First days at home x Loving Dalston
Dalston is home. And he is totally awesome!
He wanted to come with us straight away when he picked him up, he loved the car ride home and was peeking out of the window the whole time.
At home he wasn't shy for a minute and simply loved his cozy crate&bed and all his toys.
He slept really well too, no whining or anything and he woke us up when he needed to go potty.
Yep, so I don't get that much sleep these days but it's well worth it and we haven't had any accidents either. I mean, that's really something for a 8 week old puppy.
On his second day home he already knows his name, comes when called and sits.
He is a little genius. Can you tell I am totally in love? One proud mommy, I guess....
So my social media of course turned into a puppy spam already and I enjoy every minute of hanging out with this little guy.
I am really proud of David too, who did a big deal of reading up on puppy education and he is doing amazing.
Dalston also responds to both of us, which is wonderful.
And he is very adventurous and likes meeting & greeting all sorts of people of all ages and dogs.
No noise or anything has managed to scare him yet, he's just being one happy chap!
Fingers crossed he will keep this attitude.
I thought I just post a little update, all pictures are iphone only snaps, but we will be back with some "real" photos soon.
We love him to bits!
Meet Dalston! One more sleep.
We are overly excited here tonight.
One more sleep and we are bring our new additon to the family home:
Havanese puppy Dalston!
We met him and his siblings the other week and visited before, he is now old enough to come with us.
On our visit we snapped a few pictures. We will be back with more very soon.
The next few weeks, will be filled with puppy fun: pre-school, training, socialization prob. some lack of sleep for all of us and lot's of time, for establishing a new little routine.
We have been waiting for this day for almost four years.
The house is puppy proofed and we got everything set up.
I noticed that most people don't know the breed. Ha-va-what? How do they look?
So I thought I include a link to a video about them here:
One more sleep!
Has it really been a year?
I guess so, when I think of how much we done, seen and achieved in only a year here, I can only sum it up as having been amazing.
Only very recently we got into a routine that makes us feel somewhat at home.
With morning runs, making nice dinners at home and feeling a little more settled work wise.
It feels good. I feel things are getting balanced and while the first year in a new place is always super exciting it's also especially challenging.
I am so happy and grateful about how well my business went over here in my first year.
I have met so many great people and have worked with inspiring people.
The weather, the food the beach...and on top of that I am super amazed by the beautiful nature here. And I am sure that time will make our life down here only better and better.
We are excited for our 2nd year here in Sydney, are now looking to finally add a puppy to our family.
I did a little happy dance today as I got so many good news and I am just so excited to welcome a dog into our lives. It's one of these days were I want to just hug everyone I come across. You know?
Double Bay Festival Fun
The other day I finished early after a super early start wedding, on the way back home I heard on the radio that there was a little community festival in Marrickville going on, so we went.
It was quite fun and reminded us a lot of our old London neighborhood, Dalston!
It was so multicultural and gritty and basic. And really fun! Good music and funny little stalls,
we had a coconut and sat down on the street eating some yummy fresh Gozleme.
(pictures coming soon!)
Last Sunday we had a street festival here in Double Bay, which was very different.
Our sleepy pretty harbour side suburb was buzzing and crowded.
While the kids in Marrickville had the chance to learn self defense and to present their kick boxing and kung fu skills, the Double Bay kids, were pony & camel riding, looking at the luxury car exhibit and being spoiled with face paint.
We loved both events.
The Double Bay festival had lot's of pretty jewelry stands and little fashion labels, and home deco stuff ...I had so much fun browsing around. We brought home a pretty new candle.
We petted the camels, ponies and farm animals, had some ice coffee and were strolling around before heading home and giving our place a long overdue major clean up. Then I made some Shakshuka dish for dinner, which turned out great. We love our new Otto Lenghi "Plenty" cook book.
Most days feel like Summer already, I am loving it!
Sculpture By The Sea x A Long Long Walk
After going for a run and having a nice breakkie on a Sunday morning we walked over to Bondi Beach to do the beach walk and see all the amazing sculptures that are currently there.
There were some outstanding ones, and some artists really played with the environment.
I loved it. There was free sunscreen and water being provided along the way and there were great food stalls too. It was really like going to an outdoor museum. We also saw many many cute dogs along the way and my puppy fever is growing stronger.
(We need a new place that allows pets, otherwise we would have a pooch right now!)
I am still feeling deep appreciation for living so close to the ocean.
It's so magical to get the view. Walking is my favourite thing to do on a day off, especially if it's a day off together. It sorts out my thoughts and is so relaxing and inspiring.
Afterwards we made that yummy cauliflower pizza once more! We are slightly addicted.
And it goes so well with movies.