Katja Mouvlin

2017: The Family grows and grows

Katja Mouvlin & Travis Ficarra get married!

This year saw not only the addition of Nicola (rapidly growing) – but also of Travis. The wedding of Katja and Travis in August was only one of the year’s many happy milestones and events as you can discover in the year’s newsletter. The year ended with the visit of the Laird-Wahs to enjoy the […]

2017: Continuing family growth!


Nicola arrived early in the year to the delight of all and is thriving (while exhausting her parents). August brought a felicitous expansion of the family to now include Travis… And Su and Rod have been busy with travels February found Rod in Aspen as usual – with his sister Skippy… And Su and Rod […]

2017: Beginning with a growing family

Villa del Balbianello

What a way to start a year! On the right you’ll see the latest member of the clan; Nicola Xiao-en Laird-Wah. Estee and James welcomed her into the world on the morning of this post, so the news does not get fresher than that! But there is so much more for 2016 was an extraordinary […]

Welcoming in 2016!

Su & Rod @ Xmas 2016

Yet another year is past and it’s well past time for the Lairds newsletter. One would think that with every year end a bit of a frenzy, that one would anticipate this and start earlier on the “Life at the Lairds” update. Despite best intentions, here we are yet again only just getting metaphoric “pen […]

Italy and beyond


The ADFAS group organised a tour of “Gardens and Private Palaces and Villas” in Italy – which seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. Su and Rod enjoyed the historic sites around Naples before joining the tour – which turned out to be wonderful on all counts. We then headed north seeing friends in […]