A Family And Lifestyle Blog With A Tropical Seychelles Twist!

Month: April 2015

22 months

I’m a little late with this one, but Arthur is now 22 months old!  Another month that has truly flown by!  We had a tough week when Arthur was poorly.  I wrote about it, and it seemed at that time he was on the mend. […]

What’s wrong with having two boys?!

So, it’s happened! We told someone we know that we are having another boy and we got Accompanied with a sympathetic look and a hold of my hand. I was totally stunned. It wasn’t until I walked away that I got angry about it. It’s […]

Snorkelling vs Scuba Diving in Seychelles

Snorkelling vs Scuba Diving in Seychelles

The Seychelles is a really beautiful place and there is lots to see and do! One of the biggest draws for visitors is of course the Ocean!

Not only is it BEAUTIFUL, it’s warm all year round, and it’s home to some amazing creatures!

So what’s the best way to see this underwater world?
Of course it’s lovely to see it from the beach, but if you REALLY want to see it you’re going to want to get in and explore!!
This infographic is all about Snorkelling vs Scuba Diving in Seychelles. Check it out, this should help you make your decision! Or perhaps it will make you want to do both!!

So what do you think? Both are pretty appealing aren’t they!?
I personally prefer Scuba Diving but it’s not for everyone!

*I just want to confirm that I’ve not been paid or compensated in anyway for this post*

23 weeks pregnant

I’m 23 weeks pregnant! If you missed it, check out my last update This week our little guy is the size of a large mango, mmmm yummy!! He’s weighing over half a kilo now and is around 29cm long! An exciting development this week is […]

TotsBots Easyfit v4 reusable nappy review

The lovely people at TotsBots kindly sent us one of their award winning Easyfit v4 reuseable nappies to review. We have the ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ design which is based on the nursery rhyme and it is very cute!! Tots bots have the liner attached already […]

Poorly {The Ordinary Moments 15} #11

Arthur has been poorly this week.
Thursday I had a midwife appointment and while we were there I noticed he was quite warm.  He hadn’t eaten very much at breakfast time so I gave him a yogurt when we got home.
A little after that I gave him some calpol as his temperature was getting higher.

Then my poor little guy was sick, twice.

Arthur is never poorly and has never been sick like that, it was really sad.  He handled it so well though bless him.  I cleaned him up and then we snuggled up on the sofa.
He probably did not get much chance to get any benefit from the calpol before he was sick and his temperature did not really go down.

All he wanted was to be snuggled with me.
I’ll be honest, all I wanted was to be snuggled with him too, for him to be better.

We ended up having two days of mostly being on the sofa watching movies or in Arthur’s room reading stories.

Bed times were what I struggled with the most.  Our little bed time routine for Arthur is always such a lovely time for the three of us and things were just not right.

The first night he ate a little dinner and drank his milk.  Bed time routine was mostly the same.
When Mark and I went upstairs to bed we heard Arthur laughing so we went into his room he was totally delirious.  We gave him more calpol and cuddles and he was soon back off to sleep.
It was so hard to see him like that, just not with it at all.
The second night was perhaps worse.  He’d not had any calpol in the afternoon as his temp was down after nap time.  However by late afternoon it had crept back up.  We decided to wait till bed time to give him medicine so he could have a good nights sleep.  He didn’t touch his dinner and drank hardly any of his milk.  He then basically passed out on his bed after having his medicine.  His temperature was high all night and his sleep was a lot more broken.

Luckily by Saturday afternoon Arthur seemed to be a lot more himself.  He ate most of his dinner, which probably ended up being more than he’d eaten since Thursday!!
Bed time was a lot more “normal”.  We had stories and cuddles.
Arthur didn’t wake up until 8am Sunday morning which is I think the most he’s ever slept!!!!

It obviously did him the world of good as he’s got loads more energy today!  We even did a little beach trip this morning, had a splash around, looked at fish and built sandcastles!  He got tired faster than usual but we still had fun!

I’m so happy that Arthur is on the mend.  It’s been awful for Mark and I to see him so poorly.
We did get lots of lovely cuddles though and though he was very clingy, he was never upset or grumpy with it.  We were so surprised with how well he dealt with it all!
It did also serve as a good reminder that he really isn’t poorly very often though and so it’s definitely something to be thankful for!


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22 weeks pregnant

I’m now 22 weeks pregnant. I totally forgot to do my pregnancy update last week!    But if you didn’t catch my 20 week update check it out! This week baby boy is apparently the size of a spaghetti squash (nope, I don’t know what […]