A Family And Lifestyle Blog With A Tropical Seychelles Twist!

Month: April 2014

Diving (Seychelles Time)

Living somewhere where you can go diving regularly is amazing we are really lucky to have that, now Arthur is a little older it’s something I’ll be able to take advantage of again! When you go diving here you consistently get to see really pretty […]

The brick trolly {The Ordinary Moments} #12

It’s Sunday and so it’s time for the Ordinary Moments!  As always linking up with Katie! This week I’m writing about Arthur’s new favourite toy!  The Brick Trolly.  My mum and dad brought this out for Arthur and it’s now his absolute favourite!! Its a […]

Arthur is now 10 months old!

Today my little guy is 10 months old!


I didn't eat any sand Mummy!
I didn’t eat any sand Mummy!


This months stats

Weight 8.92kg (19.7lbs)

Teeth: 6

I can’t believe he’s now 10 month’s old!  This month has been amazing!  Most of it was spent having Mum and Dad here and seeing Arthur getting close to them has been the best thing ever.  Mark was home from work too and Arthur loved having him around more.

He’s into everything and gets absolutely everywhere, a real handful but he really is so much fun!

Hes babbling so much, his favourite sound is definitely ‘dada’ but we are getting lots of ‘baba’ and lots and lots of shouting, he’s definitely enjoying the sound of his own voice!  We get ‘mama’s’ when he’s upset (typical!)

Arthur really loves being outside, he absolutely loves next door’s cat and so he spends a lot of time chasing after her!  Having had mum and dad here we’ve spent lots of time at the beach with him and he thinks crawling around in the sand is awesome….eating seems pretty fun too!

Still sleeping through the night which is of course lovely, he still unfortunately wakes up around 5, we’ve had far too many 4:30 wake up’s for my liking too!  We are going to try and make his bed time a little later.  We’ve tried this before but not for more than a night or two, maybe if we stick at it for a week or so it might convince him to sleep in a little longer (fingers crossed!!!)

He had a couple of sleepovers with my Mum and Dad while they were here, he had lots of fun and was a good boy for them (they said so anyway!) it was nice for Mark and I to get some lie in’s too, one of which was on my birthday which was wonderful!

Our little guy LOVES eating, pretty much everything!  I made him scrabbled eggs and thats the first thing he really turned his nose up at, to be fair it looked disgusting I had never made it before (I don’t eat eggs!) and so i’m not sure it was meant to look like that!

We have dropped the afternoon bottle so he is just on 3 a day now, 1 first thing in the morning, 1 late morning and one at bed time.  This has been achieved with thanks to ‘snacky nana’ my mum was given that nickname as she was constantly giving him lots of yummy snacks, his favourite is definitely raisins!

This month we will be getting back into more of a normal routine with Mark being back at work and Mum and Dad back in the UK 🙁 but I’m feeling more confident about taking Arthur down to the beach by myself now so we will definitely be getting out and about a lot.

He really looks so much like Mark his eyes are identical and his hair is becoming really curly too!  Its a little lighter then Mark’s though I think his hair colour will be more like mine.

All of a sudden now he’s 10 months we realise how close he is to turning 1.  Amazing and terrifying!  Its a good reality check for us to make sure we savour every second of our time with Arthur as a baby!

My new home!

This is my new home!  Ive been thinking about going self hosted for quite a while now and I decided to take the plunge! Things right now all look quite similar right now but I’m hoping once I get to grips with all the different […]

My Birthday at Raffles

Last week was my 28th birthday! I was treated to a lie in as Arthur had gone for a sleepover at my Mum and Dad’s apartment.  I say lie in but we are talking 7am, yes that is a lie in for me, sad isn’t […]

A real family get together {The Ordinary Moments} #11

I’m back from being a little MIA and it’s time to link up with Katie again for this weeks Ordinary Moments.


You may have read my first Ordinary Moments post about our Skype family get togethers. Well, we’ve had a month of real life family time with my mum and dad being here and it was amazing.



I went to meet them at the airport with Arthur and he definitely didn’t act like he was meeting strangers so I really do think all that skype time helped!!

It was so lovely to see Arthur get to know my mum and dad and for them to get to know him. These moments became ‘ordinary’ for a month but we all enjoyed every second as unfortunately it’s not always the case!

Of course they spoiled Arthur rotten and he absolutely loved all the fuss that was made of him, he became really close with them.  It was the first time I have seen him be like that with anyone outside of me and Mark.  He was so relaxed around them.

Having them here was really good for me too, it made me relax.  At the same time Mark was off work for Easter holidays so for me it was amazing having all that help with Arthur when usually it’s just me while Mark is working.

We had loads of time swimming, being at the beach, BBQing and just generally spending good time together.

They left on Friday Morning and we’ve already had a quick video chat! We are going to the UK in the summer and I already can’t wait, I know they can’t wait either!


Happy Sunday (oo its Easter, happy Easter!)


La Digue (Seychelles time)

It’s been a little while but it’s Seychelles Time again! La Digue is the third most populated island in the Seychelles.  From Praslin it is a 15 minute ferry trip.  Going to La Digue really is like going back in time, its so quiet and […]