Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
this is what we got anna for xmas this year (she is 3 1/2)
-a doll (from her mimi and pop pop)
-a jellycat rabbit (she asked santa specifically for this one)
-a dress up trunk (should keep her busy)
-foam building blocks (ever had a wooden one fall on your foot?)
-a toolbox (to balance out the dress up trunk?)
-a game of memory (because it's a classic)
i'll add a few books to the mix but that's about it, we're done!
we just buy presents for her these days, so the pressure is off-we're just looking forward to enjoying watching her open these while we sip mulled wine on xmas morning...
Monday, October 10, 2016
being a student when you're 40 is cool and all up to the point where you start looking like one. because without youth, the student look is basically just sloppy.
i found myself needing a backpack really badly for a series of practical purposes: i sometimes have a need to go to the library with my book and ipad, i commute every day to go get my daughter at school and i recently developed neck problems probably due to all the stuff i was lugging around in my shoulder bag. bad idea!
so after first wasting 20 euro on a cheap one from zara which fit nothing i settled on this cool dark olive kanken and...it's not that bad! i still feel a little bit less feminine than i'd like wearing a backpack over a bag, but i guess this is my life now...
i do love the discreet logo on the re-kanken and the color. i also love that the shoulder straps are much thinner than the classic school backpack with its thick, padded straps (yuk!)
it's also nice to fit everything in one bag: my study materials, water bottle, snacks as well as my daughter's stuff and any shopping i may have acquired on the way to school (it's right next to a nice mall and i've been mall-deprived for many years, so don't judge me)...