Author Archives: Gem

About Gem

Photographer and artist. Living in Yorkshire.

Day 3 of BLW: Ruby munches carrot & avocado

  Wow! I watched with amazement as Ruby munched on carrot – she gagged a bit, spat some out, tried some more! She pulled some hilarious faces too. She seemed really disappointed when the carrot ran out so I quickly … Continue reading

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Conker spiders

    Rosie really enjoyed making these little play dough spiders this afternoon. I’m hoping if we put them in the windows it will deter some of the real spider residents of the house from living here! I’ve heard conkers … Continue reading

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Day 2 of BLW: Ruby meets a cucumber

Today Ruby tried a cucumber. She licked it, liked it .. Then quickly freaked herself out and needed a hug.          

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Flowers for lunch

Rosie’s a little worn out and under the weather today so I thought I’d make her a bunch of flowers to cheer her up. When Rosie saw it she said… ” Thank you for my special lunch, I love the … Continue reading

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Gumigem goodies up for grabs!

  A few weeks ago I received a fabulous box of Gumigem goodies to try out!   They also sent me some brilliant bits to give away to two lucky readers of this blog (read on for more info!) The first item I … Continue reading

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Baby led weaning … Is Ruby ready?

I must admit I’ve been slightly worried about the day that Ruby will want to eat solids. I’m going to do BLW (baby led weaning) with Ruby. So I’m avoiding mush and slop and going straight to the finger foods! … Continue reading

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5 minute Pea and mint soup

One of my favourite and super easy to make lunches is pea and mint soup. Here’s how I make it: Gently simmer some onion ( & occasionally garlic too)  in a little olive oil for a couple a couple of … Continue reading

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This 16 week growth spurt is lasting forever!

  Today I am tired, actually that’s a total understatement … I’m feeling unbearably sleepy and absolutely worn out. When expecting a baby you mentally get prepared to be really tired in the first few weeks – knowing that the … Continue reading

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Yummy Banana flapjack

We love to bake in our house. It’s also a good way to entertain Rosie for a little while! One of our favourite recipes is Banana flapjack. It’s based on the recipe from the Goodfood magazine ‘101 cakes & bakes’ … Continue reading

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Natural pain relief for baby’s teething pain … Plus a gorgeous giveaway!

I like to use baltic amber to help relieve my babies with their teething pain. I used a baltic amber necklace for Rosie and we really didn’t have much trouble at all with getting her through her teething times. I don’t … Continue reading

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