Thursday, July 03, 2008

A dark and stormy night and birthday plans

It's after midnight and I've spent the evening working on the new website that has been in development for quite some time.

It's very close to being finished now.

But tonight has been fraught because it has been a day of storms and while Peter was a superb companion on the balcony this afternoon, this evening has been spent fighting off the mosquitoes while trying to find ways to deal with the extreme mugginess while working.

And as I write this, the night sky periodically explodes with lightning flashes that cause the low cloud cover to glow over Antwerpen city ... then there's the almost continuous rumbling growl of thunder.

It's been a day full of people - school holidays and a full house means dishes, dishes and more dishes.

In other, far more important news ... Little Miss 3 is about to become Little Miss 4 and she is full of all kinds of plans about what she would like for her birthday.

Birthday cakes are being designed in secret, presents are being hidden and she's whipping up a storm of excitement over the event.

The little pink two-wheeler bicycle of her dreams is downstairs in the garage - the one that her mummy and Marco went out and bought today.

The pink bicycle that she has wanted forever, since one of her kindy friends rode up and parked hers proudly at kindergarten and to be honest, this is the kind of place where she will use it everyday. We live in the flat country, where bike paths and beautiful parks mean that any and everyone is out there on their bicycles.

Friday is the big day.
Saturday is the big party.
Celebrations are planned for both days.

Okay, a great huge enormous fork of lightning just blew the darkness to pieces ... I guess what I was seeing earlier was the storm muted and distant. It's almost on top of me now, with accompanying sound effects.

Time to sign off.

Slaap lekker from this kiwi in Belgie.


furiousBall said...

the lighting imagery in your post reminded me, teach me how to take photos at night please

Peter said...

Give her a big hug from the both of us next Friday/Saturday Di!

Little Miss 3/4 (aged four and bilingual, what a blessing!) was a pleasure to have around on your balcony: I'm convinced she'll be elated with that pink two-wheeler bicycle of her dreams.

V-Grrrl said...

Oh to be with Little Miss Three when she graduates to being Little Miss Four! I would love that. Just love it.

We've got plans of our own to celebrate her birthday here. You know Pony will be sending her a special letter tomorrow WITH photos.

And speaking of photos, send some of her my way after the big day. I miss the Wee Curly Grrrl.

Di Mackey said...

Lol, I don't know if I can explain it well but if you're serious, email me and I'll send you what I know, Van.

I delivered the hug, Peter. She smiled. I've yet to see her on her bicycle but I'm sure that will evolve into a million or two photographs :)

We really want to steal you back here, Veronica. I must write about her reaction to your birthday gift, needless to say - she LOVED it. Photos to follow, nag me if they land in your inbox xo