I first started blogging almost 5 years ago now, when I had just discovered that I was 21 weeks pregnant with my first child. I never thought anyone would read it, I wasn’t really bothered. It just started as a sort of baby book but an online version that wouldn’t get battered over time. Something I could add to whenever I wanted. That would evolve as we grew as a family.
Well, that little surprise baby is now 4 and a half. He’s started school and now has two younger sisters. The blog is still going, (obviously… you’re reading it!) and has developed massively since those early days when I was a first-time mum. Making rookie mistakes and just muddling through.
But blogging has become so much more than a baby book. It has given me some amazing friends, provided me with some brilliant products that I might not have otherwise heard of like the lap baby which I’m now using again with Bridget, or been able to afford like all the bells and whistles of our wonderful Hybrid tandem pushchair. Blogging has also taken me on some wonderful experiences. Our family day out at Duxford was so exciting and yesterday, I had Dinner at the Ivy in Covent Garden!
The Ivy, with its distinctive stained glass windows, has been a celebrity favourite for years, playing host to everyone from Princess Diana to Benedict Cumberbatch, from Whoopi Goldberg to Stephen Fry so I was thrilled to be invited along for lunch by Asda and their little angels brand. Asda’s Little Angels have got together with Dr Hilary Jones and created a series of helpful videos aimed at parents.
The videos will be on the Asda website later this week and once they are, I will share them with you in another post. I had the chance to watch these videos yesterday along with a group of parent bloggers and I found them very informative. They cover nappy changes (how to correctly put them on and make sure they are the right size), weaning (cutting veg and what to do if your little one starts chocking) and some bath time tips too.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a day out to the Ivy If I didn’t share some pictures of the day… I mean, if you don’t take pictures of your food are you even a real blogger?
I want to say a massive thank you to Vanessa for organising this lovely day and for the lovely goodies my babies received too. (Which I would show you but the kids absolutely destroyed the packaging and ripped it all open. Such animals! Hahaha)