23 Nov 2015

Our Everyday Life: The Eventful Week

 The Bliss before the party

November 16th to 21st was an eventful week for us.

This month has been exciting in many ways. Launched the book, celebrated my girls 4th birthday and finally started to find a light at the end of the moving house tunnel. Also witnessing my friend's husband music band smashing it on X Factor UK 2015. 

I'm happy.
Today, I felt like my mind was settling into a blissful state again. Since the summer it has been on the go go state and I’m looking forward to enjoying a month of thanksgiving and peaceful state. Monday November 16th I had my book launch {which was photographed by talent friend Kerrie Oliver, the photographer behind Llyod Told George}. It was exciting, the company and so much support. I'm so thankful.

Talking to a reader at my book, Wasting Away, launch photo credit Kerrie Oliver at Lloyd Told George

Wednesday 18th AOI turned four and you should all have seen her. She was so over the moon when, after she started complaining about not finding something I don’t even remember, I asked her “Guess what day is today?”
“What day is today?”  “Today is your special day” “Is it my birthday?” “Yes”. She jumped out from the bed {she was chilling next to me} and did amazing jumps. It was snowing as I wished for my little girl’s special day. We all  took her to school together, on our way we stopped to play in the snow in the nearby park for a bit.

The play before school day

It has been challenging weeks for AOI, she got more frustrated and didn’t use her words like she’s capable of doing. For instance at her birthday party {which was joint with her best friend} she cried because there were some games that she didn’t want to play, but instead of telling us she run away from the place. I laughed from nerves. I sometimes wonder if she’s the only child acting out or it’s normal for kids to behave like that at four. What we noticed is how she was seeking for reassurance from her friends. She kept asking her best friend “Are you still my friend?” 

Today she was happy.
When at church, she participated in all the activities without fuss, she came home and was a bit shy when one of my friends from Italy I haven’t heard in a while facetimed me. She was nice and cheerful. She had one of her friends over for a playdate and she was content at that moment too. We went to play in the school and she had a little I'm leaving you and going alone somewhere with her little brother trailing behind her. I kept eye but made sure she came back to me instead of me following her. I would love her to understand that she can talk about things instead of leaving. 

Throughout last week she kept asking for her daddy and today I noticed how she wanted to have her daddy attention. The time he dedicated to her helped her mood and in the end I was able to play with her without her refusing my attention. 

Yes, November has been busy and maybe, though we think she’s alright, she need more reassurance and we're all really looking forward to some recharging time. 

 Elephants are a girl's best friend

13 Nov 2015

Pray For Paris

Today when I woke up and realised that it was Friday 13th, I thought "Isn't today the day people call the unlucky day?" I didn't make most of it because I'm not supersticious.

At around 9:15pm (Paris Saturday 14th 3:15am), I was browsing instagram when  I saw many of the people I follow on Instagram hash tagging #prayforparis. I went to google to look what was happening and it was BREAKINGNEWS on BBC.com
France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 120 people were killed in gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
Some 80 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris. Gunmen took many hostages there before being overpowered by police. Others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city centre restaurants. Seven attackers are reported killed. Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city."

On CBC.ca I read

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has spoken to members of his national security team to ensure the safety of Canadians in the wake of a series of attacks that saw dozens of people killed in Paris Friday night.

"These terrorist attacks are deeply worrying and obviously unsettling to people around the world," Trudeau said before leaving for the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey.

"We will keep people apprised as more unfolds but I have been speaking with our national security team to ensure that everything is being done to keep people safe."

Trudeau expressed solidarity with Canada's "French cousins" and said Canada has offered all possible assistance to the government of France in wake of the siege at a concert hall in Paris.

"We have offered all of our help and support to the government of France, to the people of France at this time. And we'll continue to engage with our allies around the world in ensuring the safety of Canadians and others both here at home and around the world."

My heart goes to all those who have lost their lives this early morning in Paris. To those who are suffering, may Lord keep you under His mantel.

Thinking of you Paris.

2 Nov 2015


My my, I'm so behind on this project. I hope to catch up. In fact I hope to catch up on many projects in November. 

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015."

TOI: Mr green thump, he loves to destroy the leaves.

AOI and TOI: summer mischief, moving the cooler everywhere on the deck and just sit or lay on it for fun.

AOI: we did this crown together and when I asked to take a photo of it she started to pose and put on her dramatic/romantic face on.

1 Nov 2015

My Book Launch

Happy Sunday and first day of November.

To say I'm over the moon about this month is understatement.
My daughter is turning 4 and two days before that awesome day I'm launching my debut novel at one of our well known local bookstore. I'm so happy, I'm going to have a silly grin on my face for the rest of the month.

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