Our bedtime routine starts at about 5 o'clock each evening. By this time I have given in and Angelina and Hugo are watching Cbeebies, I'm in the midst of finalising dinner. Then Max starts chasing me around and "shouting", more like cockatoo screeching, for me from the pouffe that blocks the passage between the playroom and the kitchen. My littlest wants a quick … [Read more...] about Our bedtime routine
We keep chickens and I specially sourced a coup for them that had a small outside enclosure, so we can leave them locked in when we are away for a long weekend. This means the girls being a bit cramped for a few days, but still getting to enjoy the sun, fresh air and a tiny bit of exercise. Dadonthebrink didn't think this was enough for them though when he left to join us on … [Read more...] about Death and a plot of revenge
A lullyby- I don't remember my mum singing lullabies to me, but then there aren't many in Hungarian. What Hungarian is extremely rich in is bedtime poems (, which in the years since have been turned into songs.) Hungarian is a language that has very few harsh sounds and lends itself to the beauty of poetry. I actually prefer them to be recited instead of sung… that may be just … [Read more...] about My favourite lullaby- the Hungarian Lullaby, Altató by Attila József
You'll often hear me tearing my hair out about my gorgeous dreamy Little Miss. She is in another world most of the time, somewhere where time moves slower, in a more relaxed pace. Perhaps there children are allowed to be children for longer, don't have to rush to school 6 days a week. ...yes, she does go 6 days a week, because she also goes to Dutch School on Saturdays. It is … [Read more...] about The depth and breadth of a 5 and 4 year old
I decided to interview myself to answer the question that so many ask me either directly or though the way they say "oh, you're still breastfeeding him?" Not that I need to justify my actions in any way... Mini Man is still a baby after all! How old is your baby? Mini Man was 8 months old last week. Where has the time flown?! Why do you still breastfeed? We … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding- Why are you still breastfeeding an 8 month old?