Free entertainment at the museum of anthropology in leiden.ask hard to get everyone looking and pulling a semi normal face...
Saturday, November 26, 2011
While I can't complain about much these days thankfully,I do wish for a night of uninterrupted sleep.just one. Pictures show the changing bed partners I have had this week. In fact,I am blogging in a dark room on my phone while patting a restless baby on the back. got to make the most of otherwise dead time...
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Lotus Flower blossoming in the summer. A beautiful icon of the tropical weather.
Textures and patterns. Love the Japanese textiles. In the middle picture are cousins at Obachan's birthday.
Kobe: Akemi's home town. A port city nestled into the foot of mountains.
Kobe by night.
Kyoto & surrounds
Ready for the food pictures? I think I Douwe has caught the taking pictures of food bug. But when the food is this good, who wouldn't take pictures, I ask you?!
Food set #1 Lots of sashimi and bento.
Food set #2 More sashimi and unagi
Food set #3 ...Sashimi and okonomiyaki. The top right sashimi set almost brings a tear to my eye with its lyrical presentation. Yes! Food can sing.
Quintessential Japanese images. The photos of paintings are painted by family members who were famous artists
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
We had a great short 10 day trip to the UK & Scotland. It was intended as primarily a family visit, but they took us to Scotland and we were wonderfully surprised by the beauty of the Ilse of Skye. Highlight for me would have to be ordering fresh prawns from the neighbour fisherman and having them delivered, hung on the door knob all jumpy fresh from the sea. The essence of a good holiday. The kids loved seeing their cousins, playing wildly all week. Thanks to the Bell family for the warm hospitality. I totally heart my family!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Jeff's head on a plate, served up for Nelson (below). We ventured down to the beach for a picnic dinner- amidst almost gale force winds with searing sand, we managed to eat and crunch our way from salads to ice creams.
Relaxed, gorgeous weather on the long weekend! Bliss
We LOVE love love living near the beach. Katwijk (Neighbourhood of Cats) is the usual strand. Our favourite time is about 4pm when the sun is softer and the crowds are leaving for their dinner at home- we believe in the motto 'the outdoors is no fun without food' so I usually pack whatever's on the menu for the evening and we out of plastic cups (better for the sand storms).
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
He loves his big brother and adores his little brother; but doesn't let either push him around (more the other way around).
He's the quintessential Wiggles fan; Wiggles from sunrise to sunset and often between dusk and dawn.
He's not afraid of liking pink, Dora, flowers and girls.
He's Mr. Bump (if there is anything to bump into, Mr. Bump would bump into it indeed), loves rough and tumble, can throw his voice with authority.
Nelson is instinctive about making people laugh and feel good.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELLY BELLY xoxo
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Kaemon and Nelson's favourite meal...
The boys got their pearly whites checked- mum and dad have been doing a good job. Phew.
Spring always seems to jump in your face. One moment we're still walking in snow and the next I'm sweating in my jeans in the sun. No slow transition, it just bursts into bloom
Quinten is beautiful and healthy. He loves being one of the boys. Just loves them...
Kaemon's school had an Easter Trail- through the neighbourhood playing games and treasure hunting! I've survived my first term as a School Mum. HOlidays now, see if we get through this with sanity intact...
Last wee we still had winter jackets on, and this week, we're having dinner on the beach on a school night too! Quinten- started on solid foods- not happy with the empty cone. Furious to discover he got no ice cream!!!