About Me

I’m Leila, a thirty-something, tea drinking, girl geek from Surrey. I’m also wife to Bob, mum to my beautiful, blue eyed boy, Alex and proud step mum to my big boy, Sam. I have two kitties (Nobby & Saki) and two goldfish (Charlie & Lola).

20140319_110154404_iOSIn October 2010, I received the most amazing news ever… I was expecting. It was the most incredible experience and in June 2011, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. We called him Alexander, however, we just call him Alex, unless he’s being naughty. Being two and a half, ‘Alexander’ gets used a lot more these days! He’s so full of energy and says the funniest things. I’ll be sharing these as they happen, so be prepared to read a lot of ‘Alexisms’. Best of all, he’s such an affectionate and loving boy. He gives the best kisses and cuddles and rarely takes no for an answer :)

This blog has been created to document my life as a Mum. As well as my daily challenges with Alex, I’ll also be sharing some of my favourite things and reviewing bits and bobs mums might find interesting or useful.

When I do eventually get some time to myself, I run my personalised stamped jewellery business – www.stampsational.co.uk. It makes me so proud to produce such sentimental items for hugely important occasions such as weddings, christenings and birthdays.


Another hobby of mine is crocheting. I don’t find as much time as I would like to these days now that Alex is so active. Usually if the wool comes out, my fur babies think it’s playtime, so it can be really difficult to find the time to create! I taught myself from YouTube when I was pregnant with Alex. This led to an obsession with wool and now, I have a tonne of the stuff. Here are a few of my creations :)


I’m sure I’ve missed out ¬†load of things, so please feel free to drop me a line on Twitter @Swanny or comment below :)

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