Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The jeep

So Hi again! What did you do after lunch today? Probably not an adventures trip with an old military jeep among the land and dry earth in South of France? But today the men decided, with my approval, that it was time to go away from the house and use M's fathers treasure. Alexis sat quite, like in a trans all through the bumpy ride. His fascination for cars, tractors, trucks etc etc was taken to another level today. He sat in complete silence, with his mouth wide open and his eyes bigger then ever and was totally blown away.

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  1. A already like all men! Fascinated by cars etc. Anyway it sounds very nice to do and your M is really an handsom man, madonna... Keep him well....
    Uta

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    1. I don't know why, but that's how it is!

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  2. M and his father are so handsome! You are growing great genes Stina!

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    1. Yes, I believe so, but he looks mostly like my father at the time!

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  3. Looks like a lot of fun! My little son is crazy about all vehicles too!

    MK

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    1. Yes, and I didn't even introduce it to him, it came all natural!

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  4. Bonsoir Stina! i 'm back to the browsing of your French journey after a break.All that I can say is that I believe you are definitely staying in my family region, which is the Montpellier region!!:)
    You have to ask you men to take you to a wonderful jazz festival in SETE, starting next week.The venue is in an open theater facing the Mediterranean sea and both of you guys would love it.Also, closer visit Pezenas festivals and deinitely, you should make the trip to Montpellier, with its totally pedestrian downtown.It i a very young city, full of markets, nice shops,, open coffes ETCCCC....Stina, you have to go there before going back up to the big North!!!!ok? please, google this out but do go to the SETE JAZZ festival! Cath

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    1. Yes I am! And I know Sete, Pezenas, Mez etc, etc ... Can even find the way there by myself and the car!
      I've been to Montpellier, not this summer but last - have to give it another go though and really strot around in it!
      I love this region! Yesterday we went and bought loads of nice wines and had a wine tasting, so lovely! Y

      We're maybe going back home next week, but I might stay because of the bad, bad weather in Zürich.

      Thank you dearly for all tips and what a wonderful place your family comes from!

      Best,
      stina

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  5. Ah boys and their toys ;-) it,s in their genes!
    Greetings
    Esther

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  6. StinA you cannot answer to one person and all the other ones who take the time to follow you and have a comment! It's not polite sorry! We also tell you what to do in your area if you want! A blog is encouraging each one to follow you and comment sorry.

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  7. M is very handsome...and yes, take care of him.Not now,but later...he is french ;)

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    1. He is Swiss, and we will both take care of each other. I would never stay at a man who would be looking at other women ... But heis not like that and his parents and mine has both been married for more then 30 years!

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    2. Interesting subject this - is infidelity more likely if your man is French or Italian than for instance German or Scandinavian? If that is the case, I am in trouble too! Although I believe and hope that it all comes down to the nature of the person you choose (and a bit of luck), and unfortunately infidelity seems sadly common in all countries that I know better. Divorce rates are higher in the north, and it is not at all uncommon that infidelity is the divorce trigger...

      MK

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    3. Very true MK. I think the cultural habits of the respect for the marriage might be different, but in another way I do believe it has more to do with who you are, your upbringing and how the environment around you looks at infidelity.
      When you have children together, you are more vulnerable to this, because no matter what you will always be in each others life. But women are as unfaithful as men nowadays, I think the only solution is to communicate, understand that it will be periods of life where the relationship will suffer from lack of time, passion etc and see it as something we all have to go through in a normal lifetime with someone.

      But I could cheat just as much as my man, that's my point and we are both the lucky ones if we can give each other what we both need to not feel temptation of others!

      Best,
      stina

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    4. divorce rate in switzerland is 50%

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    5. Good thing you got pregnant then! This way M will always be in your life :)

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    6. Good thing I got pregnant then, then M will always have me in a small way in his life. Why would the man be of greater value then the woman?

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  8. Hi Stina,
    I think it's quite positive for a whole family with many generations to go out and have fun together. Those times are so precious and important, not just for your son but for all of you. We should all take the time to spend time with each other, with the people we love the most. It can be difficult at times, with our busy schedules, but it really is worth it.

    Your son and your future child are going to be such lucky little sweethearts, with a large family who supports them. And what a nice memory to have a website to see what happened just months before the birth. :)

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    1. NK - I couldn't agree more! I think you learn so much by hanging with different generations and people of different age in your surrounding. The respect for elder for example and all the lessons and life experiences they can bring into a new little child's life!

      Thank you for this!

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  9. Sorry but getting pregnant and having the man propose to you because you are having his child is a trap.

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    1. We do not live in the 18th century any longer! I do not know any man who would propose to a woman just because she is pregnant, it is hardly the scandal it once was to have a child as a single mother, or to live together with the father of the child without being married.

      MK

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    2. Ha, ha, ha ...
      M tried to marry me far before we got children but I was not ready. Still to this day, I don't need to get married and we will not have an religious wedding as it looks like now and If I can decide. The marriage in my eyes it's just a romantic, wonderful and respectful commitment among each other, but nothing I need. Thought it's better for the children and give them more secureness if the mother and father are married.

      I have no further comments to this, in my eyes, stupid comments about infidelity.

      Best,
      stina

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    3. Stina you and M will be a beautiful married couple and honestly I can see the love of you two in your eyes (pictures).

      Please do not get turned down by these jealous comments. I sometimes ask myself whether people do not have anything better to do than critise others and be negative.

      Keep your positivity up, for yours, Ms and your childrens sake.

      Best regards from rainy Bremen
      Maru

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  10. Seems like the whole family has a passion for old cars;)Men and cars, their fashion!!!
    Salut,
    Lena

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    1. Ohh Yes, Lena and you should see M. New cars, old cars, he nows them all by year, model, fabric, etc etc.

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  11. in which language you speak with M's father and mother? And in witch language they speak with their grandson?

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    1. Normally French but sometimes English, they both speak it fluently!

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  12. Ok, to get back to the original question: what did you do after lunch? Well, I was at work yesterday and today, and will be doing the same the rest of the week, and so will my husband. I am pretty sure he wasn't cheating on me today. I know I wasn't.

    I am pretty good-looking myself, my husband is really handsome. And we're both native Finns, and here, about 50% of the marriages, end in divorce. Despite our nationality, and all of this is humor, he married me anyway. :)I quess it's a risk that you take, marrying someone who looks so good, coming from a certain culture that you know and love.

    Feeling so safe, and loved and respected in my own marriage (and not someone else's) the picture above spoke volumes about a really happy couple with lots ot true love around them. To someone else, the little paleblue jeep reminded them of cheating and all things bad.

    Which I just cannot understand.

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    1. NK: Amen!

      Very nice comment and Thank you for that. Now let's get back to the essential - what did everyone do yesterday after lunch?! Blink

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  13. I have been visited Montpellier. Sea and around but for me too much popular! I prefer the Var and the South where are Nice, cannes and behind these places into Provence....
    I like your house and family and your beauty S and the one of L but the advices if Cath hum I do t share them. Every one his taste hein?
    Best

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    1. Of course, every one has different tastes otherwise life would be so monotonous and uniform!! But mam, you have to know that the south of France, i mean the REAL SOUTH of France is on this side and no longer in the Luberon/Riviera regions.It used to be real and authentic.But with the star system and consequences,one has to go far away inthe backland of the Alpes Maritimes to see a bit of authenticity.So, I give you another piece of advice: go back to the Languedoc region with new and fresh eyes, with unbiased eyes.and then, only then you will see the real beauty of the Languedoc.Salut!Cath

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