Friday, 30 May 2014

12 Questions Every New Mum Asks Herself

Books, antenatal classes, tv-programmes, relatives, friends, strangers...all ready to help and prepare you for what it will be like, when you are finally holding your baby. 9 months is a really long time, but it passes so fast, and by the time you manage to sort everything for the arrival of the little one, he is already lying in his moses basket. 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Chinese 5 Spiced Roasted Duck with Sugar snap Peas and Pan fried Asparagus covered in a unique Peach Sauce & Peking Duck Pancakes Starter

Starting Sunday's Kitchen a few weeks ago, I thought it will be the perfect way to finally put down our favourite recipes and also spread our love for cooking. We do love cooking  (our dad loves cooking)  we love enjoying it, and I love documenting everything. The plan was to start with our favourite recipes, but what are plans really for if not to change in the last minute? 

Friday, 23 May 2014

Don’t let baby blues ruin precious moments

One of our very irresistible charms as women is undoubtedly our crazy hormones. Yes, we all know how we can be all over the place – up, down, in between or sometimes we just can’t find a place! And it becomes even more fun when you become pregnant and then when you give birth. It is a whole new challenge for you and everyone around you getting to see how far you can actually go, changing your moods all the time.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Review: Tommee Tippee Prep Machine

It was a random stroll in Toys "R" Us when I saw Tommee Tippee Prep Machine for the first time and no, I wasn’t impressed, I was shocked! First, because it looked more like a coffee machine, rather than a baby accessory, and second, because it seemed somehow too much! A machine preparing milk, yes, that’s right, a very own with a big button which you press and then wait for the milk to be prepared.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunday's Kitchen: Homemade burgers with homemade wedges

BBQ mode is on! The sun is shining, the colours are bright and what better time for a homemade barbecue than an unusually hot May weekend! This week will be the first one to introduce a savory recipe. After the sweet start with Cheesecake, Brownie and Cookies, it's time for something different! 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Personalised presents?

Valentine’s is long gone, but I really enjoyed coming up with an idea for a present this year. It’s sentimental and is something that can be gifted any time of the year, but Valentine’s was the occasion I felt inspired to make it. 

It wasn’t long before I had an idea of what I want to get. My partner is interested in photography and he just recently got 2 retro cameras, so I thought a photo album will be ideal add to his hobby. I found an album online and it was just a matter of time to arrive.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Sunday's Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Cookies and Charity Car boot Sale

Happy Sunday and welcome to Sunday’s Kitchen! We love cooking and I thought it would be nice to share some of our favorite recipes. We had a sweet start with the Cheesecake and Brownie and it will be a third week in a row to share a dessert, but no, we don’t eat just sweets and soon there will be some delicious savory recipes! Until then, it’s time for some Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Recovering from a C-section

I have never really thought about C-section much, even when I was pregnant I didn’t consider it as an option. However, hearing the word Cesarean, I would recall the silly phrase “too posh, to push” and I would think of celebrities and a procedure that is private and expensive. Until, I was lying in the hospital bed and after hours of unsuccessful attempts to have my baby, my only option, according to the doctors, was to have an emergency c-section.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Sunday's Kitchen - Gooey Chocolate Brownie

It’s Sunday again and time for Mum’s First Diary Sunday’s Kitchen! It’s a week since the theme was launched with the Delightful Strawberry and Coconut Cheesecake and I am happy to share another very favorite recipe. Yes it’s a delicious desert again (!) and the title says it all – Gooey Chocolate Brownie. Mmm..

Friday, 2 May 2014

Liebster Award

I was pleasantly surprised by Maria Noell, who nominated Mums First Diary for a Liebster Award. Thank you Maria for introducing me to this nice and original way to connect and promote new blogs. I won't waste time and will tell you what this award is about.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Nice maternity wear, but where?

I already shared with you about my love for the Post-maternity Style, but before the "after pregnancy" shopping therapy, there was a time I had to go out and find my first maternity clothes. 

Typically, before I started looking for maternity clothes I continued to like clothes from the normal women’s range. But I soon realized that I was wearing them only one or two times before they would feel tight and uncomfortable. The worst was that I was looking fat, rather than pregnant. (Do you remember the time when your bump was still not fully shaped baby bump, and it looked more like a wobbling jelly?)   

Some women start "growing" early in their pregnancy, others don't need bigger size clothes until their third trimester. No matter which type you are, after the 5-6th month, going for pregnancy clothes becomes inevitable.