Travel with twins – Lanzarote

Despite the fact it’s only been a couple of months since we hopped on our first long haul flight with the girls – it feels like a lifetime! Especially when I think about how much they have grown and changed since Christmas. They scarily seem much more like little people rather than babies and although they’re still not quite walking, it’s definitely not far off. We were actually booked to go to Lanzarote with my parents, for my Mum’s birthday. You might think that we’re traveling with an extra pair of hands when we do that however my Dad is…

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The Secret’s Out – We’re Moving Out the Farmhouse

When J and I found out we were expecting twins, it’s no secret that I had a bit of mini breakdown. We were living in a small two bedroomed new(ish) build which I had bought prior to getting married. The first owner of the home had quite eclectic taste and so we had spent a lot of our savings and wedding money turning it from the rainbow house, into a calm neutral and modern space. We had just completed the inside renovations that summer and had started working on the garden when found out I wasn’t just growing one but…

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Identical Twin Diaries: 18 Months Old

I started drafting this post back in December when Edie and Mabel had just turned 18 months… it seems only fitting that it’s taken me until now, the week before they turn 19 months to actually finish it! This generally happens with most things in my life right now. I haven’t wrote an update post since they were 11 and 1/2 months, so I figured it was about time for a catch up. Things I’ve learnt: I’ve probably covered this before but the happier I am, the happier they are. If I’ve managed to get some decent sleep and wake…

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The best twin pushchairs, prams and strollers according to me

The pre-baby me always had this vision that one day if I ever had a baby, that I’d wander round Durham city centre popping into  little boutique cafes to meet friends for coffee. I saw myself pushing a petite little pram over the cobbles, maybe getting take out and heading down the winding path to beside the river for a long walk while the baby cooed away… how wrong I was! Funnily enough whilst pregnant with the twins, I met my friend Katie one day for a cuppa at Flat White (a tiny little hidden away coffee shop on Elvet Bridge that…

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Sponsored | Weaning with Vital Baby

If I am brutally honest here, I have found the whole weaning / food process so flipping difficult. It wasn’t so difficult when Edie and Mabel first started with solids and would happily chomp away pulling funny faces but as they got older, there have been days where I would have happily ran away. I think in hindsight the problem was more to do with me than them, as they’ve grown so slowly and I’ve always been a little bit paranoid about this. I have friends who have three month old babies who weigh more than them and this always…

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