Monthly Archives: February 2013

Home is whenever I’m with you

I’ve been avoiding writing this for a while now, but I guess now is the time.

We are moving. We’re going back to the UK for the short term, but we don’t know how long for.

Plans are funny. You make them, then you live them, and for whatever reason (and sure, there are many) things just don’t happen as you expected.

So we are off in just over two weeks (urgh packing!)

We’ll keep you updated on what we are up to.

For now, this is keeping us going:

Bake

xoxo

Our everyday life: week 6/7/8

We are back from the UK! As I suspected, we were busy bees.

Here’s what we have been up to:

Our luggage – with several kgs free!

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M25 traffic – we have not missed you.

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Day 1 – granola and coffee at Pret

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Baby’s new hiding place ;)

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Making cottage pies for my friends with a gorgeous new baby

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Our nephew’s 4th birthday celebration – so many cakes!

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Baby’s first balloon! Love at first sight :)

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Baby spent hours playing with this kitchen, trying to eat all sorts of (wooden/plastic) foods

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They sure do! So much lovely family time these past few weeks

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Baby’s second balloon experience – penguin style

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Snow!

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It didn’t last long enough to play in…

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Friends with babies = dinner with wine :)

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Ottolenghi’s – should could have bought one of everything…

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Industrial Whole Foods - had a very good hot chocolate here…

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…surrounded by babies, buggies and yummy mummys

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2 of our Ottolenghi purchases, squished :( Delicious lemon, pistachio polenta cake and a white chocolate raspberry tart. Not picture (already eaten!) banana toffee tea cake.

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Perfection!

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Peek-a-boo!

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Apparently we don’t enjoy the taste of mud…

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…and we wonder why Daddy put us in the basket

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No one listening to the bedtime story

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A rare treat – we went out together, just the two of us (!!), to watch the stars

I accidentally annoyed all these people by taking this photo with flash – oops…

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Bake

xoxo

Love

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day, however you chose to celebrate (or not).

Shake and I don’t usually do anything, but we couldn’t resist these chocolates when we visited Ottolenghi’s the other day. Yes, it was amazing!

We are still alive, but my computer time has been limited so I will save photos etc for when we return home next week.

Love from us all

Bake

xoxo

“Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free”

 

Travelling tales

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Tomorrow we fly to the UK for two weeks to visit friends and family.

We decided not to pay for the luxury of taking a suitcase, so what you see above needs to fit into our hand luggage.

HELP!

Not pictured: toiletries (will have to be minimal), laptop, kindle, passports. Hopefully that’s it.

Wish us luck. Oh, and any tips for flying with an 11 month old would be appreciated…

Will try and keep up with posting but if it’s quiet here you know we are having too much fun :)

Some more travelling tales for you to enjoy. 

Bake

xoxo

Our everyday life: week 5

The only place poor cat can have some peace (i.e. baby can’t reach her)

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Favourite book this month – thank you dear Godparents. 

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Nappy free afternoon – I can’t get enough of those thighs!

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Very lazy dinner. Bread in proving basket, salad still in spinner!

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Delicious sorbet, possibly made me drunk…

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake for my step-dad. It’s lethal!

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 Favourite snack this week, a lemon! Tears in his eyes because we tried to take it away…

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Bake

xoxo

Favourite posts this week

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I’m sorry I missed this last week, but we had our friends here and I was too disorganised to arrange in advance…

:: I am slightly in awe of this woman – wow. Ok, I love her.

:: Brownie sandwich cookies? Amazing! I might even just make them as cookies.

:: Pudding! Butterscotch flavoured! With bananas! Rum too!

:: As a chartered accountant (apparently ;)) this news made me happy!

:: The planner in me (I love lists!) is fascinated by Dana’s take on dinner party planning.

:: We had some nappy free time this week (thanks nappy rash) but couldn’t say we would be able to go the whole way like these guys. So impressive! Maybe with baby#2, whenever that may be!

:: How many slaves work for you? I have 37 apparently, mainly due to kids toys. Only second hand/fair trade for this boy from us, though.

:: Since he was given a macaron last week, I have been thinking about sugar free treats for our boy. These lemon and coconut bars might work?

:: These photographs are really stunning. I’d love someone to make me those tarts.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend

Bake

xoxo