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Fixing Up Some Play Equipment

27 Jun 2022 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

  I've never really been very handy... I have a mind that sort of likes the abstract, but when I aim to put those nebulous concepts into the real-world... well, the results are often not what I expect. However, over the time in the Netherlands whe...

Parents are...

5 Jun 2022 5 minute read 4 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   ... well, in Australia, but my wife and I have been finding that parents are both whiny and complete shitheads... both to teachers/educators and to their kids. Of course, this is a vast overgeneralisation... but compar...

It's With Those Little Things, II.

26 Apr 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Olawalium

I read HappyBoy 's post and I didn't comment yet because I would love to give a lengthy post about it. Princessbusayo also shared the same thing with me via WhatsApp and I explained some things to her as well. I understand the point HappyBoy and Pr...

It's With Those Little Things.

24 Apr 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Olawalium

I know life doesn't have a manual neither does parenting. The true thing with life is that little things matter a lot much more than we can imagine. I am going to share two separate situations to further enhance how the little things we allow in li...

Okay... now it is time!

12 Apr 2022 3 minute read 3 comments bengy

  Eeeep... Easter crept up a bit on us this year! In the Netherlands, it would be likely that I would be in the midst of a huge Passion season of performing the Bach Passions everywhere... either in Netherlands or on tour. So, that sort of thing t...

Hey you

27 Mar 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Alther

"Hey you, two men and one woman who have grown up with me." "Hey you, two men and one woman who have given me a smile every day" "Hey you, two men and one woman who have given color to my life." "Hey you, two men and one woman who wants to understand...

What this exhausted parent needs…

16 Mar 2022 1 minute read 7 comments diaperfinancingfund

This week is the long-awaited March school holidays, but I cannot savour them and revitalise my extinct social life because my boy came down with Covid. I cannot even feel bitter about this situation because he was legitimately suffering from a high...

The End is Nigh...

1 Mar 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

Rollercoaster     Unsplash   Okay... I might be a touch melodramatic with that title, but I can start to see the beginning of the end! My kids are not little babies any more... however, much I remember them as that. The oldest is 10 and I can...

Model Trains at the Broodfabriek (Rijswijk, NETHERLANDS)

18 Feb 2022 2 minute read 4 comments bengy

  Well... this is a bit of a blast from the past for me! Just near where we used to live in the the Netherlands, there was a small exhibition centre, de Broodfabriek (the Bread-factory). No surprise, it used to be a bread factory (I think... or it...

Post-Move Part 6: School Worries...

2 Feb 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  This is my series about trying to find our footing in Australia. It will no doubt be a series of joy and sadness and struggle... Things will turn out alright? Won't they? Part 1: Settling In and AdjustingPart 2: Checking In...Part 3: House Hunti...