Saturday 21 February 2015


H: We did quite a lot of walking this week - given the gorgeous days we were having it would have been a shame not to! Lots of sunshine - though still chilly - but oh so glorious! We went back to the sights from last week for some better photo's and you three had a ball running around, climbing and exploring. And you sitting and soaking up the sun in front of the Museum and Art Gallery - your composed little grin sums up the happy outings we've had. Also this week you announced that you want to play soccer/football when you start school here... so can we please get you a ball sometime if possible? Not sure where this idea has come from quite so suddenly, but we've made a note :)

A: You love picking up your sisters. Especially the little one. And she loves getting piggy-back rides from you and being carried around the place. There is just something so adorable about this interaction between you two. You really are such a awesome big sister.

L: So.much.personality. You have taken to walking around with your hands in your pockets when we're out. Or holding onto my hand with the other in a pocket. Along with that look on your face and the way you strut... you really are a character. And you think it's hilarious to close your eyes for photo's... You love, love your sisters doting on you and lap up every bit of it. What a lucky little sister you are :)

L xx

Monday 16 February 2015

Oh Hi!

Just checking in very briefly to say hello! We arrived two weeks ago today and it's been one heck of a ride to date!  But we are alive and kicking and not frozen ;)

How are you all doing? Tell me what I've missed!

In the words of a non-Brit...I'll be back...
L xx

Saturday 14 February 2015


H: This week you decided you were going to work out this shoe-lace tying business and get the hang of it. In your typical fashion you asked for help and Daddy and I showed and guided you through a few demonstrations over a couple of days. You would then disappear to go practice. Within the week you have nailed it! No more shoe-lace tying for us (for you anyway!)! The way you approach things like this sums you up perfectly. Detailed, structured, and will work in a methodical and tireless manner at achieving what you set your mind to.

L: You have so many little things that I often forget to write down or capture. The way you say 'amblulance' and how your whole nose screws up when you pronounce words with an "f" in it. I love it. Or how you still haven't quite gotten the hang of the "s" sound yet and often words like "smoke" become "moke" or "smell" becomes "mell". Cracks us up.

A: It was a big week for us with a little sightseeing and a lot of house and car-hunting and you guys were so good through all the boring driving around and around and around... But you would get so excited at each house we saw, allocating rooms to us all and deciding what goes where, commenting on all the positives of each place or car. Such a positive wee soul - it is such a delight.   We were able to sign up to the library this week too - much to all our delight!

L xx

 (photo's taken on a very old phone... so quality is a bit... not great...)

Saturday 7 February 2015


L: How you delighted the air-hostesses. Oh so charming you can be! You were such a good girl on the trip - though you got terribly tired... tears streaming from your tired eyes as you forced yourself to stay awake with all the excitement. You still managed to have great big sleeps and enjoyed watching whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted...and of course the joy of getting a juice from the lovely ladies whenever you asked for it! We visited Cadbury World in the first week here and we all had a lovely time - complete with a great playground at the end to top it off! A bit chilly though and of course you had lost your mittens by then so had cold wee hands, though it didn't stop you too much!

H: Another great girl on the big trip. But you were very worn out by the time we arrived and fought sleep the whole afternoon on landing day. At least you had your soft toy friends to keep you company while we bided time before bed. Four days later at CWorld you were practically back to yourself though and had a blast getting some climbing action in and being a monkey.

A: Always smiling. We didn't hear a sound from you for pretty much the entire trip. Completely happy just sorting yourself out, ordering your own food, sleeping, watching movies, etc. independently. Such a grown up, though utterly innocent wee girl you are. You have retained almost every detail you learned at CWorld, you were so absorbed and taken with it all. Getting out and physical in the very fresh air did you all a world of good. Such joy on all your faces!

L xx