In the past week since we left the UK for (literally) greener pastures in SA…
♥ I’ve survived a long-haul flight (plus short domestic one straight after) with a very active 5 month old (I didn’t eat or sleep but otherwise no major issues!)
♥ Baby Bird has met her grandparents, cousin Josh, and all of her aunties and uncles bar one (hurry home in November Ca!)
♥ I’ve been back behind the wheel and have successfully navigated the grid of streets that is central Maritzburg – some of you might catch me cruising around Hilton one of these days in my new old merc as soon as our new house is ready for inhabitants…
♥ We’ve caught the sun and kept our cool in temperatures in the region of mid-to-late thirties – JOY! Traveling between Underberg and Howick/Hilton, we’ve experienced beautiful landscapes and amazing weather…
♥ I’ve marveled at the positive change in the country and have had a taste of some of the exciting new places/shops/restaurants all around us.
♥ I’ve visited the local Municipality (of Doom) to set up an electricity account for our new abode (it was a mess – some things don’t change!)
♥ A special old school friend and her lovely hubby have welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world – yay for a new friend for Baby Bird!
♥ I’ve found a new show on the Food Network that I really like – Charlys Cake Angels about an awesome bakery in CT that I’d heard about before on The Twitter (I think this actually aired in SA a while a go and I’m just catching reruns, but anyway, it’s good and makes early mornings bearable!)
♥ I fell off the wagon with my September Photo-A-Day challenge (maybe I’ll try again in November…)
♥ Baby Bird has been spoilt with some hand-me-downs from cousin Josh and some new stuff from Baby City! She’s in her new walking ring (and loving it) as I type! (No actual walking yet, obviously, but she loves being upright and supported, with lots of toys to keep her busy!)
♥ I’ve eaten delicious home cooked food and havent had to do any of the cooking myself ;)
And last but not least – not a minute has gone by where I haven’t missed and thought about my darling Mr Bird – I feel ‘in limbo’ without him – hopefully he’ll be home with his girls soon x