A South African, married to an American, finally adapting to my adopted country. I love life, laughter, good friends and the warmth that my two kids have filled me with. I glory in the colors of my life and am grateful for the gray days as they allow me to appreciate the rainbows.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Back for a bit .............

Its been a crazy few months. All good. I am finding my connection with the girls so much deeper with me switching off the computer and being present. Their computer died so I have not had access to mine for months on the weekends which is when we allow them to be online.

I got back last week from a very special trip. My dad took my sisters and I along with our families to an amazing place in Germany called Bad Tolz its a magical place where we spent many a vacation in my youth. Its a real pain to get to, it took us 28 hours door to door but was worth the trip. Its the first time we have been together as a family without cellphones, without agenda's on neutral turf. Our one responsibility was to relax and enjoy each other's company.

It is so nice being in a place where people are not neurotic, the kids had so much freedom and had a blast, we literally did not see them all day they would go off and play and check in with us to let us know that they were OK. There was so much to do for them to do and I got uninterrupted time with my parents and sisters. My brother-in-law is a big kid so he spent most of the time on the water slides with the kids. There is something to be said for a country that serves beer with breakfast!!

The kids loved London, we spent most of the day at the tower of London - they lasted for 4.5 hours and we had to leave because we were meeting friends in Covent Gardens for lunch and then my parents at Hamleys. It was a lot of fun, I think it made it easier that they were there last summer and that Josh and I know the city so well.

The only negative was Weight Watchers flew out the window at record breaking speed and has not been seen again since - especially with all those British candies - all my favourites. I am dying to do more travelling with the girls I realy have so much fun with them.

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