Saturday, February 21, 2009

Willow's school La Latina celebrated Carnival Day this week

Too cute!

The lion is Willow's boyfriend

Willow and Tiara playing in Tiara's backyard jungle (the next day it was all mowed)

My little Picasso
I thought i was so clever putting plastic down

but the painted feet were soon all around the house but thank goodness we got her in the bath before the hands found the walls!
Pancakes are a family favourite

Willow and Pen. We took her sling off as she kept falling over and hitting her head which seemed more dangerous

My little baby.... she didn't let an injury hold her back

Still managed to muscle in on the toybox

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm feeling very sad for my poor old state of Victoria. Very upsetting these fires. I heard some personal stories on CNN and was a blubbering mess. Of course I'm extremely pleased that all my loves ones are safe (and have airconditioning!).

Willow saw the traumatologist last night. Confirmed everything we knew really. Will heal quickly at this age. I put her in nursery for a couple of hours today and she had a great time but in consultation with the teachers I decided to keep her home till Monday just to give it a bit of time to repair, in case she falls over (or is pushed over!).
After the doc appointment last night we crossed the road to the beach. Was a gorgeous evening in Marbella. We wanted to stay for a glass of wine but remembered we had a roast chicken in the oven!
In the picture below you can see Africa on the left, Gibraltar in the middle and Spain on the right.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Fancy french toast to try to tempt fussy morning eater (that's Tanc if you're wondering)

Trying out recipes for my new birthday cake making business

Willow taking after me in the frowning department...

Yes she does watch a lot of television!

The Ikea stuff has been very successful

Well it's been quite eventful the last week with one thing or another. My crown fell off so I had a quick trip to the dentist. I had to help hubby move out of his office and into a temporary office. In fact i did all the packing while he continued working and talking on the phone. Thank goodness for wives! Then on Saturday Willow fell of the back off the couch and on to the marble floor. We had the ambulance service come out and take a look at her because she was in a lot of pain. They didn't think there was a break but said to keep an eye and take her to the hospital if concerned. Well after speaking to Granny Ros the next morning I decided immediately to take her to the hospital and sure enough she has a fractured clavicle. It's been a horrible experience for her, with the doctors poking around the painful area, the x-ray etc. but we are very proud of her. She is still full of spirit and it's amazing to see how quickly she has adapted to using one hand with the other strapped up. I thought she would be so frustrated and miserable but she is coping so well.
Straight after the hospital yesterday
By the afternoon we were at the tennis club

This morning she was in good spirits

Still managing to look glamourous!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Had a fab weekend. Attempted to play tennis at Manolo's on Sat but Willow wasn't having a bar of it, so home we went to watch it on tv instead. Sat night we scrubbed up and threw on our glad rags, dropped Willow at Zoe's to be babysat for the whole night then went out for Nicola's b'day. Was a very successful night, and as much as I was very intoxicated, didn't throw up next morning which is always a blessing! We dined at Evita de Buenos Aires and thoroughly recommend it. Brilliant atmosphere, lovely hosts and the food to die for... even if you don't eat meat... you can have the chicken, or the vegetable brochettes. Next we went on to Suite which was surprisingly crowded for this time of year. Nicola and I had a good boogie while the boys got the drinks in.... Then we finished off at Vanity. Very crowded but great. And stumbling distance home! In bed by 5.15am but don't remember much.
Next morning i picked Willow up around 11am (yes i was probably still not in a fit state to drive) and she was perfect. Zoe hadn't heard a peep all night, and she had a great morning playing with Zac and eating Zoe's breakfast. So it's great to have that overnight option now.

Then Sunday afternoon we went to visit Simon and Emily to meet their new addition, Ela-Jo. She is beautiful and tiny but quite feisty for 7 pounds! They seem to be adapting extremely well and were as relaxed as ever. Their villa in the centre of Marbella is gorgeous and I am quite jealous! Thanks to Emily's mum for doing a fantastic roast chicken and veg and that tomato and basil tart was muy delicioso. And of course we had to wet the head, so more champagne.... and more wine.... ahhh, it's yoga and green tea today for me.... well plus my morning cup of coffe to get my blood pressure up for the day!!! Oh and it's slippers for me today as I gave my Galliano skyscraper heels an outing on Sat night, but they are definitely not designed for heavy dancefloor action. More like standing in one place all night looking glamourous. Blisters!!

Talking of glamour......the queen of accessories (or the mardi gras?)