Time has moved on and things are getting easier – in fact there are some real positives. Bella and I have been out and met with other English-speaking mums with babies, although none of them as old as Bella. The house is looking more like a home and Bella seems more relaxed. We have solved the morning fight by simply not having breakfast until we are washed and dressed. The lure of food seems to help. The good weather seems to help too – it’s so beautiful here, walking along the Isar or in the forest in the Autumn sun. Apparently its usually much colder here now and last year they even had snow but this year its mainly beautiful golden Autumn days with glorious blue skies, punctuated by some really rainy days which means we can mix up staying in and going out. When asked Bella says she likes it here – the garden is more accessible and we do lots together. We made paper pumpkins this week for Halloween and did some painting, playdoh, singing and generally playing. We visited the neighbour together, explored the shopping area and at weekend we all went to the Zoo – one of my faourite places already. However, there are times where Bella says she misses yellow door or she misses her friends or her grandma and then I feel sad. We printed out some photos of her friends for her bedroom and one night she turned her face blue sleeping on a photo of her and Georgie (a nursery friend we left behind).