A sunbathing Louie, being photobombed by a breastfeeding pillow that I never used and have ended up using as a regular pillow- honestly, it’s so comfy. (I should make a list of baby items I never used!) We are off to the Walthamstow Wetlands this morning- we’ve never been!
Lunch last weekend, outside in the sunshine- complete opposite to today’s rainy weather! As we ate our tapas (a really great tapas restaurant btw) a pipe band paraded down the street and it was brilliant! Can’t wait to make E17 our home. Robin has taken Ava out for pizza again- which means I get a blissful Baby TV free hour or so to myself! Not really sure what to do- tidy up? Laundry? Sack it all off and just lie on the sofa for a bit? There’s chocolate in the fridge and a Harry Potter film to watch, brb.
Helloooo! We spent the afternoon at the Walthamstow Wetlands! Ava spent about 90% of it asleep in the sling and the rest of the time wanting to look at all the things. There was a strained plum faced situation at the Engine House cafe, but I am pleased to report their baby changing facilities are 👍🏼🙈 It was lovely walking along the quiet wetlands in the autumn sunshine; note to future self- go again.
One day, I will take my daughter to my place of birth, to my island in the sun. I will take her to the sandy beaches that saw hundreds of barbecues and hours of exploration, of lush jungles that we hashed through and swam in rock pools. I will point out my old house, that sat on the corner of the street overlooking lush jungle foliage, home to the monkeys that would raid our garden, and the countless sunsets and sunrises I watched from the balcony. I’d tell her what an amazing childhood I had there, that I wish I could give her one as great. That this little place on the map gave me the bestest friends I have ever had. This small, innocuous country that nobody gives much thought to, gave me my only sense of home. Brunei, you the best. Thanks for giving me a wonderful life. #beachlife #islandlife #borneo #explore
Autumn baby. It was too nice a day to stay home so I threw everything in the buggy and headed to the local park. An old scarf for a blanket for tummy time and we’re good! The park is dishing out all the autumn classics- crunchy leaves, squirrels and even sunshine. I was getting stressed AF at home over the lack of houses on the market but for a few minutes outdoors, everything felt fine.
Thanks @_alison_michel_ I LOVE THE FLORAL WREATH! I adore Rifle Paper Co and can’t wait to properly hang this inspired floral ring in Ava’s new nursery when we move 😍 (p.s close up on my Stories)
Daddy’s mini me- complete with enormous appetite and enthusiasm for early morning starts. The first swing of many in our (hopefully) new neighbourhood!