Dácil visits her old skool

29 07 2016

Since Dácil changed schools 3 years ago, we try to visit CREVO, her first school here in Tenerife, from time to time, just to say hello and show how much she’s grown. 

CREVO was, and still is, a great place. All of the staff, without exception, are dedicated, loving and  caring persons who transmit their positive energy to the children and the parents. 

Dácil was a bit overwhelmed by all the attention yesterday, and I’m not quite sure whether she recognised the place or the girls. But we’ll keep on visiting them whenever we can, nevertheless.

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Blog doubts

26 07 2016

At the beginning of this year I changed this blog’s language… For the second time, might I add…

As I don’t get much feedback and readers don’t seem to feel encouraged to comment on the posts, I haven’t got a clue whether these posts in English are an improvement or not… In fact I haven’t got a clue whether there’s anyone actually reading all of this…

Is there anybody out there?





Yone loves books

26 07 2016

Yone loves books. But he doesn’t particularly like to read them. However, he loves to be read to. And so we read together. We have an agreement: if there’s a film too, we first read the book and them watch the film. We did this with 5 Harry Potters, now finishing a Dutch Thea Beckman book and after this one moving on to HP 6.

Kruistocht in spijkerbroek (crusade in jeans) was written in 1974. It was my first Thea Beckman novel and I read many more after this one. This is my copy, pages yellow and slightly worn.

Some time ago, Yone surprised me by remembering the last sentence we read from the previous chapter. We stopped reading and didn’t resume for at least some weeks… He still remembered the last sentence word by word.

There’s a film too. I haven’t seen it. I’m reluctant as this novel brings back so many images from my own reading experience when I was a teenager. I think we’ll skip the film.





Dácil is a mermaid

24 07 2016

It’s summer! That time of year when children are at home for two long months and mums and dads work shifts and try hard to come up with all sorts of entertaining activities to hold on to the holiday spirit. Yone is perfectly happy with an Internet connection and youtube access. As for Dácil, she could just float in the pool all day…