The Christmas holidays are over, so its definitely time I came back and spent some time on this little space of mine! Our Christmas Holidays. We have had such a wonderful few weeks all off together. The boys were off school for 4 weeks so […]
Crime in the Seychelles It’s been about a year and a half since I wrote the post The Darker Side of Expat Life In The Seychelles and it’s still the most viewed page on my blog. I read it again the other day. It made […]
We recently went for a walk in the Vallee De Mai. Not an unusual event for us, we go at least once a month! It is without doubt our favourite place to go for a walk.
If you don’t know, the Vallee De Mai, is famous for being the home of the Coco De Mer, the largest seed in the world! It really is huge, apparently weighing up to 30KG at full size!!
Freddie’s first walk
This visit to the Vallee De Mai though, things were a little different! This time we ALL went walking! It was Freddie’s first walk, as opposed to being in the baby carrier! This kinda blows my mind, It seems like just a minute ago it was Arthur’s first time walking around there!!
We had such a great time. With Freddie walking around too, the whole dynamic changed so much, but only in a good way!
Arthur was absolutely delighted to get to run around with Freddie in there and Freddie was so excited to finally be able to get down and really explore the place as opposed to just being in the carrier! It was amazing to see them exploring together!
Walking amongst giants, my boys look tiny in there. Perhaps thats why I love going so much! This is one of my new favourite pictures!
Arthur took great pleasure in being Freddie’s personal tour guide.
They both are becoming so confident and independent, it’s amazing to see them running around without a care or fear.
As always, we stopped at our favourite spot, to look at the river, of course throw a few sticks and stones in, and to look for crabs!
It was also a big trip for another reason as it was the first time Arthur walked round the whole way without needing to be carried. As you can see, he was very proud!!
I have blogged about coming here before, and I am certain I will blog about it again! So, apologies if it seems a bit repetitive, but it really is such a special place to go. If you are visiting Seychelles it is an absolute must (with or without kids!)
I am so happy to have such an amazing place for our kids to explore. We are so lucky to have so many amazing memories (and pictures) of the boys having the best time here. They are true explorers, and I hope that they will forever love the outdoors as much as they do now!
Mark has been made head teacher (proud wife alert!) The current headteacher is retiring at the end of this term and Mark will be taking over from then!
As part of his new job we got to move to a new house. It feels like no time since we moved into our last place, it was in fact less than a year! Regular readers of my blog will know some of the negative things we experienced since living there, but also we have some truly wonderful memories from that house. It is the first house we brought Freddie home to, Arthur started sleeping in his big boy bed here and potty trained too! I also will have lovely memories from our great garden there.
We are very excited about our new house. It’s 4 bedroom 2 (amazing) bathrooms, a big wrap around veranda and a beautiful garden!
Arthur and Freddie are settling in here beautifully, Arthur loves it and keeps proudly proclaiming “new house” with a big grin on his face!
Koopa is beside himself happy, as the house is so open we’ve decided to give up on trying to keep him outside and as I write this he’s lying by my feet next to the sofa!
I’ve shared a few pictures on Instagram, but here’s a few more! Take a peek at our new house!
These are some of my favourite bits, but there’s still lots to get sorted so I’ll share more pictures when we are fully settled in! I love that there are a few quirks in this house, it’s not new and I love that! There’s lots we can do to make it our own.
The kitchen sink might just be my favourite thing of all, the kitchen in general has a real industrial feel to it!
The house is huge and it’s definitely going to be a lot to keep on top of. Our cleaner has stopped working for us as she got pregnant and it was too much for her to do (understandably, I struggled cleaning my own house when I was pregnant let alone someone else’s!) so we are in the look out for someone new to help us out!! In the meantime I’ll tie mops to the kids feet, I’m kidding….I think!