Since Otis' birth we have been the receivers of so much kindness. We've had dinners cooked for us for the past four weeks. We've had Goat Ragu with merideth goats cheese and preserved lemon, slow cooked lamb, pasta sauces, homemade beetroot fettucine, a chicken pie to die for, amazing asian dishes, fritatta's and lasagne's. We've had vege bakes, bolognese, handmade gnocchi, casseroles and stews. We've had gifts of gorgeous stinky french cheeses, freshly baked biscuits and cakes. We've had drop off's of soups packed in single serves to freeze for my lunch. Freshly made dips and pasta bakes. It has been truly amzing. The people in our community are so incredibly generous and supportive. I love you all.

Then there's the gifts... including some divine handmade goodies. Beautiful toys from lovely Neen of Nettle & Brier and a quilt and lovey bunny from the fabulous Beck of Dandelion. Hand knitted booties from a clever mama of three.

Several hand knitted hats, including this gorgeous one made by our friend Clare, who by the way just gave birth to her first baby, Bertie and still managed to knit! Being modelled by a rather gorgeous baby boy...

The traditional family present of an embroidered cashmere baby blanket. Thank you to Nonni who steppped up and had a crack at embroidering his name on it! It's perfect and he loves it :)

And I had I had to include this gorgeous Milo vest (yes, Milo for Otis!) made by super clever Kate at Foxs Lane, even though we don't have it yet! I can't wait to see him in it :)

Then there's all the beautiful non- handmade gifts (including this awesome book!), the boxes of baby clothes from people I barely know, the childminding, the people who came and cleaned the house, the people picking Escher up from school, the massages, the pot of soup put on the stove, the extra arms to cuddle my boy and the shoulders to cry on when it all felt like too much. 

It's been an amazing 6 weeks and you have all helped to make this the most special and beautiful time. The happiest time of my life. You make me believe there's hope for the human race yet. My heart is full. Thank you. You and all your kindness :)

Have you been receiving some kindness too?  I'd just love to hear about it!


  1. This is such a beautiful, sweet post. I'm so happy to know you have been surrounded by so much love & kindness, what a fantastic community we live in. All of us need this kind of care at some point in our lives and not everyone experiences it. The first six weeks can go by in a blur, I'm glad that for you it has been a happy blur! What a great start to life Otis has had, and what a lovely mummy, and friend, you are xo

  2. Hi! I love all your thinks here!! Best regards, Riitta Sinikka.

  3. Oh my Goodness he has grown so much. He looks like such a little man. Can't wait to visit again. xxxxxxx Neen


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