Friday, August 31, 2012

a week of colors–multi colors

today is the end.  the end to a week of colors, the end of another week and also the end of the month. 

here are some photo’s of multi colors in my corner.

glow in the dark balloons, my kids love them!


a bucket full of crayons


and a garden full of flowers


I hope you’ve enjoyed my world of colors.

to finish of the week head over to Francesca’s

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A week of colors: green - зеленый

continuing Francesca’s week of colors.

Growing up, my mummy always told me to eat my greens and I wouldn’t. Today I can’t get enough of green food. (and because I know better now…)

As a mother today I try to get my kids to eat their greens and they don’t…..hmmm.

I hope as they grow up they’ll learn to love them like I do now.



my salad.  just add the meat and the spicy thai dressing.

For more greens, start with Francesca.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

corner view–countdown

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane, and hosted by Francesca.  It’s where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.

I know school just started but I’m counting down…(or planning rather) for fall break.  Most of my friends here have already booked their holidays  so yeah I’m a little behind.

anyway I’m counting down to…..

this, the Maldives


or this, Southern California.


Once I (actually, We) decide then I’ll definitely start counting down….

which would you pick?

for more countdowns start with Francesca.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Week of Colors–Red (багряный)

In the last 2 weeks the weather has changed drastically.  It’s much cooler than it was 2 weeks ago and it’s still dark at 6 in the morning.  I’m loving it, I’m so glad it’s cooled down.

Here are some red’s from my corner.

my red umbrella to go with my red chairs outside.



my red kitchen that didn’t work. 



and a blood red rose and some strawberries for you today.


summer is coming to an end.

For more red’s start with Francesca.

p.s to answer your questions Francesca – I do get to go out but not nearly enough.  And when I do I always seem to have forgotten my camera.  I’m hoping I do better this time around.  And yes the winter photo’s are from last winter.  Snow hasn’t come yet, thankfully.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Blue - лазурный

this week I’m joining Francesca’s ‘Week of colors – Summer Edition’.

today’s color is Blue, which also happens to be my favorite color.

here’s some blue’s for you …………………..

winter blues…..


summer blues…


Kazakh sky blues…


  my kitchen blue….


and a postcard I received from a little boy thanking me for finding his school bag. 

Notice the different windows from some of the local houses here in Atyrau.  They love their blue too….


Like I said I like the color blue.  Can’t wait to see other shades of blue.  Make sure to start with Francesca.

Have a great week!

Friday, August 24, 2012

a week done well….

it’s Friday afternoon and my son is home from school.  He’s happy!  Actually he’s been happy all week, except for the early mornings.  those are still hard but I think in time he’ll get there. 

I’m also happy.  Happy that my kids have had a good week at school.  happy and content with the chaos that happens in the morning before school and loving the routine and bedtime stories.

I love it all.




I hope you’re week was wonderful!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

corner view–emotion

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane, and hosted by Francesca.  It’s where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.

School’s started and so summer is definitely over. 

Memories are locked away in my head and heart, but I’m glad I have photo’s, they bring up so many emotions. 




For more corner views start with Francesca.

Monday, August 20, 2012

new beginnings….

today was the first day of school, and everyone was excited.  even Joshua. even if it was his first day!!

this year I have an 8th grader, 3rd grader and pre-k. 

everything went smoothly and JJ is excited to go back again.  that’s a good thing.




Wednesday, August 15, 2012

corner view–sun

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane, and hosted by Francesca.  It’s where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about Kazakhstan, it’s how each season is very distinct.  remember I’ve never lived in a country where there’s 4 different season’s!!  And oh my summer here is scorching.  It’s hot! 

The sun is mighty hot and  we stay inside almost all day and then in the evenings we head out for some fun, when it is a little more forgiving.



I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer. 

for more corner viewing start with Francesca.

Monday, August 13, 2012

8 weeks was a little too long

so we’re back at home now.  Actually we’ve been home for a week and it’s been good.

good to sleep in my own bed.  good that the kids can go outside and play with their friends and good to have some home cooked meals.

Yes we’ve been  travelling and moving around a lot that I never thought I’d look forward to coming back to Kazakhstan! I had my sisters and niece meet us in Bangkok and then we also visited family in Australia.

We had a great time away and now we have just one week left before the school year starts.

Oh my and Joshua is starting school in a week.  I think I’m moving on in the next stage of parenting!!

Happy Monday wherever you are.


p.s. I’ve missed blogging and coming around to your lovely corners.  I hope to get back into the swing of things in the blogging dept.!!

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