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Tuesday, January 1, 2013







Whew, I'm finally getting around to posting about our christmas/birthday/new year's week. It was busy; there were parties, gifts to unwrap, christmas lunch with family, and best of all, breakfast in bed on my birthday. I also managed to score numbers 1 and 6 from my wish list (thanks husband). I was a bit homesick this birthday/christmas (maybe I should starting calling it my birthmas, does that work?) so I skyped with my family a lot and took it easy with husband. 

The taking it easy was actually my favourite part. Hanging out at home after the festivities, playing with our new toys and pottering around. I've had a lot of free time to read and have gotten through: Mother Rising, Shakespeare by Bill Bryson, The Bean Trees, The Philosopher and the Wolf and I'm currently reading Cloudstreet. The Philosopher and the Wolf was my favourite, hands down. I hope you all had wonderful, relaxing holidays!

18 comments:

  1. Such beautiful images of an Aussie Christmas. Must be so very different to Christmases of your past! What delicious presents you received and how lovely to have had beautiful time to read. And I have that very same gorman dress...it is divine isn't it?! Wishing you a grand 2013 and much laughter, happiness and peace :) x

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  2. looks like a lovely birthmas to me! sorry you were homesick :( i hope you have a lovely new year gaby!

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  3. Happy birthmas. And happy new year x

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  4. Your photographs are lovely. Sad to hear you weren't feeling too well. Hope you had a great birthday / Christmas none the less :) x

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  5. Happy New Year, Gaby! Based on these photos, it looks like you had an absolutely beautiful holiday in Australia. I hope there are lots more wonderful things in store for you {and your little family!} in 2013 :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. the photos are so beautiful and so are you! Happy new year :)

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  7. my oh my that's a lot of books to go through! looks and sounds like a very enjoyable birthday/holiday season :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  8. Great pics! That bum is looking so cute, happy new year Gaby!

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  9. You gorgeous, gorgeous girl... in love that polka-dot bump! Happy belated birthday as well, what a happy time of year for you! How is Cloudstreet? I've been meaning to pick up a copy, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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  10. I love Bill Bryson. What a great start to the new year he will be. Humour, intelligence, self-depreciation and a fine eye for the detail - what more do we need.

    Happiest new year, lovely. You look like a poster for gorgeous pregnancy. x

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  11. Oh what a big move for you. Yoga and translating sounds like you're kept busy so thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful pictures and words with us.
    Can't wait to stop by again soon.
    Bella xx

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  12. wishing you a gorgeous and happy new year.
    xx

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!
    I need some more book reccommendations. X

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  14. I love your photos. I hope you had a wonderful NYE and that this New year is filled with wonderful things (like your little baby!)

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  15. Gorgeous images. Happy new year to you - 2013 will be an adventure, I am sure! Gillian x

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  16. Love these photos (such gorgeous hydrangeas) and your polka dot dress.

    Merry Birthmas and Happy New Year!

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  17. sounds like it's been a lot of fun for you, what a great time of year for you!

    I want some macaroons so desperately, they aren't easy to find in my area:(

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