Monday, 31 January 2011


After buying Pandora bracelets as gifts for my bridesmaids (read Victoria's post here) I, of course, decided I needed one too!
After spending months clearing, decluttering and organising the last thing I wanted at Christmas was to get more 'stuff', so when James asked if there was anything I did want, I knew exactly what to ask for!

Luckily James collaborated with Mum and Victoria and I did really well on charms too!
James bought me the 2 hearts, Mum got the treasure chest, cupcake and handbag and Victoria bought a 'best friend' scroll!

There's, naturally, a long list of charms I hope to collect including three of the beautiful birthstone range (to symbolise James, Sophie and I!)
Imagine my surprise when James came home with one of them for me!

An amethyst for February (James' birthstone)
Isn't it pretty?

Lots of Love


Friday, 28 January 2011

The Vintage Housewife.......


Have a lovely weekend, I'm hoping to finally catch up on my reading this weekend, can't wait to see you all x

Lots of Love


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Happy Birthday..........

To my lovely Mummy!

The best Mum and Nanny ever!

Lots of Love


Friday, 21 January 2011

Pretties In The Post!

Sophie has been a very lucky girl, she has already received some lovely gifts in the post!

First, from my dear friend Michela who sent a fabulous stork decoration made by her talented Aunt (we have been lucky enough to receive other gifts made by this talented lady, but you will have to wait a few posts to see them!)

And what does Mrs Stork have in her beak?

Well Sophie of course!
We think Mrs Stork likes her new home on Sophie's bedroom door!
Thank you Auntie Michela :)

And I just had to share this beautiful, handmade card we received from the gorgeous Sophie @ Chez Sophie

Isn't it beautiful?!
Such a gorgeous, thoughtful keepsake!
Thank you Sophie

I'm so grateful for my friends x
Have a lovely weekend!

Lots of Love


Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Krypton Factor....

Today I'll be trying to master Sophie's pram!

This Silver Cross 3D travel system seemed super easy when we bought it in September, but having taken it out of the box for the first time yesterday I couldn't remember for the life of me how to convert it from a pushchair to a pram or how to attach the car seat!

Thank goodness there is a demo I can refer to on line!!!

Once I have worked it out Sophie will be having her first outing since she came home from hospital

Nanny's house of course!!!
Lots of Love


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Trumpette Fanfare.........

I love Trumpette socks!
These little boxes of super cute shoe socks come in lots of colours and styles to suit any outfit and are a perfect and unusual gift for a new baby (or just to treat your little angel!)

Sophie loves hers (she has 3 sets courtesy of Mummy and Nanny!)

And they aren't just for girls!

I just wish they did them in my size!

Lots of Love


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Retail Therapy........

Just because I've been staying at home doesn't mean I haven't been able to do a spot of sale shopping!
I managed (between feeds!) to snap up this fab CK bag!

It's perfect for wearing across the body to keep my hands free and is big enough to hold everything I need and a total bargain!

What did you buy in the sales?

Lots of Love


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Oh Baby......

I can't believe Sophie is already over 2 weeks old, It seems to have flown by but I feel like she has always been here at the same time!
She is doing very well and has already put on 4oz and grown 3cm!
We had a few sleepless (and upsetting) nights when the brand of milk we were using gave her tummy ache but we changed to another brand and she seems to be doing really well on it!
All in all she is a really easy baby to look after (at the moment!) and with a face like hers she has us all well and truly wrapped around her little finger!

I'm feeling organised and able to make some time for the bloggging that I love, I have lots to share and have missed not being able to keep up to date with the goings on of my bloggy friends!
Hopefully normal (as possible!) service will be resumed!
See you all soon!

Lots of Love


Friday, 7 January 2011

New Kid In Town!

Introducing Sophie Agnes Martine Allan
31 December 2010
9lb 3oz

Worth the wait!

Lots of Love