Baby Diaries #1 – Breastfeeding Second Time Around

Here is my first baby diary entry on baby dottie. It’s my thoughts and feelings on baby stuff written by me at 2am during the night feeds.

Baby Diaries #1 = breastfeeding

I thoroughly enjoyed breastfeeding my first baby girl. It was a tricky start we had because my milk was delayed in coming in, due to the emergency c-section and the unpleasant birth experience I had.

Nevertheless once breastfeeding was established it became second nature to me. In fact I only stopped breastfeeding when baby girl turned 18 months old and I found out I was pregnant.

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Europe’s Top Road Trips – Driving To The Belgian Grand Prix At Spa-Francorchamps

We are both huge Formula 1 fans. Our aim one day once the girls are older is to go to the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. You can drive down to Spa-Francorchamps, in fact it’s actually the most convenient way of getting to the race track to due the location. Once you cross over the channel tunnel it’s only about three and a half hours drive. Plus you can enjoy the beautiful Ardennes region. The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps lies along the E42 highway about 110 km southeast of Brussels, between the towns of Spa and Stavelot.

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps lies along the E42 highway about 110km southeast of Brussels, between the towns of Spa and Stavelot

Driving through the Ardennes region is a must, the picturesque views, rugged landscape, rivers and waterfalls. For us it looks like one of the best road trip locations in Europe.

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#LuckyLinky Week 59

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 59.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 59

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

Rachel Bustin


Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!


Product Review: Unicorn Soft Plush Toys for Newborns from GUND

Baby dottie is now 4 weeks old. Don’t ask me where that time has gone, I’m not quite sure. Well I’m still in that newborn fuzzy phase of sleepless nights and unbrushed hair! Baby dottie has been sent some gorgeous new plush toys to look at. Everything unicorn is all the rage at the moment so it was great to receive these unicorn soft plush toys from GUND UK. Unicorns are beautiful mythical creatures making them ideal soft toys for little ones.

GUND is America’s oldest and most prestigious soft toy company, founded in 1898. You can tell from the products that they are of great quality, with the silky softness of the toys.

We received the Baby GUND Luna Lovey Unicorn. This lovey is made from boa with satin inside and the border making it really soft that tiny ones will love to cuddle and hold. I can’t tell you how soft it feels, you really need to touch it! It’s perfect for newborns, and gives you a piece of mind knowing it’s super safe. It’s perfect for a sleeptime buddy for your little one.

RRP: £16.00

Luna Lovey unicorn snuggle blanket from GUND

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Tips On Buying Your First Home

It’s extremely exciting saving up to buy your first home. The feeling of achievement when you are given those keys is second to none. I can still remember the phone call now a few years back just before Christmas saying we had done it! The house we wanted was ours! Buying your first home can feel a little daunting. It’s like entering this big grown up scary world of being a homeowner. That’s why I want to share with you my tips on buying your first home.

Tip on buying your first home - mortgage

A first time buyer is classed as someone who is purchasing their only or main residence and have never owned a freehold or have a leasehold interest in a residential property in the UK or abroad.

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#LuckyLinky Week 58

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 58.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 58

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

Rachel Bustin


Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!