Friday, 10 February 2012

Winter is here!

After an unusually mild few months winter has arrived in Umbria. It's snowing outside and bitterly cold. We've just returned from a 2 week trip to Scotland where the temperatures for once were not that different to here in Italy. 


I must apologise for my long absence. I've been totally absorbed in motherhood! Little Alba is growing so fast and I'm making the most of every second. She is an absolute joy and I just love being a mummy so much. People ask me if I miss being able just to go out when I feel like it and do the things I want. I can honestly say that I don't. This is such a short time in my little girls life and I'm enjoying the cuddles while I can!

Whilst I'm loving these quiet days with my baby I'm afraid it doesn't make for very interesting blogging. My days are filled with nappy changing, washing, cuddles and singing lullabies. It's absolute bliss for me but I'm sure not so interesting for the rest of you to read about.  

So, my posts will probably continue to be a bit sporadic for now. Thank you to those of you who have continued to send me messages and comments even though I'm so bad at replying. You are all in my thoughts often I just have a very pretty little bundle who distracts me from my computer and prevents me from keeping up to date with you all. Who could resist this little cutie?




16 comments:

Sarah said...

I agree, totally irresistible. I'm glad you're enjoying the early days so much and that she's such a little sweetie.

Wendy said...

What a beauty! Enjoy your girl. Babyhood doesn't last forever and will be gone in the blink of an eye. Stay warm!

Ellen said...

So very precious your growing bundle of joy! I was delighted to see that you had posted but I fully understand your not posting as mothering fully sometimes means giving up some things for a short time....you follow your heart Sarah.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Alba looks gorgeous, stay safe and warm during this weather.

Loree said...

She is indeed growing very fast. They all do and it's bitter-sweet.

Amanda said...

You're so right, it's so important to soak up every minute of baby bliss while it lasts because they grow SOOOO quickly. Alba is adorable, I can see why you must adore spending your days with her. I too enjoy my role as a Mummy and while Grace and I aren't getting out and about as often as we used to, our simple days at home with Sophie are possibly more enjoyable and fun-filled. Stay warm and don't feel bad about not blogging as often, we'll all be here waiting for 'Alba updates' when you have the time xx

Sara Louise said...

Hello Sarah! It's lovely to see you again! Alba is absolutely beautiful :-)

Tina said...

Oh Sarah...you enjoy every second with your beautiful little princess! Alba is just gorgeous! So happy to hear all is going so wonderfully for you! Stay warm. Hugs ~ xx

Rebecca said...

no need to feel bad for not bogging ,as everyone else has said, enjoy this precios time!! she is Gorgeous, and seems to have grown so much already! enjoy every second, and Ill enjoy reading whatever you choose to blog, when you choose to blog it!! x

Linda @ Ice Tea for Me said...

Alba is way more important than blogging as they grow so fast. My baby is 27yrs. old, where did the time go?

Unless you're journeling about all of Alba's milestones whether they're big or small you may want to use your blog to post those photos with her actions so you can use at a later date. As crafty as you are I'm sure a scrapebook or two is in the works or in your future. Have fun.

flowers on my table said...

Alba is adorable and you are right to make the most of your time at home with her. I miss my daughter being a baby, although she still loves cuddles.The countryside looks so different in the snow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, love Linda x

Ruth Ellis said...

She's such a sweetie! Such bright eyes, I'm sure she's taking everything in. Although if she's anything like Martha I'm sure it won't be long until they have the look of mischief in them too ;o) Rx

Mrs. Sutton said...

Oh she's so beautiful - enjoy this magical time! Your blog is beautiful also - such dreamy images. I look forward to reading up about your renovation project - it sounds like a wonderful adventure.

Suzie said...

Alba, what a beautiful name and her eyes! Well, keep cuddling her! All the best and congratulations to you and your family.

Suzie from Palazzo Pizzo said...

Ciao Bella,
in case you do not know, your blog got a mention today (Friday May 4 2012) in the International Herald Tribune.
Congratulations!
(I can scan it for you, if you like)

Palazzo Pizzo said...

Oh, I forgot to say, that it was the printed edition of IHT. It as in addition to the online version a blogroll of renovating expat bloggers. I posted it today on my blog.
Congratulations to the mention!
All the best and until soon via blogs
suzie