Monday, August 25, 2008

Thanks for the poo

Simone visited, brought gifts, her company, entertained us, and we thanked her by pooing on her. Nelson needs to learn that that's not an accepted method of payment.

Good night Irene

It all happened so suddenly, one night douwe came back with her, he said a burgundy limited tokyo edition daihatsu- my first reaction was, em, it's PINK. But we grew to love her, pimped her (with bubble wrap, wooden beaded seat cushion, boom boxes, rubber nobs for antislip storage etc) and she was loyal, reliable and suprisingly roomy. Then her upkeep exceeded her worth and we weighed up the factors and they came out in her disfavour. So Good night irene- just like a dog you put to sleep, Let's say goodnight, not good bye... Apparently she's going to Ghana where she'll probably transport a family of 12. I think she'll like it, but I do feel a little pang in my heart thinking of the bumpy roads and heavy loads there.
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PS we did get a new car, I do know that it's silver but further than that I don't know. It may be new, shiny and not have green stuff growing in the window rubbers, but it's got a long way to go before replacing the Tokyo Limited Edition in our hearts.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sweet and Yummy!

Little nelson is such a happy baby, laughing more and more and still being sweet as....
A pineapple cream jelly slice. What a slice of sublimity (note to self: check if word exists). A crunchy biscuit base, creamy lemony filling and a topping of wobbly jelly: it's the contrasting textures of this piece of heaven which inaugurates this simple dessert into the Sweets Hall of Fame. Thanks to Alison who awakened my longing for Australian Slices...or should (my hips) be cursing you?
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Farewell Tracey

It was a night out for the ladies, no kids, no men, just babble and eating and oh the freedom! ;) These are the Playground Mums (sounds like a posse and it kind of is) that have made Oegstgeest a great place for us!
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Friday, August 08, 2008

Nelson is learning how to get what he wants- what a flirty baby!

They are such GOOD babies! One reads, the other studies motor skills. Giving me time to internet (is that a verb these days?)

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Saturday, August 02, 2008

We visited Merel & her Mum for a delicious lunch (which I immediately tried to copy that same night -see picture) and good running around in the gorgeous garden!
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Kaemon's friend came over for pizza and chips...wondering how we get them so well behaved and sitting so calmly? Cars on DVD of course!!

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Transport for the needy

One can't hold his head up, the other falls when he runs, both are back-breakingly do we get around? Ta-da!.....I'm holding my breath as kaemon hasn't poked out nelson's eyes yet, with my back to them both, anything can happen.
We've been out and about and discovering a whole new world of the playground, playgroups, playdates, playmates etc etc. It's mind boggling, it truly is. I liken it to a kind of matchmaking process or even picking up at a bar....did we pick up? Discretion is key. Time will tell whether long lasting relationships can be borne out of playgrounds.
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