4.10.17

homemade salted caramel sauce


Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

½ cup water
1 cup coconut sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 vanilla pod, seeds only
1 teaspoon himalaya/ sea salt

Add the water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil, swirl the pan to ensure the mixture caramelises evenly.

Turn off the heat and pour in the heavy cream slowly, stirring until it's all combined before adding the vanilla bean and salt. 

Pour the caramel sauce into your favourite heat proof jar. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, although it may disappear long before that! 


3.10.17

mika is three!


My gorgeous niece, Mika is three! 

Happy Birthday cutie pie! We Iove you very much. xo

gift


I know you will always protect each other and it is the greatest gift that Baba and Mama could leave you. When you stand shoulder to shoulder, you can conquer anything!

2.10.17

little rooster


Marlon at three months old

This little darling rooster will be five months old soon. It has definitely been challenging being a mama of three kids and two fur babes. A curious few have asked us why we would want a third child when it is perfect that we had a girl and boy already. Some thought we were mad to have three kids under five. We were even asked how did that happen? The list goes on. 

The world would be such a boring place if we all wanted the same thing right?! My husband and I had both wondered recently what our life was like before kids. I think it involved a lot of time watching reality shows on the box, cinemas, more holidays abroad, etc. I would be lying if if I said if I didn't miss the me time, the exotic vacations where we could stay up as late as we like and simply just be spontaneous with what we would do. 

There has been many obstacles in having a big family but it also makes our life more interesting, fulfilling and spicy. Over the years, I have learnt to embrace chaos and the absurd, things don't always go the way I want them and spotless house is a myth. However, seeing each one of them learning a new thing, the smile on their faces, caring for their siblings and pets on a daily basis; it is the most rewarding and amazing thing that I would do in this lifetime. No matter how much they drive me crazy sometimes, I still love my weird little family. They are perfect!

18.8.17

you are...


you are kind . you are strong . you are brave

22.7.17

princess is eight!


Taken on 22.07.17 at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome

My sweet lil girl turned eight today! She is still as special as the first day we brought her home. Thank you for choosing us! 

We love you, P! Mama and Papa xoxo

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.