Eight & a cake

21 October 2020 Greystones, New Rd, Brighstone, Newport PO30 4BP, UK


We have had a whole week of birthday here, I can't believe she is eight already where did that last year go?! 
I am not really an autumn person, and it takes me a few months to get used to the dark and the cold. Also, not much to do here on the Island except go to the pub, which due to covid is not so appealing as it usually is. We did however go on a few nice walks and inhaled a bit of good old nature.

(my cake efforts this year - vanilla cake with cream cheese icing, edible dried petals and fresh thyme, as I always get asked, which is super flattering of course!).

(I poured out about half a litre of water from each of Leify's boots).

This year seems to be all about baby pumpkins! Which is fine by me because it pains me to throw away big rotten pumpkin lanterns each halloween. These can even go in the fridge and last longer too!

She is a complete gem, and still has not grown out of her toilet humour.

I have been so busy making jewellery these last few months, so apologies I haven't been here much lately. Thank you for reading my blog, and to those who have written to me to ask whats up, that is so nice! 
All is well here as can be when in the midst of moving house during a pandemic. It is taking SO long and I have been going a bit crazy. Fingers crossed all will come good, but I am not sure where we will be staying during xmas.

And, another thank you to all of those who have bought from Only Through Shadows! It is amazing and such a good start for my new business. It's a little ray of optimism and I feel truly happy at my jewellery bench, so cheers to that!


  1. Anonymous21.10.20

    Wow 8 already (astonished) Congrats to her !! Marie from Belgium

  2. Happy birthday to P, it sounds like you made a lovely birthday week for her. Beautiful cake, too. Congratulations on your business launch and good luck with moving house, I hope the new year will feel more settled for you all.

  3. Happy birthday, P! You are just about 1 year exactly younger than my youngest, who turns 9 on October 30- so you are both 8 for a couple of weeks. I like your Eos necklace design.
    And Happy momaversary, Artemis! You are a wonderful mum!

  4. Happy birthday! My boy was eight at the end of August... we're in the middle of a house sale right now and in that 'quiet' period where nobody tells you what's going on. I'm getting super twitchy about it all! Good luck with your move, it's a stressful process.

  5. Wow, everything looks magical, especially that tree! Pehr is a gem.

  6. Anonymous21.10.20


  7. You have reached the age of being a big girl now sweet Pehr. I went to boarding school at 8. You are so lucky to be at home with mum. and baby brother. What beautiful country you live in. πŸ₯°πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Happy birthday darling girl.πŸ’— Beautiful cake and day. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  9. Anonymous22.10.20

    Happy birthday Pehr!

    Wishing you the best of luck with your move, and your new business!

    By the way, my daughter turned 10 a few months ago and hasn't outgrown the toilet humour. I recently found out that she and her brother (almost 8) developed an entire fart classification system, with names like "poofs", "honking horns" and "wrinkly farts".

  10. What a wonderful way for Pehr to spend her birthday. It doesn't seem that long since she was the toddler and Leify the tiny baby.

    I'm in the midst of a move myself, it's just so complicated with all the new restrictions isn't it.

  11. I've been reading your blog for so long, I remember when Pehr was just a baby...and now she's 8! What a wonderful birthday celebration!


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