Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dengue Fever in Jakarta

My middle little darling, Chelsea has Dengue Fever.
The Dr's at SOS clinic are looking after her very well; she is having daily blood tests to make sure that she does not develop any further complications.
Chelsea developed a fever as soon as she arrived in Sambolo, luckily we had some medicine with us and she was okay until we got back to Jakarta.
She is resting at home and is very bored, so she tells me lol.

My Birthday at Sambolo 2009

Why it takes over four hours to drive 150Km (93miles)

The interesting things you see on the looooong drive.

Locals you meet at the destination.

Activities at Sambolo: combined birthday parties!


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Movie star kids

The kids had an exciting, yet long and tiring weekend shooting a TV commercial for a Dutch food company.
The add will only be shown in The Netherlands, but we will get a copy.
Georgia was in all three ads and Ben was in two of them. Chelsea was an amazingly good understudy!
This all came about because an agent was in the photo shop last year when GJ picked up some photos I was having printed and asked for his business card.
I was quiet dubious about the whole thing, the kids are shy at first with strangers and have never done anything like this before. They all did fantastically, and are working out what to spend their earnings on.
The TV mom and dad were flown out from Amsterdam, as were the director, produces etc. I was really impressed with how easy the crew made it for the kids. The set was in the middle of this cavernous warehouse and looked so real from certain angles.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Week 11 of the first trimester.

I have just passed the fifth week of an unidentified tropical bug that mimics the 24/7 morning sickness and exhaustion symptoms of early pregnancy. So by using this reckoning, I am up to week 11 of a phantom pregnancy and within a week I should leave the sickness behind and enter the lovely stage…..or I could start to waddle like a duck and have weird food cravings.

I would like to reiterate the words mimic, phantom, unidentified, there is no fourth child on the way lol.

Repeat, there is no need for congratulations!

Hopefully blogging will recommence soon, this site is feeling neglected!
I have been keeping up with Facebook though, I get it now. I never understood its appeal until recently.