Lucas and a class mate were carrying a big heavy box with things for the gym when suddenly Lucas lost his grip and the box fell right on his big toe. And then another class mate managed to fall on top of the box and Lucas poor toe…..

It was painful, so painful that we had to come and pick him up and take him to x-ray.

As we drove to pick him up a terrible rainstorm came over us and the sky just opened! The water came flooding down the hill we were driving up!

We should not have been driving with water coming down like this, but our only concern was Lucas…

And of course the tank was nearly empty, so we had to fuel up at a gas station. A lady pointed at our license plate and that’s when we realized it had fallen off….ok, so luckily we had to fule up…!

We made it to the school! Driving down to the hospital the weather was like this:

Happy ending!

After 2,5 hours at the emergency the doctor told us that the toe was heavy beaten, but not broken!!

So lucky Lucas, though accident stroke, he came from it with minor harm!! God bless!!

No soccer practice for a week…but he had a lot of practice on saturday. He joined his team on a football cup the whole day from 08:45 until 16:00




Half an hour and we are off to meet the other children and their parents at the international school of Moguins!

Lucas is so exited and so am I.

But I don’t know what to wear…don’t want to dress too plain nor too vain, or too gray…

At the moment I am too gray.

Ok! I’m going for a relaxed look I keep my gray jeans on, I change my gray top…to a white blouse and I put my click clacks on.

Oh, no! The blouse is totally wrinkled, what now!? I just do not like to iron. Well, I make a statement I’m not perfect and I don’t care if the blouse is a bit wrinkled…or?!

What will the other parents think…will I ruin our first impression with my wrinkled blouse?    I got to think of Lucas…and when I am aware that my blouse is wrinkled, and have the time to change..?! I will of course change 🙂 Yea,  I go for a beige v-T-shirt and a powder pink scarf!

I’m ready!! Wish us luck!


It went splendid! Everybody had enough with themselves to even bother looking if anyone had a wrinkled blouse, ha ha!!

Here are a few photos from this afternoon. Lucas wasn’t too keen on me taking pictures….

… I just had to be quick!!

Inside the hall where the principal…

…wished all the new ones welcome and gave us some practical information!

Then we went to the class room and met the teacher and the other new students and their parents!

Tomorrow Lucas will be on his own and meet the whole new class! He says that he is very much looking forward to it!

So what could be better than that?



As know or might not know, Tomas, my son of 14 ,soon to be 14 1/2, years…decided not to join us on this break. He wanted to stay home, finish secondary school and be with his friends. This is, in my opinion, a waste of an opportunity, but I respect his choice and I understand it as well.

I order to let his wish come true we are in a very lucky position. Tomas’ father is a totally reliable and and supportive person. In cooperation with him we arranged for Tomas to stay at his place this school semester.

I do for sure miss him, a lot!

But I can also see how he benefits from this situation. He and his father are now bonding in a total different way than before. Though we have only been gone for a week I can tell that they are making good sense out of their situation and relationship.

I really must praise Tomas Father, Tommy, for the job he is doing so far. He includes me in decisions by writing me e-mails of what’s going on!

That I am so grateful of and it makes me full of respect!

I recived an e-mail yesterday where I was told how independent Tomas now is. He gets up all by him self in the morning and takes the bus back and forth to school. Some of you might think he is 14 years old, what is the big deal? But to me it is a big deal as I have let him get away with not doing that….so kudos Tommy 🙂

Tomas also have the worlds greatest grandmother. And now she is looking after him more than ever. She is making sure he has everything he needs and more, I bet 🙂 She told me yesterday on skype that she had been seeing him every day since we left.

So in my opinion only good things are coming out of us leaving a few month! If we were home this would never have happened! And if Tomas had come along it would not have happened either. (But then something else would have happened, right..the butterfly effect..)

So all in all let’s look at the bright side of things and see how this choice really benefits all of us.

As for to day, I’m so happy for having the opportunity, health, will, effort, imagination and all it takes to be able to get a whole new experience like this!

And in only 3 weeks time Tomas is coming down to spend the autumn holiday here together with us!

And I’m so proud of him!!! He is going to fly down here all by him self and get the experience and the independence involving! WOW!

Now it is time to explore the area around here, though we know it pretty well, there are always new things to discover!

Have a nice sunday everyone – carpe diem!

Love from France

Here is a gallery from winter holiday and summer holiday


This beautiful song by the late Whitney Huston came to my mind as I was having my morning coffee on the terrasse.

Probably because I’m so excited on my children’s  behalf, and my belief in them.

This was also one of my favorite songs, during my teens and still is, on this album from February 14, 1985. I had the cassette…..

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I believe that children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess in side

Give them a sense of pride to make it easyer

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

Every body searching for a hero

People need someone to look up to

I never found anyone who fulfill my needs

A lonley place to be

So I learned to depend on me


I decided long a go never to walk in anyones shadow

If I fail , if  I succeed

At least I live as I believe

No matter what they take from me

They can’t  take away my dignity

Because the greatest love of all

Is happening to me

I found the greatest love of all

Inside of me

The greatest love of all

Is easy to achieve

Learning to love yourself



I believe that children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess in side

Give them a sense of pride to make it easyer

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be


And if by chance, that special place

That you’ve been dreaming of

Leads you to a lonely place

Find your strength in love

Se the video here



Here he is outside his new school in Mougins….

…proud father and excited son..

…and veeeeeery exited and proud me with my brave son!

I adore Lucas courage and motivation, I know he is a bit scared of what is awaiting him next week when the school starts, but he is determined and knows how incredible lucky he is. He knows that this experience is well worth the effort and that he will benefit from this BIG TIME!!! That is how smart this young boy is <3

The school looked very modern, well organized and friendly so I know he will have the best time here!

After the meeting we went to the «Hotel de Ville» and got some brochures of activities and sport clubs we could join here in order to adapt into the french environment and system. Lucas will sign up in the local football club….

….and he might also join the local sailer club!

It is perfect sailing conditions here!

Beach time….

….it is important to relax and have a good time before the school starts so we are just going to be at the beach as much as we can this week! It is 30 degrees Celsius in the air and 27 in the water!

Lucas is per definition a fish in the water and he just loves the wet element 🙂

Au revoir! The beach is calling!