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In this blog I will write about everything that has to do with being a mum and a woman. It will be about my personal experiences as well as about things that I find interesting and which I want to share. It will also be about my faith in God. Please let me know that you visited my blog, by posting a comment.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Mommy Monday Blog hop


Hello all, it’s  time for the Mommy Monday blog hop.

Link up your blog and hop around. Have fun ....


                                                

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To our AWESOME September Guest Co-Hosts:  We had such an awesome time with you 3 on the Blog Hop!  We are definitely going to miss you! xoxo
Welcome to our Mommy Monday Blog Hop! Woot! Woot!  Let's get this Monday started with posts from all different subjects that come from, that's right, you guessed it, MOMS! 

Forget Rules! Let's outline some guidelines that should get us all more traffic: 

1)  Follow all your co-hosts.  :) We follow back! Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower.

2) If you want our button, feel free to grab it from up top!  Just remember, more buttons going up means more exposure for all of us! 

3)  Have you heard how dynamic Pinterest is for blog traffic?  Try to pin posts you like!  You can even start by pinning the linkup before and after yours! :)  THE CO-HOSTS PIN OUR FAVORITES HERE

4)  Follow and comment on at least 3 other blogs please!  Karma in the blog world is wonderful.  When you comment and let a blogger know you're following her, she is more likely to return the favor!

5) TWEET about the Blog Hop: 



The Co-Hosts select Bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blogger Spotlight each week!  Maybe next week it will be YOU!  


Mommy Monday Blogger Spotlights this week are (drum roll please!): 

 Tina from Zoo Cutie Printables:






 Maryam from Mulismah Luvs Makeup:






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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR AWESOME GIVEAWAY AND ENTER BELOW:

Jakes Adventures - The Secret of the Shark Tooth Crab Claw





HAVE YOU LADIES STARTED THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS? 


We have an amazing Blogger Opportunity that we'd love to include our Mommy Monday blog hoppers!  It's going to be one of the biggest Christmas Cash Giveaway Events the blog world has ever seen! Spaces are filling up quickly so you don't want to miss it!
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SOCIAL MEDIA HASHTAG FOR THE BLOG HOP WILL BE: #mondayformoms
If you are interested in co-hosting future Mommy Monday Blog Hops starting in October, send me an email here: pacobesity@gmail.com  

 Alright ladies, let's link up!  

Hello College

Hello Monday

Hello to becoming a college student.

Hello to waking up early to make it on time to college.

Hello to meeting new people and making college buddies.

Hello to doing homework and reading books for college.

Hello to learning more  about child development and all the bits and pieces of the Maria Montessori method.

Hello to getting  more and more excited about  the Maria Montessori method.

Hello to practising 'practical life skills' with my kids at  home.

Hello to getting the chance ttrain to become a Montessori  teacher  in a year.

Hello to feeling blessed and grateful that I am able to do this study  , grateful for receiving all this knowledge.

Thank You Lord for this opportunity.

Feeling blessed and privileged.
Glory tYour name.

What are you saying hello ttoday ?

Blessings.




Monday, September 23, 2013

Mommy Monday Bloghop

Good morning all. It's time for the Mommy Monday Blog hop again.
Link up your post and have fun hopping around !

                                                

Follow Brittnei: 

Follow Lisa: 

Follow Mrs.AOK:

Follow Mrs. Tee:
Follow Lisa: 
Chronically Content
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Follow Chan: 
My life as a mum
Twitter  Facebook  Pinterest
Welcome to our Mommy Monday Blog Hop! Woot! Woot!  Let's get this Monday started with posts from all different subjects that come from, that's right, you guessed it, MOMS! 

Forget Rules! Let's outline some guidelines that should get us all more traffic: 

1)  Follow all your co-hosts.  :) We follow back! Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower.

2) If you want our button, feel free to grab it from up top!  Just remember, more buttons going up means more exposure for all of us! 

3)  Have you heard how dynamic Pinterest is for blog traffic?  Try to pin posts you like!  You can even start by pinning the linkup before and after yours! :)  THE CO-HOSTS PIN OUR FAVORITES HERE

4)  Follow and comment on at least 3 other blogs please!  Karma in the blog world is wonderful.  When you comment and let a blogger know you're following her, she is more likely to return the favor!

5) TWEET about the Blog Hop: 



The Co-Hosts select Bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blogger Spotlight each week!  Maybe next week it will be YOU!  


Mommy Monday Blogger Spotlights this week are (drum roll please!): 

 Tenns from New Mama Diaries:


Ophelia from Latina Mama Rama:





Teresa from Nanahood:





Have you been featured on the Mommy Monday Blog Hop?  Grab our button!





WE HAVE AN AMAZING GIVEAWAY THIS WEEK:

Cute childrens app, Jim Henson's Chatter Zoo helps young children with vocabulary building and literacy learning.  Enter for your chance to win Chatter Zoo baby wall art. It's the perfect decor for a child's room or nursery.

SOCIAL MEDIA HASHTAG FOR THE BLOG HOP WILL BE: #mondayformoms
If you are interested in co-hosting future Mommy Monday Blog Hops starting in October, send me an email here: pacobesity@gmail.com  

 Alright ladies, let's link up!  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

An excerpt from my novel in the making

I've been very busy lately and have been having problems with the keyboard from my laptop as well. So hopefully next week I'll be able to post some more.

Today I wanted to share something that I've been working on for awhile. Or actually I stopped working on it but I don't think that it's really finished yet. I've been writing a novel and unfortunately the completed version is currently on a damaged hard disc from my old laptop. Even though I stopped writing at some point, I think that there will probably be a lot of re-writing to do and maybe I will add more to the story as well, so it will be some time before it is really ready.

Today I wanted to share an excerpt from it.

So here it goes. I hope that you'll enjoy it and let me know what you think....


 The counting to midnight had begun.
 
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 Happy new year ! An explosion of joy followed in the small bar where Rebekka had decided to spend her New years eve with some close friends.
People were screaming, embracing each other, making toasts and doing happy dances. Rebekka just took a deep breath.It was over. It was finally over. Never did she want a year to be so much over as this past year. She understood now how in some traditions fireworks were used to chase the old year away while in other countries it was used to welcome the new year. While she hugged her friends and wished them happy new year she thought what new year really meant to her. A chance to start over and do it right. Her friend Emily grabbed her hand and said ; 'Come, we are going outside to watch the fireworks.' While they were walking towards the door, she saw a familiar face. She looked back and saw someone sitting at the bar. She now only saw the back of his head. ‘Hey that looks just like,,,,,Isn't that.... wait....’ she thought. She let go of Emily's hand and stood still to look. Another man approached him and they started to talk.‘It must be.....’ She could feel her heart beat rising. It felt as if there was a light electric shock going through her body. It was as if she felt connected straight away with this person who was standing 6 meters away from her. She decided to order herself one more apple juice to find out more.  She went to another part of the bar and ordered a juice. While she was bringing the glass to her mouth to take a first sip, she felt a light tap on her shoulder.‘Excuse me..’ she heard in a slight Eastern European accent she remembered well.She turned around and looked into two light brown eyes. ’Are you.....? ‘the man continued. She didn't recognise his face straight away.....He had grown older... much older.... But yet....she knew it was him....Something had stayed the same about him. Something that made her wonder in the first place when she saw him standing at the bar. And being in his presence felt exactly the same. 'Rebekka....’.she said with a smile . 'And you are ........’.A big smile appeared on his face. 'Giovanni..’,.he replied. He finally had found her again. ‘How nice to see you.’ he said. He moved towards her and gave her a short one handed hug without letting their bodies touch each other. It made Rebekka think about the last time that she saw him all those years ago. Like now, she had not expected that reaction coming from him. Without any hesitation, he had put his arms around her and they had hugged each other just a little bit too long. And in his embrace she had felt ....not the funny physical attraction that sometimes had been between them but only pure affection coming from him. 
This was a different type of hug. It was more like a 'how are you ?hug ' Still it felt quite familiar. It was so short that there was hardly time to feel anything. Still it made her think that it would've been nice to hold him again but for a longer time this time. 

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'What are you doing here? ' She asked. She looked at him, trying to study his face. Back then he looked more like a boy and now he had matured into a man. This was new.‘I'm on a holiday’, he said.  He hadn’t stopped smiling since he found out that it was really her. She had changed a bit, maybe gained a few pounds but she was still good looking. He still would..... He interrupted his thoughts by asking a question. 'How is your family?‘The girls are fine. They are at their dads’. ‘How is your wife?’ She asked. He held his hands up to show her that he was no longer wearing a wedding ring. ‘Not married anymore’, he explained. And he started smiling a bit nervously. 
‘Are you staying at friends?’ she asked.  ‘No I'm in a hotel.’ ‘When are you leaving?’ ‘In two days. I really hoped that I would see you’, he confessed. ‘It's been so many years....’ And yet, it's like nothing has changed, he thought. He smiled while looking at her. 

‘Rebekka! ‘Emily had come to look for her.’I’m getting a bit tired. Are you ready to go home too?’ 
Giovanni looked at her with a question on his face. ‘Are you leaving?’ he asked. She nodded. ‘Can I call you?’ She nodded again. She looked down to search in her handbag and got a paper and a pen and then ripped the paper in two. ‘I’ll give you my number too’, he said. She started to write something down and then gave him the pieces of paper and the pen. Giovanni wrote his phone number down and then gave the pen and one piece of paper back to Rebekka. She looked into his eyes and smiled. ‘Nice to see you.‘ she said. He nodded. ‘See ya’. Rebekka replied:‘See ya’. Giovanni watched her while she walked away from him. And then he looked at the small paper in his hand and noticed that his hands were shaking.


Let me know in the comments if you like the story so far and if you would buy the book if I really published it one day....

Thanks for reading (and commenting ) !!

Love,



Friday, September 20, 2013

Our past weekend part 2: Family event : Flight fest


When I heard about the Flightfest, I thought: 'interesting but probably not something we’ll be able to go to.' But since Ixora really wanted to go, as she told me on Saturday and there was an Flightfest advertisement poster at a LUAS station that said : ‘take the LUAS’ , I decided to go on google to do some research to find out where it actually was and how you could get there. It appeared to be quite easy to get there so on Sunday morning when I found that out, I decided that we would go.
I made a few sandwiches and filled two bottles with juice but I didn’t count on the rainy weather. All we had was a broken umbrella and then the rain cover for the double buggy and at some stage Ixora and I were really totally soaked, so much that she wanted to go home before it actually had started.
I refused ofcourse and told her that we came for the airplanes and that I at least wanted to see a few fly over. And I also told her that she would get dry again. The weather really turned and we dried up completely . Praise God. We had a great time and Ixora was happy that we stayed.




I loved taking pictures of the airplanes, even though I first found it hard to see them through the lens so I asked Ixora to take some pictures. But I took over from her again and it later worked out alright.





Taken by Ixora

Taken by Ixora

Taken by Ixora




They really flew quite low so you could see them very well and it was a great experience to watch them while they were flying over you.




After a while we got some ice cream.





We got a barbequed hot-dog as well which was really yummy.


The kids wanted to play a little in a tiny park nearby.


 And we saw some more airplanes flying over.


There were supposed to be some activities for kids but I forgot all about them. We were more focused on the airplanes, but on our way back we saw some kids with face paintings. This family event was also organised as part of The Gathering.

It turned out to be a really awesome day. It was such a great experience. We really had a wonderful time. And I was pleased that we were able to go. Glory to God !

How was your weekend ? Do you have any plans for the coming weekend ?
Have a great weekend whatever you do !



Love,



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Our past weekend part 1: Family day at RUA RED

*This post  about our past weekend is published a little later than I originally planned because I had a very busy week so far.

I love it when I hear about a family event somewhere and I love it even more when I actually get to go to it. Sometimes they are just too far or not easy to reach with public transport. So I was thrilled to be able to take the kids to two events this past weekend. I’ve decided to write about the events in two separate posts. One post today and the other post will be published tomorrow.


Last Saturday the RUA RED in Tallaght had a family event called The Gathering Open day. I’ve been to RUA RED before with my 8 year old Ixora. We attended the Art Trolley on Saturday morning a couple of times. And I knew that they have other activities for kids that I was interested in and I was curious to know what there would be on that day. So after shopping a little on the carboot sale in Tallaght Stadium, we went to the Square and saw the last part of a show by a magician.
He was surrounded by people so while the kids went to sit on the floor next to the other kids, I waited at a table a bit further away. According to Ixora, he changed two doves into a rabbit and all the kids got a chance to pat a dove and the rabbit. In the end, he shaped a balloon into a little mouse for every child.
I looked at the program and there was a workshop called ‘Sing your socks off.’And since my kids love singing I thought it would be nice to go to. Ixora wasn’t interested and when we arrived in the room where the workshop was being held, and I asked about the ages, we heard that it was for children from 1- 4 years old.

There is a music class for toddlers in the RUA RED where I always wanted to go to but kept postponing till I could afford it more and this seemed to be a free trial session of that. The smallies loved it, especially Nevaeh. They really joined in with everything. I liked all the different activities that she did with them.

Singing songs

Playing window


Playing with instruments

Scarf dance
 
More instruments

I’m really sure now that I would love to put Yovannah and Nevaeh in this music class but I probably won’t be able to because it is on Monday from 3-4 and I will be in college then. The costs are 10 euro per week. For siblings it is 8 euro per person.

For more information see www. ruared.ie

There were some other events simultaneously so unfortunately, we couldn’t go to those. They also did mapping of Tallaght residents and when we were standing before the map and I asked Ixora if she saw South America a woman approached me excitedly asking if she could add me to the map, since they had no one who had lived in South America yet . It was funny to see that my dot was the only one in that area and then a long single line from the dot in the Netherlands to the dot in South America.
I’m sure there should be a few more or at least from America in Tallaght but perhaps they just didn’t make it to the event.



There was face painting as well and 'the smallies'both decided to just take a painting of a butterfly on their hand.






Ixora played outside in a house made out of cardboard boxes,where she was allowed to draw in.
All in all, we had a lovely day out. 


I hope you had a great weekend too. 

Love,  


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