The Friday Edit #2

Friday, 18 April 2014

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1. Buying fresh flowers...

There's nothing like picking up some fresh flowers to make your home feel nice and refreshed. I couldn't find a bunch that I liked at the supermarket so I decided to pay a trip to one of the local florists where I knew they'd have some Eucalyptus (my favourite). These have lasted over a week now and are still looking as lovely as when I first got them. I've been lighting candles in the evenings too lately and it's made our apartment feel so nice and cozy. 

2. Reading...

It's a lot harder these days to find the time to read, I feel like whatever baby free time I do get is often taken up with work, sorting the house, cooking... the list is endless. But I'm missing it being part of my routine so I'm making it my mission to read at least one book a month (with the hope of getting the chance to read more than that.) There's nothing better then finding a book that can take you away from the world for an hour or two, and it always gets my own creative ideas and thoughts going as well.    

3. Baby Realities... 

Today we ended up at the park by chance as my friend who we were supposed to be meeting had to cancel on us at the last minute. So I decided not to waste the day, but to pick up a soy latte since we were in town already and head to the park. Once there I took Finlay for his first go on a swing, which was rather adorable (pic of the big moment here). His little face lit up in it and he loved watching all the big kids running around as he was gently pushed back and forth... It was all going great, right up until I took him out when he then puked all down my shoulder. I slung a muslin over it for the remainder of our visit. Oh the realities of having a baby! He's back to his usual self now, rolling and shuffling around the living room.

Happy Friday! What did you guys get up to this week? :) 

Copenhagen Part Two & Video

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Here's the last of our photos from Copenhagen along with a little video I made of our trip, which was all shot on an iPhone! If you're ever in Copenhagen then visiting Cafe Granola is a MUST, as we had the best breakfast ever there. So amazing! The street it's on is full of awesome cafes too and some lovely stores are close by. I wish we could have picked up some flowers to take back with us, but Olly reminded me we had enough to carry! Boo.

Looking back at these pictures I keep being reminded of what a lovely time we all had. It's definitely different travelling and going places with a baby, as you have to think about how accessible destinations will be with a buggie in tow and going out in the evenings isn't really an option (I wish we had thought to bring the iPad with some pre-loaded movies as we ended up watching episodes of the sweedish Come Dine With Me! Oh and Family Guy.) But I was also surprised by how natural it all felt, it was so cute seeing Finlay try join in on everything we did and he took to travelling like a champ! I can't wait for our next trip now :) 

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Monday, 14 April 2014

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On our second day in Copenhagen we took a trip out to Humlebaek to visit The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which I'd read great reviews on. I'm a huge fan of modern art and love strolling through galleries, there's something so lovely and calming about it. So I was in heaven when we visited The Louisiana Museum as it housed some of the most creative artworks and installations I'd ever seen.

When getting the train out to the museum in the freezing cold I couldn't help moan to Olly about why they'd have such a popular museum on the outskirts of Copenhagen where it's inconvenient to reach. But it was only upon visiting the grounds that it all made perfect sense, the park where the museum is situated is simply idyllic with views right across to Sweden. There's not only a focus on art there, but on the whole landscape and architecture too making it a really fabulous and relaxing day out.

We spent the whole day taking our time in each exhibit, I think both of our favourites was the Middle East section which transported you to sand dunes and then onto the bustle of Dubai. There were so many subtle touches in every gallery, with each one being meticulously planned and constructed. It was also very child friendly, and when Finlay had a meltdown in the American Modern Art section we were able to rush to the children's facilities, which was the most beautiful space in itself with areas for children to play and chill. I took Finlay into one of the quiet rooms to nurse and I almost fell asleep to the sound of a story being narrated in the background on speakers whilst I looked out over the river and trees. Heaven! The food was also one of the best meals we had in Copenhagen.

I'd highly recommend visiting this amazing museum. It wasn't the cheapest of days out when you consider transport, tickets and lunch but it was definitely worth it. I'd recommend giving yourself a whole day too so that you're not rushed and can take your time exploring each exhibit and the stunning grounds. 

The Friday Edit #1

Friday, 11 April 2014

So I thought it would be fun to start a new weekly series on my blog called 'The Friday Edit', where I'll share some snippets from our week or the odd video. So to start off here's a cute video of Finlay who is sooo close to crawling now. Happy Friday!