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 Grandad. <3 130403 – Gus was keen to show Katja his trampoline. Katja needed no encouragement! 130404 – Sunshine feels fabulous! 130404 – Fabulous Aussie flora – Eucalyptus trees smell awesome. 130405 – Not impressed with her first haircut! 130405 – Dessert is sorted! 130406 – Love this tunnel entranceRead More →

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 taayy and cake, banana cake which I haven’t made in ages but which turned out very very nommy 20121102 – After a long trip just one more train to catch 20121102 – But at least the food’s good here, just like home cooking! 20121102 – Guess where… yes that’s aRead More →

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.Read More →

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 married before Katja arrived. So, we got to work. All of the documents we had to supply had to be less than 6 months old – which of course means getting hold of new copies of things. They also had to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace. –Read More →

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 immediately – so now ich bin verlobt! (I am engaged) and very very happy 😀Read More →