This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

08 December 2006

Some Good News: Sophie and Pablo

Tired of the cold, the snow or grey, rainy days? Tired of news of coups d'états, French elections, the war in Iraq and the irreversible effects of global warming? Stressed out with Christmas preparations and deadlines, bad health news or too much fatigue at the end of the year? Well, we have some GOOD news: all is well in New Caledonia and our little family on this little island.

Pablo turned eight months old yesterday. He is crawling all over the place and pulling himself up and trying to walk everywhere. He sports four teeth and is eating yummy food. Personal favourites include carrots and rice, pear and yogurt. He loves to move, move, move and climb all over (and undress) Sophie. He also loves to visit the garden with Papa and go for walks to the sea with Mom.

Sophie has finished school for the year, but has a big exam on Monday and Tuesday. It will determine if she gets into high school (of course she will!). She has to score at least 13 points. No problem! She is also going to driving school and has already had a test run. She did great! She will also be going to New Zealand on an exchange programme just after Christmas. She is getting very excited! Shopping, shopping, shopping ...

And what with Christmas on the way, life is really rather happy in our little corner of the world. Here's wishing all of you a huge big helping of happiness and gratefulness for all the good news you have in your lives as well!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely pair!
You must be so proud!

jo Pfaff said...

oops- not anonymous-- that was me! (JO)

Lucie Agez Mickelson said...

Beautiful children. Wish I was there to hug them. Congradulations Sophie on your achievements. Keep up the good work.

sonia said...

c'est toujours une source de joie de lire ton blog Sophie et de lire de si bonnes nouvelles vous concernant ! Je vous embrasse très fort tous les 3, félicitations pour ces si jolis enfants et Bravo à Sophie pour son année scolaire et son apprentissage de la conduite ! de très tendres pensées et de très joyeuses fêtes de fin d'année pour vous 4 ! love,

sonia said...

Oops ! je suis allez trop vite, il faut lire " ...ton blog, Julie" et "je vous embrasse très fort tous les 4" !! je suis très fatiguée, sorry !