Cue monthly amazement that it’s the end of yet another month – this year is flying by! June hasn’t been too busy, but in case anyone missed it, we actually had a UK heatwave! For us, this meant days enjoying paddling pools and picnics, and sweaty, sleepless nights with Dougie – babies and heat do not mix! We also headed to the Isle of Wight with some friends for a weekend which was lovely.


I’ve nearly finished The Handmaid’s Tale which I started for our @BloggersWhoRead chat (get involved if you love reading, we’ll be chatting about The Handmaid’s Tale at the beginning of July!) and I’m really enjoying it so far. I wanted to read it before watching the TV series.


Hmm. I’ve been really restrained with my spending this month! I bought a couple of new Revlon Lipcolors which I’m in love with, and I love my new GOSH eyeliner.

Dougie moment

He’s been amazing this month. He’s changing every day, and personally I think he’s getting cuter every day too. We spent a lot of the heatwave in a giant kids paddling pool in a park near us, and he managed to climb out of the pool – a new (and terrifying!) skill, I loved watching him just playing happily in the water. He also has two top teeth and keeps grinding them…


We bought tickets to see The National in September and I’m SO excited, I saw them a few years ago but wasn’t very well at the time so I’m really looking forward to seeing them again! We’ve had a load of annoying expenses like car insurance and service charges to sort out so personal purchases have been fairly minimal this month!

Day out

It was more of a trip than a day out, but as I said, we went to the Isle of Wight for a couple of days with a few friends which was really nice. Pub lunches, crazy golf, walks along the beach and cream teas (in a pink thatched cottage!), it was such a good way to spend a weekend.


It may not seem like a huge achievement, but Sam and I went out to a friends birthday in the evening. Together. Without Dougie. He stayed at his Nana’s house. All night. Without us! I was pretty proud of myself for not getting too anxious or upset (although we did race round to see him first thing in the morning the next day!)


Ohhhhh too many! I love this one of me, Sam and Dougie when we went for a walk along the river from Kingston to Richmond.

Memorable moment

This month was Sam’s first Father’s Day which was pretty special. Sam played football in the morning and I went to the flower market at Columbia Road, and then in the afternoon we sat out on the grass in front of our house and had a picnic together as a family. Ooo and I took Dougie to the polling station with me when I voted, that was pretty memorable.

What have been your favourite things this month?