Monthly Archives: August 2006

Papa Smoocher (video)

Julius is more and more becoming a very passionate smoocher and big hugger (He actually announces his ‘big hugs’) .. in this little video you can hear him doing the mmmmhhh smooch sound .. very cute .. I wonder when … Continue reading

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Brushing teeth with mama

Teaching a kid to brush teeth can be a bit tricky … while he knows that we do it on a regular basis … he sometimes just chews on it … and since we started with some kids’ toothpaste … … Continue reading

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39 butterfly shrimps, homemade

The other night I wanted to recreate the shrimp out experience we had at Ocean Basket in Cape Town. The trigger was a 5.99 € special on 500 gr of frozen shrimp at our supermarket. Little did I know that … Continue reading

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My birthday yukata

I just realize that I have not posted this picture of my wonderful yukata yet. Ritsu had her mom bring that from Japan and gave it to me a bit early (pic was taken early July). As mentioned before she … Continue reading

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Finally .. Gelato again!!!!

We have been very good during our summer vacation … no gelato, no pizza, no pasta (no Italian food) … so .. now that we are back .. the 2 gelato lovers really deserved their portions .. and our dear … Continue reading

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Making friends at the playground.

The interaction among little kids is still a riddle to me … It seems that Julius is only interested in older kids .. or maybe girls his age .. or as it seemed today, younger kids. But that was a … Continue reading

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Cooking Bobotie (South African meat pie with egg custard topping)

For dinner we had Adwoa and a new colleague of Ritsu, Ayse, over, and finally I could try the very typical Cape Town dish: Bobotie. We had bobotie twice on our trip, the first time at the wine festival in … Continue reading

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No daddy, I am really not tired at all …

This week has been kind of special … since kindergarten is still closed, and Julius just got back from a big long trip .. of course his sleep senses are everywhere and nowhere … and more and more I realize … Continue reading

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One of our neighbours

This charming lady is somewhat of a janitor / housekeeper to our house .. and she is very nice .. I am not sure what her name is (language issues) .. but our next door neighbour (who speaks German) once … Continue reading

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Playground fun (video)

School is still closed, as are most shops .. and it seems a bit eerie at times … very deserted … but the weather is nice and we went to the playground and Julius had lots of fun again.

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His first computer: The PoohBook

We had the great opportunity to do some serious toy shopping in Cape Town for Julius’ 2nd birsthday. We were happy to get some electronic learning toys (like a kid’s mobile phone that does the alphabet, numbers and some tunes) … Continue reading

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The long long trip back home (video)

Today started very early … actually I wonder if I had slept at all … fearing that we might miss the alarm .. I got up just before 3 AM .. woke up Ritsu at 3:30 .. we had packed … Continue reading

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Last Day – Silly video

We have gotten lucky with the weather on this trip … the very few rainy days we had matched perfectly with the times that we should take a break .. now that it comes to packing and getting ready (and … Continue reading

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Are 58 shrimps enough?

a.k.a. “Shrimping out at Ocean Basket” After all the fancy seafood places and rather high priced shellfish, I wanted to totally shrimp out. At least once. Thing is, shrimp dishes are cheaper, because the little critters are small and people … Continue reading

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Tammy had a question regarding cameras

“The photos remind me of a question I’ve been meaning to ask…..what sort of digital camera are you using now. The photos are just beautiful. I’m thinking of upgrading my Sony DSC.” And I thought I post that here so … Continue reading

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