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Togetherness 
Togetherness 

so we may not have had a very good week or so what with mycoplasma making its rounds.. but you know what, at least we got to spend some quality time together before the next week rolls in. I felt very present this weekend – and that is most important to me these days.

By the Sea
By the Sea

We’ve been making more of an effort recently to spend time as a family – that’s right, with the Longbottoms too. So we did a picnic by the beach which was honestly the nicest family activity we’ve ever done together! The doggies got to run, Rosco swam his little otter legs out, Sally tempura-ed in more »

Picture post on a Monday 
Picture post on a Monday 
Our journey by Lightedpixels
Our journey by Lightedpixels

Over the years, we’ve been very fortunate to have friends who have watched us grow and who have supported our journey. But one friend has actually documented that process in a beautiful way that we’ll never forget. What makes me even happier is that no matter how old we get, the little ones will always more »

Conversations in the car
Conversations in the car

Naomi is telling us about a fantasy that her friend Genevieve has. Me: Do you know what Mummy’s fantasy is, Nae? Nae: (curiously) What, Mummy? Me: (totally embellishing) My fantasy is that Daddy takes me on an amazing date with lots of flowers and presents and that he tells me I am the most amazing more »

Throwback Tuesday
Throwback Tuesday

The day we started our journey sometimes feels like it was just yesterday, even though we’ve done quite a bit of time together. I chanced across this collage Kelvin put together when he gave us our coffee table book and well, memories of the happy day came flooding back. I guess I really ought to more »

The Great BC – Before Children? No – British Columbia.
The Great BC - Before Children? No - British Columbia.

It seems like a lifetime ago that Hubba and I were in Vancouver on our first adventure together in 4 years. In reality, we’ve only been back for about 2 weeks and I suppose this blog post is long overdue. A month ago, we took the brave step of going on a two week holiday more »

Thank God for Skype
Thank God for Skype

It isn’t easy being away from my family these days, especially when I’m leaving four significant beings in my life (don’t forget the longbottoms). This particular trip to the UAE was longer than the others have been this year. And whilst I was glad to have the opportunity for the work experience, I couldn’t help more »

Hello Pops!
Hello Pops!

The day we found out I was carrying Pops, he or she was the size of a poppy seed. Funnily enough, we’d not started trying for No. 2 yet when it all happened. We’d literally just started laughing at Nae’s little quirks and finding her really quite entertaining. Perhaps we’d mentioned in passing a couple more »

Escape to Danang
Escape to Danang

A few months ago, Hubba and I made a decision to book a resort getaway to one of our newest hotels in the region, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. It seemed to make sense visiting a Bill Bensley, since I’d also seen and loved the design of Indigio Pearl in Phuket. It was supposed to more »

14 Months

I have a whole bunch of new pictures from the family shoot, and I guess the easy thing to do would be to whack them up and caption them. But that would be predictable and boring, so I figured I’d cheat and use them for a progress report instead! I thought it had literally been more »

The Lunch Date Series
The Lunch Date Series

We’ve been doing lots of impromptu lunch dates of late. It’s so nice to just ping a “Lunch?” and then get an “Ok” back within two minutes. Just shows you how popular the husband and I are in the office – Haha! So I thought it’d be nice to  document our lunch dates, at least more »

Just Us. Again.
Just Us. Again.

The best part about the new office is its proximity to Hubba’s. At least once a week, we try to make it a point to meet for a social lunch date. And this kind of makes me smile ‘coz it means I get to hang out with my best friend in the middle of the more »

Happy Valentine’s
Happy Valentine's

I woke up this morning thinking it’d be just like any other day. We’ve never really celebrated the holiday but despite being generally quite nonplussed about the occasion, I must admit I secretly harboured some hope for some flowers or chocolates this year. A messy Mum just likes to feel special after all, innit. But more »

The Holidays
The Holidays

A bit of a belated post I know, but I didn’t think it was right not to pen down a memory or two of Naomi’s first Christmas. Having a regimented baby means that staying up late for parties is out of the question – well, most of the time anyway. Naomi is usually down by more »

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Snippets from the end of 2011 and the start of 2012….. Daddy & Bug Mummy gets pre-bedtime cuddles Out and about with friends Resolutions together

At The Park…. As Five
At The Park…. As Five

We went to the park today, all five of us. Hubba, me, Naomi, Rosco and Sally. I’ve been getting emails, comments and such about people missing posts about the doggies. But be assured that really the doggies are still very much part of our lives as they were before. They still sleep with us every more »

Keeping Active Together
Keeping Active Together

   I’m having problems with my knees again – Well, I think the problem never really went away but now that I’m starting to get even more active than I was post-pregnancy, I guess it’s all creeping up on me. Jeez, I’m old. Each time I head out for a run, I come back feeling more »

Being Two for Three
Being Two for Three

When Naomi was about three months old, there came a point where Hubba realized how much we were losing ourselves as a couple. Being the Mother, it was easy to sort of keep my head down and soldier on without thinking about it – especially struggling with the lack of sleep. We’d been doing ‘shifts’ more »

Batam Drak Bike Park
Batam Drak Bike Park

It’s really been a long time since the hubs and I took off on a day ride off road together. Back when we were dating, all day rides across the border were not that uncommon – be it on or offroad. But not surprisingly ever since Naomi was born, our outdoor activity has been a more »

Where has time gone?
Where has time gone?

I was searching around for a picture in my archives again and came across a picture taken of us on my 29th birthday. Why does it feel like ages ago, but at the same time like it was yesterday?

15 Week Swim

The little one is really starting to enjoy her swims, which is great ‘coz it means we can make family outings to the pool a regular affair. It’s also a great way to get a workout in, in a super efficient way. We’ve dunked her a few times now and apart from a little complaining, more »

Date Nights
Date Nights

When we were younger, Hubba & I tried to put in place a date night per week to ensure time spent together. But work, training or whatever else always got in the way and the dates had to be spontaneous and not regimented as we would have liked. (Somehow that just sounds wrong anyway.) But more »

Hangin’ with our li’l one
Hangin' with our li'l one

It sure is fun hanging out with our little bug over the weekend. I just got myself a GE DV1 camera to get more videos and also to get outdoor shots and videos of Nae underwater when the time comes. Am really liking it so far! Nom nom nom nom…

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