webs, and we have loads of this particular type of spider in our garden right now- anyone know what they’re called?

Hope you enjoy the remainder of the weekend- rain is expected ALL day here, so I feel a day of some housey-jobs coming on, followed by games and maybe a film, often the best kind of days just to chill out. 🙂




  1. cariemay
    August 25, 2014 / 9:13 am

    gosh what a gorgeous sky – it’s that lovely sort that looks just like cotton wool balls tipped all over the floor!

  2. August 25, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    I love your outfit… you rocked it!

  3. Mummy Tries
    August 25, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    What a lovely post to read, brimming with happiness 🙂 your OH does have amazing teeth doesn’t he!

    I’ve been writing loads this week as my hubby’s been off, but won’t be able to do nearly as much now. Swings & roundabouts I guess xx

    • August 25, 2014 / 6:32 pm

      Thank you! I will tell him you’re another who likes his teeth! It is hard to fit writing in- some weeks I have no desire or inspiration whatsoever, other weeks I can think of loads, it’s all about having the time. When F goes back to preschool I think it will be a bit easier x

  4. August 25, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    amazing – I’d LOVE to go on a canal boat, it’s on my bucket list x

  5. coolbananasblog
    August 26, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    Your pictures look amazing, & i love these little updates you do 🙂 x

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