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Month: November 2015

29 months

Arthur is 29 months old. I feel like Arthur has changed and developed so much in this past month. Something I’ll get out the way first is we had our first incident with Freddie this month.  I mentioned it briefly before, but Arthur bit Freddie. […]

Freddie is 3 months old

Freddie is three months old!  We fall more and more in love with this amazing little guy every day! He has well and truly stolen our hearts! Weight: 6.2kg Freddie is seriously the most smiley happy baby I’ve ever come across.  His smile is amazing, […]

Arthur and Freddie {November 2015}

I’m a couple of days late with this one, but here are my two little guys, Arthur and Freddie this month.

These pictures are from a random bed time that I decided to bring the camera in on.  Nothing particularly extraordinary about them but it does really show how these two are together all the time!!
Arthur and Freddie holding hands

There is still a whole lot of love going on with these two!  Arthur is still very into Freddie’s hands.  He loves holding hands with him.  We did however have our first ‘incident’ where Arthur bit Freddie’s hand, twice, in one day.  It was awful, my heart broke.  We were so worried that this was the start of things to come.  We put Arthur on the naughty step straight away both times, he’s not done it again or shown any inclination to do it again so fingers crossed we won’t get any more biting.  He has never been a biter anyway which I think made it all the more shocking for us.  I don’t know if it was an extension of his love of Freddie’s hands, a bit of jealousy or what, but it was no fun for anyone!!

Arthur and Freddie. BrothersAnyway, aside from that one day.  These two are still very much buddies!  There really is a whole lot of kisses and cuddles all the time.

Arthur and Freddie. BrothersArthur and Freddie. Brothers

Along with Freddie’s hands, Arthur also likes to point out his head, eyes, ears and toes!

Arthur and Freddie. Brothers

This last picture makes me laugh so much!  Arthur can definitely ‘over love’ Freddie and this is another example of that!  Freddie wasn’t upset or anything after this, I think he is definitely going to be a resilient little guy!

Arthur and Freddie. Brothers

dear beautiful

A new family walk

Since Koopa got introduced to the beach on his first walk we’ve been loving taking him there! It’s becoming a real special time for us all. We jumped in the car one day last week and drove down the road to a beach near to […]

When it rains…

When you picture the Seychelles, I imagine you probably think of something like this Well, it’s not always like that of course!!  We get some pretty spectacular rain here. Generally I love it when it rains here.  However, since August we have had SO much […]

Guest post: Seeking Expat Mamas for a PhD study

I’m sharing this post on behalf of Leah, a PhD student and British Expat Mama living in Sydney.

Seeking expat mamas for a PhD study

Please take a read and it would be great if you could help her out a little too!

Over to you Leah.

Hello, I’m Leah, I’m a British migrant, living in Sydney with my husband and my two sons.
Seeking expat mamas for a PhD study
I’ve always thought of myself more as a Londoner, than British, but that’s probably for another post. Anyway, I’m an expat mum and currently a full-time PhD student, which is where this guest post comes in.

I am studying migrant mothers and how we use online communities. The first part of my study is a survey open to migrant and expat mothers living anywhere in the world. I’m hoping to capture a wide range of experiences to inform the rest of my study. The study is about how and why mothers use online communities and networks as part of their migration and mothering experiences, and I hope the study will provide useful information about how women cope with these life-changing experiences.

So if you are:

· a woman aged 21-55

· the mother of at least one child under the age of 5

· living and raising your child in a country which is not the country of your birth/upbringing, and you have been living in that country for 10 years or less

then please complete the survey here:

The next stage of the study will be interviewing mothers living in Sydney, so if you happen to be one of those, feel free to get in touch! In the meantime, please do pass the survey link on to any of your friends who might be interested, or post it on your blog / Twitter / Facebook page etc.

I look forward to hearing what you’ve got to say!

Many thanks


My Expat Family 16

Hello and welcome to My Expat Family 16 the sixteenth ‘My Expat Family’ blog link up. A a big thank you to everyone who linked up last month if you missed it take a look there are lots of fab posts there to read! Last month […]