September 9, 2014


There's a lot of love going on here. 

Linking with Jodi

September 6, 2014

some frenchy snippets.

Hello from the very lovely south of France. Its pretty tough having family here...
We are spending our days visiting family, having evening aperitifs, helping Papy in the gardens, searching for mushrooms, having long lunches and afternoon naps, late afternoon swims and late dinners. Much of what we do seems to revolve around food!
The time is going too fast...

September 1, 2014

35/52 (in France still)

A portrait of my children each week - when I get around to it - in 2014

Leo: Oh this photo fills me with myriad emotions. A father passing on his skills and passions, a little boy growing up, looking expectantly and with complete trust at his papa, a glimpse of what potentially lies ahead, a mother's worries!

Anouk: This little cherub. 

Linking with Jodi

August 19, 2014

33/52 from France.

Goodness me, it's been a while.
And all of a sudden here we are in Summer! We have escaped a Melbourne winter to spend six weeks in France, introducing Anouk to all the family. Of course, I am enjoying all that that has to offer... cheese (bien sur), fresh produce from the abundance of Papi's gardens, willing baby sitters and the beautiful weather of Southern France.
I might even get around to posting some more photos shortly. In the meantime, voila... mes enfants.

Leo: Helping Papi to pick apples and pears from his orchard.
Anouk: my beautiful baby girl is melting hearts all round (and growing way too quickly).

Linking in with Jodi.

June 30, 2014


A portrait of my children, each week, every week in 2014. 

Leo: I walked past to find him hiding here looking sheepish. 

Anouk: And then found her like this. 

I've dropped the ball on this 52 series. Not feeling much like being online and not finding that I have picked up the camera much either. Three and a half year old behaviour challenges have been taking up much of my time and energy, as have a bit of sewing and a bit of work. But we've been trying a few different things to address the whining and tantrums and I think we've turned a corner. Fingers crossed. 
Bubs... well, she just continues to be a dream. 

And in other news, how did we get to 26 already? Half way through the year... seriously?!! 

Linking up with Jodi

May 31, 2014

Conversations with Leo

How fun is a three year old?!
And also how infuriating, how intriguing, how clever, how energetic, how frustrating etc etc.

Leo is full of imagination, often in his own little world having conversations with his cars and toys and making up stories. For the fourth day in a row now, I am "mama horsey" and he is "farmer" and the day starts with "horsies... I'm getting up now to go and work in the barn". Funny little thing.
His language amazes me and I've started writing things down so that I don't forget them and recording conversations we have.
It has taken me only five months to put this one from Christmas together and post it. Thought I'd share it here. It's incredible how much he has changed in the time since then and his language is so much more complex. But I'd better start at the start.
Happy Chrimmas!

May 25, 2014


A portrait of my children, each week, every week in 2014

Leo: A gift of a kaleidoscope provided some pretty funny photo opportunities as I tried to teach him how to use it. 

Anouk: This little cherub just melts my heart. Not sure how I made it into this week's portrait, but anyway... hello!