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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

10 years ago

10 yeas ago I had my heart ripped out of my chest - the day when I received the news that my dad had unexpectedly and suddenly passed away. I was heavily pregnant, only eight weeks to go when I got the news. I still remember it as it was yesterday.

We were very close, my dad and I.
Sometimes I can feel his presence here in the house.
It's a nice feeling to know he's still around ♥

See you on the other side!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

School holiday fun with friends

How relaxing does this look?

During the school holidays we visited our Swaustralian friends who live out in woop-woop ☺
It was so lovely to catch up and spend quality time together!

The kids were playing and the fire was on!

My friend Petra and I

Jonah and Sammy

Lily and Daisy

Eating hot dogs outdoors in the dark - perfect holiday activity!

The fantastic four!

A selfie in the sun! ☺

Gorgeous citrus fruit!

Jonah is having fun driving...

and Lily is taking it easy, thinking about what craft to make!

Lily and Daisy

♥ Gorgeous girls ♥

Time for a Swedish 'fika'

Yummy Swedish Vanilla buns ♥

Some quiet time indoors with popcorn...

and gaming before going out again!

Up in the tree - Lily is enjoying the view!

Jonah's favourite activity... driving the buggy around!

Lily on the flying fox

- This time on one leg and with my eyes closed!

Fun and games

♥ Thank you for an amazing time, Petra!
The kids had an incredible time and so did I ♥

Friday, 1 July 2016

Gotta love the school holidays

Gotta love the school holidays!

Due to Lily's unfortunate accident we've been home pretty much the whole week. The kids have been relaxing, playing xbox and watching youtube. I've been able to potter around the house, done heaps of laundry, cleaning, baking and relaxing while watching some of my favourite TV shows and movies. 

I love that the UKTV channel shows Midsomer Murders every afternoon. It doesn't matter that I've seen the episodes more than 10 times... I still watch them while doing housework. My other favourite channel is 13th Street where I find Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple almost daily. I love the old world feel in these movies.  

So, today I decided to add some blue to the entrance. I wasn't happy about the way the hall buffet looked. It felt a bit boring earlier, but now when it's  all finished, I'm very pleased how it turned out. 

Different shades of blue.
 Blue is my favourite colour - relaxing and calming. 

I placed a miniature piece of furniture, a blue vase with faux flowers, and blue candles on an antique Swedish runner. Simple and subtle,

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend ♥