We made the most of London and went shopping at Disney Store, Hamleys and Lush (the little girls' favourite shops) and we managed to sneak into Cath Kidston too (big girls' favourite shop). We also went to the Natural History Museum which was quite busy so we gave the dinasours a miss this time and said hello to the blue whale instead.
Friday, 3 April 2015
So a few months have passed since Christmas and we've managed to fit in a new job, a trip to Sweden and then a visit from Sweden. We've just waved good bye at the airport to the cousin. Always sad. At least we've got a few more days off work and school to enjoy Easter.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Sunday, 26 October 2014
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
7 years...in between princess and Monster High. The theme of the party this year was Frozen and ice-skating. Second time for Maya and a first for several of the other children. Everyone enjoyed it and no one gave up on the ice.
We had a joint party with another girl in the class and it was nice to share the party planning and the fun. Something I really like here is the custom where all the party gifts are put, unopened, on a table - the gifts are then opened at home so no need to spend time opening presents in front of the other children, and no risk of comparing which gift was best etc. We then write a thank you card to each child that came to the party. Very civilised.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Monday, 2 June 2014
What a surprise! M didn't know her cousin, and my brother, was going to visit as we kept it a secret - oh the happiness when they saw each other again. The school holiday week went so quickly but we managed to fit in a lot of fun, once again exploring our own city.
We met Anna at the Disney Store!
Girlie stuff from Lush (who can resist these colourful bath bombs) and Cath Kidston.