We love Leeds..

As I said before, we’ve been ready to leave Middlesbrough for quite some time. It wasn’t a place we’d chosen to be, it was a rushed decision due to circumstance. We didn’t exactly choose Leeds either but so far it’s looking like a really good fit for us. While David was finishing his dissertation and just before Vivienne started school we had a few afternoons out.. and decided we love Leeds.

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^^^obsessed with the Harvey Nicks window display..^^^20130905-073943

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20130905-073951^^^first time at Yo! Sushi^^^

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Bad blogger.. Life recently

Yes, it’s been ridiculously quiet on here for nearly two months.. Here’s what’s been going on. .

We left Middlesbrough (finally) and the house we had lived in for two and a half years.. we were ready to leave but Vivienne grew up quite a lot here, she was only around 20 months old when we moved in.. time flies.leeds-wedding-photographer-78

Moving obviously meant a hell of a lot of packing.. and unpacking.. or not unpacking and just dumping everything in the appropriate room and hope the removal fairy would come along.. She didn’t. It tooks us about three weeks to unpack 2/3 of the house.. We still haven’t finished. We also had a lot of driving up and down the A1, stolen moments with family, not seeing Vivienne enough but loving the fact that she had so much family around to give her a great Summer holidays while Dav and I took the brunt of the transition.leeds-wedding-photographer-85

We are slowly getting there.. our room looked this tidy for all of an hour.. But you get the idea.
20130905-073911We now have a kitchen big enough to properly bake in! And David was able to make a cup of tea without one of us falling over the other. Viv and I decided to make Pretzels, after loving them in the city centre, and homemade pizza. Dav was finishing up his dissertation at this point..20130905-074110 20130905-074100Vivienne loves her new room.. and her birthday Sylvanian Family hotel. We love seeing her this happy.20130905-074204We also love the view from the attic..20130905-074235 Vivienne turned four! More on this soon.. Here she is at Mum’s having a birthday breakfast in the sunshine.leeds-photographer-1We came home just long enough to throw her a soft play birthday party with her nursery friends.. best cake ever.leeds-wedding-photographer-1 leeds-photographer-5Vivienne turning four made us recall these sorts of moments..leeds-photographer-6Which kind of still happen every so often..20130905-074151We went to a wedding..leeds-photographer-2

And it was Albert’s Christening..leeds-wedding-photographer-4I¬†worked in possibly the worst job ever.. we still don’t know how this story will end. Meeting the dino was a highlight.leeds-photographer-3And the sun sets every night on a happy, but exhausted family. I’m so excited for our new life here..leeds-photographer-9