Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand 2007 – Throwback Thursday

Here I am sitting looking at the mountains in the Marlborough Sounds, enjoying a nice cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc from the very same region. It was gorgeously hot and we were staying at one of the most beautiful places, where there were only two self-contained purpose-built quaint and lovely lodges in the grounds of the owners house, and we…

Save the Date! {Paper Themes Bespoke Wedding Stationery Review}

After four or five years of being engaged (we can’t remember!) we have finally decided to start properly organising our wedding for next summer. We have found our venue, which we love and have started to look at dates. We have decided on July 2015 and begun looking at Save the Date cards to send out to all of our…

My Little Talker, and Language

Every day Ava comes out with new words or a phrase that surprise me, that I have no idea where she picked them up from. She talks non-stop when we are at home; chatting to me or her toys and I love listening to her ramblings and trying to work out what she is saying. She has started saying ‘Give…

Imaginative Play and The Dolls House (A Review)

One of my favourite things to do is to watch my little girl happily and contentedly playing with her toys by herself. When she doesn’t know I’m there or has just got so completely absorbed in her play that she forgets I’m there and I can watch her with her big imagination creating lovely scenarios with her toys. She’ll talk…

APRIL

April already. I don’t flaming believe it. Ava is 2 and 3 months already. I am 29 and lots of months already. It feels like life is flying by recently, even more so than usual and it’s been a big blur of sickness (yes, even more) and tiredness. Or maybe that’s just how I’m feeling today. Tired and meh. I’m…

Ava: 26 Months

Loves: her building blocks, Justin Time (a children’s TV programme), our cats, dancing with mummy, her pull-along Brio doggy, splashing in puddles, being cheeky, socks and wearing as many as possible at a time, having her toe nails cut (?!), walking, chasing the cats, playing with the cats tails, kissing the cats, annoying the cats, ignoring mummy and running away.…