Monthly Archives: April 2012

Something that makes me sad

Photo included is my dad’s last trip to Disneyland with my family. Ronan was two and I was pregnant with Maddox at the time. Pictured here with my sister and our friend Austin.

“Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? so keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” Marilyn Monroe
Shoe shopping with my partner. What do you think of these?
My current pair has holes in the soles, no good in puddles.

‘Something that makes me sad’ is not having my dad around anymore.
Not just for me but for my boys as they grow up. :(
#photoadayapril #photoadaychallange


Maddox’s birthday is coming up and so it is time to start getting his party planning into order.  If you remember I made Ronan’s Indiana Jones invitations back in January.  For Maddox’s party this year he wanted a Super Hero party…more specifically a DC Justice League party.  I decided to tie his theme together with a Comic Book Pop Art look.  Here are the double sided invitations that I made tonight. The dots I think took the most time. Maddox says he really likes them and I look forward to making the decorations.

Handmade invitations for Maddox’s Superhero party

‘Circle’. #photoadaychallange
 #photoadayapril #love #quote #Corinthians #frame
Pulled Pork with Kale-slaw and celery sticks. Kale-slaw made with homemade mayonnaise
made with avocado oil, s&p, garlic, mustard powder, and egg.
Vibrant purple blooms outside our flat.
Boys got a £1 coin for helping mummy tidy this afternoon. Off to Sainsburys to get a special treat.

Jasmine Star Quote: “At the end of the day you can take mistakes and turn them around. Dont pay to play.” @creativeLIVE

‎”Sometimes we give up our dreams for safety & comfort. But I was ready to risk safety & comfort for my dreams.” – @jasminestar


Found some lost photos of my dad with Maddox the last time we saw him. With his super dark tan, long hair, and aloha shirts he totally fit in being with us in Hawaii. I think he spent more time under the water scuba diving than he did out on the surface.
Lounging to keep warm.
One Ukelele at 1PM
#photoadayapril #photoadaychallange
In camera shot of my son this morning at Sports day today at school.
Ronan playing Cricket at Sports day today at his school.
‎”When I go strapless, I am more of a professional” @JasmineStar on shooting without a camera strap. @the_bonnierose @creativeLIVE
Being motivated by Jasmine Star, wedding photographer, on a live online course. @jasminestar

Somewhere I Went

My dad has been in my dreams every night the past three days. Minus the first night, they have not been about the accident thankfully. I like having my dad in my dreams when I cannot have him in my life.

Milk still comes in bottles in England.
Working at the salon today. ‘Somewhere I went’
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Pop in for complimentary Colour Consultations with Hair Designer, Bonnie Rose.
My mother in law posted this photo of my husband as Batman.
I just had to share. 
Supposed to have a film night w/ the kids but my boys must be tired from Tennis, bc they are in bed at 9. After 10 hrs at work Im tired too.

More Rain

Just spent the evening having a ‘Mummy and boys’ night while Ryan is doing his thing at Chatham house in London. I wish it was not a school night and I did not have a long work day tomorrow. Would have loved to stretch our fun night out longer. I love my two little men.

Another rainy walk to school.
‘Black & White': Our wall art.
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Looking Down

‘Looking down’ upon the tracks below.
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Homemade chili with ground lamb, swede and sweet peppers know top of a bed of roasted sweet potato fries. #paleo cooked by: @ryana_official

Walked an hour in buckets of pouring rain for the school route. My feet, legs, and gloved hands are soaked to the bone. So cold…

Came home late from work to find my sons watching Wonder Woman without me. #missingout

I am grateful.

So thirsty. Sparkling water with lemon to quench my thirst.
My two sons and being able to experience life in Europe together.
 #grateful #tck #photoadayapril #sons

‎”Just be humble, self deprecating, with a tinge of intellectual superiority and always leave them wanting more.” – Blaire Waldorf #gossipgirl