Ella Loves Local : Kate from Postcode Kids

Ella Loves Local : Kate from Postcode Kids

Everyone who follows Happy Ella After knows that I’m passionate about supporting local businesses, many of which are Mums and Dads who have discovered their passions or callings. They have taken a risk, stuck their neck out and tried something new. We should all support them. Supporting local puts food on someone’s table. It puts … Continue reading »

Ella Loves Local: Sarah from Little Fox Crochet

Ella Loves Local: Sarah from Little Fox Crochet

There is nothing sweeter than donuts and ice cream. That is, until you find these delights, hand lovingly crocheted into little toys that you could seriously almost eat. I came across Sarah from Little Fox Crochet via Instagram, and was immediately taken by her beautiful work. Seriously cute, seriously talented, seriously amazing. Her creations range … Continue reading »

A letter of thanks from a grateful Mum

A letter of thanks from a grateful Mum

To the amazing staff at Masada, and the friends I met along the way… There is nothing like being a sleep deprived parent. The feeling of helplessness and frustration as everything you try, to help your baby sleep, doesn’t work. A few nights turn into a few months, and after a long period of time, … Continue reading »

and then, he was One.

and then, he was One.

And then…he was One. A year ago today, you came into our life. Five weeks early, you just couldn’t wait. Couldn’t wait to see all of the wonderful things waiting for you. For your beautiful big sister to beam at you, and love you adoringly. What a year it has been, little man. Full of magic, … Continue reading »

Remembering Didda

Remembering Didda

To my dearest Ella & Hudson I’m writing this now, for you to read in many years to come. Right now, you are too young to understand. Too little to comprehend what it means to have someone close to you pass away. Yesterday we said goodbye to your beloved Didda. It’s hard to find the … Continue reading »

Happy 3rd Birthday Ella!

Happy 3rd Birthday Ella!

To our darling Ella Today you turn three years old. Three years of fun, laughter, happiness and joy. Today, as you bounce out of bed in the morning we celebrate each and every second of love you have brought into our lives. We have so much to be thankful for. I have so much I … Continue reading »

Back to School

Back to School

Next week I’m going back to school. Whilst I’d love it to be the school that I work at, and be returning to the job that I love, unfortunately it is a different kind of school. I shouldn’t say unfortunately, as it is a positive thing. We are going to Masada Hospital to get some … Continue reading »

Valentine’s Day from the Kids

Valentine’s Day from the Kids

Last year I shared some fabulous Valentine’s Day craft ideas for kids to create for their Dad, Mum, Grandparent and anyone whom they love! Last year Ella created this gorgeous LOVE canvas for her Dad, and not only did he absolutely love it, it was super cheap, easy to make and lots of fun too… … Continue reading »

Bub Crawl

Bub Crawl

Today I’m sharing some happy milestones in the life of my little man. At just eight months he has recently mastered the commando crawl, sits himself up and has just acquired his fourth tooth thanks to an angry set of canines that have broken through. I’ve been looking back over our milestones with Ella and … Continue reading »

Rafferty’s Garden Giveaway

Rafferty’s Garden Giveaway

As you all know, of late things have been crazy in our household. Every family I’m sure has experienced non stop fun over the holiday period, and this was heightened with our little man putting us to the test with endless nights of no sleep. During this time, I admit that I have found it … Continue reading »

Deep Breaths…

Deep Breaths…

Deep Breaths. This is my first post for 2015, and I wish it was a little more up beat. I’ve been wanting to write a post for a couple of weeks, but simply haven’t had the time. This post is one of those that, in years to come, I’m sure I will look back and … Continue reading »