The week that was…

Our last week in Wellington was lovely. Aside from a mad dash for the door that involved Marcus planting seedlings in the garden at midnight the night before, we kind of just savoured it. Hung out with pals, ate good food, went for walks, kicked about. I was alternately wildly happy  – “Yeehar, a new heart for Christmas!”and then miserably sad, “Oh bubba Albie,  you’re too wonderful for all of this!” Thankfully, there were a few distractions. Firstly, Marcus became a Kiwi. The citizenship ceremony was pretty straightforward.  He had to pledge allegiance to the Queen, which was a bit of a breeze for him. And then got given a free native plant – which Marcus was STOKED with. How this man loves a good freebie.

In other news, Albie’s lashes may have grown slightly longer, and his teeth are popping through too. So I think he could possibly have gotten even cuter?! Or maybe I have been staring at him too much – its entirely possible that I have just been staring at him too much.


  1. Oh yay for good times! Albie is looking sooooo gorgeous – and Marcus is of course a daper Kiwi Dad. Love you guys. xxx

  2. You guys look great (Marcus – you look like you’ve just been trying on qeeny’s crown). Hope all is going well up at the starship. Thinking of you guys.

  3. Grats to you Marcus! Wow Albie’s lashes are long and as impossible as it may seem I think he might have gotten even cuter 🙂 Thinking of the three of you and wishing you all the best.

  4. He is utterly gorgeous! I just love that smile, it’s gold. Go Marcus on the kiwiness!! We’ll be seeking tips next year for Ty. Thinking of you and sending mountains of love from afar x x

  5. Good on Ya Mate!!and take care wee Albie-what a gorgeous wee heart!love to you all. Merry Christmas!xx Lou, Marty and Angus

  6. hey guys – firstly congrats to you Marcus for the citizenship – didn’t know that was in the air cos you’ve always been “one of us” – however, welcome to fold!! And of course, we are
    going to miss seeing you in Te Awamutu – was looking forward to a good old catch up, but perhaps we can get over to see you before we head away = will give you a call. Albie looks wonderfully gorgeous with his beaming smile and he is just saying, “throw anything at me and I can handle it – I already have!!!” Sent an email to your address Sarah, so hope it comes thru ok – Sending love and prayers and hopefully see you soon.xxxxx

    • Thanks Aunty Shirley – I did get your email, sooooooo cool. Marcus and I have been pouring over it all morning – thankyou so, so much. It would be great to see you but no worries if you can’t make it before Christmas, we’ll be here till mid/late January. xxx

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