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Making the House Baby Ready Part 2

Rearranging the House for Baby (Part 2)

With a fair chunk of our ‘non-essential’ items in storage (thanks Mum and Dad), we can now properly convert our home from Dean & Hannah mode to Dean, Hannah &┬áBaby mode.

Bourton on the Water

A Morning in Bourton on the Water

On the way home from Stow on the Wold, we stopped in Bourton on the Water. I guess everywhere needs to be ‘on’ something around here. Another amazing place, that we knew nothing about before. Probably helped by the amazing weather, but it was such a fantastic morning – chips for lunch was the icing

Short Break at The Old Stocks Inn, Stow on the Wold

With relaxing holidays potentially a thing of the past once the little one arrives, we thought we’d take the chance to enjoy a night away. Just so happens to be our wedding anniversary on 7th June, so that was all the excuse we needed! We booked into the Old Stocks Inn, Stow on the Wold.

Antenatal Class with the NCT

Antenatal Class with The NCT

With our first ever baby due on the 18th July, it’s time to learn what about it’s all. We signed up for an NCT course in Banbury, which is split into 2 Saturdays. They are full days running from 9:00 to 17:30, so pretty full on. Unlike the NHS classes, the NCT ones aren’t free,

Making the House Baby Ready

Rearranging the House for Baby

To make room in our tiny house for our new arrival and some new furniture, we’ve made the tough decision to get rid of all non-essential items, mainly the excessive hifi kit that apparently isn’t essential to a new-born baby. Who knew?

We're Off to Sunny IKEA Cover

We’re Off to Sunny IKEA

Seeing as we needed a few things from IKEA to make the house baby-ready, we thought we’d take the camera with us. What could be more exciting than a routine trip around a furniture shop? Obviously the highlight of the day was the meatballs and the weird gravy. For advice when it comes to navigating

Jenny and George's Wedding

Jenny & George’s Wedding

No summer is complete without a good wedding and a bit of rain, so if you can combine the two you’ve hit the jackpot! Jenny & George’s wedding combined a traditional church ceremony, followed by a lovely reception in the village hall in Buckland, Oxfordshire. It was a fantastic day – great company, food, music

Waterperry Gardens

Waterperry Gardens

With some serious thinking to do over our self build budget, and whether to move forward with Tom Gresford or Charlie Luxton on the house plans, we decided to take a day off and head over to Waterperry Gardens. Unusually for a bank holiday, the sun was out…#bankholidaybonus