The many different kinds of weaning

The many different kinds of weaning
Our first weaning experience involved pulverised, unappetising-looking rice on an orange plastic spoon. And too much of it, too, apparently. It seemed such a small portion, yet, unsurprisingly, we were blocked from every direction. So I learnt my lesson on day one! When she-for-whom-the-Totseat-was-invented moved on to cheese on toast some...

The importance of small things

The importance of small things
When the chips are down, it's the small things that keep us sane. The new life of a budding tree, or a vertically bouncing lamb.  Primroses amongst bluebells, a wet dog in a cheerful coat (with an even wetter, more bedraggled owner), a bird song, children laughing, sunrise... Small things can...

Totseat and Paddington Bear: A Love Story

Totseat and Paddington Bear: A Love Story
Paddington Bear - complete with Dunlop Wellingtons, green felt duffle coat, bashed, elephant grey hat (and safety pin), and label arrived in time for my 8th birthday. Delivered by my beloved Godmother, he was intermittently treasured, admired, or left to observe family life from atop the wardrobe for the next...

Your feedback makes it all worthwhile

Your feedback makes it all worthwhile
Awakened at 4am by a battering storm I was unable to ignore, the day seemed young as I logged on to get a head start. Cup of tea in hand, I read a comment accompanying an early morning web order: "I bought one of these about 8 years ago and it was...

The perfect travel companion for Paris!

The perfect travel companion for Paris!
Ah, Paris. It was here that the rationale for more than the homemade Totseat chair harness came about (but only after the excellent discovery that, when travelling, an extremely efficient method of sterilising bottles etc, is to use a plastic shopping bag, sterilising tablets and the bath taps to make...