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Photo of the Week

June 9, 2013

Hello Blogging World! It has been a while… again! This is for a couple of reasons…

1. I wasnt really sure which direction to take with my blog, I was starting to get a little bit lost!

2. As you can see by the picture things have been pretty crazy… we decided before we went to NZ we would start trying for a baby, after only 2 months (quicker then we thought it’d happen!) we fell pregnant and on Friday we had our first scan. So the last few weeks have been full of sickness and tiredness! Baby is due 19th December and its all looking good so far! So I know I didnt actually take the picture but I thought you wouldn’t mind making a small exception just this time!



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Photo of the Week

March 31, 2013

So it’s been a while since I posted anything as we have been away, but I thought I’d start with this little chestnut. This was the welcome homely husband got from Leonard… Looks like he missed him terribly!


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Photo of the Week

March 2, 2013


I think I missed a week out for Photo of the Week last week just due to the fact we have had to get things sorted for our trip, this photo was taken whilst I was trying to sort out the washing for our holiday… typically Leonard found a way of getting in the way as usual… I had just emptied the tumble dryer only to go back to fill it up again and found him sat in there quite happy with himself, all warm and cosy!

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Hand luggage…

February 23, 2013

I’ve been a little quiet on here lately, have been super busy getting organised for our big holiday. Super excited but what a mega headache! Who’s going to look after the cat, the car breaking again…etc etc. One thing I have not managed to sort out is my hand luggage. Let me give you the low down; we are in one week heading to New Zealand, we have two flights; Heathrow-China; China-Auckland. We leave Sunday evening and don’t land until Tuesday 5pm NZ time. Now I have never ever been on a long haul flight. I have no idea what to expect or what how I’m going to handle such a long flight so I thought as long as I pack my hand luggage well I will be fine… thing is I have no idea what to put in my hand luggage. So far my list reads like this;

  • A book
  • Clean pants / Socks
  • Toothbrush /paste
  • Passport / tickets etc.

That is it!

I’m blank, what will I possibly need? So I am welcoming any suggestions, if any of you frequent fliers got any travel tips, what things I should pack or how to handle jet lag the info would be greatly received!

Thanks in advance! 🙂

Silent Sunday

February 10, 2013


Silent Sunday

Conflicting feelings

February 9, 2013

We received some news the other day from some friends that they are expecting their first child, and although I am EXTREMELY excited and thrilled for them, I am truly embarrassed to say there was a small part of me that was deeply envious, jealous even (I hate that) and almost upset that it was them telling this joyous news and not my husband and I. The longing I feel now to have a baby for ourselves is like a small obsession, that is slowly taking over every thought and feeling I have on a day-to-day basis!

I not 100% sure why I decided to write this post, it’s not something I’m proud of myself for, I guess it’s my way of admitting something I deeply regret feeling, Warts and all and all that!

It would seem our friends are always just doing things a month or two before we have planned to them ourselves. Which of course in a selfish kind of way is frustrating, but that’s life and I realise we each do things when we are ‘ready’. (I made my feelings clear about being ‘ready’ at the end of another post!)

Just want to clarify that the two people who have been blessed with this amazing news are two of our best friends and it couldn’t happen to two nicer people. They will be amazing parents. This is just me admitting my severe longing for a child of our own. Now our time is here, and when it happens for M and I, it’ll be amazing news for us to deliver to. And I can’t wait.

I over came how I felt about our friends news very quickly, feeling incredibly guilty for feeling the way I did. Is it normal to feel the way I did for those few moments? Is it bad to feel envious for something that is so wonderful for someone else, that you know for a fact has made them the happiest people in the world?


Photo of the Week

February 9, 2013


One chilled cat this week, he’s been a nightmare since we found a big black cat cheekily asleep on our sofa one day and Leonard was left outside in the rain. This was one of the first evenings he chilled out and stopped jumping at every noise!

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