A week without kids……..

For the first time ever, the school trips for both I&T were in the same week.  I dreamed of wine bar evenings, riveting conversation, cosy baths, and lie-ins.  And immediately celebrated a week free of the smell of chlorine!  I had even instructed Hubbie to cancel all travel, but gave in when I realised that … Continue reading

Margarita cupcakes with lime glaze

Saturday 12th May 2012 Cupcakes are like little gifts of love, delivering sweet messages to soothe away the aches and pains of the day. Today they were great for saying sorry.  Thila was tired and teasy this morning and a nightmare to get ready for an early all day swim competition. Both of us were … Continue reading

I would love to be able to ‘rant’ in another language……

Konninginnedag namiddag en avond …… vervolgd Sometimes the expat ‘slightly disconnected’ life raises it’s ugly head in terms of having to face up to the nastier/niggly/just down right annoying side of life, in a second or even third language. I know, very very well, how to express my annoyance, legal rights and general ‘you’re a … Continue reading

Konninginnesdag namiddag…….we were ready for lunch!

30th April 2012 After the Rommelmarkt at Oostburg on Konninginnesdag, we headed to our favourite village for a spot of lunch. …… ….. I just LOVE Groede.  OK I admit that although picture perfect it would kill us to live in such a tight knit (and supposed nosy) community, but heh, it is very very … Continue reading