The Deadly Nightshades

Green bean and mushroom stir fry over brown basmati rice.¬† If you know us, then you know that both Ivan and Mika suffer from bad allergies. It shows up mainly in the form of eczema – red itchy skin on the elbows, backs of the legs, neck, ankles and wrists. We’ve tried¬†almost everything to help cure it for both of …

18 Months (one and a half)

Your new words are “bubbles! sky! bike!” and they are (as your aunty tess points out) glorious words. You don’t have very many words really, but you talk your own language non stop and the words you do have, are gorgeous. In the last few weeks your papa and I have noticed you really interacting with other kids on the …

Wet socks, Dysons and fall

I was awfully sick. It happened over the space of 3 hours. First the headache came. I thought it was from the lack of caffeine – I’ve been avoiding coffee during the weekdays, saving it for a special weekend treat – and so I quickly gulped down a cup of (great) coffee. As I swallowed the last gulp, my throat …

Adventurers.

We were feeling doomed. We were lying there in the darkness. The emotions were gloomy and the air was tense and I felt like I was a speck of dust being blown away by the winds of eternal sadness. I would never return. And then he said ‘we are so young’ and suddenly I was a speck of dust staring …

The ones you can’t explain.

I just discovered that there’s a bus during the week that takes us almost from our door to the beach in 10 minutes. Up before everyone. That tiny ponytail! A perfect morning. Finding the most awesome glasses at the park and not wanting to take them off. Local brunch spot. A new discovery. Sometimes the best weekends are the ones …