January. I kept seeing a lot of tweets about how January was the longest month ever. Err..what? Not for me. You know how they say, time flies when you’re having fun. Well, when you’re a new mum time doesn’t fly but it whizzes past you like one of those super-fast Japanese trains. One minute you’re in Tokyo, the other in Osaka. Speaking of Japan, my best friend moved to China. Yes, she and her husband got a job in China and moved there with their baby girl on the last day of 2017. Luckily, they’ll be back for holidays in the summer. But I already miss her so much 😦
What have I done the past month? Spent time with my baby and blogged. Baby V. is changing all the time. He was born with brown hair and then most of his hair fell out and now he’s blonde. And he’s already so big! And he has the most charming smile ever. I thought a lot about travelling as a family. I follow a lot of excellent family travel blogs but to be honest the very idea of travelling with my baby scares me. However, I do plan to travel with baby V. before he turns 1 for sure but all the logistics…omg! I mean, we’ve already been to two Christmas markets and to a neighbouring town (only half an hour drive so..) but longer trips require more preparation.
December. A month of festivities. My friend’s birthday, my 34th birthday, Christmas and now New Year’s..all celebrated for the first time as a family of three ( as a family of four actually, I’m counting the cat too! :)). But it was all a bit exhausting too…I’m still sporting dark circles and under-eye bags due to sleepless nights..However, it’s quite fun to have a baby! We got a lot of cute clothes so I did a proper photo shooting with the Christmas tree and baby V. one day when we were home alone. The photos are so cute! Sorry, I won’t show them to you.
I managed to visit a few Christmas markets! Yay! The most spectacular Christmas lights were on Trsat Castle (see photo in the previous post or on Instagram).
Blog wise, have you noticed that I changed the background colour? I feel like I need to get a new theme but I don’t know which one to use. Also, should I write about my baby? The few pregnancy posts that I wrote actually attracted quite an audience to my surprise so maybe I should write occasionally about baby V. What do you think?
I posted about the Field of Miracles in Pisa
November was all about Him, my baby boy V., since he was born at the beginning of the month. I’d scheduled a couple of posts for late October/early November and actually expected to be brain-dead for at least a month so I was very pleased with myself when I managed to write a post about my baby and then a post about Pisa 🙂 V. is such an adorable baby and he already looks like a proper baby and not a newborn. However, I won’t share a lot of his photos (maybe just one or two where his face isn’t seen ).
December plans for the blog? A few posts. You know what, I’d really like to change my blog’s look, get a new theme perhaps but I don’t know which one. I tried a few but I didn’t like them. Maybe I’m just scared of more changes 🙂
October. A month of waiting for the baby. My due date was end of October but the ultrasound scans showed earlier dates so I was led to believe that I might give birth a bit earlier (not prematurely but definitely before the 40th week). When did my baby boy arrive? Well, this is a scheduled post so I can’t tell you…I wasn’t into blogging much this month so I scheduled a couple of photo posts and a few collaborative posts. But I did read other blogs dutifully as usually 🙂
My best friend went to Hong Kong and China for a business visit because she’s actually moving there next year! Oh! I’ll miss her a lot 😦 But hopefully I’ll be able to visit her at some point during her stay in a city that’s got three times more inhabitants than our entire country 🙂
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Published posts in October
Monthly Blog Overview: September 2017
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a castle in Ogulin, Croatia that we visited on our babymoon weekend trip
September. It was hard not to notice the weather lately. Natural disasters happening all over the world and heatwaves and wild fires during summer in Croatia and then as soon as September began lots of rain and floods. And then there are still some people who don’t believe in climate changes due to pollution! On a brighter note, I’ve been attending prenatal classes and getting ready for the big day! I’m due very soon!:) Thanks for all your good wishes after I published my pregnancy post!
How did you spend September? What are your news? Let me know in the comments section below 🙂
Published posts in September
10 photos to inspire you to visit Croatia
Guest Post: Bay Area, California
Monthly blog overview: August 2017
Guest Post: 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit New Zealand
Ultimate Mini Guide: 24 Hours In Bangkok
Pregnancy update: Overview & Final countdown
What To See And Do While In France
babymoon weekend in Gorski kotar region of Croatia
August. Time flies. It’s been already a year of these monthly blog overview posts. And 2 years of my travel blog! Thanks for sticking around 🙂 Also, I celebrated 3 years of marriage to a wonderful man. So it was a month of anniversaries. The entire summer was so hot and spending weekends on island Krk was a welcoming relief because I did a lot of swimming. My husband and I also did a weekend babymoon trip to Gorski Kotar area of Croatia which has a nickname Croatia’s Switzerland because of its mountains and forests (there are bears and wolves too!). And now the only thing left to do is to wait for the baby to come 🙂
Published posts in August
Monthly blog overview: July 2017
Guest Post: Brazil Beyond Rio de Janeiro
Throwback Thursday Photo:Oslo
My English memories: Bath & Stonehenge
Wordless Wednesday: Pena Palace, Sintra
4 Incredible Wildlife Parks You Should Visit in Sydney
My 2 year of travel blogging+giveaway
July. It was a bit slower paced month than June. Some beach time, a lot of ice-cream and of course my husband’s 34 birthday! Also, we got a rather surprising gift from some gaming friends, not that the gift was a surprise but the occasion, to be honest we still don’t know why we got it! Was it a birthday gift or a baby gift or just a gift..Anyway, it was a board game Key to the city-London! My two favourite things in one: board games & London!:) Furthermore, the baby’s room is finally done (painted in a lovely shade of blue). I’m all right, just the heat is sometimes overbearing but I can manage it. Two more months to go before the arrival of our little traveller 🙂 After a long time I wrote another London post which made me very happy. I’m always happy when I think of London 🙂
Published posts in July
Pregnancy update: It’s a boy!
Guest Post: Cultural NEWS in Germany with 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Monthly Blog Overview: June 2017
Guest Post: An invitation to explore Mauritius
Sunday Photo: Brussels
5 best FREE views in London
Guest Post: Wales-walking