18.6.17

happy daddy's day


You are funny, kind, strong, handsome and we are nuts about you! xo

23.5.17

milestone


Marlon Firth Miles

4.47am | 11.05.2017 | 7lb 9oz | 55cm

Picture taken at 7 hours new


Please join us to celebrate another milestone and welcome the newest member to our tribe, baby brother Marlon. We are so lucky that he chose us to be his family. 

Welcome to the world, Marlon! Mama + Baba xoxo

7.5.17

adventure . bye for now


That's all from our three weeks adventure in Malaysia, a quick stopover in Hong Kong before the amazing New Zealand.  

adventure . secret language



Who needs words when they have perfected their secret language of eye rolls,  gasps, sighs, smiles and winks. 

5.5.17

adventure . little


I hope to see you a little more before you are not little anymore!

adventure . special talent


Marceau's special talent is being passionately curious with everything he comes across.

2.5.17

adventure . we are going on a beer hunt



We're going on a bear hunt 
We're going to catch a big one 
What a beautiful day!
We're not scared

1.5.17

adventure . alive


Go where you feel most alive.

30.4.17

adventure . animal whisperer


Milou has the desire to pat and speak to every animal she meets.

29.4.17

adventure . twinkle


twinkle, twinkle little star
do you know how loved you are

28.4.17

adventure . freeze your mind


The anticipation and sensation of an ice cream freezing your mind!

27.4.17

adventure . time


Time spent with my babies is never wasted, especially when you see the smiles on their face.

26.4.17

adventure . majestic


The majestic Mount Kinabalu rising from the mist. It is probably the most magnificent sight of Borneo. I was so proud when I fulfilled one of my bucket list at sixteen to climb Mount Kinabalu and can't wait to do it all over again.
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25.4.17

adventure . sunset


The sunsets in Kota Kinabalu never fail to impress. It doesn't matter what kind of day I have had but a great sunset makes the day ends beautifully.

24.4.17

adventure . full


My heart is full watching him play at the very same beach, where I spent many Sundays as a kid. 

23.4.17

adventure . free


bare feet, salty hair and as free as the ocean

22.4.17

adventure . mind


A child's mind is truly wonderful
It doesn't have to make sense to you
Let them be free to create, explore and have fun

21.4.17

adventure . cirque du soleil



My little cirque du soleil performer never fails to impress. 

20.4.17

adventure . beauty



There is a lot of beauty in ordinary things.

17.4.17

birthday boy


Happy Birthday Darling/ Daddy/ Papa!
We want to tell you how extra special you are to us
We wouldn't trade you for anything in the world
You are our superhero
We love you forever and ever

Wifey, Milou, Marceau, Princess + Duke xoxoxo

5.4.17

adventure . memories


Our journey to Malaysia last Summer had a bitter sweet memory as we also attended my grandma's funeral. She passed away just days before we left London. 

I took my little family to see where I used to spend a lot of my weekends growing up. My grandparents owned the grocery store with the purple gates for most of their lives. I loved visiting them even though the car journey is one and half hours from where we lived. I would play on those steps or paddling in a little dinghy 'sampan' whenever there was a flood. 

My grandad would get up before five in the morning to do some exercise at the nearby field. I used to join him then help with opening the shop for business at half past five. I think we were always the first! By the time we finished setting up, grandma would be back from the local market with my favourite breakfasts and some amazing local produce for dinner that night. She would always make sure she went to the market early so my favourite locally made tofu wouldn't be sold out. 

My grandma is in a better place now with my grandad but it still makes me sad when I think of them. I miss you, Gung Gung and Poh Poh. 

4.4.17

adventure . heat


The heat and humidity weren't her best friend.

3.4.17

adventure . hey birdie


Father and daughter team as the bird whisperers.

2.4.17

adventure . locals


It's a must to visit the friendly locals - Orang Utans when you are in Borneo.

1.4.17

adventure . cheeky


Cheeky monkey on the loose!

31.3.17

adventure . baby joe


A dream came true for Milou during our trip to Malaysia. Milou met an elephant named baby Joe at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Sabah. She had been telling everyone that she was going to see elephants in Malaysia and penguins in New Zealand ever since we told her the destinations of our Summer trip.

30.3.17

adventure . pleasure


Her pleasure is my pleasure.

29.3.17

adventure . confetti


Throwing his cheekiness around like confetti.

28.3.17

adventure . smile


Be the reason someone smiles today.

27.3.17

adventure . forte


Staying still is definitely not Marceau's forte.


26.3.17

happy mother's day


As I have got older and became a mother myself, I realised you are never too old to need your mama. My mummy simply makes things calmer, kinder and warmer. Out of all the mamas in the world, I am so glad you are mine!

我愛妳, 媽咪!xo

25.3.17

adventure . mylo


I love this lil guy so much that I could squish him!

24.3.17

adventure . memories


Creating memories and having fun!




adventure . explore


Naps are overrated! Let's explore Poh Poh's make up bag instead.

23.3.17

adventure . sweet


I could spend hours looking at her sweet little face. 

21.3.17

adventure . three words


Three words to describe these two cousins: "partners in crime!"

20.3.17

adventure . mika


After months on FaceTime and Skype, we finally met my gorgeous little niece, Mika for the very first time during our time in Kota Kinabalu. Technology is so wonderful, it allows family and friends to keep in touch on a regular basis even though they live thousand of miles away. The cousins had a great time playing together as if they have known each other since birth. 

19.3.17

adventure . good day


You know it's a good day when you see that smile on her face.

18.3.17

adventure . little things


She always finds joy from little things in life.

adventure . rain


Nothing better than the sound of a heavy rain while falling asleep.

16.3.17

adventure . improvisation


When there are no toys in the house, you improvise and play in a giant tub!

15.3.17

adventure . king of fruit


The king of fruit, durian is on my list of fruits that I must have when I visit Malaysia. I have heard people described the smell as a pair of dirty gym socks or rotten meat; the strong aroma can be detected from metres away and repulsed a lot of people. However, durian to me is like the daintiest French delicacy, it smells like heaven and is so creamy, rich and sweet in flavour. Unfortunately you won't know until you try it, what the worse can happen? You either love it or hate it. 
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14.3.17

adventure . childhood


The magic of childhood is enjoying a snack topless and having no agenda.

13.3.17

adventure . steps


The steps where I spent lots of time playing as a kid. It was lovely to have the extra space for the kids to play, lots of fresh air and sunshine during our four weeks in Kota Kinabalu. 

12.3.17

adventure . his first


In the next few weeks, I will be relentlessly filling your feed with photographs from our vacation to Asia and New Zealand last Summer. This is the beginning of our adventure before taking off to Hong Kong. It was Marceau's first experience on an aeroplane at the age of 1 year and 8 months. Both him and Milou were great little troopers and slept most of the way after their dinner. Who said it's impossible to bring two young toddlers to travel long distance on your own? ;)

11.3.17

growth


It has taken four years to have that much of growth. I have never cut it and it will be an emotional day when you eventually ask to have it cut one day.

10.3.17

never stop


never stop dreaming
never stop exploring
never stop looking up
never stop smiling
never stop being silly
never stop being you

9.3.17

favourite


Her favourite thing to do, being quiet and just observe.

8.3.17

happy women's day



All that I am, I got it from my Mummy.

7.3.17

smell


I miss your baby smell and wish I could have bottled it up.