Saturday, 6 December 2008

Scenes Around Our House

A lovely organised kitchen, and one happy mum...

...quickly brought back to reality by the piles of cumin, tumeric and mixed herbs CassCass leaves around the place, dying various bits and pieces yellow, and leaving a very frustrated mum! CassCass is now officially banned from the kitchen!

Baby JoJo just learning to clap his hands and sitting joyfully doing so with a very appreciative audience...

Our first Christmas card - and homemade too! - thanks Judy!...

The Queen perched regally on our fridge, being warmly introduced to all who enter (is that your mum, they ask!). Thanks mum for the postcards and keeping us in touch with our heritage!...

LissaLou bringing home her cahier de travaux pratiques from school, with the different songs and poems she has been learning. She sings them all for us with great enthusiasm and we enjoy the actions, one moment she is Lulu la tortue, the next she is paying attention as she crosses the road...

Bertie's mum is preparing for a trip to France, and the house is full of wonderful smells, as she produces shedloads of rochers (coconut rock cakes) and doucelette (like fudge, made with coconut) and sucre a coco (err, the name says it all really!). She has 40 kilos and will use every bit of it, and then some, with frozen meat, local fruit and veg, and not a jumper in sight! I think she is waiting till she gets there to be clothed appropriately...

A freezer full of so many good things, every time I open it something falls out!...

Fresh bread with a lovely soft crust - I made two loaves and a set of rolls this time and they are fast being gobbled up...

Baby JoJo pulling himself up everywhere - his favourite spots are either mummy or daddy's legs, or Papy's if he is around. Otherwise he likes to stand holding the chair at the top of the stairs and look down at all that is going on...

LissaLou identifying more and more words when reading, and writing "and" all by herself...
(I asked how much banana the four of us would have as we only had two left, and was somewhat taken aback to hear "a half" from her!)

CassCass lining up all her Happyland toys then shrieking for her sister as Baby JoJo comes crawling over, destruction and havoc in mind...

LissaLou dashing to her rescue, heaving up Baby JoJo and lugging him to a place of safety...

...only for it all to happen again. And again. And again!

LissaLou finally sitting him down on her lap and reading him a story, to his evident delight!

A dead frog under the sofa. Er, how...?

Bertie in the midst of repairing his brother's old bicycle with parts from here, there and everywhere...

Clothes dripping from the hanger as the washing machine really doesn't seem to like the spin and rinse function. Good job we have had so much sun recently...!

LissaLou's bed collapsing. Oops...

Baby JoJo standing in his cot looking at hopefully at passersby when he should be sleeping...

The kitchen tap coming off its base. Another oops...

LissaLou ferciously rubbing her tired eyes before insisting "I'm not tired! I'm just rubbing my eyebrows!"...

Two of my yoghurt maker pots smashed to smithereens by one small girl. Triple oops...!

Even in the Caribbean, life can be very enjoyably mundane!

2 comments:

Mum said...

Lovely details for me to envisage - especially 'my' chair at the top of the stairs!
glad the baking is better,
A happy bunny here too as my sewing machine is now ready to be collected which we will do today after the scrapbooking.
Say hello to Nita and Marcelline if you see them today.

Hevs said...

I said hello to marceline for you - her MIL has broken her arm so she was off to Basse-Terre to see her. She said hello back.
How nice to see the sewing machine back!