Weekly Update #7: Baking, Crawling and Emma Bunton

What Have We Been Up to This Week?

 

It has been another active week for us again, full to the brim of playdates, adventures and developments…. such as meeting Emma Bunton! How crazy?!

 

More about that in a moment. Firstly, we went to see my best friend and her baby Harry again, this time for a baking day. Call us crazy optimists, or just crazy, as we decided to embark on a trip to the supermarket, to make and eat lunch plus bake cookies and muffins, all in the space of four hours. Sounds like plenty of time, but the curfew was imposed by the hound like precision of Brighton and Hove’s parking enforcements so I couldn’t afford to go even a minute over my parking time* and we had 2 babies and a toddler in tow! We managed the supermarket, lunch, a tray of triple chocolate cookies but unfortunately I had to leave before the strawberry and banana muffins were finished.

 

 

The children were really well behaved, considering the circumstances.

 

Baby Harry, who is nine weeks, was the human equivalent to a yo yo due to being picked up and put down again multiple times by the two of us Mums.

 

My youngest George, who is six months, managed to put the fear of God into me when I couldn’t find him until I realised he had actually gotten himself underneath the coffee table.

 

And toddler Teddy, who is two and a half, kept himself busy by wheeling her vegetable trolley around the place and touching everything he could apart from the baking stuff! Just typical when you try and gear an activity especially towards their entertainment really isn’t it? They’d much rather be doing the things you don’t want them to do instead!

 

* Seriously though, the parking enforcement in the City of Brighton and Hove is beyond a joke now, and a true bug bear of mine. It’s overpriced, under spaced, high on restrictions and low on morality plus you can’t truly enjoy your day because you have to keep an eye on the clock and worry about getting a ticket if you run even two minutes over the time.

George is now crawling! Not perfectly but he is moving around the room alot independently and alternating between crawls and rolls to get to where he wants to be.
On Wednesday we had a home day as the weather was pants and I had work to catch up on. He spent the whole day teething, being weepy and disgruntled, leaving myself to feel as though ploughing my head through the wall would be a treat.

That evening, whilst PB and I sat eating our dinner whilst George played on the rug at my feet, the little gem suddenly took his first proper crawl across the carpet to get to his teething monkey toy! I grabbed my phone and filmed a snippet of him in action… just look at him go!

 

 

Friday saw me attend a promo event, in London, for a brand called Kit and Kin. Emma Bunton is the co founder, along with her friend Chris who they met through a mutual acquaintance. Together they have formed this amazing range of eco-friendly products that include biodegradable nappies, gentle creams and bath products for babies and even creams and oils for us Mummies too.

 

 

I was privileged enough to say hi to Emma and have a chat about it all, plus network with some fellow parenting and lifestyle bloggers, all whilst sipping rum cocktails and eating canapes. I vlogged the whole day so if you would like to see how the adventure unfolded, check out the full video over on Me, Being Mummy’s Youtube Channel here. A full review of the lovely Kit and Kin products they kindly gifted to me shall be up on the blog on Wednesday evening at 6pm so be sure you don’t miss it! Am having loads of fun trying the out already!

 

Additional information and findings from this week: 

 

  • Watching your baby teething really sucks. You throw anything you can at them to try and divert the attention from the pain they are feeling, but there are moments when nothing is good enough and you can only sit and cuddle them. It’s brutal for all involved! 

 

  • Teddy is his usual gentle and cheery self. PB took him and George to a farm whilst I was in London and, upon seeing a pen full of lamas, Teddy pointed and shouted to all who were present ‘Oh WOW! Daddy LOOK! A DINOSAUR!’. All we can credit that to is the fact that lamas have long necks…. oh the mind of a two year old. It’s a wonderful thing! 

 

  • I managed to navigate my way in and around London without getting lost. I was anxious about the whole travelling thing (trains just scare me, it’s all too quick and coordinated for a laid back village girl like myself) but I kept my cool, downloaded every useful app I could find on the Playstore and everything went without a hitch. 

 

  • I am still managing my time well, apart from being half an hour late for the baking day due to the fact our living room clock died and I didn’t realise. We now have a broken clock and a gazillion lightbulbs that need changing in the house. All on the to do list for this upcoming week! 

 

  • This weekend has been spent with my family. Saturday myself and my Mum took the boys to the supermarket and had a nice catch up and then today we have been helping my niece celebrate her 8th birthday at the lovely Tilgate Park. The brave thing has her ears pierced for her birthday and was a real trooper despite all the nerves. 

 

How was your week? Let me know in the comments below! 

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Comments

  1. September 25, 2017 / 8:36 am

    I love Emma Bunton – she always looks so kind. Poor you and baby going through teething –
    that’s so tough to go through. In my day we used to use gripe water – it had alcohol in it – can you believe it!?
    Have a great week x #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 13, 2017 / 1:02 am

      She was absolutely beautiful, inside and out. Am still so happy after meeting her! Teething however, is the worst! Haha! Alcohol in gripe water sounds amazing, why did they ever change it?! We’d get more sleep if they hadn’t and I could have a swig whilst pacing the room! xxx

  2. September 25, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Quite some week. I’ve been seeing a lot about Kit and Kin, I’ll have to take a look. Teething is something else sometimes. My little ones temperature was so high and we were in the middle of no where. #AnythingGoes

  3. September 25, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Just popping back #BigPinkLink

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      xxx

  4. September 25, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    What a busy week you’ve had. And the Kit and Kin event sounds AMAZING! My week was nowhere near as jam packed at yours. Three days of work – two days of freelance work/blogging/parenting (not in that order mind you!) then two days trying to recover from it all and have some family time before starting it all again! The joys. Cx

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Haha! Sounds like a busy week just the same lovely! Am not back to work until next month… not sure how to fit it all in! xxx

  5. The Mummy Bubble
    September 25, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Wow, love that you got to meet a Spice Girl! Her new range sounds really nice too, love that it’s for mums and babies. Your video of the day is fab too, great to hear from Emma! You’ve certainly been busy xx #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      I had such a fab time, it is a memory to definitely keep hold of and am so glad I filmed! Well worth feeling like a prat on the train for! lol! xxx

  6. September 25, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Sounds a busy week! My little ones came down with a bug so we had a week of snuggles, stories, painting and play doh. All better now though!

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Awww, thats good to hear! xxx

  7. September 25, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Well done for cramming all that into one week! And travel makes me nervous too, don’t think I would have been brave enough to head into London on my own. Looks like your meet up with Emma Bunton was exciting too. Were you very star struck? I would have been haha x

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Haha! I was a little bit at first, but I got chatting with a couple of lovely girls who made me feel more at ease with the whole place and set up. Then I had a word with myself and just walked up to her and got chatting. She was just so nice! Made things so much easier xxx

  8. September 25, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Teething is awful! So glad to be past that stage but just hated it – you try everything don’t you! How exciting to meet Emma Bunton! I’m sure she hasn’t aged in 20 years?! Thanks for hosting #HoneyBeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Bloody hate it… horrible process! But necessary and worth it if one wants to eat toffee and steak! Oh, I know, it was awesome! She was so nice and just beautiful. xxx

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Absolutely awesome week! Wish I had even more like it! xxx

  9. Nahdia
    September 25, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Those cookies look lush. I saw a few other bloggers at the Kit and Kin event, I am glad you enjoyed it

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      They are absolutely delicious! The cookies… not the bloggers!haha! It was a really busy event, lots of lovely faces to meet. xxx

  10. Sarah - Mud cakes and wine
    September 25, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    When we are in hospital at Brighton it’s hiddious to park and pay for. Haha so funny when you miss place a rolling child x

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      The whole parking situation with the Brighton Hospital is terrible… They’re trying to fix things and improve the place but it is taking so long. And do they really have to charge so much and take advantage of people’s vulnerability? I prefer Haywards Heath hospital by a mile! xxx

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Absolutely mad busy week! But it was a great one too! xxx

  11. September 25, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Wow! What a whirlwind! And that was just the four hours of shopping and baking before you visited your friend. So lucky to meet Baby, I am a massive Spice Girls fan. Those cookies look delicious. Girl Power! #bigpinklink

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Haha! I know… we were so tired by the end of it all! The cookies are delicious but sooo bad for the waist line. Can’t stop baking them though! It’s an illness! Chocolate cookieitis haha! xxx

  12. September 25, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Your biscuits look amazing!! Emma Bunton used to be my fav Spice Girl ha ha

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      She was my fave too! These cookies are just the best recipe I have even found. Shall have to write a recipe card for them or something on my mail list! xxx

  13. September 26, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Love that you met Emma Bunton – wooooweee! Love the ethos behind her new nappy range. #TwinklyTuesday

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      It is such a great concept and brand! I love the whole range, nothing has been disappointing. xxx

  14. September 26, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Wowsers Emma b has been an idol of mine since the 90’s!! What a week!! Thanks for hosting the #honeybeelinky 🙂

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Mine too! IT was so surreal but bloody fantastic as well. Had such a fab time. Thank you for joining in and supporting my linky lovely! xxx

  15. September 26, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Meeting Emma sounds great! I was such a spice girl fan! Sorry to hear about the teething. We’re at 3 months now so I know its coming and am dreading it!

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      So was I! Ahhh, you never know, you may cruise through it without any sign of discomfort… and then pigs shall fly and hell shall freeze over!haha! xxx

  16. September 27, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I’m so jealous of you meeting a spice girl – and the best one at that! Love all your additional findings for the week, such a cute way of summing up. Poor George, I hated the teething phase!

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Haha! Still can’t believe I met her! And she was just so nice! Teething sucks… and still no teeth yet! Think he will get the for Christmas xxx

  17. September 28, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Watch your baby teething really does suck! Well that’s a bit exciting meeting Emma and going to the launch it sounds excellent, the products sounds really ace. I hear ya about parking bug bears, they are a big bear of mine too and when you have two small ones in tow it really is a nightmare. Sound s like a good week though – busy! Th k you for sharing it with us at #famikyfun x

    • mebeingmummy
      November 1, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you! It was such a great day! Teething is never any fun, but am excited to see the first tooth come through… maybe it will happen for christmas?! xxx

  18. September 29, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    You certainly have had some highlights recently with a crawling milestone and meeting Emma Bunton. #FamilyFunLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Its been awesome! xx

  19. September 29, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    What an exciting week! Love the picture of you and Emma too. Sounds like tough work, rum and canapes.. #FamilyFun

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 2:37 pm

      Haha! It was terrible, worst week of my life but someone has to do it 😉 xxx

  20. September 30, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Sounds like a really fun week! I always worry I’ll get lost when I go anywhere new too and I always feel strangely proud of myself when I get where I’m meant to be lol
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Haha! Am so glad that isn’t just me! xxx

  21. October 1, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Wow! What a week you had. I saw lots of posts about the Kith and Kin event and it looked brilliant. Crawling is such a milestone, they’ll be no stopping them now…..good luck! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with the #bigpinklink this week.

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      It was fab! I had such a nice time. Oh jeez, he wants to walk, run and probably fly if he can!lol! xxx

  22. October 2, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    How exciting that you got to meet Emma! I reckon I would have been a bit starstruck! Her new range sounds great – will have to check it out! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • mebeingmummy
      October 31, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      I was on such a high! The rum cocktails helped with that too!lol! Yes do, the baby oil is especially good. xxx

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