European Mummy Goes to Ibiza

Nearly 2 years after my daughter was born, I’m finally going away with girlfriends and nobody else! It’s been a long summer and I soooo excited to be having a proper adult girlie holiday.

We’re staying in an AirBnb in Ibiza Town. Unfortunately Vegas Rules apply in Ibiza so I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to blog about!

See you later everybody!!!

Just A Quick Note To Say…

We all need to sit on a step outside our mum’s house in the middle of nowhere and watch the sunset sometimes. 

And we definitely all need to sit on a beach and watch our child laugh and screech with joy whilst playing with a simple scarf with her mamie.

And finally watch your brother carry your daughter on his shoulders for the first time across a field and see the smile on both their faces (until he told me he was going to faint because she’s heavy?!)

I am grateful for these moments. I love France and I love my crazy family. 

The Amazing Global Reach a Blog Can Have

Hello everyone!

I was just having a quick look at where my dear readers are from and the list of countries is amazing!!! Have a look at this!!!

Social media is amazing sometimes, I would never be able to communicate and connect with people from so many countries without this blog. I would LOVE to know more about you! Where do you live? How did you find the blog? What do you want me to write about? Do I know you in real life? Do you write a blog?

Please get in touch in the comments below.

Have a great evening everyone!

So As Not to Forget What My Daughter is Like At 19 Months Old

Time is flying! A will be 2 in November and when I see pictures of a year ago, I realise how much children change and you can easily forget what they were like. This blog is a great way to make sure I don’t forget. I’m not sure I could forget such cheekiness and craziness. Here are some photos from the past 4 days that sum my monster up pretty well, I wouldn’t change her for the world!

Thursday night post nursery snack wearing sunglasses, she loves to “accesorize” with bags, hats, glasses, my jewellery etc. She usually puts something on her arm, says “bye bye” and walks off!

Friday morning playing with mummy’s hair, this caused much laughter and I lost a few hairs in the process! Later that day, I took her for a haircut, she has very straight hair and the minute her fringe gets a bit long she literally can’t see! Here is the result:

A likes to give orders and on Saturday it was “off” as in we have to both take our clothes off (I was allowed to keep my underwear on!)

A also likes to throw and empty things and say “uh ho” as if some mysterious ghost was to blame

She loves baby but baby ended up in the bin and was “sad”, poor baby having A for a mummy!

Sunday night story reading was accompanied by sunglasses of course, daddy then proceeded to “help” by putting on some relevant music at 7PM

Needless to say things can get quite tiring but we’re never bored even if we both get frustrated (I’ve missed out any pictures of tantrums and moaning!), she’s my cheeks and I love her. She’s just got my crazy family’s genes!

Anyway Allez Les Bleus!

A Quick New Blog Name Explanation

This weekend, I changed the blog name from ” My AA Life” to “European Mummy” for a few different reasons that follow.

When I first set up this blog, it was more of a diary and it was all about me basically! My initials are AA and at that time I always thought I had a great life, I work in data (very boring rating reference) and to be honest I didn’t really spend much time on the blog title (which I later regretted) so My AA Life was born. And then recently I got a few messages about addiction stuff because obviously AA also stands for Alcoholics Anonymous and MOST IMPORTANTLY the EU referendum happened and all my “European-ness” came flooding out.

Indeed I was born in England, lived in France for 11 years, lived in Berlin for one year, have a BA in European Studies, met my husband in Hungary, the list goes on…

And so European Mummy it is now!