Category Archives: Parents

‘Carbed’ Out

The past week in the Italian Alps was fabulous. Crisp, fresh snow and aquamarine skies made for a wonderful combination of a snow/sun holiday….all a welcome relief from the rapidly rising temperatures, and what I understand was one of the … Continue reading

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Little Tibet in Europe

If you had asked me (a non skiier) to recommend a European ski destination Italy would not have come rushing to mind. Instead my mind would have wandered to the usual suspects of Val d’Isere, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Klosters etc. … Continue reading

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Snow Fun

Livigno, like many European ski resorts is a quaint, ‘olde worlde’ village. Running through it is one main street lined with three storey wooden guest houses with colourful wooden shutters, like something straight out of Johanna Spyri’s Swiss tale of … Continue reading

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Battered, bruised and barely walking

A few weeks back DH surprised me by booking a trip to KL for the first week of the Easter break.  After travelling through the night, we arrived just a tad worse for wear, at the Sunway Resort Hotel and … Continue reading

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First world problems

Yesterday on the radio, people were being interviewed about their ‘happiness’ levels in the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’).  One lady thought ‘traffic’ was the biggest inhibitor to her complete happiness in the UAE.  This made me giggle.  Traffic here is … Continue reading

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What is it with boys?

Why does every conversation revolve around ‘poo’ or  male appendages? How is it they manage to inflict at least one injury a day on themselves, even when they are doing the safest of things (am thinking about DS2 who recently … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2013

DH’s and my Valentine’s Day tradition is to exchange cards and go out for dinner that evening.  It’s been like that for as long as I can remember!  Yes, there was a point in time when we exchanged romantic red … Continue reading

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Beauty Regimen

I know I should have a regular and healthy skin regimen in place at this stage in my life.  Daily cleansing and moisturising is all well and good, but I imagine any dermatologist would recoil in horror at the thought … Continue reading

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The Baby Talk…..Again

A recent conversation started by DS2went like this: DS2: ‘Do babies come out of a hole in Mummies’ tummies?’ Me: ‘Sometimes they do.’ DS2: ‘How do the doctors fix the hole?’ Me: ‘They stitch it.’ DS1 (in an almost admiring … Continue reading

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Sons and White Lies

Tonight DS2 asked me if a person could be married two times.  Not quite sure what he meant, I probed a little further. ‘What do you mean?  Do you mean can someone marry the same person twice?’ ‘No Mummy’, he … Continue reading

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