Sisters : April

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Feeding time at the zoo

Hummus loving girls

The Toyroom, Pontefract, United Kingdom




I am really behind!

I planned on posting my photos while we were on holidays but sick kids and general busy-ness meant there was no time to sit at a computer! So prepare to be bombarded.

a portrait of my girls once a week every week

week 40 roxy webRoxy – first day at Nan’s!  playing in Roxy’s Cafe World which evolved over time to be Roxy’s Rainbow Cafe World.The menu consisted of chicken nuggets and fish fingers and chips, strawberry pancakes, ice cream, juice and flat whites.

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My family built Roxy a fort at Mums ( Roxy’s rainbow cafe world). It’s so great and in a beautiful shaded and peaceful spot. And what kid doesn’t need a David Bowie face hole to complete their fort ( an homage to dad). week 40 roxy fort 2 web

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Marlowe – matching her shirt to her beach towel, taking in the scenery and the jet lag.

Nan’s House, Lochinvar, NSW, Australia



a portrait of my girls once a week every week 

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Roxy- I moved things around in her toyroom, i think its good to rotate now and again, it keeps her (and me) more interested.

The dolls house is getting more and more popular and the Sylvanian family cats and koalas live there together in harmony.

 Winter pyjamas and slippers, the mornings are getting colder and it feels like summer was never here.

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Marlowe- always peaking around, checking out what everyone is up to, she barely takes her eyes off her sister when she is in the room.

Doing the 52 project brings to light how fast the year is ticking over! 35 weeks down! I want to press pause on the girls but also fast forward to our trip home at the end of the month.

Home, Pontefract, United Kingdom


Oh to be 3

My number 1  was 3 last week and I’m still in disbelief. How is my first little baby now such a little girl.

She is becoming an amazing, crazy, clever, independent, imaginitive, and beautiful girl inside and out. Don’t get me wrong she is my little defiant wild thing and can keep me on my toes but she is also very caring, gentle and precious. She is fiercely protective, calls me darling and sweetheart and showers constant love on her new baby sister and her ever-present bear, Brian.

 She is a princess, a ballerina, a wrestler, a swimmer, a singer, a chef,sometimes a mermaid, and the best at avoiding bed time, when she wakes she tells me she slept for years and years and will wake us with a kiss, and the occasional book in the face. She says ‘wiln’t’ instead of won’t, which when you think about it makes sense,  I think it’s too cute to correct her.

We tried to choose presents that would last, not many toys, we like things that encourage her to role play and use her imagination and I like to limit the amount of plastic as much as possible. I also like things to look nice and fit with our adult interior so im in love with her new bean bag (there is very little pink in my house) We got her lots of things for the garden, hoola hoop, Boules, giant chalk and a new (secondhand) playhouse, so if warm weather ever decides to grace us she will be set.

She had fantastic birthday celebrations which we dragged out for a few days. She had a giant balloon, decorations and a bestie here to play for the day, the whole family went to Disney on Ice (Marlowe had a great time in the sling) we had friends over for a BBQ, with compulsory pass the parcel and we had cake, lots of cake. For 4 days she woke up asking if her party things were still in the lounge-room, they were.

At the end of it all we had a very exhausted and very happy 3-year-old.


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This one sums it up, oh to be 3 again.


Wednesday 4th February

This is by far our FAVOURITE and most used kitchen appliance. The best coffee shops are in Leeds and we don’t get the chance to head in there too often,  its a real treat when we do so Luke is becoming quite the barista.

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I put the lady down for a sleep and thought id enjoy some fresh toasted sour dough (artisan bread is a real novelty here as well) and a home made flat white, in my favourite eva solo cup (Scandinavian design is also a favourite in this house, lucky for me I have family in Stockholm)

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And in true motherhood style, my relaxing time never eventuated. The lady decided not to sleep, at just over 2 and a half im praying she isn’t going to drop the day time nap yet, im going to need that nap time in 4 weeks when our family of 3 becomes 4!  So instead of enjoying time out in my newly decorated dining room, im drawing an under the sea world…..

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i do love these Playon crayons though….