So, our trip to Australia for meeting and remembering family and extended family is finally over... we arrived back in The Netherlands last weekend, and we are now officially mostly over the jet-lag. It is much easier coming in this direction as you aren't awake in the middle of the night, unable to fall asleep... instead, you just have to stay awake as long as you can in the daytime!
We arrived early in the morning on Saturday, and our girls had to go to school immediately on the Monday... so needless to say, it was a bit of a rough first few days. However, since then... we've managed to resettle into our school term routine... waking up and preparing... with one notable exception. Now the two girls want to have have their babycino in the morning (something that we had quite a few of in Australia but is not really that common over here). So, it means that I just need to warm and froth up a little bit more milk to do the two little espresso cups as well... plus a little sprinkle of Milo. Training them up early to be coffee addicts!
Whilst we were away, our oldest daughter had a trip out to a second hand store with one of her aunts. These places are pretty cool, sometimes you can get some really interesting and nice stuff for a pretty good price... and other times, you just walk away empty handed... but it is always interesting to walk in and have a look at least! However, my girl walked away with three presents for the rest of us and didn't get anything for herself! My wife got a bowl, I got a Star Wars yearbook (because she knows I LOVE space and Star Wars!) and her sister got a little pink cat!
Unfortunately, during the trip.... the oldest also managed to pick up a tick on her forehead (I also managed to get a couple on my body...). It was pretty gross as we only noticed it (it was just on the hairline) when it was completely full of blood! We were going to pull it out carefully with tweezers (you don't want to leave the head in... as it can get infected) but we had asked her to just get changed first... and it just fell off when she changed her shirt!
So, her it was in all of it's bloated glory... they are really weird little things... thankfully, there was no infection and no other possible diseases... (Lyme's or paralysis....). Still... it is a bit gross!
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