Tuesday, January 30, 2007

38 weeks

Reaching critical mass...

Visit from the Whitesides

Eliza, Nick, Meg and Nan crossed the Atlantic (we're practically neighbours now!) for the weekend. We were as active as I could be.....shopping (Nick spoiling me for presents! Such a purrrrfect man ;), I had a bath in the hotel, eating out, watching DVDs, recruiting Eliza to make us a banana cake and us eating it!

The wonders of black and white photography....(with colour we would just scare the young folk)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Introducing...........Dr Dorien de Groot

Friday 19 January, Dorien was awarded her Dr of philosophy-- Hoera! The graduation ceremony for Phds here has similarities to a wedding: aisle procession with attendants, answering questions, a little speech by a man in a dress, recession and afterwards tea, cake and presents.

with the new Mr & Dr de Groot

with the paranimphen (bridesmaids/groomsmen)

The calm before the storm?

Maybe I'm getting a bit impatient waiting waiting waiting

The progress of the belly: growing, kicking and hiccupping.

These are Days of my life: like an paris hilton-type heiress, without the money and clothes and body. What's left? Tea dates, dinner soirees, shopping, napping, time for hobbies.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Silly season closed

Christmas till new year, it all went by with little fuss, lots of food and good company. Happy and exhausted = content.

Good beers, fine whiskey, ok champagne, and Maalox forte (antacid drink) made it all special