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Monday, 7 June 2021

Weekend Family walks

Usually during the weekend we will try to make time with the family and go for a walk about around the neighbourhood and since we live in a place close to farms and the ocean we can find a lot of animals living around the neighbourhood and would be interesting for the kids to see no matter how many times they have seen them it's never a dull moment for them to re visit these beautiful animals  again. And what is great also is that all are within walking distance from our place so no need to go to the Zoo hehehe :) 

Also it's kinda like a common thing here in France, where after a big family lunch gatherings everyone just grab their coats and prepare the kids for the famous family walks,  well for me it's more like going for a short hike because it can get pretty far 馃榿 I recall when I first came here and don't know much about he lifestyle here back then and after having a big heavy lunch with the whole family and suddenly everyone was grabing their coats or some sorts and started to head out and before too long everyone was out and off we go for the family walk around the neighbourhood and mind you, it is not just our family who is doing it, everyone in the neighbourhood seems to be in to it too and each time you cross with another family you will hear everyone greeting one another with a nod and a quick "Bonjour" (hello) it really made a big imprerssion on me because I never experience this back home. do think it's a good idea especially after a big lunch like that , with a good walk will somehow help with the digestion and also some needed fresh air for everyone and especially for the kids to just run around and smell the fresh air outdoor 馃槏 Actually this walk about is my favourite thing to do and I'm always looking forward to it and also this is the time I can play with my cameras 馃摳馃憤

The walks that we normally have are quite long but depends really on how much time we have before the next eating session starts and this is usually the Coffee and cake time  in the afternoon or the children here calls it "go没ter a 5 heures" (break time at 5pm) This part I like very much too (gondoot kan)馃槤



These walks also promotes bonding between siblings old and young ones.  During the long walks, the children play and talk to each other more and especially  my eldest one, sometimes I depend on her to keep an eye on her two younger sisters because their mom is otherwise occupied with Mr Camera 馃摳馃槂 



This is the time where the kids can just run free and be merry 馃榿 
Example #1 My running buddy, Jadeydoo 馃弮
 


There is always a place for wine and no acception in Beauvoir we have small vineyards like this and  when I was youger, and books is all I have to satisfy my curiousity,  I always wonder how a vineyard looks  like. Well, here is one just around the corner and it is just starting to come out of hibernation during winter and spring time and now it's time to grow them grapes 馃崌馃嵎


Yellow bush tree and it's jolie cute 馃挀


Fresh air and sunshine indeed 馃憤


And then we have the beautiful animals that we can just walk by and visit 馃挅
In Beauvoir there are few equestrian school (Ecole d'Equitation) near by and hence a lot of horses are kept in farms around these areas. And the kids just loves them especially my eldest who is also into horse riding in our nearby stables (Ecuries)


Animals & children goes hand in hand I think. They just brings out the best smiles and gigles in them kiddies effortlessly 馃挅 #welovehorses


Pure delight and 100% happiness guaranteed 馃弴



Sometimes if we are really lucky, we get to see these fellas chillaxing in their own domain in serenity 馃 It's actually very hard to spot them but they are there and usually we have to be really quiet when passing by these areas and it helps also to have a very sharp pair of eyes like my Nikon's telegraphic lense to spot them and capture these photos. 


And along the bottom road, we get to see these spectacular beauty of the Swans that came to these exact same place every year around about winter /spring time to mate. So very thankful for nature's beauty indeed 馃憪 




And as we reach the final stage of our walk we meet with Mr Lamb. Sometimes they are there and sometimes they are not so we are lucky indeed. The children loves to feed them with grass available around the farm but not allowed to touch them. So we just admire them from afar and sometimes just grab some grass and throw it at them  he he he 馃悜



Waiting for some grass 馃榿

So now you maybe you guys will understand why I love this jalan2 session.  It's so relaxing and therapeutic at the same time.  All the animals are just around the corner from where we live and it's just refreshing to just go out with the kids and smell the fresh air eventhough it was cold outside he he he. 


Hopefully you everyone enjoyed looking at the pictures and hopefully I get to write about my next jalan2 session in the future which would be by the beach and the forest.


Until next time!! Au revoir, and see you soooonnnn!!

馃挀馃拫馃挓


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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

First post for 2021 - Mandala, Quotes, Colouring & Crafty Day


I love colouring books and it's one of my favourite thing to do since forever. But the problem is I never get to finish my colouring when I started one but now that I have followers in the house not just 1 but 3 crazy crafty and artsy girls 馃榿馃憤 And normally what I can't finish there's always 1 or 2 who will finish the colouring for me :)

This particular one, I think I did it last year during the summer vacation and didn't get to finish it as usual and it was my baby #2 (Jadeydoo) who help me finished it 馃憤

I have plenty in my collection now and will post some from time to time ❤


Bisous 馃拫

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Friday, 26 June 2020

SENTIMENTAL ME FRIDAY - 26.06.2020


SENTIMENTAL ME FRIDAY 


My first post since June 26, 2018

This is Sentimental Me Friday that I made just so I can cling to those moments that went by way too fast in our lives  with our 3 girls and cherish it forever. If you are like me who takes photos of the children just about on any occasions and almost everyday then you will find that this is a good way to compare pics from year to year or from one month to another of yourselves and your children growing moments :) 
Besides that, I'm also using this section of my Sentimental Me Friday  post  to reminicence about my yester years of my life and also to remember my loved ones who meant so much to me and more so for my most dearest and precious loved ones who are no longer with us. It's more like my way of keeping my memory of them alive for always. 



Time flies so fast when we are having fun they say and as for my once upon a time baby girl, it was like rocket fast and now she's 9 years old already馃槶 
Miss Mumut 馃グ


馃巶 9 years of birthdays! 馃コ



We love you to the moon and back sweetheart,
 Have a wonderful Life
馃グ❤馃槝




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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Pick & Lovin Tuesday

Pick of the lot where you pick a photo that tells you love and happiness :)

When you suddenly met with a friend from school at the mall 馃槏


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Monday, 25 June 2018

Monday Blues

I get a few querries from moms asking me how did I get my girls to be interested in activities in the kitchen....well I did what most moms do I'm pretty sure and that is...
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1. Encouragement

Myself and husband always try to include the children when we are preparing food together and let them see for thelmselves what they are eating and how to prepare the food as well.

Miss M started very young in her age, round about 2 years old and now she is more then interested to prepare them but more like "I know how to do it now mom" hehehe

Always make them feel they are doing a good job and that it always turns out ok and make fancy names for the food they prepare cow sometimes they dont turn out the way it should be and so we have to be creative and make funny names for the food they prepare and you will see how they will be happy with it.
Miss M have a few of her Crazy pop cakes, Crazy cup cakes, Crazychicken etc. just because it didnt turn out the way it supposed to be but it taste good anyways 馃憤
But most importantly, we see smiles from ear to ear 馃槂



 

2. Make your Kitchen area Kid or Children friendly

So far I haven't tried with a hot stove burner yet with the children but perhaps maybe later on when they are much more older and more confident to handle and be around flames I would certainly be advancing to that but at the moment, counter top induction cooker is the best option when we have kids and children involving in the food preparation process. Also when introducing them to kitchen gadgets make sure we help with setting up process as well and follow through up till the usage bit. After when they are used to the gadgets that we've introduced to them then maybe later we will let them set it up by themselves for example like the cake mixing machine. whether it's a hand held one or with the stand, we have to make sure that they are comfortable with the appliance first coz sometimes the sound of the machine is going to be too scary for them to work with so we have to explain the function of the machine carefully especially if there's any kind of noise involve and how it's going to work.


 


3. Safety comes first

We parents must always be there by their side all the time and never leave them to do things in the kitchen by themselves. Participation and commuication is the most important part coz children they get bored easily but let me tell you, for sure you will hear a lot of conversation going on in the kitchen and each time before starting any cooking or baking project with the children, first and foremost, we have to run down the safety importance with them so that they will always have the security bit in their head whenever they start any baking or cooking project.


 

4. Preparation

Some people say that we prepare the ingredients and then follow through the cooking project with their children. But with my children I did everything with them right from the preparation stage as I wanted them to be familiar with all the tools and ingredients needed. You will see that after doing a lot of projects with them they will start to develop the sense of familiarity and start to do it by themselves. This is what happens to miss M now she is used to prepare her crazy cakes that she now knows how much flour, sugar and butter needed to make a cake by herself makes them more confident to make decisions and give them the edge they needed to get started in the kitchen.


   

5. Support

Being supportive here means always be around them when they are doing a project and we have to practise alot of patience because minor accidents is sure to happen in the beginning as their built their confidence in acquiring a new ski l but be very calm about it and let them lead and you just have to guide them and point them out if they are on the verge of making an error or already made one. Trust me, they will learn more quickly this way.


 


6. Just have fun.

The best thing about introducing our children to the world of cooking or baking is not that we wanted them to be a Chef or a baker perfect or anything like that, it's just to help them develop an interest about it and also to have fun and create beautiful memories with them. And the most important part of all, always, always compliment them with what they have created and never mind if it doesn't look like what it's supposed to or even more, taste the way it should, the most IMPORTANT part of all is that they have created something beautiful and all by their own efforts and thats already a great thing and big accomplishment indeed.
So try this activity with them and I'm pretty sure you will hear more gigles and laughter to your heart contents and that is priceless. 


Have fun baking y'all!
馃嵅馃崪馃嵈馃巶




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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Goofy Thursday

Goofy Thursday is when I took a picture or pictures and made it funny and fun using the telephone apps and have fun with it. 

Here is my latest goofy photo :)



My little flower is blooming





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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Wordless Wednesday


Proud of my big girl Miss M ! ❤馃憤

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