Leona Spring

BabyGaga

Raymond Leonard

BabyGaga

Roderick Hunter

BabyGaga

22/07/2016

book list, so far!!!

in no particular order, will keep adding to it as this will take awhile! Starting with the books I have been enjoying more recently 📚👍👌📗📘📙📕📚👌👍
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Diana Gabaldon--Outlander an 8 book series(Historical fiction,read multiple times, love,love,love this series, 9th book is currently being written)

JK Rowling--Harry Potter(read multiple times)

Pamela Sargent--Venus trilogy(futuristic story about the colonisation of Venus,pretty cool, couldn’t stop reading till they were all done)

Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue--The Ending series(post-apocolyptic 4 book series about a virus that killed billions, only a few remain immune and try to rebuild and fight for survival, still on book 4)

Philippa Gregory--The Other Boleyn Girl(just to state her most popular book, but she has so many good Historical Novels about the Tudors and other Kings and Queens, read many of them but still have many to go)

Belinda Alexandra--White Gardenia, Silver Wattle, Wild Lavender etc(Fantastic books about people fleeing war torn places,starting new lives in new countries and making something of themselves, Love all these books esp Silver Wattle(sisters go to Australia)currently reading Sapphire skies and the newest book is out next month)

Laura Hillenbrand--Unbroken:A World War II Story(the true story of Olympian runner turned soldier turned POW Louis Zamperini, the movie was good too)

Daniel James Brown--The boys in the boat(another true story about the Olympics of 1936 at the breakout of World War II, gripping,could not put it down till it was done)

Frank Tayell--Surviving the Evacuation(7 book post-apocalyptic series about Zombies)(currently on book three)

William R. Forstchen--One second after(post-apocolyptic 2 book series about a war lost because of a terrifying weapon, an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), the Sequel "One Year after" is equally as gripping)

Steven W. Booth, Harry Shannon--The Hungry(6 book Zombie apocalypse series, this one was quite fun and action filled, I enjoyed it immensely)

 Erica Steven--The Survivor Chronicles(From earthquake to fire to tsunami" A 4 book post-apocalyptic series about survival when the world is in chaos, could not put this down till it was done)

Will keep adding as time permits :)




The Cousins’ War Series The Wideacre Trilogy The Tudor Court Novels Modern Novels

Read more at: http://www.philippagregory.com/books
Source: Philippa Gregory
The Cousins’ War Series The Wideacre Trilogy The Tudor Court Novels Modern Novels

Read more at: http://www.philippagregory.com/books
Source: Philippa Gregory
The Cousins’ War Series The Wideacre Trilogy The Tudor Court Novels Modern Novels

Read more at: http://www.philippagregory.com/books
Source: Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl

Read more at: http://www.philippagregory.com/books/the-other-boleyn-girl/behind-the-book
Source: Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl

Read more at: http://www.philippagregory.com/books/the-other-boleyn-girl/behind-the-book
Source: Philippa Gregory
The Other Boleyn Girl

Read more at: http://www.philippagregory.com/books/the-other-boleyn-girl/behind-the-book
Source: Philippa Gregory



la di da

so far we are three weeks into the holidays, with three weeks to go, still trying to figure out fun things to do with the kids to keep them from killing each other.

My birthday was fun, we had friends over with some drinks and lots of Flammkuchen that Zeth made, its soooo yummy :) and everyone seemed to get along yay :P

The kids went for a sleepover at their Grandmas last night and waking up this morning in a completely empty silent house this morning at 9:30 and then folding the laundry without little ppl trying to kill each other was quite an amazing feeling, I could almost get used to it, luckily the kids love their Grandma and she doesn’t mind having all three at once(score) :P (I think summer holidays are great and I love summer but after awhile a few short breaks now and again are oh so special)

I just realised I have read so many books that I'm forgetting what I read so I am going to start a post and list as many as possible maybe with a short summery.

I think I will go make cookies now with the kids, because its raining and feels like a cookie day :P

Update: and 2 hours later ta da, delish oatmeal chic chip cookies 🍪👍👌😍

23/06/2016

Summer Holidays are almost upon us!!!

Well we did it! made it to the end of another school year, well in a week we have anyway :)

the last two weeks is always so chock full of school events its hard to keep up, esp in another language. But I guess I'm doing ok with the help of Google translate, gosh thats a lifesaver! it will translate an entire page, very roughly but I seem to get the gist of it ha.

We are also having some real summer days at last hooray!!! I'm hoping to take the kids swimming this arvo, after Ray gets back from his class zoo trip.

Now my next big thing to do is plan the two older kids birthdays and send out the invites, the birthdays aren’t till August but people here seem to send them out at least 3 weeks to a month in advance, Ray wants to have a movie/sleepover party with a few close friends and Leona wants her entire class to come which means forest party as there is no way we can fit 20+ kids into our teeny apartment :P

As for summer our only big plan so far is a week of camping in the first week of August, which means(weather permitting)the whole month of July will be spent at the pool.

My birthday is coming up in a week as well and its probably the first time I'm looking forward to it for years! we are inviting some friends over for a party yay!

thats all for now, just wanted to put down a few thoughts to keep this thing updated, I'm not doing as well as I hoped to but where there is life there is hope hahaha, sorry just something that popped into my mind just now


02/06/2016

oil pulling

I have recently started oil pulling with coconut oil, I did it awhile back for a few weeks with sunflower oil but it was too gross for me so when I heard about coconut oil read about all the many health benefits I decided to give it another go, and coconut oil isn’t bad tasting, I am currently on day four and I will keep going for this month(or until the jar is finished) and if I see any great difference I will keep going :) have you tried it? anyone got good experiences to share?


coconut oil I got from Migro

27/05/2016

Thun-Spiez-Interlaken-Brienz

When friends and in-laws visit we like to give them the full tour of all our favourite places(we have been to these spots sooo many times but just love them), and so when my sis-in-law visited last weekend we took advantage of a perfect 26 degree day to do just that, usually we add a ferry ride in Thun but it didn't work out , but we did do the Thun castle(although my fav is the Spiez castle) then going to lunch in Spiez, walking around Interlaken and ending in our fave spot by the brienzersee for ice cream and a wade in the gorgeous lake









19/05/2016

all about school!

so there is this great school in our town where the kids who are not ready for the fast pace of normal school can go, this completes the first grade in two years instead of one, that way the kids can go at a slower pace and have alot more sports/playtime.

We were told about it when after coming to Switzerland 4 years ago our oldest Leona (then 7years old) was put straight away into first class without knowing a single word of German and she was lost and struggling (of course) when a sub teacher who was there shortly saw her struggles and right away called us in to explain about this special school where alot of kids learning the language can go, the classes are smaller and they can get alot more one on one, so after visiting the  child psychologist who needed to give permission to attend the special school she was moved 3 months later and once there she really blossomed, made friends and learned German so that once she went to second class she was better able to keep up.

then our next child Raymond, who had just gone through two years of Swiss kindy and was fluent in Swiss-German went to first class only to be moved a few months later as well because he was having trouble understanding Hoch Deutsch, he is now completing his second year of first class and is also doing really well.

On to child number three Roderick who is 6 years old and still in his last year of kindergarten, yay, anyway so we were thinking(along with his amazing kindy teacher) that of course he will probably need to go to this special school as even though his Swiss-German is coming along the normal school is in Hoch Deutsch (high German) so she helped us by making a  referral to the child psychologist who needs to "ok" a child going there, after several visits where she did some stuff with Roderick to find out where is was in regards to his age range she concluded that he is eligible to attend the special school.
He can not wait to start after the summer holidays and we are of course very happy that he will not have to be moved after three months like the other two but can start straight away