This week has been all about keeping cool in the scorching heat! With temperatures reaching thirty degrees in Surrey I have been working hard to find ways to keep myself, Harvey and Mr Rustic cool! We have spent a lot of time sheltering inside, where Harvey has found the cooler room temperatures far more relaxing than the outside heat wave! He has also decided he is quite enjoys the fan, giggling and smiling when it’s near by!
Despite our best efforts to keep cool Harvey has been a little restless in the day and especially through the night. However, this has meant that he has throughly enjoyed his evening bath times. He has also taken to sleeping in just a vest, Nappy and as he likes to feel cosy, his Aden and Anais sleeping bag (certainly one of my best buys for Harvey).
This week I had to make a quick dash to the shops for some summer clothes, Harvey has grown so quickly that at ten weeks old he has already been wearing his 3-6 month clothes for some time. The only problem with this is that all the 3-6 month clothes he owns are for the cooler weather, long sleeves and thicker material! So to avoid him living in vests for the next week a quick bit of sale shopping was required. Can’t say I minded that much!
Relaxed in Gap….
This week my husband and I had an appointment to view Harveys newborn photos at the Imagethirst photo studios on Great Portland Street. For those of you who don’t know your road maps, Great Portland Street in nestled in the heart of London, only a stones throw from Regent Street and Oxford Circus. Now, I have always been a huge fan of our amazing cosmopolitan city and loved the buzz created by the diverse range of people, shops and restaurants. However, when we were invited to the studio this week the prospect of journeying into London didn’t fill me with delight, but instead, for the first time it made me feel anxious and decidedly nervous. I immediately started to create a mental list of all the baby related items we would need to take and begun contemplating the idea of trying to manoeuvre our Buggy (a large, robust, all terraine, dog walking, Surrey loving Bugaboo Buffalo) into the capital! I started picturing us attempting to negotiate the busy London streets and our bulging baby bag packed full of all the just incase items we might need, as well as all the essentials for a day out. I soon begun to imagine Harvey choosing our time on the tube as feeding time! And just as all this was starting to dawn on me my parents suggested that Harvey stay with them for the day! They didn’t have to ask us twice and we were soon strolling to the station a baby free and with only a small bag slung across my shoulder.
We spent the day wondering the streets of London and only ventured towards the underground when our feet could take it no more. We had a fantastic day and certainly enjoyed the freedom.
However, no matter where we went and regardless of what we did I carried with me an ache in my heart. I may occasionally crave some baby free time and as much as I love some mummy freedom!!! It seemed when it arrived all I wanted was to be back with my baby boy. I no longer wonder the shops looking for beautiful garments to fill my wardrobe. Instead I now find myself browsing baby toys and books and wondering if it’s possible for Harvey to have too many things! Harvey already has a wardrobe bulging with clothes; I’m not even sure he will have the chance to wear them all before he grows. My day in London despite being physically baby free was not baby free at all. When you have a child, the saying out of sight and out of mind couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead out of sight and at the forefront of your mind seems far more appropriate…
Iconic and very British….
Such diverse infrastructure and so much to admire…
Look out for the early (And very British) Christmas ball balls!….
You can get lost in this building…
They don’t build buildings like they used to…
When in London don’t forget to look up, London has some amazing architecture that shouldn’t be missed…
Nothing compares to being reunited with my little man…. Harvey James…
Growing up on the fringe of such a unique metropolitan city certainly had its perks! So in my early twenties, when I started looking for my first home, there really was only one option, It had to be London! However, last year life changed when I married the love of my life and we discovered we were about to start our own little family. So, in the hunt for our own little patch of green tranquility we spread our wings and moved to Surrey. This is me exploring my new lifestyle and documenting the adventure along the way!