Tuesday, 22 April 2014


i love easter because it means a four week weekend and who doesn't love that?  it also means lots of chocolate and sometimes the english weather peaks around now and then disappears, so you have to make the most of it.

as the weather on friday was supposed to be really sunny and warm we headed to our old neighbourhood, richmond, for a picnic and a stroll along the river in the warm.  so the weather wasn't quite as nice as we hoped but we enjoyed it anyway and spent far too much on picnic food but isn't that the point of picnics?

jonny and i also got to have a really great conversation as we strolled along the river too, the kind you have as a couple before you became a family of three, as ava fell asleep in her pram.  i miss those days when this used to happen all the time so we could have dinners and it was almost like the best of both worlds.  now we have a toddler that is into everything, wants to wave at everyone and after a while in a highchair just wants to escape.  it is a learning curve what can i say.

anyway, although jonny and i chat all the time it was nice to be able to spend the time really focusing on each other and finishing a train of thought before it is interrupted by a little person, or the fact dinner is ready, washing needs to be hung up etc etc.  you get the idea.

and without further ado it is time for the photos:

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


since spring has arrived ava and i have been trying to enjoy it, because lets be honest you never know when it is going to disappear being england and all.  

so we have been taken full advantage of our nearby garden square.  ava loves it in there as she can: run around; dig holes in the dirt with her hands; collect daises and then squash them; throw blossom and generally just run around like a mad child.

i like it because it has a fence all the way round which makes it virtually impossible for a little girl to escape, which makes me breathe a lot easier and it is nice to watch her explore just that little but further away.

and the funniest part is when ava has had enough she lets you know by dragging you to the gate.  yes that little girl of mine definitely knows her own mind.  
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