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Nicola Hatch Lighterness
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All Things Spliced: The Chronicles of the New Lighty Family
All Things Spliced: The Chronicles of the New Lighty Family

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We’ve just had Baby Lighty’s second birthday party. Aside from the fact that I can’t believe my surely-still-tiny baby is two, I also can’t believe that I fell into the trap of throwing a party. Again. After the palaver that was last year’s party. When he…
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We’ve recently thrown a mini disco for Baby Lighty’s second birthday, which obviously required a suitable toddler playlist. As mentioned in my party planning post and as promised in my post about throwing a toddler disco, this is the playlist that we…
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Hello you lovely #DreamTeam lot! And happy June! Ok, so I know we’re a week in already but it’s flown by, hasn’t it? And as you probably already know, I’m not not normally here. But the lovely #DreamTeam regular hosts, Annette from 3 Little Buttons and…
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The Terrible twos. Or so everyone would say. But so far, I hope, that it has been a terrific two for Baby Lighty. We started out planning this birthday to be a bit of a low key affair in comparison to his first birthday, but actually it’s been lovely. I…
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And just like that, you are two. Two years old, and the funniest little character I’ve ever met. You love to dance, you love to sing, and your favourite game is performing a song and dance routine for Mummy, Daddy or anyone else that will listen, often…
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I didn’t want to write about this. Not so close to your birthday, Baby Lighty, at least. But in times of worry, in times of fear, I must do what I always do. And what I always do, in recent years at least, is write. Yet in so, so many ways, this morning I…
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Mrs Lighty has long had a little pipe dream. It’s a little dream that bubbles away under the surface, as I gather ideas and thoughts on how I’d like to implement the pipe dream one day. Most of these ideas tend to end up on my Pinterest board dedicated…
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Here we are again at the end of another month, and here we are again with some tragic news just behind us. Just as in my March Liked and Loved, the events in Manchester have shocked me yet again. This time it feels a little bit worse in some ways, with an…
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In eight days’ time, my baby boy turns two. Two! And the past year has flown by even more so than the first. In the past year, Baby Lighty’s personality has really started to develop. He’s definitely got his own interests now, and is very strong willed…
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Happy Little Buttons is a little Instagram Community that I run with Annette from 3 Little Buttons and Dawn from Rhyming with Wine. It’s all about those happy moments: from big events such as birthdays, holidays and baby firsts, through to trips to the…
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