Recent Posts

My Top 5 Tips on How to help a Baby with Silent Reflux

My Top 5 Tips on How to help a Baby with Silent Reflux

When we realised our son had Silent Reflux he was nearly 5 months old, its been a long journey but now at 21 months we are nearly at the end. You can find the full story HERE, but in this particular post i’m going to […]

My child has Silent Reflux – Our Journey

My child has Silent Reflux – Our Journey

My child has Silent Reflux. Saying these words now, still makes me shudder. Mention this to another parent thats going through the same thing, and you will get the same response. Because, Silent Reflux isn’t silent at all…….far from it. Hearing your baby screaming in […]

Family Day Trip to Dumbo

Family Day Trip to Dumbo

Its nearly the end of February and the weather doesn’t seem to be letting up at all. With snow predicted again today, we decided to brave the cold and adventure a little further out of Manhattan. We’d been told that Dumbo was a fun place […]

5 Adorable Winter Pajama Sets for Boys

5 Adorable Winter Pajama Sets for Boys

Winter is the best time for warm and comfy pajama sets. Finding pajamas are difficult because they are always so expensive and as moms, we know how quickly our children grow out of clothing. Usually when shopping in stores, pajama sets are $20-$30 depending on […]

Tadka Daal

Tadka Daal

On my recent trip back to London we stayed with my husbands family and i wanted to take advantage of the amazing Bengali food that his parents would prepare for us everyday. Im a big fan of lentils, and i especially love Daal, so i […]

10 of the best indoor play spaces for kids in Manhattan

10 of the best indoor play spaces for kids in Manhattan

Winter is in full swing here in NYC, and whilst we enjoyed watching the snow fall the first time round, the excitement has worn off and its now becoming a bit of a nuisance. Cabin fever sets in and keeping my toddler occupied becomes hard […]

Flying with a Toddler

Flying with a Toddler

When we decided to make the move to NYC, the main thing i would think (panic) about was that we would be flying with a toddler. He had only been on one short flight prior to this which was relatively painless, but this was a […]

Welcoming 2018 – Reflection and Goal Setting

Welcoming 2018 – Reflection and Goal Setting

As the end of 2017 draws to a close, i start to reflect at how quickly the year has passed and how much has changed in our lives. Little did we know at the start of the year that we would be ending it with […]

Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York

I love Christmas. The anticipation of the big day always lifts my spirits. I especially love walking through Central London and wowing at the beautifully decorated windows in the huge department stores or heading down the cobbled streets of Covent Garden and Carnaby Street where […]

I’m an English Mum in New York…. Making New Friends

I’m an English Mum in New York…. Making New Friends

Making new friends at any age can be a little scary, but having to do it from scratch, well thats a different story altogether. I think its fair to say that most of us have a handful of friends we consider family, people we can […]

Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes

Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes

Since moving to NYC I have been on a bit of a journey with food. Its no secret that a lot of the meat in the US contains hormones and antibiotics and in the first few weeks of being here my body didn’t take to […]


My Diary

Family Day Trip to Dumbo

Family Day Trip to Dumbo

Its nearly the end of February and the weather doesn’t seem to be letting up at all. With snow predicted again today, we decided to brave the cold and adventure a little further out of Manhattan. We’d been told that Dumbo was a fun place to visit (perhaps on a slightly warmer day) but a little bit of cold wasn’t going to put us off leaving our apartment so we bundled up and headed out.

We walked South of the City, through the beautiful cobbled streets of the West Village and then via China Town. We had completely forgotten it was Chinese New Year, and the streets were packed full of tourists and locals all looking for somewhere to eat and enjoy the festivities.

The walk over the Manhattan Bridge was a long (and windy!) one, but little man was happy to take in the views of the City as he toddled along. We knew this would be a good opportunity to let him run free, out of the way of the crowds of people and cars that congest the city and he loved watching the trains go by and waving at anybody that passed us as we made our wayย  into Dumbo.

Once over the bridge, we looked for the nearest place we could find that served food (and wine) and found a funky little bar/restaurant called Superfine. We warmed up with a hot toddy and some Malbec before ordering from the menu and the staff were really friendly and very accommodating of little mans allergies which made things even easier.

They also provided us with a high chair, which in this City can be a bit of a rarity. The one and only time we had to sit down for a meal without a high chair proved disastrous, with one parent trying to hoover down their meal whilst the other ran round after our energetic child hoping he wouldn’t grab anything dangerous and fling it across the room. Needless to say, we didn’t attempt that again.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have a baby changing facility, but offered us a bench by the pool table to use – again this is something you become used to, seeing nannies and parents changing their children out in the open. We opted to squeeze ourself into the single toilet and use his buggy as a change table – i know! but you have to be inventive when it comes to changing babies nappies in this town!

After our meal and baby changing antics, we walked towards the river and found ourselves in front of a beautiful merry-go-round encased in a giant glass box. We had arrived at Jane’s Carousel. This antique merry-go-round was built in 1922 and has been a tourist spot for many over the years because of the stunning views of the Manhattan Skyline. We bought our bargain $2 ticket and when our turn finally came, we picked our horse and waited for the ride to start. The bell sounded and we started to whizz round, little man waving and shouting at everyone in excitement. It was lovely to see him so happy.

By the time we had left, it was getting late so we took one last stroll (and selfie) before heading back, just in time to see the first snowflakes falling over the City.

It was so nice to escape the manic of Manhattan for the day and we had a great time exploring Dumbo. We look forward to seeing more of NY very soon and of course making more memories as a family.