Week 13.14 – Off to Australia!

Week 14 from April 1st to 7th saw us jetting off to Australia where Katja got to meet her cousin, aunts and uncles for the first time and catch up with Grandma and Grandpa. 130401 – Snow! As we leave Edinburgh we see snow on the ground. 130403 – And we’ve arrived! Katja and her […]

Week 44 2012 In Pictures (Oct 29 – Nov 4)

Week 44 is from Monday October 29, 2012 until (and including) Sunday November 4, 2012 This week Katja grappled with a giant platypus, I made some nommy cake, and we all travelled down to London where naturally I visited Loop. 20121029 – The *only* way to deal with a giant platypus… 20121031 – Time for […]


Christian snapped this pic of Katja and I while we were walking around Cragside, an amazing house and estate in the north of England. Katja absolutely loved the trees and most of the time we couldn’t get her to look anywhere except up. This has to be my favourite picture from the entire weekend.

Yesterday’s Rubbish is Today’s Treasure

Found this display of bits of old pottery from I believe Roman times, or thereabouts in the museum at Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders. I admire archaeologists – I would probably toss out most of this as “junk”, especially when it’s caked in mud.


Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders

How to Organise a Wedding in Just 2.5 Days

Well, it wasn’t really 2.5 days – truth be told we first popped into the city offices to start the process way back in December. We were given a list of all the items that I would need to provide in order to get married in Germany. The plan at that stage was to be […]

A Special Birthday Surprise

Christian gave me an extra special birthday this year – not only is my present a trip for later (to Venice – yay!) but he also proposed. He presented me with this gorgeous cocktail ring – we’ll choose the “real” ring together later and had arranged for a stunning bunch of roses. I said yes […]


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