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April, 2015 | No Place Like Travel
Archive | April, 2015
Thursday, 30 April 2015

Daily Pics: Time

We received some news today. The type of news where from that moment onward everything changes, yet everything is as it is and still stays the same. Life plays on. Sadness descends, only to the kept at bay by remembering how fortune has smiled on all of us and still continues to do so. How lucky we have been to have time and to have spent it wisely, without regret. For it is the only currency that cannot be earned back, traded or bought.


Skype with Sevenoaks

News no one wants to hear


Baby boy o and monkey

Bonding with monkey


Undercover RV storage

A place out of the sun


RV storage

Rover's temporary home


In and out burger joint

Old time burgers


In and out burger and fries

English Hubby's favorite


Seal coming off RV

Coming apart in more ways than one


English hubby fixing seal

Some things can be fixed


Smiling baby boy o

Moments like this add up to a life well lived


Dinner outside

Dinner Al fresco


Skype with mum

So far, yet so close


Us together

So much to be grateful for


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Daily Pics: Not a Day Over 55

Arizona is a snowbird retirement mecca, and finding an RV park that caters to the under 55 crowd is as easy as putting an octopus in a string bag (as Reader likes to say). Lucky for us, English Hubby has lovely salt and pepper colored hair, and many places tend to take a don't ask, don't tell approach, so we haven't yet been carded or denied. According to Jim, these RV resorts get quite wild in the Winter. Good to know we have something to look forward to!


Rice pot

What's cooking?!

Indian curry

Loving last night's leftovers


Laundry in stroller

Babe doing laundry


Washing up

More washing up


Baby boy o and box

Playing outside the box


Chicken thighs

Meal prep, thank you Real Simple!


Park models

Trailer trash or park models


Palm tree

Palm tree street


Golf carts

Rush hour at the activity center



Two sessions!


Resort living

Resort living


Swimming pool at monte vista

Not bad at all



Kitchen drumming


Baby boy O with green bowl on head

Funny boy!


Biting dog

Not quite getting the concept of giving Spot a kiss


Site 1423

Farewell 1423


Safeway trolley

Going for a spin around Safeway



Cruising with a melon


Casa grande

Casa Grand not Grande


Baby boy o smiling

Post office smiles


USPS boxes

Picking up a few more boxes

Pool instructions

We're definitely hanging with the over 55 crowd



Been spoilt at Monte Vista



Baby Narcissus smacked his head trying to touch his reflection



Nothing like an afternoon bubble blowing session


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Daily Pics: New York Frame of Mind

Less than two weeks now before we are back in New York City. In some ways it is exciting to be heading back to the big smoke, the land of take out and delivery, the city of convienience and cabs. That being said, I will miss leisurely strolls through the wide aisles of Safeway and not having to battle constantly for personal space. We've started putting our city lives back together. Organizing movers, renovations, toddler classes, nanny interviews from afar.


English hubby on phone

Organizing new windows and window guards


Baby boy o pulling to standing

Trying to pull himself to standing. Not quite there yet


Drinking from a glass

Thirsty business


Nanny posting

Nanny search continues


Bunny on the lawn

Bunny magic


Indian dinner

Not quite Brick Lane but a surprise for English Hubby nonetheless


Monday, 27 April 2015

Daily Pics: Monte Vista

I've grown quite fond of Monte Vista Resort and our little routine here. Baby Boy O and I go for our morning walk to Safeway. He falls asleep, I grab a freshly made green tea and peach drink at Starbucks, with an Asiago and jalapeƱo bagel, and I work on my book. We pick up lunch, head back to meet with English Hubby who would have finished his morning calls. We get what we can done with the little one in tow, trying to slide in a meditation session or gym workout, and then four o'clock swimmy swimmy time rolls around. We splash, we download, we head back and bathe the boy who is worn and ready for bed. Over the last week and a half we've fallen into a nice rhythm. Enjoying it whilst it lasts.


Baby boy o walking with toy

Morning activity, a stroll around the RV


Walk past tennis courts

Going for a walk


Safeway starbucks

I'll have the usual

Working at Starbucks

Work station


Snack at Starbucks

After nap snack


Baby boy o with Mesa locals

Chatting with the locals


Fork in the road

Fork in the road



Hummingbird song


Pool at monte vista

Missing this already


Baby boy o with Starbucks cup

The American side of him. Will have to show him what good coffee really is!



RV delivery


Napping with daddy

Afternoon nap with daddy


Mum and baby swimming

Swimmy swimmy time


Cuddles in the pool

Splashy splashy

Kisses in the pool

Kissy Kissy


Baby boy o dinner by the pool

Dinner by the pool


RV cover in box

Packing up is starting to feel real now



Sunday, 26 April 2015

Daily Pics: Bite of Arizona

The notion of a lazy Sunday morning escapes us. Baby Boy O was awake at the crack of dawn. The up side is that we are able to pack a whole bunch into a day. Off to the mall to pick up a few new items and then to the food truck festival. Not quite New York standards, but the upside is that we didn't have to line up for hours. Indulged in fish tacos, chickpea ciabatta and even an Indian fried bread, of the North American not subcontinent variety.


Baby boy o unwinding hatch

Adding more tricks to his kit bag


Flyovers in Arizona

Taking you anywhere and everywhere

Arizona mall

Mall rats

Clouds and mountains

Heading to rawhide for lunch


Bite of Arizona

Bite of Arizona food truck festival


Indian fried bread

A different type of roti


Hot tamale

Eyeing the hot tamale

Fish tacos

Delicious fish tacos

Food truck crowd

Not quite the New York food truck scene


Monte vista entry sign

Arriving back home





Monte vista gym

Family work out

Baby boy o reading

Some heavy reading


Reading spot book

Riveting plot line


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Daily Pics: A Mighty Big Thump

Huffington Post published “10 More Realistic Milestones For Your Baby Book” and we just ticked off number one (again) today. Baby Boy O was sleeping soundly in the middle of the bed. Thirty minutes later we heard an almighty thump and a fractionally delayed wail. My heart truly stopped for a second. Running back into the RV not knowing if my little boy is okay. The thought of him hurt weighs so heavy. I cannot even imagine the pain of families in Nepal who have lost their dear ones. How precious our human lives are.

Opening the hatch

Learning something new


Baby boy o breakfast sunshine

Our little ray of sunshine


Large flat rate box

Starting to think about packing...the end of the road trip is nigh


Baby boy o sleeping

Sleeping beauty


Shoes flung

An almighty thud, shoes flung off as I run into the RV


Family hug

Ok after cuddles and tickles

Baby boy o practicing his walking

Back to normal, diligently practicing his walking


Cheeky little smiler

Back to his cheeky self


English hubby with ipad

Off to lunch, but someone is addicted to bandwidth


Using free wifi

Things we do for free wifi


Disgusting pizza

Regretful pizza lunch. Never again, Peter Piper Pizza. What were we thinking?!


Baby boy onetime watermelon

Delicious watermelon


Gym workout at monte vista resort

Sneaking in a gym work out


Laundry day

In between loads of laundry


Scrawl look

His WTF face


Kale dinner

Much needed healthy dinner


Friday, 24 April 2015

Daily Pics: A Good, Good Day

Today has been a good day. Rain clouds came, gave a light sprinkle to wash away the dust, and things are a little clearer now. Our little threesome has found its groove and in this moment it feels good. Our nanny interviewing came to a close and we have three strong, yet very different candidates. Our neighbor, Psych Adam, wrote an article with five tips to handle transitions. We are doing all of them to varying degrees – mindfully anticipating what we may feel when the transition occurs, and anticipate how we feel. Check. Ask for help. Check, check. Keep a routine, sort of check. Know where you are going and keep things in perspective, barely check. Go easy on yourself, must remember to check. Things are a changing, and it has been a good good day.


Baby boy o tearing tissue in bed

Tearing it up


Baby boy o in stroller at Mesa resort

Morning nap walk


Rain clouds

Threatening clouds. Nice to have a bit of rain to clear away the dust


Safeway grocery

Our usual Starbucks writing table and Safeway stop

Picnic in front of RV

Concrete picnic


English hubby giving baby boy o some lunch

Lunching away


Baby and dad plane spotting

Plane spotting


Comparing watermelons

Who is bigger?

Naked bib look

Setting a new trend in baby ware

Bunny under the RV

Back from a quick Fitstar workout. Eye spy with my little eye something beginning with B


Boys reading

Big brains at work


Laptop with nanny interview

Interviews continue, last one done


Nanny list

Shortlisted from over 140 applicants

English hubby holding baby boy o in the pool

4 o'clock swim time again


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Daily Pics: Full Time Mummy

It is a tough job being a full time mummy. Baby Boy O is going through a barnacle phase, where he is stuck to me like glue. Half a foot away is a little to distant. Poh Poh says its a sign of how much he loves us and how deep that attachment is. We are searching for a nanny and all I can hope for is an angel sent down from the heavens to help us look after our little one. He/she will have to have the patience of a saint. Funny thing is we've not had one male applicant. Where are all the real men? Scared to step up to the plate?!


Superhero baby

What's your superpower?!



Finger eating

Eating with his fingers


Fork eating

Mastering a fork


Exploring cupboards

Exploring every nook and cranny


Button pusher

Pressing all the buttons


Pushing his walker

Watch out! Here he comes!


Baby bundle

My little bundle


Mummy's angel

Sweet little angel


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Daily Pics: Stand And Be Counted

All Baby Boy O wants to do is be on his feet. Holding his walker toy, lapping the coffee table clockwise then anti clockwise. It's fascinating watching his skills progress and the lightbulb go on in his head as he connects the dots. Makes me realize how much we take for granted as the synapses preprogrammed over the years fire on autopilot. Imagine having to relearn all of that again? We are no match for a baby.


Light switch

Mastered the light switch!


Mah mah holding baby boy o as he walks

Speedy Gonzales


Happy feet

So happy to be on two feet


Grabbing newspapers

Nothing is safe


Backyard pool

Breaking Bad backyard


Baby boy o with backward cap

Yo Yo Baby Boy O in da house!


Touching pink flower

Pincer fingers strike again


English hubby pool boy

Pool boy


Swim time not so keen

Not as keen today


Baby burrito

Baby burrito


Carrot and prune muffins

Healthy birthday carrot and prune muffins


Monday, 13 April 2015

Daily Pics: Tax Time is So Taxing

Every year it is the same mayhem. Receipts lost, statements missing, manual data entry and books aren't the only things to be unbalanced. Why in the age of Quicken, expense tracking apps and downloadable data are we still in this pickle? Because English Hubby is old school. I'm surprised the quill and ink has been retired. I've managed to extract a promise that next year shall be more straight through processing. The efficiency consultant in me is pleased with that acknowledgement. The cynic in me will wait 365 days to see.


Awake early and walking

Mr Early Riser


Morning walk with mah mah

Off for a walk with Mah Mah


Apple snack time

Snack time


Baby boy o with food all over face

Lunch time


Tax time work

Tax time


Toy cars in boxes

Car smash up


Baby boy o and deadly swimming

Highlight of the day


Elvis impersonator

Smallest Elvis impersonator ever


Ice cream truck



Walking around the coffee table

I want to play, not sleep!


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Daily Pics: Cooling Off

We took Mah Mah to see all the unique sights that Arizona had to offer. Museums, art galleries and the outdoors are so overrated. Instead we visited In and Out Burger, UHaul RV Storage and a supermarket on the way back to Scottsdale. Crying baby most of the way, and temperatures rising high. Thankful for Mah Mah's great idea to go for a swim to cool off.


Mah mah and baby boy o in bed

Snuggling up in bed


Space cadet

Cry baby space cadet



Visiting all the glamorous places


In and out

Panda Express or In and Out?


RV storage

Sussing out some storage for rover


Mah mah and baby boy I

Cooling off in the pool


English hubby and baby boy o in Scottsdale pool

Much needed giggles


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Daily Pics: Rock Art

English Hubby met someone who had a theory that ancient rock art may not have the awe inspiring meaning we sometimes attribute to it. Rather, it may just be as simple as a few bored kids told to go outside of the cave to play, having a bit of fun graffiting the neighborhood, leaving tags all over the place! I think regardless of the reasons why people choose to draw and write, there is something endearing about putting your thoughts out there and creating something to last. It is a way of transporting ideas through time and space. Whether it be ancient rock art or more modern forms of expression like blogging, storytelling ignites the imagination and connects people together.


Baby boy o with plastic container

Cheeky little guy


Family selfie

Hiding from the sun


Talking to national parks guide

Learning more about the desert


English hubby protecting private parts

Trying to protect private parts from a very excited little boy


Getting lift from park ranger

Getting a lift back from the ranger


Going on a hike

Off for a short hike


Prickly pear flowers

Blooming beautiful


Petroglyphs and fighter jet

Ancient and modern. Petroglyphs and fighter jets


English hubby on stairs.

Trying to cover up the warning sign



Cacti caucus


Stay off rocks sign

Between a rock and a hot place


Dear rock art

Oh dear


Spiral rock art



English hubby and mah mah

Belated Mother's Day cuddles


Rock art on stone

The original tablet


Mexican lunch

Late lunch


Cheese crisp

Glad we're hungry


Baby boy o playing with activity center

Another rendition of old McDonald had a farm...enough already!


Friday, 10 April 2015

Daily Pics: Zoom Zoom Zoom

Six more days till our little baby turns one. As a special treat Aunty Ems let him open his very first present. He was stoked. His chubby little fingers mauled the cars. Great entertainment as we repacked Rover to head off for a weekend in Tucson. A welcome break from a few days of intense work. How is it that we still don't have enough time in a day?!

Present wrapped in dinosaur

Every little boy's dream


Present tag from Aunty Ems

Thank you Aunty Ems!


Baby boy o looking at car present

What is this?!


Baby boy o playing with toy car

Is that how it works?


Toy car

Zoom zoom zoom


Baby boy o looking through the window

Peekaboo from our little house in Scottsdale. Little eyes watching us pack


Driving in rover

Road trip!


Mountain view

Back in familiar territory


Sitting outside with Mah Mah

Taking Mah Mah to Catalina State Park


Me and baby boy o

Dancing cheek to cheek


Stripping baby outside

No room for modesty!


English hubby giving baby boy o bath and squirting boat

Bath time fun!


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Daily Pics: Long Time Between Lychee Martinis

First adult only date night in a very long time. Mah Mah was kind enough to look mind Baby Boy O whilst he was sleeping, allowing us to escape for a few hours into the hot bed of fast cars and fake blondes that is the Entertainment District of Scottsdale. Armed with Yelp we decided to brave a sushi fix in the middle of a desert. It all worked out well with a delicious dinner, minus the wasabi laced sushi. All until the clock struck quarter to eleven and we turned back into pumpkins summoned home by a phone call from Mah Mah to a crying baby.


Bum shuffle start

Started off here...


Bum shuffle 2

...and ended up here, with tears because he was moving the wrong way!


Baby boy o eating blueberries and watermelon

Breakfast buffet

Scottsdale apartments under construction

Cowboy apartments


Scottsdale road

Road to entertainment and fashion districts


English hubby and Baby boy o having fish lunch by pool

Poolside lunching


Night time silouhette

The night is young, with a rogue parking ticket to come


Lychee martini

Way too long between lychee Martinis





Sashimi more




And more fish


Salmon carpaccio with truffles

Carpaccio with truffles


Braised beef

Braised beef goodness


Chocolate lava cake

Desert courtesy of our sushi chef, making it up for the wasabi incident


Check at sushi roku

Omakase surprise


Tacky bars

Getting way too old for public selfies


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Daily Pics: Happy Walker

Much happier today after a good sleep. Things just aren't as strange anymore, and the additional space of our little Air BnB house in Scottsdale isn't as scary anymore. Today we had wave after wave of boxes arrive. All our pent up purchasing from having no fixed address whilst on the road.


Happier baby boy o

Waking up on the happier side of the bed


Baby boy o with mah mah opening presents

More presents


Eating jook with mah mah

Jook makes everything better


Great little Scottsdale neighborhood


Baby walker

Look what mummy ordered online?!


Mum and baby boy o holding walker

Someone is super happy


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Baby Boy Grumps

Someone had the grumps today. Now that Mah Mah is over, our plan was to hunker down do get some work done – taxes, CRT, calls, nanny search, and a whole load of leftovers that need attention – but Baby Boy O was not going to have a bar of that. New routine, new house, new grandma. Not a great formula for happy baby.

Baby boy o and mah mah reading storybook

Not so sure about morning story time


Breakfast in the saucer chair

Yummy breakfast


Baby boy o opening presents

Thanks Mah Mah for my presents!


Lunch by pool with Skype

Lunch by the pool with Yah Yah on Skype too


Baby boy o upset

Not happy Jan! (...only people who grew up in Australia in the 80s will understand)


Monday, 6 April 2015

Daily Pics: Biosphere 2

Visiting Biosphere 2 makes me realize that we know so very little about the world in which we live, yet our actions and decisions are based on imperfect snippets of data that we extrapolate and codify and then etch into stone. We think we know more than we really do. We think we can control and predict, yet all we seem to be doing is shift a delicate balance further out to the edges where implications and consequences that were once inelastic become elastic and magnified in its environmental impact. Biosphere 2 is a poor but necessary replication of the original biosphere 1, the Earth. Poor because we can never replicate the complex systems that nature has evolved, not even with half a billion dollars and counting. Necessary as it is the closest thing we have for research and testing, the collection of data which fuels the computer models that fan the flames of our understanding of the very fragile planet we live on.

It occurs to me that the biggest mistake we can make is to think we can definitively know something. When we fall into that trap we shut the door on inquiry, we blind ourselves to the possible yet less probable, we stop reconizing that error allows us to grow and learn, and we fool ourselves into a false sense of security.


Baby boy o with bed head

Serious bed head


English hubby exercising on picnic table

Picnic table cum bench press


Baby boy o playing in RV with toys

Play things


Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2


Glass wall of biosphere 2

An engineering marvel

English hubby and baby boy o on biosphere 2 tour

Youngest biospherean in the group

Airlock door

Pneumatically sealed


Biosphere ocean

Simulating the earths oceans


Rainforest room

Rainforest room


Plastic garbage in ocean

What are we doing to our world?

Fire extinguisher sign

Anyone want to reach for the fire extinguisher?


Desert room

Simulating a desert (located in a desert...the irony)


Rock to soil experiment

Rock to soil experiment, break it down


Girl getting a little handsy with baby boy O

Get your hands off my boy young lady!


Biosphere lung

Expandable lung capacity of the biosphere


Walking in a tunnel

Getting deep down into the technosphere


Biosphere lung

Metal and rubber lung, so the heat expanded air doesn't make the biosphere explode


Outside the biosphere

Imagine spending two years sealed away


Highway roadside fire

We need that fire extinguisher now


Baby boy o holding oranges

Helping with the grocery shopping


Mah mah arriving at Phoenix airport

Welcome Mah Mah!


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Daily Pics: Saguaros and Old Tucson

Saguaros are majestic. They stand tall and proud, growing inch by inch every year. The Native American people believed that they were once people, from the earth and of the earth. To be treated with utmost respect. The unbreakable circle of life, for one day we too will return to the earth to rest.


Baby boy o Easter egg

This is all I get for an Easter egg?


Road to saguaro national park

Off to Saguaro National Park



Zola the tarantula


English hubby walking along the road

Walking the road after Guardian Angel Mike warned us about rattlesnakes


Kings canyon trail

Setting off on the trail


Yellow desert wildflower

Burst of yellow


Desert prickly plant

Beautiful and dangerous


Red flowering cactus

Flowering cactus


English hubby on kings canyon trail

Starting to warm up


Kings canyon desert view

Not a bad dessert view


Pink desert flowers

Blush and bloom


Purple wild flowers

Wildflowers everywhere


Desert selfie

My little desert trekker


Saguaro with two blooms

Which one is female...


Saguaro with one bloom

...and which one is male?!


Yellow cactus flowers

Yellow and prickly


English hubby hiking ahead in the desert

Full steam ahead


English hubby hiking over a hill

Over the hill and far away


Thorny desert flower

Thorn in the side


Cactus shaped like a heart

Prickly love


Six saguaros

Saguaro family


English hubby hiking on kings canyon trail

Beautifully raw landscape


Prickly cactus

Up close and personal


Pineapple cactus

I spy a pineapple


Hairy cactus

Hairy old man cactus


English hubby hiking up to peak

Heading toward the peak against the two hour time limit


Weathered bones

Weathered tree bones



Amazing cactus, over 100 years old


Cactus valley

Into the valley


Old tucson

English hubby going under duress


Gun slinging

Gun slingin'


Lasso cowboy

Lasso whipping Loop Rawlins



Anyone for ribs?!


Old Tucson movie set

Cowboy movie set



Little madam


Goat and horse

Petting zoo


Costumed woman

Step back in time


English hubby in a horse thief coffin

Too tall for a horse thief


Cuddle with mummy

Afternoon cuddle time


Sun setting through the tree

Awesome campsite at Catalina State Park


Mountains at Catalina state park

Perfect view of the mountains


Baby boy O walking on picnic table

Picnic table catwalk


Sun setting out the mountains

Sun setting


Star app

Looking over the night sky


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Daily Pics: A Desert Surprise

I had never thought much about deserts until today. Who knew something so seemingly inhospitable and hostile could be a thing of raw beauty and abundance. Plants, animals, birds and all manner of creatures seem to grow and thrive. They adapt in glorious ways. Adaptation is a skill. Change can be a gift. We booked our flight back to New York City last week. May 11 to meet up with Squee and Fatty Patty. But in truth I have been apprehensive and torn about returning back to the fold. It wasn't until this evenings conversation with Big Red that I surprised even myself. I had a game plan, a spark, a thing of raw beauty and abundance. It had been there all along, and all I had to do was hear myself say it out loud.


Baby boy o with Apple

An apple a day


Road sign for the desert museum

Heading to the desert museum


Yellow desert trees

Burst of color


Red flowering cacti

Beauty in the raw


White car advertising desert museum

Desert ark


Lizard sitting on rock

Hidden in plain sight

Bird into of prickly cacti

Standing tall even on a prickly surface


Desert museum loop

Doing the half mile loop


Bee stack

Condos for bees, sort of like NYC, rooms with a view


Desert scape

Peaceful, calm and open


Baby boy o looking over at little girl

Flirting with a girl way too old for him



Bob the bobcat


Falcons on cacti

Falcon landing


Two Falcons flying

Falcon free form


Up close cacti

Up close and prickly


Red desert plants

Nature's garden


Cacti sprouting

Sprouting out


Cacti standing straight and tall

Straight and tall


Javelina resting in shade

Don't call me a pig, I'm a javelina


Baby boy o with big smile

Best smile in the world


Desert family selfie

Desert selfie


Prairie dog

Fascinated with the prairie dogs


I'm watching you!


Cactus spikes

Getting stuck into cactus


Baby boy o looking at fish

Baby boy o loves fish


Yellow fish

Finding Nemo


Rollercoaster road back

Rollercoaster road


Tra-tel RV park

Catching up on news with Big Red


English hubby with happy face grilling

Happy grilling


Blueberry pie and ice cream

American as blueberry pie


Friday, 3 April 2015

Hello Arizona

Farewell New Mexico, hello Arizona. Our westward journey continues with a surprise lunch time find in Benson – delicious Mexican enchiladas and frajitas. Baby Boy O enjoyed the steak putting his newly emergent teeth to work. We are now in Tucson working out our game plan for this weekend's activities. So much to do and see.


Dad and a baby boy o in bed playing

Playtime in bed


Dust storm sign

This could get interesting


Road sign for Tucson

Heading to Tucson for the weekend

Road sign for Arizona

Land of the stop and frisk


Mi casa restaurant

Mi casa sous casa

Baby boy o and dad at lunch

Hungry hippos


Sizzling frajitas

Sizzling frajitas


Saucy enchiladas

Saucy enchiladas


Baby boy o excited

Someone spies a present...


Daddy with a ball

...from mummy and daddy


Baby boy o so happy with his new ball

Best thing ever!



First glimpse of Tucson


Sunset from barbed wire fence

Sunset from the RV park, where geriatrics and their parents stay




Thursday, 2 April 2015

English Hubby To The Rescue

My blog got hacked again. I don't understand why the cyber universe has decided to pick on my lowly space for musings. I haven't offended any dictators, I don't ask for credit card details or transact, I have no state secrets worthy of prying open. Evil hackers please leave me alone. All I can say is thank goodness for English Hubby. My techno-geek-double-spacing-hero. This is the best post-date night present you could give me: ousting my digital trespassers, sorting out my maps and (hopefully, once they reply to my ticket request) restoring order to the blog pic universe.


Baby boy o playing in the morning

My little ray of sunshine


New Mexico border patrol check

Border patrol ID check

Baby boy o sleeping with finge in ear

Not listening to you!

English hubby cleaning the RV bathroom

English hubby on a cleaning mission

Baby boy o crying from teething pain

Teething is no fun

Baby boy o sleeping through pain

Poor little one, finally napping

RV park in lordsburg New Mexico

Dust bowl stopover

Laptop backing up blog

My hero

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Date Night Flirting

We had a fun date night plus one. Up the road from the RV park was a little restaurant and winery that specialized in thin crust Italian pizzas (yes, made with 00 flour!), home made gelato and extremely big glasses of sweet red wine. The star of the night was Baby Boy O. Over the course of dinner his many admirers would come over to say hello. Pity he can't write yet, else he'd be dishing out autographs. The only person not impressed was the date of the pretty lady Baby Boy O was flirting with.


Breakfast with uncle Vince

Breakfast and long debates with Uncle Vince


Baby boy o crying next to toy balls

I don't want to go to Walmart mummy!

Fillet of fish

One of my many vices


Full moon over mountains

Full moon over mountains


English hubby opening door to restaurant

Date night at Luna Rossa


English hubby with wine and fitbit

Date night wine and fitbit combo

Thin crust Hawaiian pizza

Thin crust yummy-ness

Mesilla basilica

Walk into the old town square in Mesilla


Park bench in Mesilla town square

Listening to music and smooching with my man


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