Chiswick Mum

Chiswick Mum

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Chiswick, london / Passionately devoted to my 5yr old, and my adopted home of chiswick. Tweeting + blogging about family life on the leafy edge of the big smoke.
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Reliving some of the lost classic  of my youth with my son

Reliving some of the lost classic of my youth with my son

How I went from a new mum, adamant my son would never watch TV, to a fully blown tv addict.

How I went from a new mum, adamant my son would never watch TV, to a fully blown tv addict.

How I went from a new mum, adamant my son would never watch TV, to a fully blown tv addict.

How I went from a new mum, adamant my son would never watch TV, to a fully blown tv addict.

Did you know that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans?  Or that single use plastic items are on average used for five minutes and then discarded? They’re either recycled into items like fleece clothing which shed micro pellets of plastic every time they’re washed, which find their way into our water systems, our fish life and then into our food chain. Or they’re dumped in our water, clogging up our priceless seas and rivers and our marine life.

Did you know that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans? Or that single use plastic items are on average used for five minutes and then discarded? They’re either recycled into items like fleece clothing which shed micro pellets of plastic every time they’re washed, which find their way into our water systems, our fish life and then into our food chain. Or they’re dumped in our water, clogging up our priceless seas and rivers and our marine life.

It melts my heart that even at 9 years old Chiswick Boy still wants to cuddle his favourite characters. For the price of a quid dropped into the hat, this moment of joy is priceless!

It melts my heart that even at 9 years old Chiswick Boy still wants to cuddle his favourite characters. For the price of a quid dropped into the hat, this moment of joy is priceless!

Le Pain Quotidien is my favourite coffee shop chain – there’s one in Chiswick and I’ve also been to the one in Pasadena, California. Oh happy days!  We swung past the South Ken branch and nipped in for a glorious pavlova and coffee. We had takeouts, but what I love about eating in at Le Pain Quotidien is that coffee is served traditional French style, in white bowls.

Le Pain Quotidien is my favourite coffee shop chain – there’s one in Chiswick and I’ve also been to the one in Pasadena, California. Oh happy days! We swung past the South Ken branch and nipped in for a glorious pavlova and coffee. We had takeouts, but what I love about eating in at Le Pain Quotidien is that coffee is served traditional French style, in white bowls.

The rather unimposingly-named ‘Oriental Food’ is on Thurloe Street next to South Kensingston tube.  Chiswick Daddy’s bento box with spicy tofu and mince was a bargainous £6.90. Chiswick Boy stuck to his all time favourite chicken noodles, while I had a huge pile of seafood noodles for £7.90.  Completely recommend this place. The food was hot, tasty and fresh, and we’ll definitely be back. In a city where noodles bars are ten a penny it’s always a delight 2 find a new one

The rather unimposingly-named ‘Oriental Food’ is on Thurloe Street next to South Kensingston tube. Chiswick Daddy’s bento box with spicy tofu and mince was a bargainous £6.90. Chiswick Boy stuck to his all time favourite chicken noodles, while I had a huge pile of seafood noodles for £7.90. Completely recommend this place. The food was hot, tasty and fresh, and we’ll definitely be back. In a city where noodles bars are ten a penny it’s always a delight 2 find a new one

One of the nice things about getting older (there have to be some, right?!) is that one can now do quality over quantity. When I first came to London I would have made £20 last from 8pm to 8am, rolling in drunk from the nightclub and sleeping the day away. Not I’m happy to splash that £20 out on one drink, but make that drink last all evening – getting home for 10pm with no hangover!  One of London’s best kept secrets is that museums and galleries open late.

One of the nice things about getting older (there have to be some, right?!) is that one can now do quality over quantity. When I first came to London I would have made £20 last from 8pm to 8am, rolling in drunk from the nightclub and sleeping the day away. Not I’m happy to splash that £20 out on one drink, but make that drink last all evening – getting home for 10pm with no hangover! One of London’s best kept secrets is that museums and galleries open late.

Earlier in the month we trotted off from West London to South East London, to the On Blackheath festival. We were given free family press passes by good old John Lewis, who sponsor the festival – thanks John Lewis.

Earlier in the month we trotted off from West London to South East London, to the On Blackheath festival. We were given free family press passes by good old John Lewis, who sponsor the festival – thanks John Lewis.

Earlier in the month we trotted off from West London to South East London, to the On Blackheath festival. We were given free family press passes by good old John Lewis, who sponsor the festival – thanks John Lewis.   Here are the top 5 things we liked about the festival. But first, as with all my posts, a bit of a personal ramble….

Earlier in the month we trotted off from West London to South East London, to the On Blackheath festival. We were given free family press passes by good old John Lewis, who sponsor the festival – thanks John Lewis. Here are the top 5 things we liked about the festival. But first, as with all my posts, a bit of a personal ramble….