Posts Written OnSeptember 2017

Canta y no llores

In times of trouble, Mexico rises to the occasion once again There are no words to adequately express the heartbreaking events that have been hitting Mexico recently. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past fortnight, you’re no doubt aware that a powerful 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit mainly the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Tabasco on 7th September, followed by a subsequent earthquake striking this past Tuesday, 19th September, affecting Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Puebla, Morelos, Guerrero and Tlaxcala. Measuring in at 7.1 on the Richter scale, the latter quake was arguably less powerful but…

Happy Four Years Old, little one!

This little fella turns FOUR today! His last day of being three yesterday kicked off with a flurry of unexpected vomiting incidents in Mummy’s bed (why of course), followed by a marathon session of Dora the Explorer, dry toast, pasta and assorted boiled vegetables. Oh, and what better way to top off such a stellar day than to traipse around the local supermarket (gotta keep those assorted vegetables in ready supply!), followed by a delightful 40-minute gridlock traffic jam on the normally short ride home, with baby sister screaming at the top of her lungs the whole way, just for…

Upbeat September: ¡Viva!

So many reasons to be cheery this month! Not only is September the time when certain special people (ahem) celebrate their birthdays (high five to all my fellow cool cat Librans out there), it’s also the month of great national pride and festivities for Mexico in honour of their Independence Day (15th September). For those not familiar with Partying, Mexican-style, this promises to be a very colourful (and noisy!) affair, and I hope to share some of the goodness coming from my adopted second home over the next couple of weeks. From a more global perspective, we find ourselves in…

Mamas in the community: Bags full of kindness

A few stuffed bin bags might not seem Instagram-worthy fodder on the surface, but I’m pretty sure the contents therein – mainly warm coats and jumpers, toiletries and food parcels – will raise more than a few smiles for the kids at the José Alfredo Jiménez children’s home in nearby town Dolores, who will be receiving the goodies shortly. The donations came from a group of Mums here in my current base of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, who were invited by two of our favourites – Jessie Harper of Swiss Just San Miguel de Allende, and Lee Gentry of…