Being originally from the South coast of England i am very used to cold (and the very occasional white) Christmas. So even after nearly 13 years of being in NZ i still can't get round the warm christmas time. I still crave cold, dark christmas watching telly and everyone inside looking out to the fairy lights at about 5pm!! But...you still can't beat a NZ xmas, pahutukawa trees in bloom, beautiful blue skies, the beach, christmas day swim off Rocks Road, strawberries and raspberries, lunch outside...the list goes on. But i would actually die and go to heaven if someone said would you like a white christmas, and i would love Sabine to experience this once when she is little its quite magical.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
In the very short space of a week and a half, my wee little buba who was just a dot sitting on the carpet, chewing/dribbling/cooing away to herself. Has decided that she would like to: 1. push herself up to sitting from every possible position, 2. start crawling and 3. pull herself up on everything! I thought someone had designed these little monsters to do things one at a time to enable their mothers to over come the initial shock of their little people changing into slightly bigger people.
I had to crawl around on all fours like a demented woman trying to find a lost earring or something, looking at everything from Sabine's angle to what she would be able to get at! Plug sockets are now barricaded by little plastic protectors which are actually parent proof too when you want to use one for vacuuming or such like. Our reasonably minimalist house is now super minimalist, and as you can see by the photo's i am even thinking about removing the poor dog Hobbes to a safer place (for him not for the baby!).
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I simply could not find a beautiful thick, green, petite christmas tree for the wee space we wanted to put it...so whilst out in Nelson the other day we spied the perfect alternative! Channeling my inner hippy, we bought a wooden tree, made from sustainable NZ radiata, we can use it year after year! And it looks pretty awesome too! Made in Welly by "Hanns design" its simply fabulous and a certain someone thinks so too!