07 June, 2013

I've Moved!

I have a new tiny space on the web. To keep up with our whereabouts, start following at Wool and Wanderlust!


26 February, 2013

Sebastian had a tumble in the mud at the playground this afternoon and his knees and new shoes took it hard. Should have worn the wellies! Katharina rode her scooter down the hill in the driveway this afternoon and how I am glad I was there to catch her. I'd never seen a girl's eyes so big in my life, as she was gaining speed and racing for the street.

It's been another beautiful day here, but the sun's now far below the trees in our back garden. I love this time of day, when it's growing dark and my little ones are waking up and my husband's last lecture of the day is ending; when the cold house warms up with the heat from dinner on the stove and the tidiness is messed in a moment's time.

In other news, I know you can't wait to hear our Spring break plans. I can't wait to share! Also, stay tuned in for new developments on the blog (emphasis on "new"). Exciting things in our future!

14 February, 2013

Today is gloriously sunny and mild. I ran half my errands with no coat and just a jumper on. My little ones came home from the park with mud on their little hands and Katharina had it in her teeth from tasting rocks. I love them that way-- nice and dirty, showing good signs of an afternoon well-spent.

And Valentine's Day! It's my 7th year knowing my sweetheart, and life's a whole bunch of sweetness for us. We met around Valentine's-time in 2007, Valentine's day 2011 we found out Peter was accepted to a UK univerity and we were expecting Sebastian and Katharina. And this Valentine's day, we're having friends over post-kiddo bedtime for steaks and drinks, and I'll be making a vegan flourless chocolate tart (to cancel out the beef, obviously). Sounds about perfect this year.

I'm off to bake that cake. Enjoy some photos from our outing this afternoon, etc. . .

this handsome man? he's totally spoken for.

said shoe-in-a-drawer.

valentine's day decorations.

posh shopping buddy.

Lemon poppyseed muffins

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

2 cups self-raising gluten-free cake flour
1/2 cup sugar (this can definitely be reduced. Honey would also be a great substitute)
1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil
1 cup + 2 tablespoons whole milk
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest (more if you're like me. I like to go heavy on the lemon)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons poppy seeds 

Preheat oven to 175ºC/350ºF. Mix dry ingredients. Beat oil and sugar in separate bowl; add milk, lemon juice and zest, and vanilla. 

Gradually add dry ingredients to wet. Do not over mix. 

Drop into lined muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes.

*personally, I think these would be fabulous with a lemon glaze. I will add that next time, and use part butter, part oil.

04 February, 2013

3 Months || 4 February

Happy 3 months, to our sweet Philippa! We love the rolls in her wrists and the smell of her baby breath.  We love her voice and the shape of her eyes. We love to squeeze her tight and smother her in kisses. 

What a perfect addition to our family.

*Dress: Baby Gap, tights: Junior J., boots: Koala Baby 

28 January, 2013

[Latergrams] at the sea.

Uncle Nick's visit consisted of many trips to the sea. This particular day Sebastian and Katharina wore their boots for playing in the sand. 

Philippa napped in the pram while we chased and collected sea glass and splashed in knee-deep puddles. When our noses were red and our toes too cold to feel we headed back home after stopping at Mitchell's for coffees to go.


26 January, 2013


Today was a sunny day, and here the sun can be hard to come by. Usually when you get it, you run with it. So today we boarded a bus and spent the afternoon in a nearby fishing town.

We'd been planning all week to take our littles on a day-trip to Anstruther, a little village right on the East Neuk. They have a famous, award-winning fish bar where they catch all the haddock locally and batter and fry it to perfection. 

Today was my first time really eating fish. (Yes, I said that). Soft, flaky, and lathered in lemon juice, I'm not sure what I spent all these years waiting for. 

waiting for our bus.
the harbour.

colouring all sorts of sea-creature pictures.
coffee with papa.

. . .or not.

.  . .and then we found this garage I couldn't get enough of.