Halloween in London For Families.

Trick or Treat!

Halloween is here and if you and the family have already figured out what to or who to dress up as. You may have done some Halloween themed arts and crafts and even plan going trick or treating in the neighborhood. Halloween time can be so much more than that and there are lots of fun places to go in London.

1. You can celebrate the festivities at retailers like Harrods have the best spooky displays and ghoulish treats for the whole family. Why not pop in for some fun day out.

2. Go to the Mayfair’s Haunted Mansion for some spook-tacular time!

3. Go to LEGO Land Brick or Treat – fancy dress, face paints, pumpkins or just loads of treats, Kids love Lego and kids love Halloween so this is a perfect combo for the family. Follow a trail through the park and solve the mystery of the missing potion ingredients then build your own Lego pumpkin.

4. Halloween at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – Pumpkin Trail, quiz, free Spooky Story Time and Colouring In sessions at 12pm and 2pm; plus Make a Trick or Treat Bag drop-in sessions from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm; and Spooky Face-painting from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm.

5. Crystal Palace Halloween Funfair in Crystal palace park. You will need to buy a token.

6. Late Night,Haunted Hall,Forty Hall,Enfield,London,children 4 – 8pm October 31 2018

7. Sea Life London: Halloween Ascariumm in County Hall, South Bank, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB. Date: October    31 Sea Life London Aquarium

8. Screamfest in London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

9. Mischief and Mayhem at Lee Valley

10. Lastly you can take the kids to your local shopping mall, there bound to be something spooky going on there.

A Trip to Science Museum London 

Over the years we’ve taken the kids to the science museum London. They enjoyed it as younger kids but didn’t understand much then.

Since the kids got a little older and started full time primary school, we haven’t taken them for a while, until it was science week at their school and they needed to submit a project. Time for a little adventure!

To keep the kids entertained on our tube ride, we picked up a tube map for them to navigate our stops. Being it was a Sunday, there were engineering works going on on the London Underground, which affected our journey. 

The science museum London is a free entry museum (donations accepted and we highly recommend it), it’s easy to locate. To get there, follow the signs from South Kensington underground station, past the natural history museum on the left. The Victoria and Albert Museum on the right until you get to the end of the subway and then you turn to your left. 

You will need to go through security check and then your adventures begins with locomotives and stem engines, many interesting things to see, do and discover on the ground floor,all the way to the top floor. 

Exploring space. 


We went on a space tour learning interesting facts like how astronauts do number 2 in space and bring the sample back to NASA to analyse the content of their poo. Space is pretty but its poo business isn’t pretty. 


Then we took the stairs all the way to explore more matters and materials. There is lift, clean toilet with baby changing facilities and a cafeteria (first floor) that sells hot and cold food. There is a gift shop on the ground floor. 

Next we explored matters and materials. 

By the time we had lunch and toured the second floor, we were tired. There was School the next day and I didn’t want to tire them up. So we had to go but we are coming back over the half term for part 2! 

Baby Gender Reveal 

It’s a girl! 


We are so happy to be having another beautiful little baby girl in 5 months time. 

All my cravings and motherly instinct told me it was going to be a boy. I craved for very spicy delicious Western Nigerian meals, similar to the cravings I had in my previous pregnancy with my son. My mother also had a dream that it was going to be a boy. But as usual I was a little sceptical and didn’t go ahead to start shopping for everything blue. We wanted to get the confirmation from the 20 weeks scan. After three pregnancies, I’ve come to realise that babies sometimes have a mind of their own. Just as every child is different, so is every pregnancy. 

I’ve always said to those closest to us that I don’t mind much about the gender of a baby. As long as the child and mom is healthy and both are home safely after the birth. That’s what matters to us. Besides we’ve already got one of each so we are very grateful for any additional child. 

The more detailed 20 weeks scan not only should us our beautiful girls’ face but also showed us that she’s doing well. 

Our daughter Victoria is happy to be having a sister she can play dress-up with. 

While our son Daniel is happy to have at least one baby sister who won’t be bossing him about like his older sister who’s always playing the mummy. 


Me? I’m just happy to be growing our family! 

Autumn Blazer-Jacket Bump Style 

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons in London. It starts to get chilly and the leaves starts to fall but then you begin to see those golden brown colours come to life. Those heavy bushes making ways to see the beauty of the city more clearly. 

It’s not too cold for full winter layering nor is is hot enough not to add in an extra layer of clothing. 

This is perfect for a blazer jacket. 

Jackets can be styled with jeans, leggings, dresses or skirts. Boots or court shoes, shoulder bag or clutch. The boots are from Next. They are thigh length but also slouches down to look like a standard length boots. I’m also wearing an over the bump black maternity leggings from Asos maternity. A T -Shirt from new look. It’s not from the maternity section, just sized up and knotted by the side. 

This navy blue blazer is from Ralph Lauren and I’m surprisingly wearing a six 6. I had it a long time ago, pre pregnancy. 


The blazer obviously won’t be able to button up but I got my scarf in my bag for added warmth. 

Getting Moms Ready For Back to School

The kids are back to school for the new academic year. You have gotten them ready. School uniforms, shoes, bag, packed lunches, hair, etc. How about you? Have you gotten yourself ready? Someone once said if you fail to prepare, then you have prepared to fail. How do we prepare ourselves for the new challenge? It may not be new for you but after spending over six weeks of summer, kids starting new classes and new curriculum it sure feels like a new challenge. 

One key thing is for us to be healthy. Healthy minds, body and soul. Eat well, move a little more, rest and drink plenty of water. Take supplements to balance up any key vitamins your body is lacking will help you feel better. When you feel better, your mindset will be better and you can be a better mom, wife and colleague. I usually get tired, lack energy and motivation. Taking supplements like Pharmaton helped me a lot. 


Self care isn’t being selfish. I’ve said it several times, it’s important to look after number one so you can look after the number ones in your life. 

Another way to be prepared is to get organised. Organisation doesn’t have to be fancy or complex. A simple calendar with space in the boxes to write down appointments is ok. A more sophisticated planner with dates, telephone numbers, bills, receipts and vouchers is also ok. What’s important is being able to write down key things. When is homework due? when is after school club? when is the next jab or dentist appointment? When are you having your hair done? when is lunch with a friend? When does the fish tank needs washing? When is the parking fine due? When does the washing machine needs servicing? Car M.O.T due?Keep them short and sweet. Bullet points. Try to keep things on direct debit and annual things on yearly reminders on your phone. Most people use smart phones nowadays and they are great planners. Use both. 

Also remember to utilise resources at your disposal. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Ask from family, friends and the school for any support or resources that might be available to you. Find out from your local council what support or information is available in your area. Message people you follow on social media privately to ask for the full story behind the seemingly I -got-it-all- together picture. Be polite. Worst that can happen is they say no or ignore you but be proud of yourself that you put yourself out there. There response will speak more about their personality than yours (approache people you’ve built a good relationship with through liking and commenting on their posts, not people you ignore and now wants their help), it’s ok to ask for help from people outside our circle. 

Finally relax. The kids will be alright. Peace of mind and calmness can go a long way. Kids pick up on it. You will forget to return a signed slip, they will go to school without a jumper or water bottle some day and that’s ok. It won’t be the end of the day. There is always tomorrow. The hope of a better day. 

*Disclaimer: This post contains product I have been paid to advertise however all opinions are mine. I have used this product before I was pregnant (not suitable for pregnant women) and I’m now making an honest review.