Wednesday, 26 March 2014


Twice I have spent hours writing an open letter to Julia, Ville, Ruskin, Matti, Anton and Neve to express my heartfelt gratitude and thanks for their wonderful hospitality, love and friendship which allowed Teeny and I to visit them in Istanbul recently.  Unfortunately Blogger has decided that saving said blog post was not on its list of priorities and now, as hard as I try, the words will just not come as they did before and I know myself well enough to know that if I do not publish a post about our trip soon it will stay in my drafts folder forever.  So here is my very condensed down, but equally as thankful post on our wonderfully enriching trip to Istanbul. 
Julia, Ville, Ruskin, Matti, Anton and Neve please know that my lack of words in this post does not reflect a lack of appreciation, rather the opposite; I feel that today whatever I write could never reflect my gratitude or admiration for you all. 
Crazy Hands
With Matt-iii
With Ru-kin
A word from the wise
Topkapi Palace
Beautiful Neve
Sunset Fishing
Patisserie de Pera
With Du-li-a
A view from Galata Tower
Home for the week
(For anybody who would like to see much better photographs of our trip they can be found on Julia's very gorgeous Flickr page)

12/52 WHILE MAMA'S AWAY......

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


So Fresh and So Clean
My Baby Babywearing
Whip Whip" (German Whip)
Lazy Sunday Morning

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


It really feels like spring is on its way now.  The dark nights are becoming a thing of the past, we're having our Inspire workshops at  school (which foundation classes are always the last to have) and we have even managed a trip to the park in the sunshine.  Here's hoping for more of the same.

D's Inspire Workshop
Owl Babies
After School Catchup
Swinging Together
Lu You

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


This week our week mostly looked like this......

Just a few of the prescriptions we've picked up this week
And when the children and the husband weren't busy being ill here's what we managed to get up to......

Auntie Clare's belated birthday breakfast
New (to you)  jewellery.
Thanks Auntie Kaz!