Schools Out for Summer !

Schools out for Summer!! Our school year is over for 2015. We are all so excited!! For us it means Summertime fun.. No routines! Sleep ins. No driving back & forth! It’s long days at the beach. It’s picnics anywhere we want. It’s bike ride adventures. It’s surfing. It’s boogie boarding. It’s the Festive season. It’s BBQ’s with family & friends. It’s long days swimming in the pool! It’s slipping and sliding on our slip & slide.

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It’s all about relaxing and having fun! It’s stopping and climbing a tree or 2…

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It’s still packing lunch boxes as we take Oliver’s food everywhere we go but it’s a ‘sometimes thing’ & not an everyday grind!!

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It’s a time for reflection.

It’s a time to be thankful.

It’s another safe school year done…

 

We have had a great year moving up to Middle School into the Enviro Year… where we thought if any school year would be a challenge this would be the year… we started with ‘bated breath’… but Oliver left the safety of the Junior School that he had become accustomed to with great confidence. He also left the school on many occasions to attend school excursions, when he attended his Yr 4 camp, he participated in ponding down by the river, he gardened and he was a part of the Yr 4 orchestra… Oliver also attended orientation day for 2016… all extremely successfully!

The preparation for each new school year starts the year before and it is always a journey but we again… together… achieved great things!

We are so thankful for Oliver’s teachers, friends, school nurses, extended teaching staff, extra curricular activity teachers… so many people that have made this year an especially amazing year of safety, growth and success for Oliver. For this we are eternally grateful xo

As Oliver’s mum I am also so thankful that I am able to work from home. My online business allows me to be there for Oliver anytime that he or the school needs me. And it makes my heart feel more at ease knowing that in case of any emergency I can be there… and I can spend every day of the holidays with him… so now…

It’s now time for relaxation. Less stress! Less worry…

It’s now a time to sit back and feel just like everyone else…

Have a happy & safe Summer everyone 🙂 🙂 🙂

From the beginning… our food journey…

Almost 7 years ago our world was turned upside down and round and round. Not only were we confronted with the horrifying experience of watching our child almost die before our eyes, we were then told that our lives would never be the same. After breastfeeding Oliver for 7 months, I tried to give Oliver a small amount of formula milk. He refused to take it, he didn’t want the bottle. I thought he was just trying to be stubborn and fussy and I pursued with trying to get him to take the bottle. Maybe he was trying to tell me something…?? I guess that he only had 1-2ml of the formula milk and I instantly saw that something was not right and then quickly knew that it was serious. Oliver was swelling fast, becoming red all over, had difficulty breathing and was quickly going in and out of consciousness. My nursing instincts kicked in immediately. I had to do something fast. I knew I didn’t have anything in the house that I needed, anti histamine or more to the point adrenalin. Who as a new-ish mum has this in their medical supplies… bandaids, ointments, nappy rash cream… yes! but anything more than that… no. We were new back in Switzerland. I didn’t even know the emergency number. All I knew was that there was a clinic about 100 metres down the road, that I knew had dealt with many medical emergencies as I had seen the emergency chopper land on the field out the front of our street. My husband had been to the clinic the week before. So I rang the only number I knew… my husband’s number at work and quickly blurted out… ring the clinic, get them to come immediately, Oliver is unconscious, he is having an anaphylactic reaction…

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Hello world!

Well first of all I should tell you my name. My name is Oliver. I am 8 and I have anaphylactic food allergies. They are: dairy, wheat, egg, rye, peanuts and tree-nuts. I wanted to put up this blog so that I could tell you some of my recipes that I like to make and share with you some fun things that I like to do and places I like to go.