Monthly Archives: September 2009

London, Continued…

The glamorous Jo, sitting at a train station - not a trace of a hangover!

Lunch with Nadia and her rapidly expanding fabulous clan in Chiswick

Jo, Nadia and bump enjoy the Chiswick lunchtime air

Walking to work with Jo over Battersea Bridge - wish I could walk to work through the best city in the world...

Soaking up the city

Spending mummy-time with the lovely Lyra and her Hannah

Fabulous lunch with Aunty A at the swanky Bibendum - yumyum

Glam Gals hit Soho House (wetter than a drowned rat)

Glam Mummies, Charlotte & Hannah, hit Westfield...

... and Prada, darling.

Oh look - they have wolves here too.

More fabulous ladies, Chloe Fox & Naomi West, setting Herne Hill on fire!

Bevy of Beautiful Babes at Kensington Roof Gardens - Rozzi, Hannah, Ruth (+bump), Henrie, Nadia (+bump), Jenni (me) and Jo.

Super Glam!

Is there such a thing as to much fun? Not bloody likely... thanks ladies for a fabulous week.

London, London, London, Baby!

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009

London Baby!

London Baby!

Flew into London Friday afternoon. Parents met me at Heathrow and took me for alovely lunch and glass of Rose at Chez Gerard in Cobham, Surrey. Headed to Emma and Owen’s pad in Cobham and hung out with Owen and my folks for some tea and biscuits. Lovely to be home.

The lovely Emma

The lovely Emma

Emma arrived back from work and we had some fun going through old photos and letters from Uni my parents had brought with them.

Said farewell to the ‘rents and headed out for yummy dinner at the Black Swan gastro pub in Ockham. English Lamb, mmmmmm.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Woke at a normal hour thankfully (I heart Nyquil) and had a breakfast of Owen’s home made bread and marmite. Watched some rugby with him before he headed off to play some. Emma stirred and we had a lovely afternoon catching up and eating courgette rissotto grow at their own allotment (the veggies that is not the rice). After a stroll and a coffee in Cobham-town I hit the rails to head into London-town.

JoJo was waiting for me at her lovely pad on Battersea Park Road and we glammed up and hit the town (well the bar ’round the corner). Cocktails and dancing kept us going ’till 2 am (I LOVE jetlag). Ran into a few old school mates which was a nice surprise.

A Night on the Town

A Night on the Town

Sunday, Sept. 13

A late start (out of bed at midday) and a quick wash before hopping on a train to Chiswick to see Nadia and her lovely brood. A yummy home-cooked meal, bottle of wine and lots of girl-chat = perfect Sunday afternoon. Now home in Battersea awaiting my 4th home-cooked meal of my trip so far – lucky me.

Nadia, Jonas and No. 3

Nadia, Jonas and No. 3

Jojo cosies up to Jojo and Elia

Jojo cosies up to Jojo and Eli

Labor Day Weekend Ups and Downs

After a fun filled trip to Oregon, we were lucky to have a three day weekend right on its heels. Here in Sun Valley Labor Day weekend is all about the Wagon Days parade. The largest non-motorized parade in the U.S.A., it’s a pretty impressive line-up of antique carts, wagons and other things on wooden wheels. We met up with Pete and his parents, Kate and Jeff to enjoy the day together. Although the sleepy boys took a while to get into the spirit of things!

Grumpy babies

Grumpy babies

Kate & Pete, Jeff, Brian & Owen watch the countless horses and buggys go by.

Kate & Pete, Jeff, Brian & Owen watch the countless horses and buggys go by.

Now hes getting into it!

Now he's getting into it!

The big finale, the Ore Wagons - The best preserved ore wagons in the country, the Wagon Days Big Hitch, is powered by an authentic jerkline. The jerkline runs the length of the team to the mule skinner, who sits atop the left wheel mule (the mule closest to the wheel).

The big finale, the Ore Wagons - "The best preserved ore wagons in the country, the Wagon Days Big Hitch, is powered by an authentic jerkline. The jerkline runs the length of the team to the mule skinner, who sits atop the left wheel mule (the mule closest to the wheel)."

Unfortunately the day ended on a sour note (literally), as Owen threw-up all over the car on the way home, and today (Monday) his is still really poorly. Hopefully he’ll rally in time to hang out with the Grandparents in Fallon this weekend.

August on the Oregon Coast

Owen on the Oregon Coast

Owen on the Oregon Coast

Our first full family holiday – we packed up Owen and the dogs, hooked up the travel trailer and headed West to the Oregon Coast. To see my blog on and pictures from our 2,000 mile odessy click here. To see a slideshow of all the images (180 odd!), click here.

Here’s a map of our entire trip…

Father’s Day Video

Finally figured out a way to post my videos onto my blog… so this one’s a bit late, but more to come soon!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about "Father’s Day Video", posted with vodpod