In the last twelve months our lives have changed quite a bit ...
Dash has grown from a tiny bub into a real little boy ... he's a toddler now with oodles of energy, and he's going to have a little brother in early November this year (eep!).
A few months ago we decided to make a bit of a tree-change so we sold our home in Brunswick
and our holiday house in beautiful Port Fairy (boo hoo!),
and moved to another 90-year-old weatherboard house in the little town of Woodend, about 70km north-west of Melbourne.
I was somewhat apprehensive about leaving the inner city, but so far it's been great - no regrets! Here are a few glimpses of our garden and new neighbourhood:
This year we also had to say a very sad goodbye to our beautiful little Bracken ... but it's nice to think that we were able to give him two years of love and comfort after his rough start in life.
In early May we welcomed a Spanish (Catalan) au pair, Marta, to our family. She's been really lovely, and we'll miss her when she leaves in a couple of weeks to travel in Asia before returning home. Little Dash is quite enamored with his 'big sister' ...
Oooh, there's a lot more going on around here but I'd better stop blabbing and let this blog wake up slowly.
Till next time ....