Thursday, 25 July 2013

Hanging up my scissors

First week of maternity leave.

 I knew I had a-lot to give up leaving my salon after 5 years of it being my baby and the success it has been, no-one will ever understand the amount of hard work that goes into it, and it looks seemless to everyone else involved. However the time has come and I actually feel ready now, and trust my colleagues to look after it while I'm away.. I will be back!!

From this ....

and this....
To this...!!!

I have made plans for a temporary nursery (as we live in a townhouse on 5 floors) downstairs, where I will be spending most of the day and one on the top floor when the baby is 6months +

This is the downstairs where I can share my office/desk with baby.. The view from my desk for the next few weeks. 
I have collected these old baskets and Tom has made the changing table from our old pedicure booths in the salon. My friends all say, poor baby will have splinters in it's bum, but when my brother and I were growing up, my dad made everything, mainly from metal, and the odd wood worm chunk of wood that he crafted into bunk beds for us, but I turned out alright!

So far i am 38 weeks and my bump is all up front, i have put on 9LBS so I can mainly fit into my clothes (if not Tom's shirt's) this is my latest bump photo..


Monday, 22 July 2013

The works baby...

Where it's at?! Frome, the coolest cafe in Somerset
Weight. Date. Name. Advice. Colour hair. Sex.
Everybody's prediction was written on the back of these cards, and we were able to take them home and read through them all. Keepsake.

Naty Nappy Cake.. 

Local singer. Summer time.

A good spread. Melly G's. Gathering. Sunday afternoon.
Party. Pregger's.

Shades and babes!

Cycle friendly. Parents. Soon to be Grandparents.

Tom getting tips from the girls.

The perfect start to my maternity leave. I would never have organised anything like this for myself,  with just 2 weeks left Tom and I got to see everyone and spend some time with you all.

Thank you xxx


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bellies up to London!

With only 3 weeks to go until our first baby is due, we packed our sun dresses and shorts and headed to London for a weekend (We also had to take the emergency hospital and car seat...just incase!)

Just about coping in London in the 32c heat we stayed in Soho, at Dean Street Townhouse. 


Afternoon tea.. What more can i say!


Fifteen. Supper. Tapas. Summer.
The Melon. 8.5 months 

First stop in the morning was monmouth coffee shop.  Look at the Que.,!! Well worth it for the best flat white in London

Lunch stop in Shoreditch at Leila's shop, where we bought the most lovely amalfi lemons to bring home, and had lunch next door in her cafe

Leila's. Tasty. Favourite place. Authentic. 

The Kernel beer is based in an arch in Bermondsey, Tom tasted a few of his favourite and we came home with 3 boxes to stock up the cellar. Table beer was a success. You can buy take away from the front or sneak around the back and there are stacks of benches where you can sit in. The atmosphere was awesome. 

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