One of the best things about my job (apart from meeting cool families) is discovering new parts of London. One Tree Hill Park is named after an oak tree that Queen Elizabeth I sat under one time in the 1600s. It's literally half an hour walk from my door and I never knew it existed until last week.Read More
You know when you step into someone's home and it feels like you're in an Elle Decoration spread but instead of feeling weird you feel welcomed? Then you meet the owners and they look like a family from a magazine too, but they're warm and sweet and totally in love? YEAH ME NEITHER UNTIL THIS WEEKEND. Meet Tosin, Seun and little Eli-Rae, who, despite desperately needing a nap, turned on the charm for my visit. They don't call him a prince for nothing!Read More
I remember the hushed reverence in my house in the days and weeks after my son was born. It was museum quiet, but with a sweet, gooey warmth that felt like we were swimming in honey.
Meeting Victoria and Stewart brought all that back for me. Their involuntary smiles while holding Emma as if she was made of glass, and in their sixth week together, slowly learning the subtleties of her demands.
I spent a whirlwind morning with them - meeting Granny who’d just flown in from Canada to hang out with her first grandchild, while Stewart pasted down Emma’s hair in the wind and Ukrainian-born Victoria whispered to her in Russian.Read More