My positive birth story and how it changed me

I am a big advocate of positive birth experiences and that includes anything that is positive for the woman in the way she has given birth and in the way she has felt about it. Our experiences are what we make of them. Like anything in life you get what you put in and I am also a big advocate of actually 'working' on making

Albanian traditional costumes in London

A little photo is up on the blog dedicated to my 'Albanian culture and traditions'. These girls are wearing Albanian traditional costumes which are very pretty and with vivid colours. The Albanian community in London is very organised and there are many groups that organise events regularly, networking events, community days, fundraisers etc. The main groups are Shpresa Programme, Ardhmeria, Nene Tereza, UK Albanian

Our wonderful balloon adventure in Paris, for families with children but not only

Visiting Paris is a memorable experience, right? Having done it with just my husband (when there was just us two) and having previously lived in Paris for seven years in my student years, doing it with a toddler in tow and pregnant was a (totally crazy) different experience. Only joking, it was still wonderful, and not more stressful because, hold tight, we didn't cram in too much

Multitasking, is that really such a good ‘skill’ to have?

Everyone today talks about the need to multitask, and the fact that in particular women are naturally good 'multi-taskers’. Some common combinations of numerous tasks: 1. Washing the dishes while supervising children’s dinner and cooking the meal for next day (yes I have done that in the past, with what I have called ‘tremendous speed’) 2. Taping on our smart phones while walking down the street

My Little Star Is 1!

This is the first video on the blog. What a better occasion than my little boy's 1st birthday!!! He had the most incredible birth, in a relaxed environment at home, a great way to start a life's journey. He has been an amazing little baby to have and to cherish. And now he is 1! He can walk, has 8 teeth, he can throw balls

Why I miss being pregnant?

Alright, to be honest I don't miss it so much. In particular the physical side of it, getting big, tired and out of breath. Oh and I forgot, feeling hot and having bigger feet. I read a great piece of advice, to buy shoes one size bigger. I did it and it made my pacing up and down the Northern line, much smoother But there

Albanian traditional costumes at the British museum

My 'photo a day' project has slowed down (quite considerably given that I haven't posted a photo a day for the last two weeks) and instead of posting every day I will be posting photos that I take when I can. Doing such a project should be fun and not stressful so I will not be harsh on myself. If I cannot do it every

Delicious Albanian dishes from amazing Mrizi i Zanave

Three beautiful and delicious dishes from Mrizi i Zanave restaurant, in the village of Fishte, near the city of Shkodra in Albania. The village is also known from Gjergj Fishta, who wrote a collection of poems "Mrizi i Zanave" although his masterpiece that gave him the title of national poet, is the national Albanian epic "The highland lute", first published as a whole in 1937

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