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You’ll never walk alone


Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has sent lovely messages about my video.  Mummy and I had fun putting it together and choosing the best bits of the year.  I must say, it was hard to choose all the little bits, mummy takes ALOT of photo’s and video’s of me.  It was really nice to hear everyones comments and see family reposting the video on Facebook. I have had a such an exciting first year and would like to thank everyone who follows my blog.

It has been a busy week for us.  Mummy is meant to be on a budget but I don’t know how she went this week as we went out for 3 lunches! On Tuesday we saw Jo (Pickles or as daddy calls her, Little Jo). We met up in Sloane square and had a lovely lunch at a little french place.  We sat on the longest table I have ever seen, it was HUGE.  Mummy had packed lots of treats for my lunch but I just wanted to eat cheese.  She doesn’t bother with getting the stringers anymore as I love all cheese, just like mummy.  We had a little wonder around the shops but Sloane Square is smack bang in the middle of Chelsea and unless your rich there isn’t a whole lot you can splash your cash on – especially when your on a budget!

On Wednesday we had a quiet day in, mummy really should have updated our blog then, but she can be a little lazy sometimes. Thursday we were meant to go to Rhyme time with some of my heartbeeps friends and mummies but it was cancelled so we went out for lunch instead.  I like going out to lunch with my heartbeeps friends.  William and Charlie are very nice and I think they like me too.  At first I was sitting close to mummy and she was giving me her crusts rom her pizza – my favourite.  Then the mummies moved us kids altogether which was alot more fun.  I sat next to Charlie – his mummy is Australian like my mummy and daddy.  We held hands for a little bit and I invited both of the boys to my birthday party in a couple of weeks.

Lunch with my Boy friends.

That is right, I turn 1 very soon.  I am already counting down the days and mummy is getting busy organising it.  As our little flat is a bit too small for a party so we have reserved an area in the local pub.  We go to this pub for lunch after hartbeeps every week and it is really nice.  They will section off an area and mummy has made plans for two big tables and a play area for the kiddies.  The other fun thing is that she has a theme for my party –  It’s a sweet shoppe theme.  I don’t know who the theme is for because I am not allowed sweets, so I think she thinks this is her first birthday party rather than mine.  She has promised to let me try my birthday cake which is very big for her, she doesn’t let me have any fun food! Pizza crust is my only vice.

Luke came over that Thursday afternoon and he had a surprise for me! It was an early birthday present and I was very happy about it.  He had just got back from Liverpool and he was lucky enough to go to Anfield and buy me my first Liverpool kit. I think G.Dad will be very impressed with my new kit.  Daddy was beaming with proudness when he arrived home and saw me in my gorgeous red outfit.  To be honest I really like it, but I am pretty sure it’s meant for boys and with my short hair I look alot like a little boy rather than a little girl.

Scouse Girl.

You'll never walk alone

Daddy's little girl












We have changed our hartbeeps day to Friday. So on Friday we went to the first session of the term.  It was so much fun and it was great to catch up with all the kids and hear all about their Christmas and new year.  I think I was the most spoilt, but everyone had a visit from Santa.  Kim (the teacher) was really happy to see me back as I always climb all over her and give her lots of smiles.  This term they have changed the theme and have added lots of new songs. We didn’t go to lunch today as mummy had things to do at home and she had already been out twice this week.

Kristy (Kiki – what mummy and Kristy are teaching me) is back from her holidays in Australia.  I was very happy to see her again and hear all about her adventures, back home.  It sounded like she had such a nice time, visiting the beach everyday, driving up to Byron bay and visitng some of our friends on the Gold coast.  She even met Ada (Heidi and Jason’s baby girl).  It was Julien’s first time in Australia, and he likes surfing so I think he had a really good time too. They were very lucky as the weather hasn’t been that nice back in Oz, but it cleared up especially for the three weeks they were there.  We met up in Balham for lunch at another french restaurant called Gazette.  Kristy and Julien go here alot and it’s a new favourite of mine aswell.  They have a nice area for mummies with babies, the tables are chalkboards and Kristy tried to teach me how to write my name however I was more interested in eating the chalk.  Mummy let me try her crepe and it was very tasty, as it had melted cheese in it. After lunch we went back to Kristy’s house to see Julien and hang out for a bit.  It was a really nice day and I was happy to Kiki again, I think my mummy missed her best friend.

Lunch with Kiki, teaching me how to write my name on the table.

Over Christmas we were supposed to visit Robyn and Chris, but sadly Robyn was very sick over Christmas and spent her Christmas in Hospital.  Then everyday we were meant to go down to see her, daddy had to work.  So we finally got a free day on Sunday to drive down to the New forest and visit.  Robyn and Chris have moved into a lovely house right in the country side.  When we arrived we had a little look at the view and I think mummy and daddy wanted to go for a bit of a hike and adventure but they wore the wrong shoes.  Robyn and Chris have mountain bikes so once mummy has her own bike with a seat for me, I think we might visit again for a mountain bike ride, it looked like there were lots of fun tracks around.  Robyn and Chris were very excited to see me and I showed them how well I can get around their house.  I also practised standing on my own with no help from anything or anyone.  I didn’t do too badly but I my bottom is a little tender after falling most of the time. We went out to a pub for lunch and I refused to eat any of it.  Mummy didn’t have any cheese either so I wasn’t the happiest of babies.  Luckily daddy couldn’t eat all his burger and shared his burger bun with me. I had a nice time visiting them and I really like the countryside, so I hope we visit more often, especially when I can walk and own a pair of Wellies (gumboots).

Robyn and Chris xx

What a week!!

H x


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

A photo a day keeps the doctor away.


I love the camera

I don’t really have much to report this week. So I thought I would update with a few photo’s instead.  We had a very quiet weekend and our internet is still not working and mummy still doesn’t have a phone.

Bath time!

Chilling in my cool pink bath seat










Doing the lizard

On Monday I had an appointment with a Child Modeling Agency – Scallywags.  Mummy had sent my photo’s to a few agencies and we heard back from two who were interested in seeing me.  Scallywags seemed very professional, so mummy decided to book our interview with them.  They didn’t chat to us long, but they took a couple of photo’s of me.  Mummy was standing behind the photographer trying to make me smile, I gave them a half effort not my full cheeky smile.  Either way whatever I did worked and mummy got an email today saying they would like me to go on their books.  So you never know, I might be in the next gurgle or baby vogue or something very soon.

Not my best model face, but I can't smize all the time










Mummy booked me into another musical/playtime lesson today with a group called Hartbeeps.  It was loads of  fun and mummy bought her camera with her today so she took some photo’s of me playing with other kids.  We made a new friend today, Raindrop and her daddy Oge.  They are from America and recently moved to London for her mummy’s work.  Mummy and I went out to lunch with Oge and Raindrop and next week we are going to a music session with Gymboree.

Playing with my new friend - Raindrop








Playing on the beach ball at Hartbeeps










More fun at Hartbeeps


I follow mummy all around the apartment now and I am gettingvery good at going from crawling to sitting myself up.  I get a little tired so I need that rest and I just sit and watch mumy cook or do whatever she is doing.  Last night I was sitting near the coffee table and I got up on my knees and tried to pull myself up.  Mummy was getting very excited and was egging me on but I gave up after a couple of efforts.  It shouldn’t be long till I can pull myself up, especially as mummy has bought me some new toys to help me learn to stand and walk.

Come and get me!


We had an update from Virgin Media today and unfortuantely it looks like our internet problem won’t be fixed for another month! How ridiculous, but it doesn’t matter how much ranting and raving mummy does, it won’t get them out here to fix the problem any quicker so we just have to perservere with free Wifi at Starbucks.

Playing in the grass at Cheltenham

H x