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Happy new year! And a new series.

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Hello all! Happy New year and suchlike! I hope you had a great holiday period. Ours was very relaxing, we went to my parents and did nothing very much except eat, sleep and play board games. Milo was having a bit of a hard time with the being in a new place initially, and possibly teething as well, so the first couple of days were spent carrying him around, as he’d burst into tears every time he wasn’t immediately attached to one of us. And went to bed at 22.30. In Edinburgh he’s totally fine to run around by himself and not at all scared of other people, and asleep by 7.30, so we can only put it down to unusual surroundings. It’s not wonder he’s a bit of a homebody I guess, with parents like us. ANYWAY, he did recover his happy self soon enough and had some nice family time with his Oma, Opa and Tante.

So, the point of this post is I’ve decided that since I’m not doing the weekly chair pictures any more I’ll be doing the slightly less demanding 52 week thing on Sundays which is:

A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014

This photo isn’t actually from 2014 yet, it was taken at my parents house on boxing day, but I like it so I will cheat/ start a little early and make this 1/52. And it’s just such a good capture of this thing he’s been doing all the time recently, which is to hold stuff to his ear like a phone. This is my mobile, but it can be anything, remote controls, toy cars, keys… It seems like an automatic thing rather than copying us when we’re on the phone, because when we hold an actual phone to his ear, he always turns towards the noise, and doesn’t keep it by his ear.

P.S. Just in case anyone was wondering I ended up not even getting through to the assessment centre for that job I was applying for and had taken the blogging break for, which was obviously disappointing (and ridiculous – I was *that* close to passing the whole thing last time and now they’re saying I don’t even meet the criteria for the first round? It just shows that it’s not actually an objective process) but also an incredible relief that I wouldn’t need to cram in all this work right up to the last minute. I enjoyed those last couple of weeks in Edinburgh so much more because they were so unexpected!

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  • Sara 5 January 2014, 10:15 pm

    OMG, that is one of the cutest pics of Milo that I have ever seen! He has such amazing eyes. Sorry about the, but I am excited about the once-per-week baby pics!
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  • Irving 6 January 2014, 5:02 pm

    Milo looks like a important manager on the phone with one of his clients LOL! But what a great idea to take a picture a week of Milo! It will be interesting to compare January 2014 with December 2014! Nice post!
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  • sister 6 January 2014, 6:36 pm

    In groß sieht das Foto noch 10mal besser aus!

  • Martha 26 January 2014, 3:24 am

    Thank you, Franca, for continuing to offer Milo growing up pics. I really enjoy your narrative so much, and what a treat to really watch him grow. I know that Milo will love seeing these pics when he is growing, too.

    Happy 2014 from Florida, U.S.A.