November 16, 2015

DAYS OF OUR LIVES CONTINUE IN FRANCE


After a short stay in Brunei Darussalam,  we left for Geneva via Singapore and Doha in late October 2015....   it was a pleasant 16-hour flight....   on arrival at our destination in Prevessin-Moens of France, not far from Geneva of Switzerland,  we were blessed with happiness to be able to meet our 2 lovely grandsons, Ayden and Adamian, with their happy parents, Akustina and Adam.... it was indeed a very blessed reunion.... 


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Our routine began by sending and picking up Ayden to and from his school nearby....   shopping with Ayden was also a real pleasure....   babysitting the two young boys was a pleasure and normal thing to do whenever there were outside activities for the parents.....



















On several occasions,  there were happy and joyous  gatherings between grandparents  of both sides of our grandsons.....   in fact, Ayden and Adamian are the only grandsons for both of us.... 





































The first snowfall this season was a bit early compared to previous years.....   it was in the month of November....   however, the snow had disappeared the following day..... 










When you were left alone babysitting the little ones,  these were the things you have to do, feeding and cradling.....   you have to remember what you did many many years ago.....  a nostalgic experience indeed....  the pic was edited by a friend....








As being planned several months ago by the parents of Ayden and Adamian,  it was time to pack their household contents in their rented fourth floor 2-bedroom unit apartment in Prevessin-Moens and to move in to their just bought one story 4-bedroom house in Les Genevriers which is just 20 minutes drive away.....   there is a room for a little garden at the back of the house....






















The old four bedroom house has indeed a real value for money as it was sold directly by its owner and furthermore it could have value added features if sold later after some improvement,  particularly house extension and re-landscaping the courtyard....





















The courtyard could be landscaped into  small beautiful garden with nice special grass lawn,  rows of colourful flowers on the slope area,  varieties of herb plants and tasty vegetables along the edges,  well trimmed hedges of pinus plants, and few fruit trees such as peaches and lemon tree.... the weather was a bit wet and frosty, but luckily there was no snowing yet...
















































Ayden's third birthday was celebrated only with his families and a friend....  he has recovered from a chicken pox....   although several of his closest friends were invited to the birthday party,  they were unable to come due to sickness, cough and flu....







































On a fine day for outing,  we visited the Montreux Christmas Market in one of scenic area of Switzerland,  about 100 km north east of Geneva....   the Market was one the largest open door markets selling all sorts of goodies and foods.....







































On a Christmas Day, we have a family gathering for a nice heavy lunch.....  the seafoods were made up of both Bruneian and French style of cookings.....  






















 
It has been a real treat to be with our grandsons spending quality times together and enjoying every moments with them and their parents and other grandparents.....  it was indeed very sad to say goodbye to them, but we have to go back to Brunei Darussalam, hoping to meet them again in the near future....   In shaa Allah, Aamiin....