January 9th, 2013 § § permalink
So it’s been a long time between posts! what’s been going on? Well… we travelled through Europe, USA and Fiji, landed home in New Zealand – where my parents sorted out an amazing house for us, helped them do some major renovations on it both inside and out, moved in, did some serious furniture and whiteware shopping, got our boxes from London, got our boxes that we had in storage from 3 years ago, semi unpacked the boxes, did midwife appointments, set up sky and insurance and stuff like that, caught up with friends and family, job hunted, and oh yeah had a home birth.
This is our gorgeous baby girl, long awaited and already giving us so much joy – Charlotte. So yes I’ve been busy but thanks to my awesome husband’s Christmas present (galaxy note 2!) And lots and lots of feeding time I forsee more time online! Xx
October 29th, 2012 § § permalink
Well we are off our amazing cruise and in FREEZING Berlin! It’s wonderfully sunny but with temperatures of between 2 and 5 degrees in the middle of the day we’ve all been freezing our butts off!
We arrived in the afternoon and as we were browsing the marzipan and chocolate delights in the supermarket I stumbled upon sock yarn! I used 2 strands to make my hat, and made it in just one day (proud)!
Reubens hat was made on the cruise and is unfortunately not his most loved item nor the best fitting – I forgot to account for my husbands genes (huge melon head).
Off to Miami tomorrow, I can’t believe our Europe adventures are coming to a close already!
October 12th, 2012 § § permalink
We found this gorgeous yarn shop today on our wandering around Barcelona! An absolutely lovely shop with a great selection of yarn.. I was overjoyed when I saw all the drops yarn and then the malabrigo etc.. Unfortunately my suitcase space is rather lacking (understatement of the year) so I only bought the bare essentials, some boring plain white to finish off a gift and some for a beanie for little man’s ever expanding noggin.
I love love love the little needle gauge card I got in my bag and if I ever return to Barcelona I will most definitely be heading straight back. They even have addi tips for interchangeable needles, something I never found in any store in the UK and had I done my research beforehand (bangs head on wall) I would have bought some too.
The owner of the shop was so lovely and helped out entertaining Reuben and the storefront is amazing… hubby and baby were happy staring at the automation haha.
We caught the metro to Jaume I and then walked down Carrer de la Princesa and its to the right down a side street, I think the second one. You can google it and it comes up anyway – or just head for the Picasso Museum it’s right near by.
Hopefully I can update with some finished projects soon! xx
October 11th, 2012 § § permalink
I made it to the 29 week mark today and we arrived at an amazing hotel in Barcelona after a few days in (a not so amazing hotel!) Paris. Travelling is definitely harder than I thought it would be while pregnant but still very enjoyable! I’m certainly getting my waddle on though.
Very bumpy and teeth still very black
(Outfit entirely from eBay – topshop leigh maternity jeans & mamas and papas maternity parka with accessories from TK Maxx)
Paris was cool although if I’m honest not as amazing as everyone had made out! My sense of smell is in overdrive and everyone and their dog smokes like a chimney there… after a few days I was over it haha. The Eiffel tower at night was probably the high point, Reuben got a bit scared at the top with all the wind and I got a bit scared in the creaky lift going up!
Belly button’s still in – although I do not ever remember seeing it this “shallow” last time, so scared it will disappear or worse pop out haha. And some cute and very cheap purchases from the mall right next door to our hotel in Barcelona – the shop was called Auchan which from reading the label appears to be French! Haha. Never saw it in our travels in France! Might have to do some reading up on where to get maternity stuff here, everything is so cheap!
**My bad.. turns out my hubby reads my blog and the shop was actually called Alcampo.. like a gigantic amazing store of everything cheap haha. **
September 24th, 2012 § § permalink
Sorry for the massive hiatus in posts – we’ve been in Amsterdam (which by the way is AMAZING) and just got back today, spent most of it packing and washing
And getting the most amazing, relaxing pedicure ever!
In other news, little man has a new edition:
Yeah… a cast! We find out tomorrow whether it comes off or he needs another one. He’s been so brave and has adapted to it so well.