Eat, drink, nap

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O has been a way for a couple of days so picked up this lovely coffee table book by Soho House as a little treat. It’s full of gorgeous photos and advice on how to achieve the Soho House look and lifestyle at home. I particularly love the section on Sunday roasts (it made me homesick) and the cowshed spa, I love me a girly home spa night.




Grandma Penny visits

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We’ve just enjoyed a wonderful long weekend with Grandma Penny. Not only was Rory thrilled to see her but was doubly pleased when she brought two personalised Thomas and friends books for him to read that I’d ordered from the UK a while ago. He can’t get over how the story is all about him and Emmett! Since the weather has been so beautiful we’ve been enjoying lots of picnics and outdoor activities. On Friday Rory and I joined our gorgeous friends for a spot of belated Easter egg decorating. Emmett is currently into reading and Rory is getting very good at tidying away his toys by making a car park in his toy box.









Just chilling

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So I’ve been a tad quiet on the old blog recently mainly because¬†I’m just enjoying relishing time with my boys right now. All is well but time seems to have sped up since I’ve had Emmett. After a lovely morning with friends, we just chilled this afternoon. I can’t tell you how much I love just doing that at the moment, inhaling every moment. These boys. Emmett is completely in love with Rory and follows him around the room with his gaze at every opportunity. The feeling is pretty mutual as you can see from today’s snaps.








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Emmett loves to move around and has surprised himself a few times by rolling over. Today, however, he learnt to roll from his back to his front and back again. He was very pleased with himself and proceeded to do it again and again, giggling. Rory and I were equally proud with Rory shouting “look Mummy, look what Emmett’s just done”.


An Easter egg hunt

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This morning we all headed to Soho House to enjoy an Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny (who Rory was slightly suspicious of and refused to have his photo taken with). Rory loved the colourful baskets and hunting around the club for eggs with treats waiting inside. He ate entirely too much sugar. I was strangely proud.






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The most brilliant thing happened last night. Emmett slept through the night. He went to bed at his usual 6:30 and woke again at 2 expecting to be fed. We left him and let him cry a little, which didn’t last long. He soon got the message, self soothed and went back to sleep. The next thing we knew it was morning. We crept in and there he was wide awake and beaming at us.¬†Hurrah for sleep but feeling a little emotional that the crazy newborn phase is all over so soon.


Happy Easter weekend

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Yippee, O is off today for Easter. We enjoyed a chilled day around the neighborhood including an evening pizza picnic in the park as per Rory’s request. Hope you’re having a lovely one.

PS Happy 79th birthday to my beautiful nanny Esther.






Good Eggs

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Today we went to the pediatricians for Emmett’s four month check up. I can’t believe that he’s four months old already. He continues to grow well and is now just short of 17lbs. Like Rory, he’s incredibly tall for his age and he can happily get around by rolling. We’ve also been told that we can leave him to cry a little in order to get him to sleep through the night. Later in the afternoon we had our Good Eggs delivery, which the whole family love. Rory particularly enjoys greeting the delivery person (usually inviting them in for tea!) and unpacking the bags with me, naming all of the produce. Such a sweet boy.



Granny M

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I’m a little blue today as Granny M aka my beautiful mummy is going home today after more than two weeks staying with us. Long story short, she extended her stay and we ended up spending the most time we’ve had together since I left home many years ago. It was absolute bliss. She quickly got into our daily rhythm and was invaluable with Rory and Emmett, who just adore her. She also helped me, not only with time to myself to help spring clean and reorganise the apartment, but getting over my various winter ailments and exhaustion by allowing me to rest and encouraging me to eat cleanly. We repaid her by nurturing and nourishing her. She’d been having a tough time and needed some mothering herself. I was happy to be there to repay a fraction of all the love and support she’s given me over the years. There was hardcore cleansing, accupuncture and reflexology sessions, saunas and mani/pedis, walks in nature with hours of chat, A LOT of raw kale, vitamix health experiments and huge, huge amounts of giggling, the type where nothing needs to be said, you just giggle. It hit me just how important mummy’s are and how much I miss mine. Thank godness for FaceTime. It’s been a truly wonderful time with many new, happy memories in place and good habits to carry forward. Thanks mum, I love you. x