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Summer Fayre

The biggest thing this week was the Summer Fayre (UK spelling) at my boys school.  It has been something we have been looking forward to for weeks.  The boys got to engage in many crafts and activities.  One I did not post a photo from was where they three small balls to knock of coconuts from their stand. If you hit it, you got to keep the coconut. Too bad my Hawaiian boys did not bring home any coconuts. 😉 However they had a lot of fun with the Jousting competition.  Ronan and Maddox went up against each other first and Maddox did a really good job keeping up with his older brother. Ronan, the champion, got to then play a game against his classmate.  I think both of them would have played this all afternoon if they were allowed.  There were cute animals, lots of yummy cakes, and of course tea.  Luckily the rain held out enough so that we had sunny weather.  I really love all the saturday activities they have at the boys’s school. I wish I had not missed out on so many with work, but appreciate all the time we have had together.  Memories to last a lifetime.

‘On your mind': My 9th anniversary is just 39 days away. 
#photoadayjune #day24 #selfportrait #wedding #bridal #anniversary 
A must read for all girls 
#girl #book #heels #read
#quote #OscarWilde #Wilde #advice 

Summer Fayre at my boys’ school today.
‘Something cute': 
#day25 This London Swan #photoadayjune #swan #cute
Norwegian School Band performing today at my boys’ school. 
#school #band #music #norway
Sleeping continued…
Acquired the first half of the UK versions for £1 
#books #read #potter 
Friday Night 
‘From a high angle': Dinosaur Exhibit 
#photoadayjune @NHM_London 
‘Movement': My sons Jousting 
#day23 #photoadayjune #movement 
‘Where you Slept’ 
#photoadayjune #bed #damask #England


  • I ♥ Boardwalk Empire and @therealbuscemi Check out the opening credits they are exquisite: @HBO #boardwalkempire
  • Don’t give a woman advice; one should never give give a woman anything she can’t wear in the evening.’ – Oscar Wilde #quote #wilde #advice
  • Photo: ‘On your mind’: My 9th anniversary is just 39 days away. #photoadayjune #day24 #selfportrait #wedding…
  • Photo: Listening to Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras while curled up and lost in my book.
  • Its Italy vs. England…having a bit of an identity crisis here. Sorry England, but Forza Azzurri! #euro2012 #italia #football
  • Photo: Supporting Italia tonight against England in Eurocup 2012 #Italy #eurocup (Taken with Instagram)
  • Italy playing well controlling the game vs England. But more luck on our final touch in the second half. 0-0 #euro2012 #italiainghilterra
  • I wish Napoli’s Di Natale had been put in sooner. Still goaless in extra time. #diNatale #euro2012 #Italy #napoli #italia
  • Goal???? No offsides. Pout. #Italia #euro2012
  • Penalty shoot out time between Italy and England. I cannot look! Eeep! Forza Italia! #euro2012 #Italy #Italia
  • Italy going to semi finals against Germany! #euro2012 #Italia
  • ‎Oh Mondays. Was awoken at 0400 by the bright english morning sun, or was it the need to throw up, either way Im lying here with an emptied stomach, a residual burning in my throat, and the piercing light through my bedroom cutrains.
  • ‎”Just finished doing hair extensions. A perfect way to as length, fullness and/or colour. Email for…”
  • Listening to La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi @GetGlue #GiuseppeVerdi
  • Photo: ‘Something cute’: #day25 This London Swan #photoadayjune #swan #cute (Taken with Instagram)
  • Finished emails and two cups of tea, time for a little lunch and then its #selfportrait time for the 2012 challenge:
  • Know Thy Enemy: Intelligence in COIN Operations essay by @ryanA_official featured at:
  • Attempting to defeat gravity for a self portrait…but my head cold is making it difficult. :/
  • Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis is so beautiful. Its one for tuning out the world.
  • I really like Jeff the skateboarder. @BacheloretteABC
  • Happy Birthday to my beautiful friend @melissahurley_ , an amazing Makeup artist.
  • There is 50 Shades of Grey fanfiction. For clarification that makes it fanfiction based on a book, based on fanfiction based on a book. #smh

London, Father’s Day, and Forza Italia!

We have had a lot happen in the last week.  The best was going up to London with the boys. We got to meet up with my high school friend, Joann, from our NAHS days in bella Napoli, Italia today. Had such a great time. Ryan and I took the boys to the National History museum, a walk through Hyde park to see the Peter Pan statue, and to King’s Cross to see Platform 9 and 3/4. A pretty sweet way to spend a Saturday. There was Father’s Day of course and watching Italy play in the Eurocup 2012.  Here are the highlights in photos and tweets! xx

‘Art': A mask from Morocco from @ryana_official trip there this year.
#photoadayjune #art #Morocco 
Making happy eggs for @ryana_official on Father’s Day
Plaits & Braids in the hair are always pretty.
 #plait #braid #hairstyle 
‘In My Bag': the contents of my purse
‘Fave photo you’ve ever taken': For my Secret Lies of Women project on domestic abuse awareness #photoadayjune #bonnierose #conceptual #photography #abuse #awareness
‘Yellow': Ronan experiences what the Earthquake in Japan in 1995 was like.
The Peter Pan statue in London today and when I was 8.
Sneak peek for my self portrait challenge tomorrow. Want to join? Read comments.
 #selfportrait #challenge #self-portrait
Watching Italy vs Ireland. Forza Azzurri!
#italia #Italy #calcio #football
Platform 9 and 3/4
Boys’ first visit to National History Museum in
Outside the national history museum

  • Photo: ‘Art’: A mask from Morocco from @ryana_official trip there this year. #photoadayjune #art #Morocco…
  • If youre going to get literal with a RKelly song do trapped in the closet! You cant break your neck if youre trapped in a closet #wanderlust
  • Coworkers coaxed me to talk w/ my English accent instead of american. They said it was really good just I sounded really posh like the Queen
  • Missing my sister for reenact a scene from our childhood moment. scene@GetYourPHX @ZoeTweets #peterpan #London #memory
  • Spent the day hiking, something my dad loved. Had we not gotten lost, wouldnt have found the poppies. The VFW icon always reminds me of him.
  • MMR vaccine now connected to Autism – Italian Court ruled it did cause harm
  • David Beckham and Adam Levine have made a point that a man’s best accessory to abs are arm tattoos. #abs #tattoos #Beckham #Levine #sexy
  • Any mean thing someones gonna think of to say about me, Ive already said to me, about me, probably in the last half-hour – 
  • @girlsHBO #GIRLS
  • Photo: Watching Italy vs Ireland. Forza Azzurri! #italia #Italy #calcio #football (Taken with Instagram)

  • Goooooaaaaalllll! Go Italia!
  • ITALIA!!! They are in the Quarter Finals!! Forza Azzurri! #euro2012 #italia #football #calico
  • By wearing my bikini inside, wearing coconut scent and flowers in my hair, while listening to Hawaiian music it can BE summer in England. 😉
  • Photo: I used to own a plethora of Archie, Betty, and Veronica comic books when I was in elementary school….

Live Aloha. Remember Charles.