A series of updates, part one of?

I’m leaving the title open as this may well be the only update, we will see. And whilst you may be fooled into thinking that this was brought about by a New Years resolution, the real reason I am typing today is snow! About 10cm (4 inches), not to mention the drifts, so movement is restricted to tramping or tractor.

I keep reading blogs, commenting and discovering new, so time is clearly available to me, so my excuse for not writing anything for over a year is a little poor. However I will try my best to blame my tardiness on having two young children, if I can’t blame them then who can I blame, its hardly my fault, and they can’t read this yet to defend themselves Smile

As this post is going to be short and sweet I thought it should be about the afore mentioned short and sweet things in my life, Michalina and Zofia, often shortened even more to Malina and Zosia or even Michelle and Sophia if they ever make it to an English speaking country. With Malina heading towards five and Zosia having already passed the milestone of her first birthday I often find myself wondering where the time has gone, but the thought is soon replaced by a mad dash to stop Zosia from climbing up the steps, or assessing Malinas latest picture that has kept her busy for all of 5 minutes. and I have a sudden realisation that that is where the time goes. If you have children you will never be bored.

Anyhow,  enough of me rambling, I know its all about pictures, so here are a few:

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The advantage of having a big sister is that she pushes me around in this old pram
And she loves me 🙂
On the steps
Steps are easy, honest, now how do I get down.
Clean kids
Our daddy is so messy, we are always tidying up after him.


Happy New Year!

Author: Eddy Winko

Left the rat race to live a less hectic and harmful life. From the building of a straw bale house to the composting toilet diaries; read my blog https://winkos.wordpress.com/

31 thoughts on “A series of updates, part one of?”

  1. Nice to get know you are all thriving…
    (Including the humanure heap inhabitants 😉 )
    I ‘d love to read some more and more frequently posted trifling details from the proces of abandoning the Babilon.

      1. Eddy you “have been done” since I added your blog to my RSS list 😉
        (I add only feeds I’m deeply convinced I’d follow)
        Only now I can see that google has automatically logged me in with my wordpress account although I formerly used another email and nickname to comment in here.

        update: After I tried to sent this comment using my former email and nickname I got error “Sorry, this comment could not be posted.”
        It seems I can no longer comment using it so I continue with teh wordpress account

      2. The update part from my former comment is not valid .
        It seems I was an error on my side.
        you may delete this comment anyway.
        All the best in 2019.
        (anyway: I have never felt and will never feel ” a new year” starting at this time as my animistic soul feels it when first green leafs appear ).

    1. Happy New Year back to you and yours.
      You know I secretly wanted it to snow more too, and I wasn’t disappointed. I enjoyed yesterdays three hour challenge of getting the Lada Niva through drifts so that we could then in turn rescue the Fiat Panda that we abandoned on a steep hill two days ago. Now safely parked up near a road that is ploughed on a regular basis.
      We have a freezer full of meat and veg, a larder full of preserves and milk and cheese from the goats, we can manage a few weeks or indeed a war as Gosia parents often comment.
      No snow forecast today, but 10-12cm for tomorrow, I can’t wait 🙂

  2. So good to see a post from ‘the other tyke’ Eddy. I hope you will have the time, or inclination, for more ‘updates’ now and then; they are always fascinating. Best wishes to you and all the family (super to see the little ones) for a successful 2019!

    1. I just walked our track to the road and I think we may be snow locked for a few more days so another update is quite possible 🙂 Happy New Year to you both.

  3. Gosh, hello Eddy! I haven’t been around these parts for ages and wasn’t even aware of Zofia’s existence. Congratulations! Here’s to both of us writing a little more in 2019.

    1. Hi Eddy Winko and Sue,

      I concur with Sue! I too have not published any post for more than a year due to various commitments and duties, though many of my existing posts are kept up-to-date.

      It is too late now for me to wish both of you and your respective families a Happy New Year. However, there is still time for me to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year, which will occur in a few days and lasting for 15 days, as explained in a special post of mine at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/soundeagle-in-chinese-new-year-celebration-spring-festival-lion-dance-traditional-culture-and-architecture/

      1. Hi Eddy,

        Please be informed that you might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my websites, some of which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately. A fast broadband connection is also helpful. 🙂

        I look forward to your visit of the said post.

        Happy February! May you have a lovely weekend!

  4. Just as well Julie was handy with the smelling salts. I fainted at the notification of a post from you.
    Thanks for the news, and the photos of the girls.
    Next time, we need an update on the animals, I reckon. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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