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Saturday, 14 September 2013


It's been over a month since the last post and the holidays are over.  What did we do? Well the first two weeks were spent with family in sunny Valencia, relaxing in the sun.

 Just not ripe enough, Mabel disappointed with the lack of edible grapes

 Bella testing the sangria

 Bella in the Placio Dela Virgen

 Our traditional Sunday dinner - a homemade paella

 Mabel & Me in the Placio De La Virgen

The wonderful food market in Valencia

The very lovely churro's and chocolate

Back in the UK, we had a few days before Mabel and me were off to Bristol Children's Hospital for Mabel to have a diagnostic catheter to make sure her stent was working as it should.  Luckily everything was good and she has even been taken off her medication for the moment.  
We have recently given permission for her case and treatment to be featured in next years British Medical Journal as we have just found out that Mabel was the first child to have this particular procedure in this country. Mabel makes it into another publication!!

The rest of the Summer was spent enjoying the sunshine and spending a lot of time at the park or the skate park which we are lucky enough to have on the seafront. We even managed a visit to our friends in Worthing

 Mabel cooling off in the water at the park

 Watching the sun set at the Ship Inn Teignmouth

 A friends Summer party

 Bella and her best friend Caitlin in Worthing

 I've still managed to a few new dresses although I have spent most of the Summer just building up my fabric supplies. Mabel has been a wonderful Model as ever!

A few of My Sister Mabel's upcycled dresses.

 Down On The Farm

 Retro 70's Autumnal Flower Print Fabric and Needle Cord

 The LOVE Dress

 VW Beetle Dress

I even had a request for a ladies version

 Daisy Print Dress

Vintage Paddington Bear 

As we say goodbye to Summer 2013 the hottest one we've had since moving here in 2008. Our girls started school Mabel in Reception Class and Bella already in Year 4 

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