The princess and the mermaid

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

My girls putting on a show about a princess and a mermaid

Present opening time

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

And then there’s present opening time

The birthday girl

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

The birthday girl

My girls ready for Grace’s birthday

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Grace and Hannah ready for Grace’s birthday party

The process of individualisation

Thursday, October 28th, 2010


Something interesting I read recently, which has helped me to put into context the events of past 15 months.

From Man and his Symbols, edited by Carl G. Jung:

The actual process of individualisation – the conscious coming to terms with one’s inner centre (physic nucleus or Self) begins with a wounding of personality, and the suffering that accompanies that. This initial shock amounts to a sort of “call”, although it is often not recognised as that. On the contrary the ego feels hampered in its will or its desire and usually projects the obstruction onto something external. That is the ego accuses God, the economic situation, or the boss, or the marriage partner on whatever is obstructing it … The hidden purpose of the oncoming darkness is generally so unusual, so unique, so unexpected …

Just so i dont forget tomorrow morning

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Reminder note

Picking up Mamita from the airport

Monday, October 25th, 2010

On the way to the airport to pick up Rocio’s mum, who’s staying with us for three months

Grace’s birthday surprise

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Five years ago today our first daughter Grace came into our lives. Grace’s birthday party with her friends is in a couple of weeks, but our friend Mary arranged a couple of surprises to make Grace’s actual birth day special:


What a wonderful day.

Grace’s birthday surprise

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Our friend Mary preparing a birthday surprise for Grace

Smell the flowers

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Sometimes you do have to stop and smell the flowers, and count your blessings.