I know Christmas is coming and some of you might think from the title of this blog that I am going to write about Christmas. No. I would like to write about magic moments that I can spend with my children, especially with Csilla talking to each other on Skype from a very big distance.
You might remember, Csilla has decided to live out her dreams of travelling and living abroad before pursuing her Master's degree. She struggled with her 15 kg rucksack from snowy London to shiny Brazil at the beginning of February. Yes, she went backpacking around South America. I will never forget her first message she sent me: “I am suffering from the scorching weather, so I am heading for the beach.” On day she made a snowman in London and on the next she swam in the ocean in Brazil. From February to May she visited beautiful beaches, Iguazu Falls in Brazil, spent a wonderful time in Rio during Carnival, made friends in Buenos Aires Argentina (thanks a lot, Cris), visited Valparaiso and San Pedro in Chile, went on a Jeep tour in Bolivia and ended her journey in Lima, Peru.
There is no space to enumerate all the beauty she has seen, she has experienced. She fell in love with Rio so she travelled from Lima to Rio de Janeiro by train and by bus to settle down there. At the moment she is enjoying the life in her cosy apartment, teaching English to her students and volunteering at one of the biggest favelas (slums) in Rio, called Rocinha. Without a shadow of a doubt, she does have a penchant for the Brazilian lifestyle. She is happy.... so I am happy too. I will not have the chance to hug her this Christmas season so I appreciate every magic moments spent with her on Skype, seeing she is well, happy and satisfied. In the picture: Csilla and her students from Rocinha.
My son, Peter turned 18 this February so I have two grown up children. Peter usually spends his free time with his friends, like every young adult so the evenings when we can talk are also magic and valuable. He is doing well at high school. The other day he took his driving exams so he gets his driving license soon. However, what this means for me is: One more thing to be worried about, you know.
Hello everyone! What is new with you?
It is always lovely to get your comments and to hear about what is happening in your life. Thank you. It is even nicer to meet new commentators on my blog so a warm welcome to Marry form Ukraine and Marcos from Cuba.
Dear Marcos from Cuba! I can let the cat out of the bag and tell you that Cuba is my number one dream holiday destination. It is easy to get to know me better... just read my blog September 2006 here. I took part in all Open blogs too so you can find lots of information about me. I am looking forward to hearing from you and make friends with you.
Hi Leila! Good idea to make friends with you on FB too. But I do not know ( do not remember) your second name. I have typed Leila but there are around 500 Leilas on FB. :( It has cooled down here too. However, the temperature has not been so cold than in Oulu, it has been around -15 degrees. :) The comment on your last entry without name and location is mine.
Filippo! The mentioned pizza sounds even more stranger for me as I do not like eating sweet and salty things together. But I would like to try Bresaola...hmm...yummy. Glad to hear that you had the chance to go to Ireland... lucky you. Thanks for your interest to meet me on FB. I am looking forward to it.
Cris! I can share your special feeling for postcards. They are valuable and important to me too.
James, thanks a lot for your wishes for our business. I do hope the Slovakia and Taiwan will be able to develop closer business relationship not only in lighting but in different fields of economy too.
My very best wishes to everybody! Take care!
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