Quote Challenge Day 1: Reading ..

“The more you read, the more things you’ll know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go”. Dr Seuss In response to Lucile de Godoy quote challenge. The rules are to post 3 quotes over 3 days and nominate 3 bloggers each time to carry on with the challenge. My fab nominees are … Ann from Grubbs n Critters Belle from That Traveling nurse … Continue reading Quote Challenge Day 1: Reading ..

Japan – 3 : The adrenaline rush of the (totally messy) departure

It has became a pattern of ours. There haven’t been a single family trip we have been able to handle without a last minute mega stress.. Just a sample of our previous adrenaline rushes: realising you lost your passport 5h before departure ? Checked! forgetting your exit clearance and having to rush back from the airport to the Emigration with 2 exhausted whining toddlers? Checked! reading the … Continue reading Japan – 3 : The adrenaline rush of the (totally messy) departure

Guess who hit the headlines today? …

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Kids on the boat: no, it is not so hard to get used to island life. French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me. After a decade of humanitarian assignments, Estelea decided to enjoy with… Continue reading Guess who hit the headlines today? …

Travel theme: Move (by jeepney!)

Jeepney is the easiest and most common mean of transportations in the Philippines. The ride is very cheap, and the driver can stop you wherever your want (even though I heard that jeepneys should stop at designated stops but I am still looking for those signs after almost 2 years in Cebu). No air con obviously, crowded seating but so convenient! They are incredibly colourful and kitsh, with … Continue reading Travel theme: Move (by jeepney!)

(kinda) Mindful Monday: My Buddha said Tokyo!

When in doubt, Buddhism encourages us to question our perspective on our current situation. Can we shift it or enlarge it?are there any positive angles? We should practise bringing our attention to our breath through our day as a way to focus on the present moment. That’s what I should be doing. But I am still far too restless to stay really still for more than … Continue reading (kinda) Mindful Monday: My Buddha said Tokyo!

Mindfulness made simple

Cruising in the bluest seas of the Philippines in the early hours of the morning is a tribute to calm, peace and mindfulness.  One of those precious times that naturally takes all your awareness on the present moment and makes your heart smile. As you think to yourself.. What a wonderful world… In response to the  Weekly Photo Challenge on Monochromatic Continue reading Mindfulness made simple

Reblog Wed: Meet with a great photographer and writer – and buy his book :)

Source: My First #Book and My First Year of #Blogging Tatatata! Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the best buy of the season: beautiful picts and stories at your fingerprint.. Just click on the a/m source.  Great pic on the blog, great story in the book! The book comes with a super bonus: the chance to make a new friend, the talented and generous Jithin (again thanks … Continue reading Reblog Wed: Meet with a great photographer and writer – and buy his book 🙂