If you're looking for somewhere to stay in Lynton that has a spectacular view, plenty of space and all the facilities that you'd have in the home, then look no further than a seaview apartment in the Lynton Cottage. The Lynton Cottage I don't think you can really go wrong with every room that this [...]
Well, here's something I never thought I'd say, "today, we sat on the This Morning sofa and had a chat with Amanda Holden and Ben Shepherd about postnatal depression." How Did We End Up On This Morning? Letting My Postnatal Depression Story Hit the News Outlets It all started last week. Someone from the Wales [...]
I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I love taking Isabelle away. It was one of the things that kick started my recovery from postnatal depression, and it's something that we've tried to do on a semi-regular basis. Even if it is only for two nights like this was. But going away together as a family is a great way to get away from all the distractions and focus on the three of us.
Today started pretty early. By 5:50 I was on the top deck, watching the sunrise and smoking a Cuban cigar. Don't get me wrong, I probably looked a little bit like a dick. A cigar really doesn't suit me. But it's on my bucket list to smoke one, and doing it in that setting seemed like as good a place as any.
It's been a day of firsts for Isabelle. For a start, we're currently somewhere between North Shields and Amsterdam on a big boat in a very small room. They've even managed to provide you with the ability to sit on the toilet whilst showering. Not quite what I'm after when looking for somewhere to stay, but hey, we all have our preferences.
Very rarely do plans and expectations meet up with reality when you have a baby. I learned that pretty quickly the first time we ever took Isabelle to an aquarium. She slept the entire way round. Today we almost had a similar experience. When it comes to travelling, I don't really like too much planning.
It finally happened. Last night was the first time I actually felt like a dad. It was a pretty rough night, at least by Isabelle's standard. No matter what we did, she would not settle. She wanted to put everything in her mouth, refused to go on her back or side for a feed, and whenever we tried she would let out a scream.
It's a daunting prospect. Taking a 4 month old baby on a 6 day, 700 mile round trip across the UK with a ferry to Amsterdam in between. It's something that not many people would even consider. But taking Isabelle away is something that all three of us have loved so far, so why not extend it a little further and see places we haven't even been to ourselves.