JD’s Birthday week


All dressed up for Winter wonderland

I have had a very busy week this week, so I will break it down day by day.  On Monday mummy and I had a homely day, we spent part of the day doing housework which I don’ really help with.  Mummy puts me in my cot so she can clean the floors and I entertain myself with some of my toys and watch her – not a bad deal methinks.  I don’t really like the vacuum cleaner as it’s too loud, it’s probably the worst part of flat cleaning. In the evening daddy and I had a night in whilst mummy went out with some girlfriends.  She went to Piccadilly circus to have Wagamama’s for dinner and watch the new Twilight movie.  She went with Kristy and Nikki and some of Kristy’s friends from work. I was a good girl for daddy, we spent most of night watching Monday night football. I tried very hard to get the remote control and change it to Cbeebies, I think I would have preferred watching Zingzilla’s to football.

Tuesday was a pamper day for mummy which I wasn’t all that impressed with.  She had an appointment at the hairdressers (well overdue, her roots were terrible).  I was a good girl for the most part but I don’t really like to spend my day in my pram watching hair being cut, coloured and blow dried.  Especially since my like for hairdryers is up there with vacuum cleaners – no love for them! Mummy looked so silly with lots of silver foil in her hair, so this part was entertaining but the rest of the day – BORING!

Wednesday was my usual day with an hour spent at Hartbeeps in the morning and there was a christmas twist to the session today – Winter Wonderland.  It was all very christmassy.  Mummy dressed me up with a pretty white flower in my hair and my lovely red dress. We played with funny red Rudolph noses and Santa hats.  My favourite part was when the lady bought out the bubble machine, I LOVE bubbles.  I wish I had a bubble machine at home all the time.  Sometimes mummy blows the bath bubbles high up in the sky and I think its hilarious, especially when the bubbles fall on my head.  Any way the day was really fun and afterwards we had lunch at a pub with some other mummies and babies.  One of the other mummies was Australian as well, but her little boy was born here in England.  Mummy had a few glasses of wine with the aussie girl and I think mummy’s pram skills were a little bit wonky on the way home.



Playing with a Rudolph nose

Playing with the bubbles

Rudolph ears

Another day and another activity planned for our family.  Thursday was Uncle JD’s birthday, so we met him and our friends out for an Organic dinner.  But before we went out for dinner, mummy and I took the tube out to Ealing Broadway during the day to visit her photographer friend Natasha and her daughter Reese.  We ended up staying almost all day.  I played with Reese and I had fish fingers for the first time ever.  They were very yummy, I liked the fish more than the bread crumbs.  Mummy and Natasha talked a lot about photography and were planning some fun shoots out in the countryside for when it warms up a little bit. I am looking forward to them as I love the camera and I will get to play in the long grass or pick flowers.  I might even be walking on my own by then, I am getting really good at walking around the flat.

 Time got away from us though and we had to rush home to meet daddy and go to the pub for dinner.  There is a pub in Angel called the Duke of Cambridge and they only sell organic booze and serve only organic meals.  I already had my dinner which was mummies version of the Duke of Cambridge’s organic Vegie Medley which I wasn’t all that keen on. We were running out of time for mummy to trick me into eating it, so I ended up having Organic Weetabix.  (For the aussies they are called Weet-a-bix here not Weetbix). The other day I tried Vegemite toast, it was delicious!!  I really am a proper Aussie girl.  I had so much fun at the pub, I can tell Rae and Sonders love me very much because they both gave me lots of cuddles.  Pally and Tom were rather loud but were still very funny, although Pally was wearing a hat I didn’t really like and I met JD’s new girlfriend Fran, mummy has said good things about her as she used to see her in Clapham back in mummy’s party days, I liked Fran’s pretty pink nails. All up it was a fun night but it was a little late for me.  Mummy and daddy had lots of fun and really enjoyed the Organic G & T’s.

Lovely Rae rae!

JD and Fran

My mummy xx

Pally, Daddy and Tom

Winter is getting colder

Since we had a big week so far mummy had planned to have a quiet day on Friday.  We cleaned up the house again which is pretty standard for a Friday morning and went for our daily walk around Chiswick.  Mummy also made up some yummy food for me for the weekend ahead and a few different things to freeze for during the week.  I am getting quite picky with my food.  My favourite things (and mummy falls back on these if I am particularly fussy) are vegemite toast, Weetbix, bananas, blueberries, dried apricots, yoghurt and cheese stringers and Spag bol with baby pasta shapes – Yummo!!

Mummy felt like going shopping on Saturday and we hadn’t been to Westfields in a while.  So we got on the big red bus number 94 and I fell asleep whilst mummy did some shopping.  When I woke up mummy had a little surprise for me.  She found a really good shop with lots of clothes for little girls like me.  In fact mummy liked it so much she bought me a new dress with matching tights and a fur Gilet.  She said I needed a new outfit for my Santa Photo next weekend.  She was very impressed with the selections of clothes that she came home and made another gift list to add to my Christmas wish list.

In the evening mummy and daddy got all dressed up and packed me an overnight bag.  They were going out for JD’s birthday, without me.  I wasn’t too worried as I had really like Sarah, she is always happy to see me and I knew I would have such a fun night  in North London. Danny and Sarah are both so lovely.  Sarah told mummy yesterday that Danny is in love with me! I had a little bit of late night, but that was probably because I fell asleep on the way.  I think mummy was a little bit nervous when she dropped me off but she didn’t have any thing to worry about.  Sarah and Danny have a big black fluffy dog called Milo, he is so funny and reminds me a little bit of Cherry Garcia.  He was so excited and curious about me and at first I was a little scared as he was so full of puppy energy and excitement.  In the morning I woke up fairly early and Sarah gave me my favourite cereal… you guessed it, Weetabix.  We played for a little bit whilst we waited for mummy and daddy to get up and come and pick me up.  I ended up falling asleep on Danny’s lap. I really enjoyed my night away from mummy and daddy but of course I was happy to see them again and gave daddy lots of hugs and kisses.  We have this new game we like to play, daddy takes my nose off and shows it to me.  Then I lean forward and he puts it back on again.

 This week isn’t going to be as busy as last week but mummy still has some fun things planned for us.

It’s getting so close to Christmas and mummy didn’t realise that one of her gift lists closed two weeks before the delivery date, so she has set it up again if you need it.  She also added a new gift link with lots of lovely clothes – happy shopping.



http://www.toysrus.co.uk/publiclist/12252673941102272/view.jsf   (this one requires the password: Harlow11)

http://www.mothercare.com/  (Click on Gift List and enter mummy’s email address: hughesy82@gmail.com)

http://www.nextgiftlist.co.uk/FindList.aspx  (gift list number is: 96644516 Password: Harlow11)

Happy shopping!

H x


4 responses »

  1. Omg what beautiful photos of you Harlow you look cute in your flower headband it made G Nan just won’t to hug you,you. Are growing up so fast, it was lovely to. See you on Skype last night, you are getting such a cleaver little girl standing up and walking round table, It is nearly santas time to come I bet you will get lots of lovely things from him ,seeing as you have been such a good girl. Say Hi to Daddy and Mummy f or me. Lots of love hugs kisses G Nan G Dadxxxooo

    • Hi G Nan and G Dad, thank you for all of your lovely comments. I think the headband was a little bit big for me, but mummy insisted I wear it. I got lots of attention so it wasn’t all bad. I crawling properly now and getting very brave trying to reach across and move from my toys to the tables and chairs around our studio flat. I am really quick too, mummy puts me down, turns around and the next minute I am standing up next to her and surprise her. I am really looking forward to Santa’s visit. Daddy said you worked out the websites, your a very clever Nan, your getting really good with all the Ipad and computer stuff! Lots of Love Harlow xxx

  2. Hi Harlow
    My you are a busy Bee, life is fun and full of adventures, iI wish I could have looked after you while mummy and daddy went out but it’s a little far to go to baby sit.
    I have been looking at your Santa Wish list , there are some good pressies on the list I will have to talk to santa so he gives you some nice pressies ,as you have been such a good girl
    love and Kisses to all
    love Omi xx

    • Hi Omi,
      I am really looking forward to my first Christmas. Mummy has told me all about when she was little and how much she loves Christmas as well. I had lots of fun with Sarah and Danny and hope they get to baby sit me again soon. It would be nice for you to come and baby sit me but it is a very long way. Hopefully you will come visit us one day though and I can shower you with lots of cuddles and kisses. Maybe next year we can have Christmas together. xx

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