So why am I writing this blog........?

This blog is a way for me to record and reflect upon my day to day life and all the changes that have happened to me over the past 2 years. In a nut-shell I moved from the rich, bustling streets of London to the sleepy suburbs of Washington DC all in the name of love. My biggest reward in this adventure has been the love of my wonderful husband and the birth of our beautiful daughter. However this transition is not and has not been an easy one; it's been filled with tremendous highs and devastating lows- all part of life's rich tapestry and part of my story that I want to share as a mother, wife and of course as an English girl settling into life across the pond.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A day at the Marina

Today we spent the day at the Marina getting things ready for the big (or little, depending on how you look at it!) move to the boat next weekend. We are really lucky to have a great set of friends at the Marina and doubly lucky that Tabitha already two little friends there as well.  The 'terrible trio' are all aged within 2 months of each other and I am sure they will become great friends as they grow together.  It is also great for me to be close to friends who are also going through the highs and lows of new parent hood.

As well as socialising with our friends, who I hasten to add, have a sweep stake on how long we will last on the boat.......!  We also spent a lot of the day 'baby-proofing' Jubilee for Tabitha to make it as homely and comfortable as we can for her.  We have created a wonderful and safe little nest for her to sleep in, in the stern of the boat.  Initially this was a real problem for us as we wanted to find a safe crib which would fit on top of the bed there.  After a lot of searching on the internet we found a travel cot called a 'Peapod' which is actually like a little tent.  We like this crib for many reasons; it's light-weight, easy to fold up and transport, it zips up so there is no danger of her rolling out and it will also keep any unwanted bugs and nasties out.  I sewed a flannel sheet into the bottom of the crib so that she didn't have to lie directly onto the tent material- that was no easy feat but I managed it and was well worth the bother as it's really cosy in there!

The second thing that we have done so far is to buy her a 'Chicco 360' high chair which fastens directly on to the table.  It's brilliant and again very light-weight which is a must for the boat.  We put it up for her this afternoon and she had her lunch in it, it seemed to be a great success.  We still have some more work to do before we are ready to move onto Jubilee but we're getting there.

1 comment:

  1. You've done a great job getting the boat ready. Tabs looks really at home in her chair. Will be sending you lots of bunting to decorate 'Jubilee' xx