This little beauty brings me nothing but smiles and giggles, ok, ok, ok I admit she can be a little madam, you remember some of the stuff that I've had to say to her. But in honesty, she is a babe!

As a working parent I make sure that I set time for our girlie day dates, to get to know one another, to grow and learn from one another, after all, special time, leads to a special bond, between parent and child, plus before you know it, my threenager, well in actual fact be a teenager, so I want to get as much time in with her as possible, before she runs off, gets married and leaves me with Milo!

Day dates are the best, we literally get up to know good, but dare I say it on unhealthy food, which normally consists of crepes with lashing's of chocolate and strawberries, after all, we gotta get in one of our 5 a day in some way. To running around in the park to burn off all those calories, to a leisurely stroll around the park, normally a day ended in Waterstones to pick up new books to read or tiger to stock up on painting supplies which if I'm not careful ends up on my wall (thankfully B&Q and Homebase are 20 mins down the road).

But the best part about our Day Date's, no not me having to carry her because she has zonked out and I'm laden with goodies from the day (note to self, buy a rucksack!) but that she makes me feel like the luckiest Mumma in the world and that my little Cha-Chi is growing up and you know what, as hard as I am on myself, I've not done too bad, she is happy, healthy and loving life, well unless she is arguing with the cat, God knows why, oh yeah because he is not putting on her Frozen dress, then has a pop at me, because he is ignoring her, God forbid she realises that he is Cat and just wants to be fed and wants cuddles!

How are your day dates with your kiddos and what do you get up too. Would you like a list of what to do or, maybe what's on throughout the month?

London Mumma xx


The early bird catches the worm and all and what better way to start your day than with sunlight streaming in and bright blue skies. The key to boosting productivity and getting the most out of your days is being proactive from the moment you wake up in the morning, you won't get things done lazing around.

Pull back the curtains and open the windows
Nothing like bright blue skies and fresh air to kick start your day, so vanish the darkness from your slumber and let the morning glow flood in.

Make the bed
I know it can be a daunting task, but this simple routine will make you and your room look so much better when you arrive home later in the day. Always get this done, before leaving the room to get ready, well unless you have a sleeping toddler and cat inside it, but should be done before leaving the home. Nothing quite like jumping into fresh spread bed after a long day.

Brew time
I am a big time coffee lover and what better way, to get the day going than with a hot cup of Joe to start your morning, so before jumping in the shower fire up that bad boy coffee machine, so by the time you are out you are good to go. But whilst that's heating up it is important to keep hydrated so down a glass of water, water fires up your metabolism and helps flush out toxins.

Eat brekkie
We all know the importance of breakfast, so why should we skip it just because we are in a hurry, which can leave to bad choices which can lead you to eating junk. A great way to make sure you get breakfast is to prep it the night before, one of these tasty breakfast pops can be made in advance, just pop one out of the freezer and off you go. A bit more time in the house, from waking up earlier, then why not have avocado on toast, sprinkled with some chia seeds, all great sources of energy and will keep you filled, well until elevenses at least.

Tidy up
Nothing like coming home to a clean home, a clean tidy home is a happy home. So washing up and putting it away, to setting the laundry in the washing machine, so it is all ready to whizz up when you get in later, saves you time from doing it when you get home later, making you and your home more stress-free.

Doing these 5 things each morning, will leave leave you in a state of Joie de verve.

Do you have a morning routine?

London Mumma xx


Happiness is not hard to find, it is within us all! Some days granted we can wake up on the wrong side of the bed, trust me I know, my daughter sleeps next to me and sometimes I feel like I've just slept next to a character out of mortal combat whilst I have had Milo (the cat) sleeping on top of my head! But clear your mind and let go of any negativity and open your mind to happiness, after all, it is a stat of mind and a choice.

So feeling down, angry or sad! Here are four tips to achieve happiness every single day.

Write a gratitude list
No matter the time of day, list 3 things that you are grateful for, be it the shoes you spied in the shop window to the Nando's meal you are about to have later in the day, to watch your child running around playing and laughing. A gratitude list is a great step to achieving happiness and be grateful for what you have.

Surround yourself with those that make you happy
Need I say more! Negativity comes in many different forms and sometimes you can get so deep into it that you do not even realise that you are surrounded by it. So change it up and have those around you, who make you happy and have a positive impact on your life.

Do one act of kindness every day
Do not over think it. The gesture does not have to be grand just spontaneous, be it the moment you step out of the door and the first person you see, smile and say good morning to buying a coffee for the person behind you, to helping someone cross the road who is less able on their own, to calling your grandparents and wishing them a wonderful day, these small gestures of happiness does not just elevate your day but others too.

Do what you love and love what you do
Be it at work, to cooking and parenting too. Make sure it is right and works for you because doing something that you do not love will not lead you to your happiness.

I hope these tips will lead you to your happiness.

London Mumma 


Occasion wear shopping can be a total headache, especially if you are a last minute person such as myself. With days away for my first wedding of the season and the weather being such a babe, I was stuck between a dress or dress! Never did I think I could get away with a jumpsuit, that's was not until I stumbled across this £25 beauty! Yes, ladies £25 you read it right, all the way from H&M.

A jumpsuit is the perfect way to stay cool and still look sassy and is a great alternative to a dress and is super easy to wear and feel relaxed in, plus its an all one piece look, so no hunting to find the perfect accompaniment, except for earring shoes and a bag, not too much! Paired with my new mule's, wicker bag and a woven straw hat, it is a comfortable look, which required minimal effort all whilst making a chic statement. I kept my makeup to a minimum, just a touch of cream, golden cheeks by Laura Mercier and a nude lip from Too Faced.

Weddings can be expensive, so when you find an affordable gem such as this, it certainly makes it work while, especially when it is something a little unconventional and something you actually was not even looking for. But what I love about this jumpsuit, is that it is not just for one special occasion but it can be work multiple times throughout the summer period and plan on wearing more than once and even for next year too.

I took these photos right here in London can you believe, because I absolutely can not. Thankfully I did not have to travel too far for beauty and came up smelling like roses when we found this enchanted garden. Nothing better than exploring your hometown and it makes it worthwhile when you find a garden as beautiful and colourful as this.

Will you be wearing a jumpsuit for a special occasion? Have you found any tranquil locations on your doorstep? If you are in need of some dresses, I have 25 fab ones for you.

 London Mumma xx
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