Some things I’ve learned from my children over the years…

1. There is no such thing as child-proofing your house. 2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite. 3. A 3 year-old’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant. 4. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, theContinue reading “Some things I’ve learned from my children over the years…”

Amira Willighagen – O Mio Babbino Caro

Since ROH is playing La Traviata tonight, I decided to share my favourite piece of Opera, sang by a 9-year old initially for Holland’s Got Talent and then picked up by Andre Rieu. Lyrics Italian Literal translation Singable English O mio babbino caro, mi piace, è bello, bello. Vo’andare in Porta Rossa a comperar l’anello! Sì, sì, ciContinue reading “Amira Willighagen – O Mio Babbino Caro”

Rules of Chocolate Easter Eggs (plus some things you never knew)

If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you’re eating it too slowly. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want. Diet tip: Eat an Easter egg before each meal. It’ll take the edge off your appetite, and that way you’ll eat less.Continue reading “Rules of Chocolate Easter Eggs (plus some things you never knew)”

Te duci copilarie (Poetry in Romanian)

Mi-e grea maturitatea, mi-e greu să fiu docil Aș da orice pe lume să redevin copil Zburdam prin curtea plină cu rațe și găini Trăiau pe-atunci părinții și rude și vecini Mi le-ai luat pe toate și-o lacrimă îmi storci Te duci, copilărie, și nu te mai întorci Nu mai există basme, nici eu nuContinue reading “Te duci copilarie (Poetry in Romanian)”

Cute Babies

Because Christmas is coming and all the people I know (including myself) like to cuddle in front of a warm fire and watch cute things, here I am fulfilling a need. Loads of babies with inspirational quotes. Like: My mind is like a parachute…it functions only when open. The pursuit of happiness is the chaseContinue reading “Cute Babies”