Little Adventures 


Went to the National Zoo and Aquarium with the family today. Was nice to have a family outing to somewhere new. Chloë was in amazement pretty much all the way around. We tried to do the sounds of most of the animals we saw, Chloë especially liked roaring in front of the tigers. 

Will definitely take her again and probably go around the aquarium this time. What was rather cute was that she was asleep in no time in the car. Even though we’ve still got an afternoon left the day has been pretty awesome. 

Baby Names of 2014


Chloë is apparently the 61st most popular name to give your baby in 2014 with names from popular culture like Katniss (14th), Khaleesi (18th) & Elsa (88th). There are some interesting names in there some I like and others that wouldn’t even enter my thinking were we to have another girl.

I’m Not Locked In Here With You…


Whilst I’m really looking forward to travelling back to England tomorrow one thing that doesn’t escape me is the fact that it’s our first ever time on a plane with Chloë. Furthermore this isn’t a small trip we’re going on either and having flown a few times I know that the one thing that makes a flight tougher is a screaming/unsettled baby. My hope is, aside from takeoff & landing, Chloë takes to air travel well but this scene from Watchmen did pop in to my head when I thought about it last night.




So I’m writing this from the children’s ward (though we have our own little room) at Canberra Hospital. In all honesty I’ve visited this place far too often for my liking.

Anyway unfortunately Chloë started to get ill a couple days ago and it’s escalated a little. The staff here have been fantastic and think, with any luck, she’ll be coming home with us tomorrow. Even though she looks pretty healthy on the outside she’s really having to work hard to breath and that’s our worry.

Illness sucks, even more so when it’s your child and there’s little you can do but comfort them.