The kids are enrolled in a Spanish school - I won't say they particularly love it but they don't hate it either. My daughter loves to go to see her friends but hates school (the learning part as a rule). We had the same issue with homeschooling although I am still supplementing when it comes to her education.
My 3 year old is a rebel and isn't a fan either but he goes because his sister goes so for the most part it is a good education in itself - even if they learn nothing.
I am able to monitor them once a week when I go to the school to teach English - once a week is plenty. There is no way I could teach any more than that - I find the process fairly tiring these days.
The kids are cute and all - but 6 classes a week is enough for me.
Friends come and friends go - and the only way to see them off in style is with a Pisco sour or two.
Trying to get the kids outdoors more we have joined a local group dedicated to doing just that.
The kids have had a couple of adventures exploring the surrounding hills of Cusco and today we took ourselves to do a bit of rock climbing on the nearby rock situated to our hostel.
We keep meaning to visit the hills and caves further up the hill but my kids get as far as the rock each time and seem to be content with that for the moment.
Master 3 had at first developed a zombie obsession and then it was followed by an obsession with Michael Jackson's song "Thriller".
Not content with just listening to it once or twice, he listens to it at least 10 times a day and he has even developed a little zombie routine to go with it.
Scary stuff - and to top it off - his second obsession is the song "Staying Alive".
Hmmm this kid is going to be very interesting!
Our gorgeous girl turned 9 this week and we couldn't have been more proud. She is a fun loving, kind hearted creative individual who likes to talk our ears off on a daily basis. And we love her!
Little Miss 9 opted for a pizza party to celebrate the day and we got her favourite cupcake store to make the cake (Monster High of course).
Jewellery kits, jewellery, hats, books, bags and inline skates were the presents given to our girl. She was very lucky indeed!
I can't believe how much time flies - 9 - wow!
And of course we also celebrate my birthday but it generally slips by unnoticed. And that's as it should be!
Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to me...
Yes we have been quiet but for those in the know - well you know why.
We have been busy creating Casa Emilia which has now been open for 2 months.
Guests have been coming and going from all parts of the world and the people we meet is by far and away the best part of the job. Netherlands. Canada. USA. Germany. We never know who is going to turn up.
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Michelle - traveller, writer, mother, lover and friend.