Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

The French word of the day: mamie


Last week of the series on “French words”. For this year at least!

This week’s photo challenge totally matches with the pic of the day: The Attilas have been expecting their French grand mother for a few minutes already.. and finally here she sits down!

My kids are blessed with an ultra dynamic grand mother, who shares a special love story with her grand daughter Ms Attila. When I see the Attilas still hyper after a long day of running, biking and bouncing, I don’t need to stretch my imagination too long to find out where they got that energy from.

We have spent the last 15 years abroad, (very) far from home, and those precious moments are definitely influencing our next move. I read somewhere that Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. A neighboring country would do 😉


13 comments on “The French word of the day: mamie

  1. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    April 7, 2015

    You have the same contagious smile! Now I know 2 here that comes from. 😊 lovely shot!

    • estelea
      April 8, 2015

      Thanks 😉 the energy as well, she is the only one who can really get me tired, and you know it takes a lot..XXX

      • Ann GrubbsnCritters
        April 8, 2015

        LOL. And you are passing that genes straight to the Atillas!

      • estelea
        April 9, 2015

        Massive doses ! They are totally jet lagged, can’t go to sleep before 5AM, wish they were a bit more Swiss sometimes 😛

      • Ann GrubbsnCritters
        April 10, 2015

        What time does a Swiss go to bed? ;p

      • estelea
        April 10, 2015

        8 hours after a Filipino 😛

  2. Yvette Bouaziz
    April 7, 2015

    Oui….”super mamie a perdu un peu de son energie.elle était surtout dopée par ses poussins!!!! Super métas bisous.

    • estelea
      April 8, 2015

      ah bon? t’as fait la grasse mat jusqu’à 7h? 😉 On t’aime mega fort, toi et les crepes me precise Ms Attila ❤

  3. luciledegodoy
    April 7, 2015

    The grandmother passed it to you and the rest is history…
    Welcome back home my dear!

  4. desleyjane
    April 7, 2015

    Oh how wonderful!

  5. Fabio
    April 8, 2015

    A terrific text, and shot! I will come back in the evening for more comments! I will smile during all my day – thanks to you all for the energy!!! 🙂

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