Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Marlborough Wine Festival & Cigna Round The Bays!

Birthday sunset

What a great week! We’ve celebrated hubby’s 45th Birthday, our youngest daughter’s 8th Birthday and felt the love on Valentine’s Day, appreciating the amazing community of friends and neighbours that we and our children are blessed to have in our lives. Valentine’s Day fell on a Wednesday this year, which is my favourite day of […]

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Celebrating family in Liverpool


One of the many highlights of my recent trip to the UK was being there to celebrate my Dad’s 70th Birthday and my sister’s 40th Birthday. It was wonderful to not only share an incredible three week trip with my folks and their youngest granddaughter, my daughter Alice, aged 6, but to also celebrate two ‘milestone’ Birthdays! We […]

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Crazy, Pink, Psychedelic Gingerbread Fairy House!

Last Christmas we made and built a gingerbread house, which was quickly devoured with friends on Christmas Day. Gingerbread house, 2009: This year, with Sophie’s Birthday Party a week before Christmas (actual Birthday Boxing Day!), she decided a ‘pink’, fairy gingerbread house would be the perfect way to celebrate her Birthday. Unfortunately I didn’t make […]

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