Thursday 28 April 2016

My Favourite Trip #13

Welcome to week 13 of #MyFavouriteTrip! Thanks to all who joined in, it really is a pleasure reading your posts. I have been in Amsterdam and had such a lovely time. There is nothing like a change of scenery to gain some perspective on everything is there? Amsterdam is such a great city for adults and kids alike, we had so many adventures and I really want to go back. I'll be writing about it very soon but in the meantime I'm linking up A Winters Stroll Along the Promenade. It's an old post but we were at the seaside this morning and although it was gloriously sunny there was a chill in the air and it reminded me of my old post. The last link up ran over two weeks so there are two winners this week, yay! Here they are:

 Dancing in the Rain: An Island Adventure 

© Dancing in the Rain


Untold Morsels: Photo Journal - Lisbon, Portugal

© Untold Morsels


Wednesday 20 April 2016

We're going to Amsterdam!

Beautiful Amsterdam © Koen Smilde
We are going to Amsterdam tomorrow and I cannot wait! It feels like I've been waiting and planning this trip for ages and it's finally arrived, yay! People who read regularly will know I separated from my son's dad last year. The change hasn't been easy and some days I feel like I'm still finding my feet as a single parent. This will be my first trip travelling solo on a plane with my two year old, eek. I've worried about all the things that could potentially go wrong but now I'm just excited (and a little sleep deprived from the last couple of days). My son has been on a plane but not since he was a baby and he's been telling everyone he's very excited! We'll be spending some time by ourselves then have friends joining us over the weekend. I think it's a really nice balance actually, quality time with my boy then fun with friends.

Sunday 17 April 2016

Silent Sunday


Friday 15 April 2016

New Happyology Store in Brighton

© Our Seaside Baby
Pip and I recently attended the opening of the new Happyology Store in Brighton, a luxury baby and children's clothing boutique in the North Laine area of town. With one store in Leamington Spa this is Happyology's debut in Brighton, selling a high quality range of beautiful clothes made from the finest materials. Happyology's aim is to apply traditional features and techniques to every garment to provide a unique collection of children's clothing and accessories. I do love this shopping area in Brighton as there are many great independent boutiques and it's always nice to discover new stores. Happyology sells clothes from newborn to age seven and their collection includes essentials for babies, sleepsuits, dungareers, jeans, cardigans, pyjamas, shoes, hats, dresses and gift sets. Being the store's opening there were balloons, food and drinks, much to Pip's delight!

Thursday 14 April 2016

My Favourite Trip #12

Update: Last week's #MyFavouriteTrip will now be open for two weeks. I was planning on having a new link up this week but I am off to Amsterdam and have had some unfortunate delays (broken boiler and a poorly toddler) and just haven't had time I'm afraid. I've extended this linky so it's open for another week and next week there will be two winners. Please add any new posts below. Thank you, looking forward to reading them!

Welcome to week 12 of #MyFavouriteTrip! Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I really enjoyed reading about your trips/travels and get so much inspiration from them. I definitely have a strong desire to travel at the moment so it's a good thing we're off to Amsterdam next week, yay! It was really difficult choosing a winner again this week as there are always so many great posts linking up! But there can only be one...

This week's winner is: 
Glimmer of Hope: Sweet Escape

© Glimmer of Hope
Congratulations to Merlinda at Glimmer of Hope for being this week's winner! You win a £20 voucher to spend at Truprint. With gorgeous photographs, Merlinda's post is about an afternoon trip to the seaside with her son. It's such a simple trip in many ways, a walk down to the local beach, yet their visit leaves a big impact. I love her last sentence and, of course, I relate to her post as I take my little boy to the seaside regularly! Please pop over to Merlinda's post if you haven't read it. 

Sunday 10 April 2016

Silent Sunday


It's award season & I'd love a vote in this year's blogging awards :-)


Thursday 7 April 2016

My Favourite Trip #11

Welcome to week 11 of #MyFavouriteTrip! Thanks to all who linked up last week. As always, it's lovely to hear about your adventures, experiences and travel tips. The posts were all quite varied and it's great reading about travel experiences from different angles and perspectives. The definition of a trip is "a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure" so #MyFavouriteTrip is designed for any trip, big or small! I've been quite busy the last couple of months and have recently posted my February/March Life & Blog Update. I haven't written about any trips this week so I'm linking up last year's trip on the Brighton Wheel.

#MyFavouriteTrip has it's own Pinterest board. You're welcome to add any of your posts there (comment below if you want an invite).

Tuesday 5 April 2016

My February/March Update

I can't believe we're in April already. I wrote a draft of my February update last month but life was just too busy to finish it I'm afraid so I didn't get time to publish it. Instead, here's my life & blog update from the last two months.

Blog Update
  • Exciting news! We are going to be featured in the June edition of Gurgle Magazine, our first magazine feature!
  • In January I made it in the top 500 of the tots100 (top UK parent blogs) for the first time. Then just after writing about it, I dropped out the following month, typical! However, I've since risen back up and am now at 427, my highest ever position, yay! I'm also ranked at #75 in the Trips100 (top UK travel blogs). I know scores aren't the be all and end all but it's always nice to see your stats rise!

Sunday 3 April 2016

Silent Sunday: Throwing Pebbles


It's award season & I'd love a vote in this year's blogging awards :-)

Tots 100 Awards 
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