WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN 31 years…..

cool bananas, cool bananas blog, things I've learned This little post has been sitting in my ‘drafts’ for quite some time,….clearly I’m still in denial about turning another year older……

So, yup, you can guess from the title, I recently celebrated a birthday. But truth be told, I still don’t feel much like an adult. WHAT is one of those, anyway? Adult? Who let me adult? I like to think of myself simply as a slightly wiser (more natural, than platinum blonde) version of myself (so, basically, I’m still the headstrong, stubborn mare, I’ve always been?). Continue reading →

Beyond the nappy changing bag with PacaPod // A Bag for life….

pacapod, pacapod changing bag, nappy bag, cool bananas, cool bananas blog, Bags & shoes, they’re my thing. My approach towards purchasing & owning them however, are pretty different: When it comes to footwear, in my humble shoe-lovin’ opinion, one can never own enough pairs (my vice is flats, specifically, trainers). They have an ability to transform any outfit, instantly. I wouldn’t say that I’m a shoe snob as such, but I do believe in quality, & try to buy them for longevity, besides everything else they have to be well made. Building up a shoe collection that even Jimmy would envy, doesn’t have to cost you a fortune either it’s pretty accessible. Continue reading →

How many weeks until Australia?

cool bananas, cool bananas blog, moving, Australia, migration, migrate “How many weeks until Australia now, mummy?’ – This is the question I’m dealing with on a daily basis, from the 4 year old. It’s quite handy really, having a per diem reminder, my personal countdown calendar. It’s also very cute, how excited he is about the impending move. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m hyped about it all too. BUT, 4 WEEKS!! Continue reading →

A Little Life Update // Moving, & The Launch Of A New Blog…….

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So, um, It’s the 9th of February, & it appears my last post on here was waaaaay back in December *hides head behind hands*. I guess it’s about time I dusted off the cobwebs & got stuck back in then! I think it’s safe to say I’ve passed the wave of ‘Merry Christmas’, ‘Happy New Year’ & ‘New years resolutions’ posts out there. PHEW. I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Of course, there’s nothing wrong in these (if that’s yer thang), but the sheer volume of them doing the rounds, does drive folk of a slight humbug-ness disposition (me) a little bonkers. Continue reading →

Rules of the road, According to a 4* Year old // & The Cybex Pallas M-fix……

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*Actually, he’s 1,467 days old, to be exact. & I say that, because I’m not quite ready to call him a 4 year old, just yet.

Car journeys have (thankfully) always been enjoyed by Bear, so I thought I’d share with you a few stand out rules of the road**, according to little Mr bananas:

1) Learn to swerve abruptly: Slow maneuvers are b.o.r.i.n.g. Being thrashed around is much more fun.

2) FLOOR IT MUMMY! Like lightning McQueen, little lord bananas has a ‘need for speed’

3) HONK your horn uncontrollably: As soon as the lights change colour/ if you happen to really like the colour of another car/ If you see a tractor/ If you see a bus. HONK! HONK! HONK! Continue reading →