In Good Company: Mum vs Ealing

In Good Company: Mum vs Ealing

Mum vs Ealing is not just another mummy blogger account. The anonymous 'mum' in question doesn't post cute baby pics... She's on the hunt for a banging brunch; clean baby changing facilities; friendly helpful service; shopping bargains; not too many steps; the best barista coffees and anything else that might help Ealing mums to navigate West London life!

We asked her about her relationship with the area...

At what stage in your life did you first move to Ealing?
I grew up in Acton & Ealing, attending St Augustine’s Priory School from 5 to 18. I’m a home grown Ealing gal! Since then I’ve lived at all compass points of London, but decided that our first family home would be back in Ealing - in Hanwell, which is where we are now.

If you were telling someone about Ealing who had never visited, how would you describe it?
I’d describe Ealing as family-friendly and very green. We are blessed with so many great parks, woods and walks. And coffee shops! Oh, and my husband would probably add great golf courses to that list.

Do you have a favourite Ealing watering hole?
We love the Fox Inn in Hanwell near the canal. Great beer garden and a huge burger.

Where have you had your best Ealing meal?
We celebrated our daughter's first birthday with a mega Sunday Roast at The Duke of Kent, by Pitshanger Lane. You can’t go wrong with a good roast! It’s also fab there in the summer with its large beer garden and playground at the bottom.

Is there a part of Ealing that you find particularly inspirational or where you find peace?
I love walking my dog by the canal in the early morning - it’s so peaceful. Warren Farm is also such a treasure for the Borough - I hope it doesn’t get completely destroyed by developments.

Tell us what you're up to & what's next for you. (this is the promotional part - feel free to talk about whatever you like!)
I started Mum_Vs_Ealing on Instagram as a hobby to encourage me to get out and about during maternity leave. It keeps us exploring cafes, restaurants, shops and activities and as our girl grows, trying new age appropriate things in Ealing & close by.

I’m back in full time work now, exploring during weekends, however baby no2 is on the way in September! This means a lot more time to try and explore pockets of Ealing - this time balancing a newborn & toddler.

I’m always looking for new local kid friendly things to do, so if you have any recommendations please follow the page & send me DM with tips.