March 11th, 2012

helen1

Last few days of fun and freedom!


I had fun this week :-)
- upgraded to iphone
- got new bag for work
- haircut and colour
- facial
- Lunch by myself
- Went to a bookreading at the Kaufleuten (more on this later)
- Met Jill for a walk by the lake with the boys
- Went to cinema with mr.ncot (Thanks to Karen for babysitting)
- Time to write in Starbucks
- Visit to Paul Klee Museum in Berne with Alan
thegates

"The Slap" bookreading at Kaufleuten



Friday evening my friend Katie and I went to the Kaufleuten venue in Zurich for a book reading of "the Slap" by the author, Christos Tsiolkas. I loved the book when I read it. Christos was so interesting, had lots of interesting points to make about writing in general, the context to the book, the TV adaptation of it (see notes below). The evening reminded me that I need to find more time in my life to be creative and get creative cultural inputs!
Had a quick chat with him afterwards, told him how much I loved the book and the film adaptation and he signed my copy!

Guardian review of book
Guardian interview with Christos

pmm2b

Patrick, Week 34 ...

and we are teething! Two bottom teeth in place... and he is now really biting his food, as well as Mami!

Other than that, life is good. Patrick is going to sleep and bed much earlier, ie 2130, 2200 which is really helping me. However, he does wake between 5am and 6am for breakfast.

The baby led weaning is still going well and the nursery are also giving him food to nibble twice a day.

He and Markus laugh and laugh together, it's really lovely to see - long may it last!