Vlogging with ‘The Sun.’

Hey dolls,

Hope you’re all well? I have had the worst cold all week. I have tried everything, from Lemon and Ginger tea’s daily, working out in the gym, to hot soaks in the bath (tmi) yet I still have this unshakeable cold. When I got sick before having Lolo I could call in sick at work, lounge around, scoff my face with crisps and chocolate bars, how the mighty have fallen. Now with my colds I still have to cook, clean, work and look after my little princess, which is not easy. Please cold just leave me alone.

Last week I experienced THE BEST opportunity with a good friend of mine. Zeruiah is another young mummy to a beautiful princess, and we were filming videos for ‘The Sun’s’ social media pages. Can you imagine, ‘THE SUN!!’ The videos were discussing the highs, and lows of motherhood. Honestly I was taken aback when, I initially received an email regarding the opportunity, what really shook me was receiving the “Call Sheet!!!” eek. I had never seen one or heard of one before, I was literally googling what it meant. Our call sheet included details of the venue, and the time we were required for filming.

On the day we arrived at the News Office in London Bridge and I couldn’t believe it was actually happening. At the plush office reception, we met the producers for the day. The producers were extremely friendly and really encouraging. So we got a mini tour of the offices and saw different studios, and I spotted Ian Wright. My brother is a huge Arsenal fan and I was a bit star struck, all for a minute then kind of got a hold of myself.


The studio was really cute and we started discussing topics that we may discuss during filming. We were both given mics and I got excited thinking I was on an episode of, Big Brother with my mic on my waist. As you can already tell I haven’t really been in a studio, apart from when I went onto Big Brother’s Little Brother as part of the audience years ago. I’ve never really had a camera focused on me, apart from when I’m taking selfies or on Facetime, but I’ve never been filmed talking and laughing. I find it super weird hearing my own voice on, a voice note let alone seeing myself in a video on the internet.


At ‘The Sun’ we filmed for about two hours, we spoke about different mummy hacks. Our main topics were Breast feeding, weaning, travelling out and about in London and the things we have learnt since becoming mothers. It was set in a sitting room with a colourful sofa, and cushions which added to the relaxed environment.  The theme for the day was two young mummies, having a conversation about their experiences thus far. The rules were no swearing and to be as natural as possible!

The producers were not actually in the room whilst we filmed, but they could hear everything we were saying Sharing our stories and this experience with another first time Mummy was amazing. As mothers we are expected to always get things right, even though we are human beings and we all make mistakes. This opportunity was definitely unforgettable and I can’t wait to see the edited videos.

Thank You to ‘The Sun’ for inviting us down, and allowing us to be part of such an amazing idea.


Once the producers have sent me the links to the videos I will definitely post them on my blog, Twitter and Instagram.

Check out my friends amazing blog at:

https://smilesndrool.com/

She also uploads adorable pictures of her daughter on Instagram: @smilesndrool

My Instagram is: @mummydiaries2016

Catch up with us on our Instagram platforms!

 

With Love,

 

Lauren’s Mummy.

 

 

 

Lolo’s first photo shoot!

 

 

Hey guys,

We’ve had such an eventful weekend. Myself and Lauren were invited to take part in a photo shoot for Nibbling UK. Nibbling UK is a luxurious teething brand which provide, beautiful jewellery pieces for mums, to wear and babies to nibble on hehe. I was nervous beforehand about travelling on the underground, to Central London with my Lolo at the same time I was super excited to take pictures. I’m a picture fanatic honestly.


 

Here’s a little information about the brand!


Nibbling Teething jewellery is made from food safe silicone, free from BPA, Phthalates, heavy metals and toxins. Nibbling Jewellery is dishwasher safe and are super useful for teething. They range from Necklaces, bracelets and dummy clips. I love how unique and colourful the brand is, the benefits for Lauren and how well it can match all my outfits.


On Friday my princess and I set off early in the morning, and got the tube. Everybody we bumped into smiled and played with Lauren which eased off my anxiousness a bit before getting to the shoot.

Once we arrived we were welcomed by the founder Emily, of www.nibbling.co.uk. Emily is such a lovely host, and mother we really had a good time at the photo shoot. We initially met all the other yummy mummies before setting down to shoot.


Emily The founder of Nibbling Jewllery.


The shoot ideas & colours.

Lauren’s first outfit was a lovely Zara 2 in 1 pink blouse, with a monochrome attachment. For the first look I sat with Lauren and wore a pink and green necklace with matching bangles. Lauren was very playful with other babies, but would fuss after some pictures, which is expected with a new environment.


We then took pictures for the Baby shower theme. This was a group shot with all the other mummies, including Emily the creator and founder of Nibbling UK. The babies wore white and the mummies changed the necklaces worn.


Lauren’s next outfit change was gifted to us by Emily. All babies wore white tops which were from a brand called “Little Dot Baby Shower” and some really cute leggings from “Blaade & Rose.” In these pictures Lauren was more relaxed, after a feed and change which was really good for the pictures. Lauren has never used a dummy however for the shoot Lauren used the cutest floral dummy clip, and posed really well for the picture.


Once all the photos were taken we had a few refreshments, and Emily gifted us with some goodies.


Emily gave me some lovely pieces of Nibbling for Lauren which has been really handy as she’s teething at the moment. Nibbling has provided some good relief for her little gums.


These were our lovely gifts!

  • A Prada fragrance.
  • A bathtime mirror for Lauren.
  • A keepsake fridge magnet.
  • A gorgeous sparkly keyring.


We also got some exclusive Nibbling Jewllery including a bangle rattle, a Valentine’s Day special necklace and a mint green starry necklace.




This is a Silivo Mat which can be used as a plate, but also a mat perfect for feeding and I can’t wait for Lauren to use it. 

We had such an amazing day! I am super proud of Lauren, she’s really learning to interact well with other babies and she was always camera ready!

Thank you Emily for such a fun filled day. It was truly a wonderful experience; one we will never forget.

 

Please visit their website: www.nibbling.co.uk

Instagram: @nibblinguk

My Instagram is: @mummydiaries2016

With Love,


Lauren’s Mummy.

🎀