Pregnant City Girl
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I am/was a 'high-flying' City trader ( still working, just flying a little lower of my own free will!) I started writing an anonymous blog having found out after a grueling second round of IVF that I was pregnant. Having spent just over 15 years, straight out of university, working in the City as an Equity Trader, living life minute by minute in a high-pressure, aggressive, male-dominated environment ,as well as being (comes with a job) an accomplished party animal, my life has changed. I am on garden leave now. For the first time in my life I don't need to be on the trading floor by 6.30am. So, I decided to start writing a blog perhaps to harness for commercial reasons in the future but primarily to fill my time. I was becoming burnt out and ready to take time out but you will see from my blog that the transition isn't easy and that doing very little is much, much harder than I could ever have dreamt possible!

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A Weekend Without the Children - The Pier at Harwich - A Boutique Hotel

(0) Comments | Posted 15 September 2014 | (09:12)

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"Leave Alexander at home", and "go away just the two of you" both ignored in the past due to kid's club. It just didn't occur to me. However, enough was enough and after four...

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Luxury Swimming With Toddlers - When the Local Swimming Baths Just Don't Cut It

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (10:03)

london-marriott-hotel-regents-park-outdoor-swimmingpool.9It's taken me a while to write this one as I haven't been a good girl! Alexander is now two and a half and he absolutely loves the water. I know, he can now jump in alone with armbands on. He...

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Domes of Elounda - Luxury Family-Friendly Crete -Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2014 | (09:50)

Here we are on the second part of our Cretan luxury holiday. Still in Elounda, it's where the majority of 5* hotels are. We are at the Domes of Elounda, luxury boutique resort. A favourite with families, its sandy-beachside kids club run by the trusted Worldwide Kids Company (they run...

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Luxury Family-Friendly Crete - The Blue Palace Elounda

(0) Comments | Posted 2 June 2014 | (10:25)

Holiday body ready! The girls at Perfect10 have been round to preen me to within an inch of my life with a pedicure that is still intact as I write! Our Cosmolite cases packed and a Kabbee to Gatwick (new amazing mini-cab app that books and pays in one...

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First-Of-Its-Kind 'Be Social' Fundraising Campaign Kicks-Off to Benefit Infertility Network UK

(0) Comments | Posted 28 May 2014 | (18:23)

In aid of a very, very good cause, helping couples across the world with fertility issues, I'm posting this to help an infertility charity. Please do participate.

The Eeva™ Test to donate £1* for every 'Like' on Facebook or 'Follow' on Twitter

The Eeva™ Test is...

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Children's Hotels and Luxury Skiing, Can the Two Marry? Kinderhotel Alpenrose Lermoos

(0) Comments | Posted 2 April 2014 | (17:35)

DSC_0451Well, we're off skiing. Whoopee!! I love skiing and have skied all my life. My parents went skiing on their honeymoon so I think it's in the blood. I started at five and given that Alexander has now reached the ripe...

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Lego Room Service Anyone? Luxury Dartmoor With Kids, Bovey Castle

(0) Comments | Posted 24 February 2014 | (09:22)

DSC_0140At last we have made it to Devon. Dartmoor to be precise. It's the furthest south in England that I have ever been, having holidayed as a child either in Italy over the summer and Switzerland or France in the winter....

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Brand Watch - Fashion - Winser London

(1) Comments | Posted 27 January 2014 | (10:35)

I've just taken delivery of a gorgeous new woolen jacket and matching snood (yes, snood, they really can form part of a chic, timeless wardrobe if done properly as is this one!) in Hollywood Red from a company that just by chance, I heard about through twitter when another journalist...

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Five Top Tips for a Successful 2nd Birthday Party

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2013 | (16:23)

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It's been a couple of weeks now since the event. I don't know where time goes because it seems like just yesterday that it was Alexander's 1st birthday let alone his second. Every parent says the same thing; time flies....

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Fourteen of the Best - A/W Capsule Wardrobe for Toddlers

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2013 | (08:52)

So I've already posted on my top Independent label picks for A/W- the more expensive, hand-me-down pieces that are built to last. If you can stretch the budget, good for you. However, before going out to spend a fortune and if you can't spend a fortune then your little one won't...

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Seven Top Independent Labels for the Coolest Toddlers A/W 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2013 | (08:57)

The time has come for me to write my bi-annual two-part feature on clothes. My ideal is to get the bulk from the high street and them complement that with some key additions that I research and pick.

We are luckier than ever with choice these days. There is so...

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Luxury Greece Part Two - One for the Parents

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2013 | (15:06)

DSC_0086It's not long ago that I finished my review of Sani, that wonderful resort just 45 minutes from Thessaloniki. Greek Experts feature another hotel that was on my radar. A Small Luxury Hotel of the World, a brand that I...

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Luxury Greece for Adults with Toddlers, There is a Way! How to do it in Style

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2013 | (13:55)

photo 1So I'm back from my travels with the family. Our summer getaway is just a day behind us with our newfound friends still lounging by the pool in Greece. It seems such a long time ago that the two hotels caught...

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This Autumn, Give It a Bit of Welly!

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2013 | (18:27)

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'The Wellington boot is a type of boot based upon leather Hessian boots. They were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This novel "Wellington" boot became a staple of hunting and outdoor wear for the British...

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A Foodie Find -Fast Tour of Suffolk & Essex with Milsom Hotels & Restaurants

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2013 | (08:33)

6photoIt all started with oysters.* I love oysters. I adore oysters. Yummy! So fresh and delicious with lemon, shallot vinegar and a good dash of tabasco.  You either love oysters or you hate them. The first time I tried them I wasn't...

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Hotels with Outdoor Swimming Pools and a Michelin Starred Restaurant!? - The Bath Priory

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2013 | (10:05)

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All this complaining about the lack of summer and here it is. It turns up when all hope is lost. When emigrating abroad starts to become a real possibility. When you can stand it no more in the grey, freezing,...

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Hampshire Luxury Hotels - Part Two Lime Wood - The Grown Up Hotel with a Young Heart

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2013 | (10:56)

It seems like a long time has passed since those three idyllic days in Hampshire. The  clear blue sky and swimming outdoors temperatures, those days that we have now classed as our summer, having given up on any reemergence of the sun this year. Long gone!

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Hampshire Luxury Hotels Part One- Four Seasons - You Can Never Be Too Young Or Too Rich!

(0) Comments | Posted 21 June 2013 | (12:28)

So, I've planned a mini-break. A little tour of the best that Hampshire has to offer. As you will know, I've always been an avid traveller and whenever possible, a luxury one at that. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for simplicity too but my standards are very...
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Organic Olive Leaf Tea - Boost Your Immune System, 400% More Anti-Oxidants Than Green Tea

(0) Comments | Posted 5 June 2013 | (22:32)

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So, I've found another miracle! Caffeine-free and delicious. Did you know that olive leaves make the most amazing tea? Neither did I. Used for many years as a natural anti-bacterial agent and now as a powerful anti-oxidant...

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Musings on Real Beauty 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 30 May 2013 | (11:45)

 

Beauty can mean so many things to so many people, but here we mean what does it mean to you and how you perceive yourself and how you feel others see you?  How many times have you heard people say, 'True beauty comes from within?' You...

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