Author: Metropolitan Mum

Caramel Baby and Child – Jubilee photo shoot

Every fortnight, Caramel Baby & Child are transforming the basement of their Notting Hill store into a photo studio with acclaimed professional photographer Nana Varveropoulou. Every other Saturday, the team set up a different theme for the kids to interact with. We joined the fun for a special Jubilee photo shoot, patriotic flags, sparkly crowns […]

23 weeks pregnant: knackered

My friend Sciatica came back. Uninvited, of course. He’s a pain in the ass. Quite literally. I am going to see an osteopath/acupuncturist next week and hope for the best. Until then, Big M has sole responsibility for emptying out the dishwasher, loading the washing machine, tying my shoe laces and everything else that involves […]

The one where I find an agent

I just remembered a post I wrote almost exactly a year ago – back then, I had been talking (or rather trying to talk) to a few literary agents, with very little success.  I had vowed not to give up but instead to deal with rejection in small doses and to dedicate Friday mornings to […]

Name calling

In case you didn’t know, we will be having another baby girl! Little L is thrilled at the prospect of going on a shopping spree for pink baby stuff, Big M is quite comfortable with the idea of being surrounded by a bunch of girls, and I am happily seeing everything through pink glasses at […]

So close, yet so far

We are still living on a bloody building site. People keep asking me what the timeframe was on our project. Cue hysterical crying fit. Our builders were supposed to be finished about five weeks ago. That would have been two weeks after our initial deadline. Right now, the team seems to have gone MIA, despite […]