Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Grandad Wilky

In true Grandad Wilky style, he informed us of his intended visit to Sweden 3 days before he arrived from NZ, apparently it was an airfare too good to pass up. So we were informed on the Friday and he landed on the Tuesday. He was here for 2 weeks which absolutely flew by. One of those weeks was school holidays so we managed to get out and about and enjoy the autumness of Stockholm, before the snow came, which it did several times during his visit. He surprisingly caught the yoga bug and was pulling himself this way and that every morning limbering himself into unthinkable poses and then groaning and creaking as he untangled himself. He unloaded and washed about 300 loads of dishes and even did some laundry (shock, horror, read all about it!). He seldom ate or drank and wondered why he would succumb to bad headaches and splitting pains in his body (go figure?). All that aside, little Benjamin learnt several new words like "plonker" and "wrestle" and learnt how to say "NO" with real authority, and he also had a super wonderful time with his furthest away Grandad.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Belated Birthday Blog

From the initial "wow that's mine!" to the blowing out of the candles, a priceless series of photos. Here's some more from the party.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

A little birthday video for xmas!

As I have already said, now I have a week or so of holiday to get things is a video which is 3 months old, but still a little birthday treat.


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

my little boy

well during the blog posting frenzy, I thought it may be easier to make a film?

these are some photos we took sometime in August or September...I think?

Park Life

What a voice!

France 2010

Hi everyone....well it's days before christmas and finally...finally the photos from our 2 weeks in France are here for you all to see. Let me know if you want any to print and I'll send them to you!


Monday, 13 December 2010


Benjamin again shows that he is going to be a lot better cook than I ever will!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010


When you have a grandma that can make wish that little bit more that she was around the corner instead of 15,548 kilometres away!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Balcony furniture finished!

Most of it is buried under snow now, but at the end of the summer I finished the balcony furniture using recycled wood from a nearby building site.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Hold your horses!

I know everyone that reads this blog all 5 of you, will be eagerly awaiting the French update. Well it's coming...I am going to upload them onto Picasa so you can see what a superbly photographic time we had!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Beach Boy

Admittedly living in Sweden doesn't guarantee Benjamin a lot of time on the beach but Benji looks like he could get used to it?

Dinner time

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Friday, 24 September 2010

"Say my name, say my name"

Witness a minor miracle as Benjamin says his own name for the first time!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Friday, 10 September 2010

Greece: Day Two

Benjamin has one of his first drinks of apple juice.
Benji meets Lolo in person, and then becomes obsessed and talks about her for the entire summer!

"I want a Greek salad."

Wednesday, 8 September 2010