Well, first an apology for writing so seldom…But the October month was truly a case of “UP”s and “DOWN”s here on the Yacht Ilona. We had a BAD, BAD flu and then lots of birthdays at the same time!!! Plus a blocked toilet (Arian’s fault), a leak on the boat (fixed by Elias) , crazy, wonderful weather (Thank you God) and then… a visit from old friends (Fiona, Ned,Callum and Ruari) who came and stayed in an apartment in Dieppe a whole weekend. They also brought a card game for horrible people called “Cards against humanity”. We had many late dinners, many late nights and many great conversations…
Mats and I have decided that none of the children nor the teachers will have an autumn or half-term break on the boat, since we missed few of the schools days because of the October birthdays’ and the sooner we are done the quicker we can sail off. So we just keep going like most of you Monday to Friday-week in, week out. And that feels like a full time job.
Mats (The Captain) , Egle (The Admiral), Elias and Noah ( The Deckhands) are born in October, so October is a really kind of hardcore party month and when I say that , I mainly speak to the Swedish side of the family and friends, since according to Swedish traditions everyone expects breakfast in bed on the very early morning of their birthday… It is an old tradition and after 5 years of living in Sweden I still havent got used to it… but since I love my children and Mats very, very much I tried to do my best or at least try to perform the right procedures for those particular mornings… (and that was sometimes hard when you get few birthdays a week with a person like me who really loves her sleep… )
So the good news is that all the birthday breakfasts have been served for this year 2014… Finally!
The next blog will be mainly about home schooling because that is something that REALLY rules our lives right now. It is a big commitment we have taken upon us and sometimes it can feel a bit too much, but we have not lost faith and we still dream of sailing off as soon as the pupils of Ilona boat schooling have submitted the last of their assignments in the spring of 2015.
We started to dream of warmer weather even though here it has been so far unusually warm . We are still enjoying this adventure and the best part of it is that we have no idea where it will take us…
While others work, some read (Arian) or watch people for hours!!! (Zappa)
And lucky those who can choose to play football instead of unblocking toilets….
The unlucky one that day was Mats!