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Life & blog update: January 2020

one sunny Saturday in Kostrena, Croatia

Life & blog update: January 2020…was a slow month. A beginning of a new year, a new decade but ultimately it was quite a boring month compared to December. Though, we had a great New Year’s party with a couple of friends playing board games.

Again, for the most part of the month our household fought unsuccessfully with various children’s illnesses. At one point I felt very low and full of self-pity. When will this end? The toddler gets sick (because he has to get used to the germs at the daycare), then we all get sick and the baby girl coughs often too. We had to cancel many plans for outings and had to stay in instead. But we are all healthy and to moan about this is so wrong when there are people who deal with real health issues in their lives.

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2019 on the Red Phone Box travels

Brandenburg Gate

Berlin

I feel like I could just copy & paste the blog overview post from 2017 about my blog in the past year. I got pregnant and I gave birth. 🙂 In 2017 we got our boy and in 2019 we got our girl. But that’s were all similarities end. I actually blogged quite a lot in 2017 (78 posts) unlike last year (43 posts). Of course, my traffic decreased but that’s what happens when you don’t blog (and travel) regularly because you’re too busy raising a toddler and looking after a baby. I know, I know, excuses, excuses… so jealous of other mummy bloggers who travel across the globe with their little ones. However, we did travel last year but just not as much as I had wanted. Read more

Life & blog update: December 2019

Life & blog update: December 2019…was a great month filled with all sorts of Christmas activities. I’d decided to do something festive each Advent weekend (four weekends to Christmas). The first weekend we went to island Krk for a seaside walk and came across Santa’s house and took pretty photos as a family. On Sunday we went to the park in the neighbourhood which was decorated with Christmas lights and had free bouncy castle for the kids.

We attended a play on St.Nicholas’ Day and our boy got some presents from St. Nicholas. It was his first play ever and he was very attentive. It was also time to check out the big Christmas tree in the city center. My boy surely loves Christmas trees. Every time he saw a Christmas tree, be it in the streets or in the shop windows, he exclaimed excitedly Christmas tree, Christmas tree and rushed to it. That second Advent weekend was extra busy because we also visited Opatija and went to the chocolate festival. I must say the festival this year was a bit disappointing because there weren’t free samples 🙂

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Life & blog update: November 2019

Life & blog update: November 2019…was a month my sweet boy turned 2! I can’t believe he’s already 2 years old. He really enjoyed his birthday celebration. And what a difference from his first birthday. Now he opened his presents by himself and he blew the candles on his birthday cake like a professional and he ate his cake at the table with a proper fork !:) He’s growing up so fast! He walks to the kindergarten every day and he wants to do everything by himself. It’s funny to listen to him talk. He pronounces some words properly but he uses his own abbreviations for some other words. Recently he’s started to repeat what we say. He can also use simple sentences e.g Mummy, come here. He loves teddy bears and now he has not one but two big (bigger than him) teddy bears as well. I adore his laughter, it’s so cheerful. But it’s not all fun& play. After all he is a proper 2 year old which means that he’s got tantrums. You’d imagine that a two and a half months old baby would do most of the crying/screaming but no, it’s our boy, most of the time. My boy can be very sweet towards his baby sister but he also occasionally wants to slap her.

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Future

My dear friend Snow has started Friendly Friday Photo Challenge this year with Amanda. Since Snow has twins and a whole lot of other obligations she has to quit the challenge. So this is her last prompt: Future. This photography challenge will go on with Amanda and a new host Sandy .

This is my take on the prompt Future….

 

I hope we all have a sunny, bright future in 2020!

 

Thank you Snow for hosting the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge! 

 

 

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Life & blog update: October 2019

my husband and our boy

Life & blog update: October 2019 ...was a sick month. What do I mean by that? Well, we were are sick all the time! My boy picks up all sorts of germs in the kindergarten and gets sick and then we all get sick too! It’s exhausting to be sick so much.

At the beginning of the month I managed to attend a wedding of a friend briefly. She was gorgeous in her designer wedding dress. And I ate so much cake!! We also went to the nearby ski resort. Nop, not for skiing. There’s no snow yet. I just wanted to take a walk in the nature with our boy (it was too cold to bring our baby girl so it was a really short excursion).

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge:Secrets

Shhhh… I have a secret to share with you.. But what could it be? You already know that I eat a lot of chocolate and that I love cats. My obsession with London is self-evident too. I have written about myself a couple of times so what photo could I share with you that reveals something personal about me, yet unknown to my dear readers? 😉

 

This photo reveals a part of my past, a place where my life turned upside down..after that nothing was ever the same. And I wouldn’t be what I am now without my experience there.

 

Secrets is this Friday’s prompt from Snow for her Friendly Friday photo challenge co-hosted with Amanda.

 

 

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