Gdansk at night

One of the best things about living in Gdansk is the safety, it’s something we are not really used to coming from South Africa. Walking around the beach in the middle of the night is a freedom that we all love.

Having Arren be able to freely play, run and explore is a blessing.

Seeing the Baltic sea, surrounded by forest is a magical sight, you can almost see the vikings coming over if you imagine hard enough

Everywhere you look you can see little memories that we’re still in a pandemic, from the masks on the beach to the keep your distance stickers on everything.

but, the playground is always at 10% full when its under 10C the Polish people really seem to hate the cold, we don’t mind as long as there isn’t a deep layer of snow Arren is always ready to go.

Soon we will long for night to actually come, when it seems like an endless day, that never ends during the Polish Summer and we will be longing for the leaves to start falling.

Arren the artist

Everyday Arren and I get creative, either we bake together, make something interest for a snack, make origami, little boxes or we paint.

Life in Poland

Life in Poland right now feels like a blur maybe its Covid, maybe its having new baby,but its all just whirling past. I mean how is it already February?

Snow Day

Carl and I have both been snow, cold weather people I mean Arren’s middle name is even Yuki which means snow, but something happened when you have children, after taking 2 hours to get them in snow suits and jackets, snow starts to lose its magic.

Online vegetable deliver in Gdansk, Poland

When we first moved into our new apartment we soon realized we were further away from the bigger shops than we would like, as a family we eat a lot of vegetables, so much that Arren doesn’t even know that all his treats are laced with vegetables. When you don’t have a car and how much groceries you get depends on how much your stroller will be able to hold things can get tricky and having a new baby makes getting to further locations by train or bus a little more difficult, in those times you can only look at food delivery.

a baby lives here

Being a mother the second time around is kind of like riding a bike, things are easier than with the first one, but so much harder at the same time, but totally worth all the frustrations.

Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 was one of the best christmases weve had as a family. It was simple, low stress and filled with so much joy.