1 week to go! before you drain all your energy and your money in the yearly shopping craziness, pause for a second .. Do we really need more material stuff to make us happy? Can we do something a bit different this year, that would not only please us but also the planet? Here are 4 ideas ..Not only to do good, but to also feel good … Continue reading Have yourself a Merry Greedy Xmas! (4 ways to celebrate with less money but more ❤️)
in·dulge inˈdəlj/ verb gerund or present participle: indulging allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of :’we indulged in some hot fudge sundaes” Synonyms: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to, abandon oneself to, give free rein to; There is a time for everything and this is Desserts and Chocolates season. The only time of the year when indulging is almost compulsory. Plus … Continue reading It’s not This Time of Year without ..
For a French/Swiss family like ours, Christmas is comes in white, with cookies and creamy chocolate. Christmas means building snowmen with cousins. It means a lot. But this year we decided to sacrifice to the tradition and we stayed on the little island of Bantayan. Tickets to Europe are too expensive at this time of year, so we had to stay in the Philippines, and my … Continue reading 4 reasons NOT to spend Christmas in the Philippines
Our version ! How is yours? Continue reading Wordless Wed: Dreaming of a white Xmas ?
Christmas overload! In the Philippines, we have been enduring for Santa for the last 6 months, everlasting Christmas carols played to the loudest possible volume everywhere – karaoke, taxis, malls, sari sari .. I took the kids to dozens of Christmas shows rehearsals and I know by heart all their songs! I had to buy the Santa clothes, the Santa’s hats. The old man is a rock star … Continue reading Christmas overload! 2 ways to make it REAL this year
Happy Week end everyone! 😉 Continue reading On being proactive …
This Week like: keeping the Attilas under basic control while they’ll be performing on stage 3 times this week before hundreds of people, figuring some kind Xmas diner, wrapping, packing.. If only exercising patience burned calories, I would proudly pose in bikini on our next Xmas cards . But first things first : Coffee please! espresso doppio, to start with! Looking for a very unique … Continue reading My kind of Little helper : Coffee !
In the cold streets of New York, a particular Santa hadn’t waited for Christmas to warm people’s hearts and put a big smile on their face.. If you haven’t recognised him, it’s because he is working under cover: look for a tattooed Filipino hairdresser in his early 30. Distinguishing mark: His sack turned satchel with a bunch of brushes and scissors. “It’s all about being grateful and sharing my gift” … Continue reading Did you know that Santa is working undercover in the streets of NYC ?
… no matter where! Continue reading Santa only comes when kids are sleeping…
Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright… Yes, even with two hyperactive toddlers, you too can get The silent night. You just need a couple of items. – a white fabric : and a Christmas garland: Merry Christmas to you all 🙂 Continue reading The 2 most useful accessories for The Silent Night