Christmas – Family Traditions

It’s great. This year Twisty is far more interested in this sparkly thing called “Christmas”. Every where we go we see “spark-er-ly” trees and lights and, thanks to some Christmas card crafts, he is now very clear about what a reindeer is and what a santa is. “Santa Christmas”, as he’s currently known to us, arrived during the Christmas Pageant and has been in his Magic Cave ever since. We took Twisty to see him on Saturday and it was great fun. To be honest, he was probably more impressed with the horses on the carousel but he had a lot of fun! Merry Christmas – Riding the Horsies at the Magic Cave from Selena Woodward on Vimeo. Christmas is a funny time when you’re an expat. I don’t’ mean because it’s hot here and we’re used to rain (yes…


Catching up and Keeping On

I’ve already posted some photographs on here to give a hint as to what the (almost) last 12 months has held in store for us as a little family. I’ve also said how sorry I am, to myself, for not posting in the time I’ve been absent. There have been some amazing, defining moments over that time that really ought to have been recorded here – along with every other milestone our little family has experienced. From big Twisty Milestones like: 16 Months Old – Taking a Stroll to him, more recently, becoming a Budding Musician: Of course, Twisty is not the only thing we’ve been working on recently. He’s probably the most exciting thing though I published a second book and went back to work one morning a week but our family does take up the vast majority of…

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Merry Christmas!

The boxes were unpacked in record time and the tree,  tinsel and baubles were all put out just in time.  We’ve moved away from Searange and into our new address.  Matt, his mate and a trailer…  It took a while but we got there in the end!  Moving house, with a small beasty, is very interesting!  Thank goodness for friends taking him out for a walk so I could unpack!  Everyone is nicely settled now and the cats have been allowed out too.  Hendrix was out no more than 5 minutes when he discovered a lizard to snack on :/ The big story, I guess, is Christmas though!  Tristan’s first encounter with the man in the red suit went quite well.  He was a little wary of the big beard with eyes but eventually was cool with it, as long…


Christmas is Coming!

We’re getting closer to Tristan’s first Christmas (and first birthday for that matter). Here we are at this year’s Christmas Pageant. This is the first time Tristan has seen Santa. He’s still not sure who he is or why he’s important… but he’ll learn He did really well. Falling asleep after about 8 floats and waking up again 4 floats before Santa.

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Month 7 – Father’s Day, Granddad’s, Ceiling Fans and Standing

Month number seven for Tristan was very cool.  He got to celebrate his very first Father’s Day.  We took Dad out for lunch and bought him a card and whittling kit.  (That was a clever join anniversary (wooden) and Father’s Day pressie).   Matt had told me stories about how he enjoyed hanging out with his dad making things from bits of wood with a knife. I don’t get it, but I respect it enough to imagine him doing the same thing with Twisty one day!  Perhaps not in the very near future though please.  A toddler and a knife sharp enough to cut wood… i don’t think so! It also turned out that this month was going to see the last course of Mums and Bubs Yoga that we would attend.  You can only go until your child is…


Wow what a few months it's been!

So I haven’t blogged on here for a fair while.  Things have been crazy with a capital CRAZY over the past few month.  2013 has certainly been a tricksy one! So much has happened and each thing really deserves it’s own post. I just hope I get enough time to post on each one! Things like, Ray Visiting, Going through our citizenship ceremony, Tristan’s first tooth and his continuously developing fabulousness, us having to move house and, of course, the sad passing of my Mother in Law, Gaynor.  Told you it has all been CRAZY…. I’ve managed to move to a new home on a new server too.  So, now, at least, I can start to write again.  Stay tuned! I haven’t forgotten the blog. Honestly!

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