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tipatkins All quiet at the pajama party - nothing happening whatsoever. #iwish #howmuchnoisecan10nineyearoldsmake 18h

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tipatkins This year she's decorating the yearly tradition of piggy #cupcakes herself! Hubs is supervising as I tidy up. 2 hours & counting until the hoards descend on us! #birthdaypartyprep #9yearsandrunning 22h
  •   natplays Have fun and go es! 22h
  •   elvanht There will come a day, they will do everything themselves; looking forward to and dreading it 21h
  •   tipatkins I'm looking forward to it! @elvanht 21h
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tipatkins Bought this beautifully illustrated colouring storybook of Alice in Wonderland for Es when I was killing time at Tel Aviv airport - it is entirely possible that I also bought it for me! Trying to distract myself from the fact the Esther's pajama party is tonight - 11 kids! I'll need #ilovecolouringin #kidatheart #thatsdarling #aliceinwonderland #coloring 1d

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tipatkins I feel like a cliche - striped boat tee, chinos & white kicks. All I need now is one of those hats. #amiright
Who cares - it's Friyay & the sun is here! Wheeeee. #whydothestripeslooksoweird #ootd #selfie
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tipatkins I'd love one of these hats @daens_utrecht - I've never been game to actually buy one because there's no guarantee that I'd wear it. Anyone else feel weird wearing a hat (when it's not hot/sunny I mean)? 2d
  •   tamihackbarth I also have a huge head, so I go to the men's section. 2d
  •   tipatkins Yeah - that totally makes sense. @tamihackbarth I used to have a few when I lived in Australia too! 2d
  •   annelies_baes Yep. I should wear one to protect me against the sun at least, but I never do it. 2d
  •   dailygardenreport I have bought a great hat in Spain (took some creativity to manage it home) but the thing turns out unpractical: too warm and it blows off my head in the strong Dutch winds. 2d

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tipatkins Friday thought of the day via @thinkgrowprosper. Love. Happy Friday! I'm off to teach a finance Bootcamp and will be glad when I'm done. 2d

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tipatkins Another FB memory of her first birthday piggie cupcake which she's wasn't so sure what to do with - these have since become a yearly tradition, poor hubs has to create them every time! #tbt 3d

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tipatkins I feel like I'm standing at a fork in the road, with no real clue as to where I should go or what I should do. The failure to find a new home has left me questioning whether we are supposed to stay, the failure of the university to sort out my contract before I work (again) has left me wondering what to do next for work. All in all, life is still good, with my beautiful family & friends around me, but this place of not knowing is leaving me stressed. Sometimes having a lot of options is also difficult. I'm trying to surrender to the universe & trust what comes but it is hard. I'm in an #itsamoodywednesday kinda funk - the cold grey weather kinda sucks too right now.

At least something I do know is that I am still obsessed with #lights - especially beautiful old #vintage numbers! Happy hump day folks.
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tipatkins Today is the anniversary of the first day I went into labour in Amsterdam 9 years ago & 16 hours later, my little star was born. I'm so proud of my little lady as I watch her grow (& of myself for making it this far! ) 6d

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tipatkins #widn Saw this idea on @sasvanweert's feed & loved for Esther's #birthdaytreats for school tomorrow. Better than making 35 cupcakes at least! #traktaties #cantbelieveihavea9yearold #stroopwafel #estherdoesmeanstarafterall 7d
  •   elvanht I will probably be straling it as well, for Serra's treats And happy birthday to Esther! 7d
  •   tipatkins Thank you! It's a great idea. 7d
  •   soyznl Heel leuk! En van harte met je meis, nooit zo over de naam Esther nagedacht, mooi! 6d
  •   tipatkins Thanks! Me neither - I just liked the name (it was the name of my very first yoga teacher) but star has been a repeating theme ever since! @soyznl 6d

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tipatkins I'm obsessed with #French #architecture so most of my pics from #Paris are of buildings. Love all the old doors I saw in #lemarais. #ihavethisthingwithdoors #parisjetaime #streetstyle #doorcrush #doorgoals 1w

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tipatkins Discovered this brand in #Paris at the Stylist x Stackers concept store - bracelets that you can customize using one of four metallics, backed with the double-sided/coloured leather of your choice or worn without. I love multi-functional clever design & think this is genius!
See @les_georgettes for more.

#jewellery #cleverdesign
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tipatkins Thought of the day from Rumi.
This is what I do with folk - offer a different perspective in the hope that it brings growth/learning just like this quote challenges us to rethink pain.

I've always been an optimist, but what I've learned recently is that it's important to feel the wound, the pain, before we say "it'll all be OK". I used to be quick to jump to "every cloud has a silver lining" but I have now realised that the growth comes from acknowledging all those yucky feelings that we try to bury - it really IS where the light comes in but if we cover up the wound too quickly then we don't let it happen. I'm finally understanding this in my bones, not just my head these days. #thingsiwillteachmykids #quotes #rumi #rumiquotes #LoveIsTheAntidoteToFear
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  •   tipatkins I guess so - it's just what I'm learning as a parent. We're often quick to try to ensure kids stay happy that we don't actually allow them to experience their other emotions, which hinders their growth (emotionally), so I give mine space to cry or be angry and we discuss it before moving on. I realised I did the same thing so decided to give myself space to feel those things too! @ciaoecolifestyle 1w
  •   ciaoecolifestyle Amazing. Love it. 1w

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tipatkins I will be spamming you with many more corners of @hotelhenriette as I'm missing #Paris. For a #vintage lover like myself, it was 🏼. Having said that, I'm loving being home in my own bed because it's super comfy! #thosetilesthough 1w

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tipatkins We may or may not have been discussing the cute waiters butt but actually I just wanted to show you @splendour_in_the_nadir's jacket which matched very nicely with Isabel Marant's current #ethnic range. She bought this 2 years ago though because she's always been about that far ahead with fashion. I, on the other hand, wear things that are comfortable! #spamspamthankyoumam #imonthetrainandbored 1w
  •   gemmifer The guy with the elbow patches on his jacket doesn't look so bad, either! 2d
  •   tipatkins Hahahaha @gemmifer - Frenchmen! He was there with his equally lovely & pregnant partner though so, you know. 2d
  •   gemmifer Ah, but of course! 2d

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tipatkins Saw this bed in the window at @lemondesauvage - couldn't believe it as I had one almost exactly like it as a child! My mother used to get cranky at me every time I managed to break one of those swirly whirls! #parisjetaime #lemondesauvage 1w
  •   jen_loiselle Oh really? Saying that, I always leave empty handed. I think I just like the space and aesthetic! 7d
  •   tipatkins Exactly! I guess I expected more unusual products than what I saw there. @jen_loiselle It's the age of social media & online shopping though so most things are accessible too! 7d
  •   jen_loiselle Sometimes I wish things weren't so accessible - that feeling of a new discovery isn't quite the same online... 7d
  •   tipatkins Yeah, I know what you mean but as I kinda hate going to shops it's the way I buy things most of the time these days! @jen_loiselle 7d

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tipatkins A little more cheap & cheerful for lunch today as it's pouring & I'm leaving soon. Waaaah. I want to stay, of course! #parisjetaime #thisdessertwashuge #noididnteatitall #tipeats 1w

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