Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Mama's Family visit in UK

Just made a slideshow of my mum's first UK visit which she stayed almost 6 months. It was our first Family visitor visa granted but only for a 6 month period [April-October 2016]. The main reason for her visit is to see her grandchildren which she never really see for years. Not only that, we also want her to see how life is like in here. Squeezed as many places as we could especially the capitals for her bare eyes to see. We toured her around LONDON and Cardiff and fair do's to her she walked like she is only at her teens [though I was so impatience at time]. This was her first ever out of the country trip and she extremely did well without any fuss. She was mesmerised by the greens and freshness around here that even at the middle of the capital there are mini forest you can see, gardens and benches to relax in-between walks. The many quaint sites of UK were clearly enraptured her the whole time we were walking around. To see her eyes full of wonders like that whilst enjoying the views around London was indescribable. It was like showing a little kid around for the first time. I was truly grateful that this bucket list is now ticked. It's a dream come true! This is a one in a lifetime experience and it was truly priceless therefore I am so thankful for the husband and my sisters who have made it all happen. We are honestly proud of her for flying all the way from Philippines to UK and for staying with us despite of my mode swings but she was so patience, unlike me. I really do hope that she enjoyed her time here with us because I know for sure that she can't wait to go back to her own space in Cebu. Thank you Mama, this is a memory to behold! Happy Mother's Day! We love you to the galaxy far far away and back! :) xx

Friday, 16 September 2016

Little one's 6th bday Photoshoot

I seriously just had time to download all the photos from my DLSR memory card to my computer today. So the photos goes back way from my baby's 6th birthday, that long! It would have been better for these photos to be tweak but unfortunately I am struggling to use the macbook editing software (shyly admitting that I am far from a techie). Anyway, SOOC/RAW are just as great in that way it is as close to reality. Well, the lighting can be improve for sure. Ah, just love documenting important events of my babies. More to come so please stay tune! 

Monday, 13 June 2016

House hunting saga...

It has been a manic in our neck of the woods lately. House hunting has been a daunting task - just struggling to find a house that ticks all the boxes. Viewed quite a numbers but only interested with at least two of them so we made an offer to one but turned our offer down until the second viewing with our architect friend who viewed with us and found out that the house is falling apart - thanked God or would have otherwise offered more. Yes, it was so disappointing to know but the safety of the family are our top priority. The view of that location was awesome but the asking price is remarkably too much. Apparently, the only way to profit with that buy is to knock the current house and build two which again will cost more therefore the asking price has to drop-down because legally, they are only selling a plot but they (owner) don't understand that (or they just refuse to). Anyway, we felt cold on that one in the end and didn't bother anymore so we viewed more houses and offered to another one near the kids school which we practically think is the best location. I fell in love with this house straight after the first viewing - its truly a character house. Unfortunately, they turned our first offer and so we offerred a bit more and more until to our last offer with a caption 'take it or leave it' but have not heard from them for two weeks and then all of a sudden saw some photos up with these house in a daily paper (they held us for a bit longer in case someone will come along to offer either more or less before they'll respond to us) which we thought is unreasonable so we withdrawn because we felt used. So the house-hunting is still on! We believed that the right house will always come at a right price and in the right time. Lucky, we have our good friends who offered their place to us to let while we are still looking for a new home! We literally have two weeks to pack everything and move from our current place but with all my pending course work don't think it's possible! I'm desperately calling all the superheros right now for some help!!! 😬😏
The very first house we viewed but didn't like. 

The first one we offered but luckily turned us down. Lovely sea view, best location but house itself are unsafed - literally need to re-structure, rebuild or remodel! 

This one has a very interesting feature but listed as conservation therefore can't be change. If it's a little bigger it would have been ideal but we just couldn't think  of anyways to make the upstair bigger or how to build a master ensuite. In short the downstair's living are fine but upstair's one is quite small for a family of five. Again, love the location and it has a very unique garden but not for us. 

This one is really too small and too far out. Cute but not for us 😊. 

We just have to wait for the perfect house!!! 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Our Wedding Anniversary

Today marked another year of our marriage. Thanked God, we managed not to kill each other all these years. Yes, it is our 13th wedding anniversary today 08.06.16. In case you will ask what we did today as our celebration (or may not) still I will narrate it here anyway. We got each other a present (though mine arrived missing an important piece but never mind - it's the thought that counts),  a stacker for my husband and a rayban for me (though only the case survived the shipping). We do hope amazon will sort it out soon. Yeah, no fancy dinner until everything is sorted into our new home (if we find one of course). It's a little bit stressful anniversary as both my husband and I are loaded with works. So most of the day today are spent working the completion of my research project. We did it! Thanks to a genius husband - he's definitely a God's gift to me! It's a happy anniversary indeed! Life may not always be a bed of roses but with a very supportive, understanding and most loving husband like mine then life is worth living! 
a dozen of red roses are more than enough to make me happy. 😊❤️❤️❤️

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