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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Gardening in the Shade

What to plant in the shade?

Herb Robert - will grow in full shade, and has many medicinal uses

A garden can look amazing no matter the weather or how much sun you get. I am really into growing food, and I had a allotment for a few years, but now that I have my own garden, I was planning ahead to having my very own edible back garden.

I wanted it to look beautiful, have plenty of room for my little one to play and be edible. I was going to have dozens of fruit trees and edible perennials.

But then realizing that I don't have a allotment, but a limited space in the garden. And a lot of shady areas. Thankfully there are plenty of shade loving plants that I can explore.

My first task for the garden is to observe how much sun and where the sun is for the most part of the day. Its April end, so I will have a good idea of how much sun I will be getting.

I will be updating this blog step by step as I build the garden, so please come back to check out.

For now I am looking for herbs that can grow in the shade, and fruit trees will have to be in patio pots.


Friday, 22 April 2016

Being Mum

My first favourite to list in Mum's Favourites blog is: Being Mum.

And since you are reading this blog is because being a mum or dad is your favourite too.

As the excitement of being a first time mum built up, the plan was to start blogging from the birth of my baby and share this magical journey from the start ... my baby is 3 months old this week, and tah dah!!! Here I am writing my first post. 

Anyway, in retrospect I wish I had started blogging from the beginning of my pregnancy.

As being a parent is a new experience for me, I have spent hours online searching for everything baby and pregnancy related, from what to expect when you are expecting, to what products are save for pregnancy, breastfeeding and your little bundle of joy.

And I am loving every second of it! It's exciting!

But I am not here to advise you, I am sharing my tips and experiences, and I want to invite you do share yours too. So please tell me about topics that are important for you as a parent, share your tips and personal experiences:

These are some of the content I am suggesting as topics, but please feel free to write about what resonates with you and send it to me so I can share it here:


  • tips for getting pregnant 
  • tips for dealing with morning sickness and nausea 
  • tips for keeping in shape during pregnancy
  • home birth or hospital birth - share your birthing experience 
  • what is your must have baby product
  • what is your must have pregnancy product
  • baby shower - presents ideas - what to give
  • first week with newborn baby