Monday, 29 April 2013

What to do with kids in Barcelona? Science Museum

During spring break we were in Barcelona, and we took the children to the Science Museum, called CosmoCaixa. I really recommend it! As a child, I used to love going there with the school. A lot of things have changed since then, and the building was totally renewed in 2004.

It is very entertaining, not only for the children, but I think also for the parents. One advice: do not try to watch it all if you have small children! By the way, can you guess what is going on in the picture below?


I recommend the area with the replica of the Amazon rainy forest, since children tend to love animals. The fishes are impressive!


And if you need to take a break or eat a snack, just go outside. In the picture below, we were playing with the antennas, placed about 30 meters from each other. One person has to talk into one, and the other one can listen to what is being said through the other antenna. Quite cool!


I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Driving in Kigali

Ok, this post is actually just an assignment that I have to do for the studies I am following. So, enjoy the videos, this is the way I take to go and pick up my children from school in Kigali, Rwanda!

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Birthday cake

Buying a birthday cake in a bakery? Here in Kigali, it is not so simple. You can see Paul´s birthday cake below; he was very happy with it.


What I used to make a simple cake a bit more special:
- Cover made with Nestlé dark chocolate
- Sugar stars in different colours 
- Dr. Oetker painting tubes, to easily write the name
- A cookie with the shape of a number 5 
- A firework stick
- A paper umbrella
- Candles

We had a lot of fun!


Eating vegetables is fun

It is always hard to have the kids eating vegetables! Paul is quite fine; but Anna is really not eating them unless they are cut very small and in a sauce. So now I have started "drawing" with the vegetables; the children really had to laugh when they saw the face in their plate!


Your tips to promote healthy eating habits for children are welcome!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Organize yourself in 2013 with an almanac

A new year is coming, and with it a new organized life. Or at least that is what I hope!

I follow the blog of Madame Zsazsa since a couple of  years ago; when I bought her pattern to make a carrying cloth for Anna (see the post I wrote on the topic). A couple of days ago, Madame Zsazsa wrote a wonderful post with an almanac that she has drawn herself, and I have immediately printed it. The almanac is in black and white, so I took some markers and coloured it.


Then, to make it more resistant, I took a piece of carton from a cereals box and I covered it with a piece of red textile (just to have it as background and to make the almanac a bit more cute). And the almanac is ready, as you can see below,  after adding some red strings to put all the months together.


And, of course, you can download the Mde Zsazsa almanac here.

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