Vintage Morleys of Brixton bag


Who has not bought a new kitchen appliance, some toys for a birthday present or clothes here? In 10 years I bought my wedding shoes and my favorite Bertie boots, some nice linen, a vase, new induction frying pans, thank you cards and one of Mo Williams The Pigeon children books! So glad Morleys survives…



Finding the right clothes for your baby

You have been waiting for this moment for the past 9 months! OK, so now you have your little bundle of joy in front of you, out of your bump, all naked and cold so how are you going to dress them?

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At the time I had to get my baby’s bag ready for their arrival to bring in hospital with me I had no idea if I would have a tiny baby or a big one (I did not even know the gender to help me!). Hence I chose 2 outfits size 1 months and 2 of size 0-3 months, just in case those did not fit. But when I first became mother, I found the baby clothes sizing in general a nightmare: way too big or soon too small, I had not bought enough of a particular type of baby grow or I had too many of very cute but non at all practical outfits.

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A reminder list of things I DON’T need to buy

Putting some order in my wardrobe, chest of drawer and window cabinet the other day, I just realized I have:

– 8 sets of sheets and pillow cases for my queen size bed (as if we were babies that vomit their milk or leek poo from their nappies every other night! And by the time you put them into the washing you certainly don’t have time nor space to put another one there too straight afterwards, so they are always dry for when the pair you are currently using is ready to be changed anyway 😦 )

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New clothes needed for a bump

You may have just had your pregnancy test positive or you may have known for a few weeks and the risk of a miscarriage is over now. In any case, you may not realize it yet, but soon you will start feeling uncomfortable in your skinny jeans if they are quite tight at your waist and at some point your t-shirts will not have enough room for your bump within which your baby is growing ❤

Not every woman will do maternity clothes shopping, depending also on the way they used to dress before their pregnancy. I have a friend for instance who bought almost nothing as her wardrobe was full of XXL jumpers and massive tops 🙂

I personally enjoyed this time of my life as I had not renewed my outfits in ages and I also wanted to feel really comfy in my body with the new changes ahead but still attractive at the same time, not just a big hot air balloon :-D. Knowing I wanted more than one child on the long run, the investment made sense to me anyway…

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