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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday Spring 2015 is very close

Today Saturday it was a perfect spring day in Patagonia. The mornings are still cold and the ground icy. But the birds are very chirpy and the sun begins to warm the earth.
I made a grapefruit, beetroot and ginger juice to start my day. I also made my kids fresh fruit juice. Joaquin will only have orange juice and dislikes fruits but Zalia is the princess of fruit and always loves to munch on fruit during the day. I make Z always some fresh apple juice and in autumn when our trees are full of apples I love using the apples straight from the trees.
But kids are they really that complicated? Yes and they are so friggen different.

I also made some vegemite muffins for Joaquin that I had in the freezer. I had one and topped it with avocado, cherry tomato, australian pink salt from Lake Eyre and some balsamic vinegar. So much colour. Of course I instagram everything. We are very strange we humans.
We can't buy muffins here in Esquel but Jason made a big batch before he left to go back to OZ and i have had them in the freezer. They are so yummy.

I miss Jason it is so hard without him. Thats why i decided to write again so I can remember these days, as days where I was looking after my kids solo, working and writing papers and trying to get by in a somewhat isolated place. Thankfully I have my parents but they are so busy too now and my mother has been sick with the flu.

Thankfully, the days are busy and go quickly. They are starting to get longer and warmer so It will be easier somewhat without Jason but the kids need their dad and I need him too.
I have a lady that comes once a week to clean and help me with the floors and bathroom. She did not come today so I cleaned the house and changed sheets and did the washing. While the kids played (J on the computer looking at stampy videos, and Z on the phone looking at My little pony videos or playing games), I watched a movie practically from start to finish "Premonition" with Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon. It made me cry and really makes you realise life is about love, family and trying to make this a better place for everyone and every living thing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fresh spring snow

As everyone keeps reminding me, Spring is nearly here. we celebrate spring on the 21st of September. But guess what we woke up to a large dusting of snow. We had a lot of snow in the garden and all over the mountains.
The kids still went to school and the snow seems to melt faster in town compared to where we live on the base of the foot hills out of town.
The kids still are in awe of snow even though they see a lot of it compared to city kids. Snow is magical, it is white, it is pure and it does somehow mean rebirth or something new. It reminds us the power of nature and magical life really is.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Spring Skiing with the kids

Today we went up to La Hoya to go for a ski.
I arranged it with a friend who has a little boy Franco who is Joaquin's best friend.
She agreed to pick us up at 12.30 and brought some sandwiches de miga. We waited outside for her all ready to go. In the background the mighty Andes are covered in Snow. That is chile to the west.
We saw a guanaco in the car park. Joaquin mentioned how good it climbs.
We hired our skis and then went up the chair lift. I am always a little nervous going up with the kids, and this time it was just me and the kids.
We hung out in the beginners section and Zalia went up the rope lift and finally was able to navigate it herself. I am very proud. She is a good skier.
We then were very hot and tired and went to the cafe to get some drinks and hot chips and chocolate.
By the time we finished it was nearly 5 and wind had started. Joaquin wanted to ski down but i could not ski down with Zalia so I asked a lady I thought i recognised to take Joaquin down. She agreed in the end, she told Joaquin she knew who I was. As she is the lady that makes Zalias cakes Hello Kitty (for her 3rd birthday) and Frozen (for her 5th birthday). 
Esquel is a small town and we kinda all know each other.
We had a perfect day on the snow.
I over heard some people from Buenos Aires talk about Jewish new year and I spoke to them. They were here with their three kids and they really liked the ski resort. It is great for kids and family.
We really are very lucky to live only 12 km from this amazing place. Where there is a lot of snow, it is not expensive as some places and  it is very kid friendly.

At home we had afternoon tea with Franco and his mum. After they left I then decided to do something for new year and i made potato and spinach fritters Latke (spinach and potato pancakes). I grated 8 large potato and added frozen spinach. It was really yum and my mum helped me fry them in a lot of olive oil.