A Study in Blue

A Study in Blue

One of the things I have most enjoyed over the summer has been playing with my new digital camera and while a certain 2 year old is a gorgeous subject, he’s not always the most willing, so sometimes I’ve had to search for other things to take pictures. This series is probably my favourite, well … Continue reading

Almost Two

Almost Two

This time next week, our wee guy will be two years old. Two!!! He’s not my little baby anymore :( I can’t really be sad, though, and I don’t miss those early weeks/months (much) when we have so much fun these days. He’s a bright, busy, boisterous, boyish boy, which still amuses me quite a … Continue reading

101 in 1001

101 in 1001

At the start of the year I read this article about another way to write resolutions – 101 things you want to do in 1001 days. It struck a chord with me, as resolutions seem too much like hard work so often! This idea felt more optimistic, more whimsical and more adventurous. So, I’ve started … Continue reading

Time to catch up!

Time to catch up!

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months, as evidenced by our distinct lack of presence here, but luckily it’s been for a most exciting reason – we bought our first home! We’re still working through all the things that a major move involve, but we’ve been settled in for nearly a month and are feeling … Continue reading

Catching Up

Catching Up

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks – I went back to work temporarily, we had a whole heap of visitors one after the other, and – most exciting of all – we bought our first house! Moving day is less than two weeks away now, so we’re surrounded by boxes and ongoing mess but … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A ritual for the end of the week. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. S.

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. S.

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. (I’m late this week because we had an amazing weekend – we met our donor’s parents, T.’s third set of grandparents! More … Continue reading

Cooking with Aunt Daisy

Cooking with Aunt Daisy

I was recently moving all our cookbooks (to make space for a project I’m working on for the little guy) and came across this gem: (Aunt Daisy was a New Zealand radio celebrity from the 1930s onwards). I don’t think I actually ever looked at it properly when it came home with my sister and … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

A Purple Pinafore

A Purple Pinafore

When we found out I was pregnant, I was very excited to start making things for our baby – to add to the wee collection I’d already made as ‘practice’! I was secretly drawn to the idea of having a daughter to sew for, for the purely practical reason of imagining that dresses were fairly … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

Happy anniversary, B!

Happy anniversary, B!

Four years ago today, we were celebrating what we still (despite the 2013 law change) consider our ‘proper’ wedding, surrounded by a special bunch of family and friends. It seems like several lifetimes ago, given the huge changes that come with starting a family, but one of the constants in that time has been my … Continue reading

Holidays Continued

Holidays Continued

We’re nearing the end of a wonderful 3 and a half weeks away on holiday with our respective families. It’s been really lovely, so I thought that following on from our last post, it was time for another photo update. T. has been loving spending time in the paddling pool. We also managed a couple … Continue reading