After a very long absence, I am now back from hibernation. Not a lot of exciting adventures lately, as we have been confined at home. I’ve had my own share of motherhood challenges, but everything is ok now. Things are slowly getting back to normal. My new “normal,” that is.
Winter is relatively mild on this side of the globe compared to what the people in the US East Coast is now experiencing. Temperatures are sub zero during night time but has been consistently positive during the day. We’ve had a little snow but it is now slowly melting.
So what’s new? Well, for one. My daughter is now 3 months old and at a stage where her schedule is more predictable. She is getting more and more curious about the world around her and somehow seems to communicate through babbling.
Here is a quick photo I snapped of both my kids.
I am also starting to standardize our daily routine. It is very difficult to manage a household with two very young children. Although I am very happy that my eldest is at a stage where he is completely independent and even helps me out. He is the one opening doors for me when all three of us are out and about for our daily walk in our neighborhood. I haven’t been in contact with the general public since winter set in. It is pretty tough.
I couldn’t just go to a Starbucks shop and get a good cup of coffee these days. Well, there is no Starbucks in this town.
Anyhow, we managed to bring Starbucks home — coffee beans straight from the Starbucks shop in Prague.
It is the perfect pair for these shortbread cookies which we got as a gift from a friend.
We also managed to get a taste of California through this bottle of Chardonnay from Tesco.
There is nothing special about this wine, but it is the perfect pair for fish or pasta on these cold winter nights. Reminiscing our life in California gives me a warm feeling inside.
If the forecast is right, it should get warmer towards the end of this month. Once it does, we will be on travelling mode again. I am anxiously awaiting the new adventures that lie ahead.
Happy New Year to all of you!