Summer holidays!

Today the kids had their last school day, the last day ever at San Andrea. I felt really emotional and cried both when I dropped them off and when I picked them up (different ppl came to say goodbye) No matter how much I look forward to the move I feel really sad to leave the school and all the teachers that have meant so much to my kids. Not to mention the mental peace of mind when you know the teachers and staff. Even though the kids know they wont be coming back to San Andrea again I dont think they can really understand what it means. All the staff want to know how we get on and they want us to come visit when we are in Malta.

R is in Catania since yesterday and will come back tonight...brining cherries! They are cheap there compared to here so I made sure to send some boxes with him so that we can get some tasty berries for the beach tomorrow. Yes, Im finally going to swim! Sea temp is now 23 degrees so its enough for me. Looking forward!

Small update

Have taken a bit of a blog break again, sooo busy with the packing and now my mum is also here visiting and I have  no time to spare. Will be back on track as soon as things have slowed down....the container will be picked up on the 15th of july so after that we SHOULD be better off.

We have decided to put our place up for rent and with that we also got more work to do, now we cant even leave a few things around the house but everything has to go down into the garage if its not coming with us to Dubai. 

Time to chill woman!

OMG, sometimes I can feel that I overreact and stress myself out for nothing but when it comes to your kids you only want the best for them, right? Just spend the evening surfing around looking for sunglasses for kids. Got there as a friend commented on the fact that the new sunglasses I got for the kids "only" had protection index 3. I remember that I read somewhere that index 3 should be good even in very sunny environments but of course I couldnt find the website again. What I DID find though was that they came up with something new since I did my research last time.  EPF, EyeProtectionFactor (like SFP but for the eyes). Basically they found that its not only UVA, UVB and UVC that is dangerous but also HEV (blue light). When I check the Julbo website (all the kids sunglasses have been that brand since I became a Julbo junkie since A´s first Looping glasses) there is nothing about HEV or EPF. Start worrying immediately, emailing Julbo, thinking I ruined the childrens eyes and think up scenarios. Then I find an australian brand that has got EPF 10 glasses and seem to ship overseas and email them to get a quote.  Then I took a deep breath and realised that I got myself worked up for nothing. What´s done is done, I have done the best I could with the information that was available at that point in time and I did get the kids to like to wear sunglasses at a pretty young age and Im sure that even if they dont have HEV protection they have been better than nothing. Now Im going to chill and if it turns out that the Julbo glasses dont protect against HEV all I can do is to look for others.

The wedding

Last Saturday was THE wedding day. The hairdresser came in the morning to cut mine and J´s hair. After lunch we did manage to rest a bit all of us. At 15.30 we arrived at the parents in law´s house for the photographs. Then I went with A to the bride´s residence for more photos (since he was pageboy he was supposed to be in the pictures at her house too even though they are not related) A was already quite bored and felt very strange in his fancy clothes but he was very good and did his best although he is as uncomfortable infront of the camera as me. He was very happy that we were travelling by taxi to the church where I left him with the bride to sneak into my seat. He was sooo cute walking down the isle! He did his "duties" at mass but when we got to the venue he started complaning, staying he was not feeling well and that his tummy was hurting and we wanted to lie down in the pushchair. We thought he might be getting sick, he had been getting watery eyes throughout the day but we didnt think about it then. R called a friend that lives not too far away from the venue to borrow some paracetamol but first we had to finish our "duties". A had to walk infron of the bride and groom through the venue and then the last few photos. When R came back with the meds A was already asleep, my little darling...he was soo tired. J slept shortly after that and so I remained a quiet corner in the garden, talking to ppl I knew as they were passing by. Nice and relaxed :)

Me and sister in law at parents in law´s house

Our little family, we all look equally uncomfortable :)

Parents in law

Sister in law with husband

Bride during her photo session

Here comes the bride!




I have, for a very long time, felt really tired. Even though I basically get to sleep through the nights I am absolutely knackered in the afternoons. Couldnt connect what was wrong but after having read on some forums etc on AIH it seems Im not alone. Some ppl appear not able to leave their bed some days. What could be the reason? Right now my liver tests are normal so it shouldnt be the dicease as such, could it be the medicines?

Anyhow, what I wanted to get to is that I feel like a lousy mum when I have no energy left when kids come home from school. Right now Im putting my hopes on having a maid in Dubai so I dont have to bother with cleaning and so that I can possibly rest a bit in the morning while kids are at school and like that have some energy left to be a good mum in the afternoon. Fingers crossed everyone!

Still no pictures

No good news from the support, they claim nothing is wrong but come on...I cant upload photos!

This week has passed really quickly so far. On Monday we went to the dentis to get some papers signed to be included on the dental part for the healthinsurance in Dubai and it took way longer than we expected. He took his time checking us all out and did full x-rays on me and R. No problems though and it shouldnt be a problem being covered for dental too.

Yesterday R left for Catania. He did a flight from there and spent the night. Off this morning and now on his way to Geneva and then back to Malta via Catania again. It will be nice to have him back. Yesterday I didnt get lots of things done but today me and J met up with a friend and her son. It was fun and quite nice since we had some clouds.

Tomorrow school for both kids while me and R have to try to pack a bit more, it feels like we are behind already!
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