Lin & Leo challenge #3 – ‘Me time’

You will probably know by now that we are Babybag reviewers for Lin & Leo, and have been taking part in a challenge a week with our bag. Challenge 1 was A Family Day Out and Challenge 2 was Style it Up.

This weeks challenge is a hard one for me. Challenge number 3 – ‘Me time’.
Now….I have a 10 week old baby. Me time doesn’t really exist in my world right now. Where I go, Max goes too. But just because you are a mum, does that mean you shouldn’t get time for yourself?

Well today is the day. I have made a special effort to put down the duster, step away from the hoover and spend a bit of time being ‘ME’ – not mummy, wife, cleaner, cook or chauffer. Just me.
The sun is shining and my best friend’s garden is calling. So what do I pack in my bag when it is just me?

Well the answer to that is – not nearly as much as when I have a 10 week old in tow! Today my bag contains:
  • Phone
  • Tablet
  • Kindle
  • Cardigan
  • Wallet
  • Wine (well it is summer….and you have to take a bottle of wine when you visit someone’s house….right?)

There is more than enough room for my things in the Babybag. There is so much room I could have easily fitted a couple more bottles of wine in…..

I have had a lovely afternoon, and it has been great to spend some time alone. Don’t get me wrong, I missed Max, but I think sometimes a couple of hours away is all you need to feel refreshed and re-energised, and ready to face more crying and dirty nappies. Good food (thanks to my friends excellent skills in the kitchen!), good weather and great company. And that is good enough for me.
* We are Lin & Leo reviewers. The baby bag was sent to us free of charge for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts, opinions and photography are my own *



  1. July 17, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Good for you! nothing better that a wee glass of wine and catching up with friends 🙂

  2. July 17, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Well done you, sometimes a bit quiet head space is as refreshing as a good nights kip xxx

    • July 17, 2013 / 4:23 pm

      Of course 😉 and yes, the bag is GORGEOUS!

  3. July 17, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    Sounds like bliss.
    I’ve got bag envy in a major way.

  4. July 17, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    What a fab way to do a review! Is it large enough for newborn + toddler? The issue I’m finding at the mo is that there are loads of gorgeous bags but they simply wont hold everything I need for both my kids (water, milk, 2 sets of clothes, etc.)

    • July 18, 2013 / 7:15 am

      Hi Marissa! Yes it would be plenty big enough! If you take a look at the Family Day out challenge you can see how much you can get in!

  5. July 17, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    lovely bag! glad you enjoyed your me time 🙂

  6. July 19, 2013 / 11:58 am

    The kindle caught my eye! hehe another book lover…..good on you and have a relax….! i think its mad important to have some time to yourself with friends….Makes life a little quieter (well depends on your friends hehe)

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