Toddler Bed Tour

For some parents, getting their child to sleep in their own room (or own bed!) can be an absolute nightmare. Being alone in the dark is a scary prospect, especially in the middle of those cold winter nights. Creating a bright, cosy and comfortable place where your child feels safe…

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Hello from Cyprus! Family Holiday Vlog

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I am very excited to be bringing you my first ever official ‘vlog’ over on my YouTube channel. For those of you who might be thinking, ‘What on earth is a VLOG?!’ basically vlogs are more like chatty videos filmed on say different days or at…

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Family Day out at The Magic Garden

There are just a few days left of the summer holiday before school resumes so why not squeeze in one last family day out at The Magic Garden. From dragons to royal towers, the Magic Garden is a tribute to the myths and legends of life 500 years ago. We…

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Cyprus JUMBO Toy Haul VIDEO!

Think Harrods has every toy a child could dream of? Think again! JUMBO is the largest network of toy stores in Cyprus and by large, I mean LARGE. There are stores in Limassol, Nicosia and Larnaca (our local store) and you simply cannot have a holiday in Cyprus without visiting…

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Favourite Outdoor Summer Toys

As a child I spent a lot of my free time outside come rain or shine, playing with friends on our bikes or battling obstacle courses in the garden. Nowadays (yeesh I sound old!) iPads and computers seem to have taken over, but with all the great outdoor toys I’ve…

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Kid’s Summer Lookbook

Quite a few of you seemed to enjoy my Wedding Lookbook which I published back in May, so I thought that I would follow up with something similar, but this time showcasing kid’s clothes for the summer holidays. Well boy’s clothes…(so if you are looking for any pretty little dresses you…

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Body Confidence after Babies

This week I opened up yet another magazine to see a picture of a celebrity flouncing around in a teeny weeny bikini ONE MONTH after giving birth. “HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!” you could hear readers screaming. Well the hard truth is – it is for some, and not for others.…

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Coping with (Greek) heat during pregnancy

Last summer I was almost 8 months pregnant when we went on holiday to Cyprus and boy was it HOT! I went out there at just over 28 weeks and came back at 32 weeks. With temperatures rising to 35°C it was definitely not the most pleasant experience. However, I…

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Top 10 Baby & Toddler Travelling Essentials

Following on from last week’s video post about what I carry in my onboard changing bag, I thought that I would whittle all that junk down to 10 top baby and toddler items that most parents might find essential when travelling with the little ‘uns. Obviously this will include stuff…

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What’s in my Onboard Changing Bag VIDEO!

Summer is finally here and with it comes our annual travels…and a surprise YouTube video! With two young children my onboard luggage comprises of very different items to my carefree travelling days. So I thought it might be useful for new mums or mums who are off on their hols…

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Dimitri’s Big Fat Greek Christening!

So despite this month being all about weddings, I thought that a christening post would be just as appropriate. Back in November 2015 I brought you a post entitled Pip’s Big Fat Greek Christening. This gave you the lowdown on my first born’s official introduction to the Greek Orthodox Church and all…

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Have an Egg-citing Easter weekend at Jurassic Kingdom!

 If you’re not planning to stay inside gorging on meat all weekend like some of us, you may be trying to think up ways to entertain your little ones over the Easter period. I did a bit of research prior to my son’s 2nd birthday and found so many special events…

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Mother’s Day Special: What I’ve learnt since becoming a Mum

My life before children (hence forth known as ‘BC’) is a bit of a blur really. It’s a mish mash of school, exams, Greek hols, uni, exams, more Greek hols and one big fat Greek wedding. Life is still a bit of a blur (no it’s not due to the ouzo), but…

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Toddler Gymnastics

Now that I have settled the kids into a bit more of a day-to-day routine, I decided that I wanted to introduce some more activities for my eldest son to help with his general learning, co-ordination, and social skills. I’m going to take him swimming again soon and he already goes…

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Gus on the Go: Greek for Kids

Whether we like it or not, we live in a digital age where gadgets, gizmos and social media are at the forefront of our professional and personal lives. Apps are now seen as the fastest, most productive way of selling a service or product. Despite all the negativity surrounding how much…

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NEW Skincare Routine Post Pregnancy

I should really start off this post by saying that this skincare routine actually has nothing to do with pregnancy, or post-pregnancy – it’s just that it’s a new skincare routine that I’ve adopted since my second pregnancy (and actually during!) and one that I feel suits me even though…

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