We are a small, happy family of four. My husband, a baby, a dog and me. My husband works on a yacht. A large, luxury megayacht which tends to be based in some fairly fabulous places. The thing is, where the boat goes, we go! When she was was just eight weeks old our daughter, Coco, boarded her first trans-Atlantic flight and since then we haven't stopped. This is a blog of our rather unusual yet adventurous life. No two days are the same.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nesting - better late that never

This is truly the life... sitting in a cafe in our local town; I've dropped Coco at nursery, there is pot of tea just for me, I've submitted an article, I am writing a blog and simply watching the world go by. The view doesn't quite match up to the balcony vista that we left behind a week ago, but the bustling high street of our small Wessex town with the bunting fluttering after the royal festivities isn't bad at all.

It has been busy - as ever - when does life slow down, even just for a second? Coco was a dream on her sixteenth trans-Atlantic flight. She knows the score now not even trying to get off my lap, which is unheard of when we aren't on a plane, asleep within half an hour of take off and then I woke her up as we were landing. Not quite such a comfortable flight for me however due to the fact that Coco is officially too big for my lap for eight hours straight! It will be a seat next time, a sad admission for our wallets but a huge relief for my femurs!

Now we are home, it is the exciting countdown to moving into our new home. With less than two weeks to go I am frantically sorting clothes, paining furniture, buying fridges and booking broadband. I have mentioned before that Coco has never had her own room and only ever slept in a travel cot. I am sure you all know just how much I love our life and how lucky I know we are, however, the one thing I feel like I missed out on was the preparations of the nursery before Coco was born. I am now loving getting everything ready for her, what I hope will be lovely, room.

I am revamping an old chest of drawers that I picked up at a local auction, updating a cot given to us by my nieces having been used by both of them and designing murals for her wall. I have heaps of work at the moment but I resent loosing the time to prepare for our move. I want to be sewing and sanding and making lovely things - as always, not enough hours in the day!

There are just about enough hours to make sure we make up for lost time by having lots of walks with our darling Buster. The dynamic duo are together again and already causing lots of trouble!


  1. hey!

    I am impressed with your girl and these long flights... she is a real little jet set lady :)

    Enjoy to put her room together A LOT, it is so much fun and joy!

  2. It is a very exciting time for you all and it will be just wonderful for you to know that 'home' is there when u return from your wonderful travels! Can't wait to visit and see all your hard work Louisa. Continue enjoying those nest building moments...xxxx

  3. I am sure Coco will love her new room..after she gets used to having all that space around her, after all it will certainly be created with love!

  4. Really enjoying your blog. I am just about to start decorating my little girls room too and will be making use of furniture we have already and trying to revamp it.

  5. How fun to be finally setting up Coco's room! She is going to adore it! And what a great flight companion Coco is. She needs to give Alexa some tips. Alexa is normally pretty good as well, but those super long transAtlantic flights are pretty rough sometimes. We are about to cross over to Antibes in just a few weeks time. Of course, George got out of the flight with us yet again. He will be meeting us over there a week or so later. Good news though, my femurs are grateful Alexa has her own seat this time. ;-) Have fun with Coco's room.