Um, hello? I hope you are still there. That was a mammoth blog absence. Busy times, with my Mum in hospital and general life stuff keeping me away from the computer.
I always find it difficult to dip my toe back into blogging after a break, so perhaps a list to start things off? Nice things that have happened during the past month:
1. We found ourselves with a few spare hours at home last weekend, and Matt painted the wall behind our desk black. It's phase one of our study schmick-up - more about that later. (The black wall was heavily influenced by the gorgeousness found at The Marion House Book and Door 16). Here is a before. This photo will hopefully remind me what it's like to have a clean desk, as I'm sure soon enough it will be covered with teetering piles of paper. For now, I love it.
2. Audrey turned 7. We had a very low key birthday for her this year, but I did make my big girl a chocolate piniata cake (from the good old WW Kid's Cake book). I still can't believe this worked out. It gave a convincing crack when she whacked it with a toy mallet, too.