The Loft | The Countdown

The Countdown

My ribs are sore. My belly tight. The kicks keep me up at night, and when they don’t, frequent trips to the bathroom do. The Braxton Hicks are coming on faster and stronger, and I’m counting down the weeks till I get to meet this babe. Each milestone feels monumental – 12 weeks, halfway through,…

The Loft | Welcoming Spring

Welcoming Spring

It’s late afternoon, and the sun is slowly setting. It’s the beginning of Spring, and it is almost t-shirt weather after a warm and sunny day. The birds are chatting away to one another, and I can smell that distinct smell of a barbecue being cooked somewhere close by. I’m sitting on our front verandah,…

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6 months in

I am a highly sentimental person. Dates are special to me – I love celebrations and holidays, and I love to read meaning into things. After we started dating in 2011, for about a year, I wrote down all of the meaningful text messages Dave wrote to me in an Evernote note (until it somehow…

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Nine months

I can’t believe that our girl is nine months old! The adage rings true: time has gone by so quickly. It is the biggest delight to learn more and more about Isla’s character every day. She is incredibly sweet. She is quick to smile, she is drawn to people, she is a calm soul and…

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Dinner Date

About a month ago, when we were still in Zagreb, Dave and I decided to go out to dinner; our first dinner date since before we left Australia. Being overseas, on a tight budget, and having no one to mind Isla had prevented us from doing this earlier, however we didn’t want this to stop…

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Nap Time

It’s 3:52pm in the afternoon. Dave is out with the TypeParis crew, and I am sitting on the lounge while Isla sleeps. The windows are open, bringing in the natural light, I can hear doves cooing, kids playing in the street below. Every day while Isla sleeps I scramble about to relax, to get work…