Babi a Fi (Baby and Me) Blog Posts

  • Friday Frivolity - As Seen On TV
    on Dec 8, 2016 in linky
    I'm way behind from last week on commenting - I will be doing double time this week, so if I haven't been over yet, it won't be long. (Scout's honour!) In the meantime, this week we're talking about 'As Seen On TV'...You know the type of thing - adve...
  • It's The Thought That Counts
    on Dec 6, 2016 in parenting / household
    The figures vary in every article I read, but they all agree that parents / carers are going to spend at least £150 per child on Christmas presents this year, and many will spend way in excess of this. When the year's hottest toy - the Hatchimal; a...
  • Deck the Halls
    on Dec 5, 2016
    This blogging tag is actually from 2012, and originated over on the Family History Across the Seas blog. Still, it looked like good fun so I'm reviving it for the 2016 festive season. :)1. Do you have any special Christmas traditions in your family?N...
  • This Week #59
    on Dec 4, 2016 in this week
    Nothing particularly exciting to report. We went to the Christmas light switch on at Cwmbran Community Council on Friday night, which was fun. Marianna insisted on being held by me the whole way through - showing zero consideration for my poor back,...
  • Friday Frivolity: Book Wishlist
    on Dec 1, 2016 in linky
    This week we're talking about reading wishlists! Here are a few books I can't wait to read -The Reporter Who Knew Too Much - Mark Shaw.I love true crime and mysteries, and this sounds exactly like my kind of read: "Was What’s My Line TV Star, media...
  • Florence Foster Jenkins and November Movies
    on Nov 29, 2016 in review
    Florence Foster Jenkins was one of the world's greatest opera singers - by her own reckoning, at any rate! She began her musical career as Little Miss Foster, and gave a piano recital for President Hayes before she even hit puberty. But, sadly, it ju...
  • Sunday Blog Linkies
    on Nov 28, 2016 in blogging
    Blog linkys, hops, parties - whatever you want to call them! - are a great way of connecting with other bloggers and becoming a real part of the blogging community. Here are a bunch of Sunday linkys you can get involved with.For other days of the wee...
  • Desert Island Discs
    on Nov 27, 2016 in 30
    Desert Island Discs is a radio show that has been going since 1942, and currently airs on BBC Radio 4. The concept is pretty basic, but entertaining nonetheless - guests have to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island, t...
  • This Week #58
    on Nov 26, 2016 in this week
    This week has been pretty miserable. It's been cold and wet, featured an immensely long planning committee meeting, and a death in the family. Definitely not a week any of us want to repeat any time soon.☆ READING: Check out my monthly reading...
  • Roxy the Raccoon and other Stories
    on Nov 26, 2016 in review
    I've written before about the Truth and Tails book series, and how impressed I always am with them. They have lovely, colourful illustrations, and the simple stories provide the ideal starting point for discussing big issues with young children. Carl...
  • Friday Frivolity: Black Friday
    on Nov 24, 2016 in linky
    It's Black Friday! A few years ago this didn't even exist in the UK, linked as it is to Thanksgiving, and was instead used to denote the Friday before Christmas - a day much feared by police and A&E (accident and emergency, like the ER) professio...
  • Five (In)Famous Fandom Flaps
    on Nov 24, 2016 in general
    These days my online identity is 'blogger' foremost and 'comper' second. But, pretty much from the moment we got our first dial up modem to not so long ago, my online identity was very definitely 'fangirl'. I have to admit I kind of miss it! Because,...
  • 25 Questions Food Tag
    on Nov 22, 2016 in blogging
    I found this tag over at Anca's Lifestyle blog and decided to give it a go. :)1. What’s your favourite breakfast? Boiled egg and soldiers. You're never too old for it.2. How do you drink your coffee?I don't, it's tea all the way for me. I wrot...
  • Monthly Blog Linkies
    on Nov 22, 2016 in blogging
    Blog linkys, hops, parties - whatever you want to call them! - are a great way of connecting with other bloggers and becoming a real part of the blogging community. Here are a bunch of monthly linkys you can get involved with.For other days of the we...
  • Is Breast Best?
    on Nov 21, 2016 in politics / opinion
    Before pregnancy the breast vs. bottle debate is something you may be aware of, but is unlikely to be something you particularly care about. I certainly didn't. Once I knew I had a baby on board it became impossible to ignore it. Breast feeding was c...
  • This Week #57
    on Nov 20, 2016 in this week
    This week has had its downs - a fault on the phone line left us without internet for a few days - but for the most part it's been a good one. I had healthier scrutiny committee this week, but there wasn't much else of interest on, work wise. Two of m...
  • What I Read in July with Boolino
    on Jul 29, 2016 in review
    Marianna has really started to become interested in books this month. She likes to sit and look through them on her own, and then will bring it over to me or Anthony to read it for her. (I can already recite her favourites from memory...) It's so muc...
  • Friday Frivolity: Camping
    on Jul 28, 2016 in linky
    Camping. It's something I should love. My dad tried his best; every year we'd pile into the car to go and pitch the tent for good clean air and outdoor fun. And every year I complained about the insects, and the damp, and the general outdoorsyness of...
  • What I've Won in July
    on Jul 27, 2016 in comping / freebies / charity
    This month has been a bit quieter - but still very successful!☆ 49" LG TV from Bargain Booze.☆ Copy of The Cranks Bible vegetarian cookbook from Amuse Your Bouche.☆ Some awesome handmade decorative paper flowers from Bespoke Gifts by...
  • Review: Messy Me Splashmat
    on Jul 27, 2016 in review
    We've been putting the Messy Me splashmat through its paces - here's our review!About Messy MeMessy Me is a lovely family owned business based in Farnham. Established in 2012, they pride themselves on creating stylish products for mess - or, more spe...
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