Eyeing London x

IMG_0167 We headed to the South Bank on the afternoon of the big storm (the one that brought down a theatre ceiling. Allegedly. It was certainly dramatic)  It was only 3.15 pm when I took these but it felt so much later…there was a distinct line between light and dark with a foreboding air.

IMG_0170 IMG_0174We were there to meet up with a very dear friend and her two children..they’d come round to ours the previous day but had left a much beloved chetah behind, and as they lived in Devon it was the perfect excuse to see them again.

IMG_0173Y’see, we went through infertility together, holding each others hand..in fact we were a group of three strugglers….Heidi (who we were meeting) eventually had two  – twins, a girl and a boy via IVF, I had my two (IVF and otherwise)..and superwoman Karen?..she adopted 4 siblings to keep them together!  We will forever remain in awe of Karen.


Christmas will always be a poignant time, now and then..at the carol service I still light a special candle for those walking that horrible path.  If you know someone or think you might suspect a problem – be kind to them, especially at this time of year – don’t ask..just give them an extra large glass of something and a cuddle.  And if they need to escape..let them.

IMG_0176 IMG_0178 IMG_0183IMG_0181 The heavens never opened on us..we just had the light show,

but I’ve rarely seen skies like it.

IMG_0185 There’s also a Christmas Market at the South Bank, full of a different kind of atmosphere.

IMG_0184 IMG_0186And if you haven’t sorted your centre piece for the Christmas table? How about a very large, edible gingerbread house!

Laters, Kate x


  1. Maison Bentley Style

    Thank you! Yes, she’s my bella Bella! I’m here taking a break from the wrapping..if I can get it done today it would be a HUGE job off the list..just slightly galling how many things need batteries! Add it to the list…. xxx

  2. Fashion Mayann

    This is a poignant and celebratory post ! I can imagine how long the road must have been but I guess that, when you look at Bella’s and Charlie’s truly exquisite faces, all the pain fades a little bit ! These shots are bitter-sweet (sweet as the delicious gingerbread house !), like old Xmas memories … xxxxx

  3. theblackberryboys

    the photos are amazing! Your children are beautiful 🙂 I am sorry you had to go through infertility, but I am glad you were succesful! Merry Christmas to you and your miracles!

  4. mylifeintheair

    I love the photo with the street light in it. Looks cold… We’ve been having 28c the last few weeks…so sunny 😀

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