Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bye bye Geneva (and cousins)...

(from left to right) Emma, Sasha, 
William and Lana with Tara presiding over them all ;-)

It was really nice to see you and get to know you a bit. And thank-you for happily keeping yourselves busy and thus giving us some child-free time ;-) 

See you next year...

Actually one of the best developments of this summer has been that William and Emma have actually started to play on their own now - together but also each by themselves - leaving me a bit more time when we are home. Ah. Finally.  I can just picture it. I will come home and once shoes are off and hands are washed I will send them off to play and serve myself a drink and look through the mail or flip through the latest Living etc. and only 20 minutes later begin making dinner. Sigh. Bliss. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Visting cousins in the south of France

About this time last week we drove down to the south of France near Avignon to a little village called Apt to visit my sis and brother in law and their three little ones, T, L & S (who were on hols there from Singapore). 
The drive down was quite quick (we left early to avoid traffic) but the weather on the way way horrible!
Luckily the very next day, the sun was out and we could enjoy the local colours and smells at the farmer's market
William enjoying Daddy and his hat
The buildings are all quite charming if run-down
Emma and her cousins T & L
The house (of which I have not even got a pic for some reason?!) 
and garden are beautiful!
My sis and brother-in-law L & D (with William peeking in the back)
Our fish chef and selector of all yummy things (from tapenade to rosé); D.
The girls and S. ready for lunch while William is still playing
All 5 cousins! Aged 8 to 2
 We had a lovely and relaxing time- And now for our last week in Geneva before we head back to Athens!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Happy Birthday Emma!

On Sunday we celebrated Emma's fifth birthday (for the third time) with family here in Geneva and Emma was delighted and lovely.

There was a tiny bit of squabbling as to who (Emma or William) would hand out the cake  but they managed to both be very helpful in the end. 

Here are Emma and William at Emma's (second) birthday celebration at the French language summer camp in Athens last week. Emma first celebrated her birthday in June with her classmates before summer break.