It’s been such a long time since I last posted anything and it’s because there’s been quite a few changes. I came up to the end of my maternity leave and decided to go back to work… just not back to where I was working. There was nothing wrong with the place – I had a good team, the workload was manageable and I liked the workplace but now with two children under 5, the commuting made me anxious to return.
I found another job closer to home, it’s literally a 5 mins walk away which obviously much more convenient in terms of travel. Dropping off LO at nursery is en route to work and the job role gives me more flexibility. I can choose to work from home if I have childcare problems and can’t get into the office and I can spread my hours over the week (working half-days) without having to worry about any bus, tube or train commuting. Ker-ching!
So that’s basically why I’ve not been present on the old blogosphere for the last month. Work is manic – I have paperwork, bookings and deadlines up to my ears. Already! It’s stressful but I guess it is because it’s still early days. When I got an email asking if I’d like to write a review on personalised jewellery I said yes without hesitation. It’s been such a long time since I owned any piece of jewellery it was a chance for me to reintroduce myself to it.
LO is sick today so not a great mother’s day for me as I had so much planned for us today but things like this happen all the time so it’s to be expected. The weather is not looking too good in London today either; foggy and probably not very warm. I’ve not stepped outside into the real world today, instead I am having a stay-in with a nice hot cuppa (tea, of course) with rich tea biscuits and cuddling LO at every chance I get!
He’s having a little nap now so that gives me time to catch up on here and plan our days out for next week. As we were supposed to go to the Wellcome Collection museum we will have to find a day next week to go. Another mummy friend has also mentioned she wanted to go to KidSpace in Romford, Essex so will need to set a day aside for that too – it’s going to be a busy week next week!
Childrens Mother’s Day Crafts Workshop, Greenwich Market
If you are in Greenwich or planning to go somewhere today, why not head down to Greenwich Market for some pre-Mother’s Day fun? There will be arts and crafts today for the children; there will be a workshop for kids to get messy and create a wonderful jewellery box or a special Mother’s Day card. What’s best of all is that it’s completely free!
If you want to take your mums out to a lovely meal around Greenwich, why not try out the Piano room at the North Pol restaurant? Enjoy beautiful, live piano music whilst enjoying a delicious three course meal for a decent £24.95. The North Pole Greenwich also has a heated outdoor garden where you can sit and chill out after dining if you wish. Contact the restaurant directly for to make your reservation.
Mother’s Day is approaching thick and fast and if you are anything like me, you probably haven’t been able to get anything for your mum yet because you are too busy looking for things to get yourself first! *guilty face* …Well all is not lost; with so much gifts available in the shops and online, why not go for something more personalised cupcake bouquet in your chosen flavour with a personal message!
London patisserie baker, Dinah’s Desserts is offering a beautiful cupcake bouquet complete with a personalised message for £30 including free delivery for this Mother’s Day. Get your orders in fast though as she gets booked up very quickly. Although she is based in London, she has also delivered to Surrey before so don’t think that you must live in London to order. Dinah offers a wide selection of flavours from alcoholic such as Baileys, to non-alcoholic classics like red velvet and raspberry ripple. If there’s a flavour you want that she doesn’t already offer, let her know as she can make it up for you as (everything is made to order from scratch).
I will be putting my order in now and can personally recommend Dinahs Desserts in London to anyone and vouch for the high quality taste, culinary skills and presentation. For LO’s baby shower, I ordered a cake from the talented mother-of-one. I gave her a broad brief of what I was looking for and was very pleasantly surprised with this beautiful creation (see below). I normally cannot stand icing but this chocolate icing really hit the spot. Everyone at the baby shower commented on how stunning the cake was.
DinahsDesserts also specialises in bridal cakes with professional consultations and cake tastings as well as provide catering for small and large events offering dessert buffets. She also offers classes for children aged 3-5 to practice their culinary skills and make something delicious every week.