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New Mills & District Railway Modellers Annual Exhibition

As a family we are fans of trains, big and small. Hubby’s parents recommended the New Mills & District Railway Modellers’ Annual Exhibition which is held every year towards the end of February. It was an ideal event to pop along to on a cold February weekend – indoors with plenty to see.


The event has been going for 42 years and so we were expecting great (or small) things. We were not disappointed. The exhibition was held at Chapel-en-le-Frith’s High School and we were surprised at the wide range of displays, laid out across the hall and numerous classrooms.


There were stalls selling items, as well as many groups and individuals showing off their train sets. Some were hands on, you could try and move carriages / trucks into sidings and E particularly enjoyed driving Thomas around the Island of Sodor. Many exhibits were at her height, though next time I must remember to take her a little step for some of them.


We spent about an hour and a half there and I was able to sit in the school canteen to have a cup of tea and feed baby E.


It was a lovely trip out for the afternoon and we’ll keep an eye out for next year’s event.


Michelle x




Local purchase: Little Green Radicals jumper

We are great believers in shopping local so I thought I’d start sharing our great buys from local shops.

We’re about to go away and are planning to take just a baby carrier, rather than hauling a pushchair on the plane.

We needed a jumper to keep baby A warm when being carried so popped to the fabulous children’s shop Minibugs in Buxton and picked up this gorgeous starry cloud jumper by Little Green Radicals:

Starry cloud jumper

Available up to age 4-5 years – why not adult sizes!!! Sulk 😦

Now we’re ready for the holiday!

Michelle x

I’ve got the Breastfeeding Blues

Feminist Thoughts from Harrogate

DSC_0972This weekend I was approached via Facebook messenger by the owner of the Blues Bar in Harrogate. I’ve been a regular there for 12 years. I even had my wedding reception there.

She told me that she’d received a call from someone who had complained about me breastfeeding in there and that I should cover up.

I explained that I struggled with keeping a good latch and that feeding under cover simply wouldn’t work for me.

She told me that it wasn’t up for discussion.

Now here’s where we disagreed. I think that the notion about how women who are breastfeeding in public should be covered up is very much a discussion, one which shouldn’t keep coming up over and over and yet sadly, here we were, having a discussion.

I explained to her that she was actually breaking the law and that I was allowed to breastfeed my three…

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First post

Well hello!

To say I’ve been meaning to start a new mum blog for a while would be an understatement…

I’m new mum to the gorgeous E and we’re about to move to the fabulous Buxton in the Peak District. I’m going to chart our adventures as a record for us and as a guide for other new mums in the area. In particular, baby friendly places for boobing – well baby E has gotta eat and I need my regular intake of cake!

I’m looking forward to sharing top tips with other local parents 🙂