Monday, 1 April 2019

Hello Springtime.


 Hello lovely friends and happy first day of April.

Ahh…how beautiful the world is at this time of year. 
I cannot help but think how magical it would be if we had springtime all year round…

Possibly my favourite thing about Spring are the delicate blush coloured blossoms that look like little pink marshmallows adorning the bare winter trees…

Their varied pink hues beautify the landscape, bleak and brown after an icy cold winter, and their sweet scent fills the air…


Lovely warm Spring weather means hours spent out of doors, breathing in fresh air and soaking up some delicious sunshine.


And what better time to do a spring inspired photo shoot of the five younger children…




Our Bethy girl, all grown up at almost fifteen…




The lovely Gabrielle at almost twelve years old…




Our Rebekah girl at nine years old…





Sweet Sofia at seven years old…





And the adorable little Caleb at almost three years old.




I can’t believe that Nancy and I have now been in China with our family for almost six weeks.
We had a whirlwind first month which is why you haven’t heard from me…

We have explored quite a bit too – we spent a whole day visiting an ancient town, we attended a paper making workshop held at a museum, walked around a beautiful garden…experienced a traditional Chinese meal and dressed up in traditional Chinese costume.

I am eagerly looking forward to sharing these experiences with you…
In the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram where I regularly post photographs of our daily experiences.

Blessings and love…
Kelly-Anne

Sunday, 3 March 2019

A Sunday stroll and the first signs of spring in China


On Sunday morning we decided to go for a walk at a park nearby.
This outing involved packing a snack, bundling into layers upon layers of warm clothing and a quick bus trip...



Here Caleb is riding the 102 bus to Shushan Park.



The trees are still bare and the scenery quite bleak…



 …But Spring is coming.


Such a pretty sister...


And another of my pretty little sisters...



How I love this little guy!



Of course Gabrielle had to bring her dolls along...


Little boots...aww.



 These two are delighted to be spending so much time together.


Little explorer...







After an hour or two of fresh, icy cold air we decided it would be a good idea to head home for a cup of hot chocolate.


 So it was time to catch the B2 bus back to the apartment.



Good thing we took this little guy along.  He’s an expert on travel in Hefei.  {{Smiles}}

I think we will be visiting Shushan park again soon…

Blessings to you, sweet friends.

P.S.  In case you are wondering...  Nancy and I are now in China!
I will stop by later this week with another post!