July 23, 2012
i've been back in australia for just 11 days and my heart already seems to have packed itself back up, destined for faraway places. there's no sign of escapism here, as my love for australia is truly hard to top but ever since spending valuable time with my british family, wandering the familiar streets of london town and getting a taste for the dutch and danish lifestyle, my heart just won't sit still. my head feels the lightest it's been for ages and i feel ready to take a leap of faith and make some changes. i'm letting go of some possessions (don't worry trudy, the johnson collection isn't going anywhere!) and lightening my load at the same time. opportunities have presented themselves and new faces have enlightened my outlook. a certain woman has also made me look long and hard at the year ahead and i have made the decision that she will be in it. this brings me to the lady in question, my incredible nanny kit. chatting over tea, ham sandwiches and the odd bakewell tart, has truly nourished my heart. the more time i spend with her, the more i begin to realise that we are 2 sensitive, soft skinned, sometimes stubborn, peas in a pod. i get her now more than ever before and i don't think i can ever do our relationship justice by trying to put these feelings into words. my grandmothers have always played an integral part in my life. it was therefore a given that my blog would be dedicated to these two incredible women. i spent the first ten years of my childhood living in australia having my nanna, nancy and my pa, max closeby. i hold some of the fondest memories close to my heart and those continue to inspire me today. relocating to the UK at the age of 10 until age 20 meant i was able to spend a beautiful 10 years learning to bake and craft with my nanny, kit. my grandfather charlie, although sadly passing too young, has left a huge impression on me and the woman i am today. family has always been number one for me, and so this post i dedicate to them, wherever they may be in the world and especially to my nanny kit, one half of that incredible driving force that continues to inspire my personal endeavour ‘kit & nancy’ every single day.
some special belongings in my nanny's flat.