Summer 2018: Notes III.

Boredom triggers creativity. Molly first made a puppet out of a poo bag and some toilet paper. She named the puppet Milica and proceeded to call herself Raquel. Then she attempted to make a kite out of a plastic container and some sticks. Unsurprisingly, that didn’t turn out so well. *** On a parking lot in Villach we saw a middle aged couple kissing passionately which was very sweet. Then …

Summer 2018: Notes II.

We spent the day in the Walderlebnisland. I guess it could be described as some sort of an amusement park. It includes a wooden walkway 25 meters up in the trees, a wooden labyrinth, a balancing track with wooden obstacles and various other random things made of wood. There’s a lot of wood there. We saw only one kid screaming with pain while her mum was trying to take a …

Summer 2018: Notes I.

*** I asked Molly and Benny how they’d spend their holidays if they could do absolutely anything they wanted. Molly said she’d want to go to a  museum where you can “go in a man’s mouth and then walk through his whole body and come out of his bum-bum like kaka”. Benny said he’d like to go to Lidl. I think we can make all Benny’s wishes come true. *** …

Going on a campervan adventure!

We’re leaving tomorrow to go to the exciting land of Austria where we plan to hang out with the locals in their tiny villages, go to restaurants for the toilets and wash our dirty children in their cold lakes. Planning the campervan trip to the smallest detail: check! Getting mentally prepared to spontaneously change the plan completely: check! Campervan mode: on! See you in a couple of weeks, suckers!  ps. …

Travelling in a campervan with kids

We spent about 45 nights in our campervan with the kids so far. That’s a lot of nights in a tiny little space with two energetic children, but we’re getting better at it with practice. Obviously, the older the kids are, the more they enjoy it which makes it more pleasurable for everyone involved. This is a post about how we survive. Traveling with a baby Benny was just three months …

No need to be jealous

For those jealous of our holiday, I’m just going to leave this photo here. These types of hysterical situations are very common, we just don’t photograph them because we a) need to calm things down while they’re happening (six time a day at least), b) want to forget and pretend like they never happened.

Camping in Neumannshof, Thüringen

We’ve been on the road with our campervan for 9 days now. We started off without a plan and we’re still driving around without a plan. This plan-less wandering has taken us to some very nice and some less nice places about which I might or might not write some other time. At this exact moment the kids are asleep and I’m sitting outside the van with my feet in my …

Working long and hard

We’re traveling in the campervan at the moment. Molly’s newest project is making a cuddly toy giraffe for Benny, completely out of paper (?!). I’m waiting for her to finish so that we can drive. -Almost finished, mama! But not really. It’s going to take hours because it has a really long neck. -We have to go, Molly. -Just a minute! Actually, a thousand minutes. She just asked for a …

Are we there yet?

Driving in the campervan with kids would be amazing if our destination was exactly three minutes drive away. Three minutes is how long Molly can wait before she starts asking if we’re there yet and then screaming because we’re obviously not. On repeat.