slowly, slowly. this was little Pip at the bank holiday weekend, having lunch at the West Mersea Oyster Bar with friends. a rare snap of her with her hat on!


catching up on these photos; I seem to be three weeks behind. this was Pip at her friend Luke’s first birthday, wearing a beautiful dress that a favourite lady bought her for her first birthday.

this isn’t the best photo (my friend in the coral jeans is rather obvious in the background) but I liked this photo as Pip is looking more and more like me. such a serious minded little thing sometimes.

Pip wears Miller dress

*a portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013*



Pip and I haven’t always seen eye to eye this week. she’s discovered investigating the entirety of our flat and the ability to tantrum and whine when she doesn’t get her own way. sadly for the both of us that has been repeated and frequent. and yet, this evening, we sat together after her bath. she deigned to have a massage of sorts with calendula lotion and I brushed her hair and teeth. she was calm and quiet and I read her a story. this is a bad photo, but the best I could snap. here’s hoping the upcoming week is calmer and more restful, for both of us.

Pip wears night dress by Green Baby (which has apparently gone out of business and been bought by Little Green Radicals. a shame as Pip has 2 of these nighties and we and she love them)