we've been back in london 6 weeks now! six whole weeks! in actual fact it feels longer, its amazing how easy it is to slip back into london living again. we are up and running over here, with nearly all our boxes unpacked (just those last two stubborn boxes left), i have started my new job and oli boy is back to his old self, sleeping in his new bathroom sink and he even gets to try out his new garden this weekend!
the real joy of being back in the uk is being closer to our family.
way back in may my brother, will, and sister in law, kate, gave birth to a beautiful little baby girl. our gorgeous niece was a little miracle, an answer to prayer, and that is exactly what she is called, arabella, which means 'answered prayer'.
we had the longest 3 month wait to see her, but finally a few weekends ago we got a train up to sheffield and spent the weekend with them. it was so good to get out of london and the stress of finding somewhere to live and relax t'up north. we had slow mornings catching up, trips out for coffee and cake with inspiring conversations, lunchtime picnics and evening movies. and the cherry on the cake that weekend was doing it all with arabella, her cuddles and smiles were just the best. isn't she just the cutest?!