Life has been moving at a million miles an hour lately with almost everything being baby related in some way, shape or form. As it’s been a while since my last little instagram update, I thought I’d share with you what else has been going on in life (with just a little baby touch!). Baking this British/Polish flag cake for my Grampy’s 70th Birthday party (recipe here). Picking up these amazing sandals from H&M which are perfect for swelling pregnancy feet. Stormy views of the Isle of White from Pregnancy Yoga in Southbourne. Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Captains Club for Rachel’s 30th Birthday. The latest addition to the baby’s nursery, these perfect Ikea picture ledges. A very well deserved meal at my new favourite restaurant, The Jetty. This is the Sunrise mocktail which I am completely hooked on! Cooling off! Meeting Mum’s new 6 week old black labrador puppy, Bonnie! Pregnancy cravings – sausages and mash! Happy 37 weeks! We picked the baby’s first outfit this week, put our beautiful cotsheets on his cot and got out a few of my favourite teddies all ready for his arrival! Somebody told me to stock up on all my “essentials” before the babies born so you don’t have anything other than the obvious to be stressing out about. So off I went to Boots and picked up a few things I’ve been longing for, a new hairbrush, the Real Techniques face brush, a brow brush (ohhhh bad brows, bad brows!), some cuticle oil and my favourite summer time BB cream which is nearly empty! And finally, spending Saturday afternoons lounging in one of my favourite places.
My New Zealand trip is over and I’m as sad as you are about it, so I thought I’d round it up with my favourite Instagram snaps (with links to posts if you’ve missed them!). I’m too kind, really.
After 38 hours of travelling, finally we arrived in Wellington. Thanks Air New Zealand for another great flight and for keeping me entertained with your hilarious safety video.
First kiwi meal, the compulsory New Zealand Lamb Roast cooked by Scotts mum.
Serve yourself to giant Green Lipped Mussels at Pak’n’Save (the kiwi equivalent of Asda).
Visiting friends at their mountain retreat home.
And checking out their “hot tub”.
Views from Lake Ferry in the Wairarapa.
Heading back over the mountains to the Hutt Valley.
Views from Scotts folks’ place in the Hutt Valley.
My love for a kiwi bakery is like never before!
Heading for the Marlborough Souths via the BlueRidge from Wellington.
Ferry crossing reading.
Sunset over the Marlborough Sounds.
Waking up at Lochmara. Those views!
Wonderful colours from the jetty at Lochmara Lodge.
On dolphin watch back to Picton.
Morning bedtime views in Paihia.
Spotting some wild Pukeko’s at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
A Maori Waka (canoe).
Pool time at our apartments in Paihia.
Views of the Bay of Islands from the flagpole in Russell.
Tropical Cyclone Luci arriving in Paihia as we leave to Auckland.
So there it is, one big fat kiwi trip roundup! Until next time New Zealand!
Instagram is one of those app’s I have on constant rotation on my iPhone. I check in when I wake up, on my lunch break and in the evening to catch up on beautiful posts by some of my favourites (garypeppergirl is the instagram bomb). So it’s fair to say I’m still pretty obsessed. It’s been some time since my last Instagram post so we’ve got a bit of catching up to do. Welcome to life according to my iPhone…
Lunching at Bournemouth’s brand spanking new Revolution bar. 50% off mondays just keep me coming back!
Scott got his chef hat on and made some man burgers for dinner. I made the balsamic salad and griddled tomatoes.
Celebrating the sunshine on the beach with these very cute champagne flutes.
There’s a common theme when the sun comes out.
When in doubt, eat ice-cream. My favourite place to pick up handmade gelato in Bournemouth is Zizzi’s and I always have caramel and coffee, such a combo.
Waking up in Scotland.
Dusting off the kayak for an afternoon of Snopp Doggy Dogg and some cruising along the Dorset coast.
Pimms and picnics on the beach.
Vineyards in Florence.
Big smiles on top of the Duamo in Florence.
Loving the prints of these super skinny gap jeans which I picked up in the sale (still available online here). Paired them with my pointy nude flats from Topshop (no longer online).
Discovering Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish in Bleu Water. Does what it says on the pot and gives an incredible finish. I’ve just added Rose Cupcake to my collection.
Making it my aim to look at this photo every day.
Memories of Thailand bought to our dining table by Scott and his new favourite hangout, the Asian store.
Happy Campers in Corfe.
After 15 hour days and a diet of coffee, we finally finished my little project.
Afternoon naps in the tent.
Enjoying the view from the hot tub at Bournemouth Sevens Festival. I realised I never got around to posting about Bournemouth Sevens so look out for it this week!
You can find me on instagram here on search beccathesoutherner! Happy snapping!