I can’t believe that my blog is nearly 2 months old! When I set my blog up I didn’t really know what to expect, but here I am 8 weeks in and really enjoying being part of the parent blogger community. I like writing these weekly posts, as it says how long I’ve been blogging for as well as creating a weekly diary. Here’s a look back at the last week:
Dad’s 60th Birthday
Last week it was my Dad’s 60th Birthday, so the main focus of the week was celebrating this with the family. We had two celebrations one in London and one back at home in Cambridge. The first of the celebrations was meeting up with Mum and Dad in central London for lunch, we visited Hix Soho and enjoyed their set menu. The food was amazing, I enjoyed a Beet and Goats cheese starter, Salt Beef for main, and a chocolate mousse for dessert, and I shared a carafe of white wine with my Dad. Our little one was also fairly well behaved too, but refused to eat any of her food until we got home.
It was also the first time I had taken her on the tube (not the Overground or the train), she enjoyed this so much by falling asleep on both journeys. Taking a buggy on the tube is very different to a normal commute, you have to follow different signs to the lifts, and often end up walking much further in the underground station to get out.
The second celebration was going home to Cambridge for the weekend to celebrate with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend, and my brother and his fiance. It was a double celebration as my sister and her boyfriend were back from 4 months travelling in Asia before heading off for another 3 months travelling in South America. We celebrated by going to a local restaurant in a village outside Cambridge where again we enjoyed delicious food. I had baked Camembert for starter (yes I love cheese), followed by a leg of lamb that my husband and I shared as our main course, and then we had birthday cake for dessert. We surprised my Dad by bringing the cake to the restaurant and singing Happy Birthday.
For my Dad’s presents there was even more surprises with my brother and I treating our Mum and Dad to a weekend away in Bruges later this year. My Dad was pretty overwhelmed with the presents and our generosity, which made the weekend very special.
National Trust visit – Angelsey Abbey
As well as celebrating my Dad’s 60th Birthday we also managed to squeeze in a visit to a National Trust property, making use of our membership. We visited Angelsey Abbey, a large National Trust site in a small village in Cambridgeshire. Here you can visit both the house and gardens, but as we had the buggy with us we stuck to the gardens. The gardens are beautiful even in the winter, I can imagine in summer they are even more impressive! We wandered through trees and plants, and along the river to the old mill. What’s nice about this property is that there are so many paved paths making it ideal for the buggy, even off the paved paths the tracks are manageable. I’m looking forward to a visit in the Summer with a picnic.
Rolling across the room
It’s official. Our little one can move. I left the room one morning last week, and came back to find her underneath the table. She can only roll for now, but it has made me realise that I need to start baby proofing asap. It also means that she is increasingly rolling onto her toys and hurting herself -mainly her head.
That’s it, have a great week all.
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