A Letter from St. Nicholas to a Travelling Toddler

Dear Malia Luna,

I come in the night before the 6th of December. Make sure you tidied up your room and cleaned your boots, put one boot outside your room and I will come while you sleep and fill it up with apples, oranges and nuts for the children who have been good.

I watched you all year my dear and I want to tell you: I am so very proud of you. I have seen you gave up your home to travel the world with your mummy and to help the less fortunate. You gave away your toys with a smile to children in the Philippines and in Thailand. You only kept what you could carry in your small bag.

You made friends all over the world, slept in all different places and you spread love and kindness wherever you went.

You have grown so much in the last year, not only in centimetres but in inner values as well. I have also seen that you and your mummy didn’t chose the easiest way all the time instead you followed your heart and chose the kindest way.

When you left you were still little, when you got tired from all the walking your mummy would carry you in the baby carrier, then you grew out of it and your mummy would carry you on her shoulders…in sunshine and rain.

Annie+Malia

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I also saw that your mummy got tired sometimes as well, it made it harder for both of you. That is why I have decided that you my dear will receive another gift this year. I filled your boot with an apple and a orange and also got you a beautiful scooter. It’s small enough so you can take it with you wherever you go, it will make your walks easier and even more fun.


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Thank you for all you did in the past year. Me and all your guardian angels will continue to watch over you and your mummy. You’re love, you’re light, you’re save.

Your friend

St. Nicholas

 

5 Reasons why living with a toddler at the school campus is pretty cool

Living with my 4 year old daughter at the school campus, sounds weird?

After almost four month in the volunteer house – the “Green House” – we had to change houses. In our last week volunteering at the Children’s Home we moved to the school premises. From a big shared house with fridge and living room we moved into a small room on the school ground. Our door facing the school playground. Continue reading

How we stayed 6 month in Thailand, without getting a Visa in advance

Planning long ahead is something I like doing in my head occasionally. But to be honest, I can’t even book a flight three weeks prior departure. A few days is perfect. Enough time to pack everything but quick enough to follow the spontaneous impulse. Continue reading

Living at the orphanage Baan Unrak with three year old daughter

Baan Unrak means ¨House of Joy¨ and is home of over 130 orphans. Also single and abandoned mothers found a home here.

For the next six month, this will also be the home for me and my three-and-a-half-year old daughter. Rucksack Coach and the little owl are living at Baan Unrak in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

As a EFT-Practitioner I work with different traumas of the orphans.

 

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The main house is where the girls sleep. There is also the meditation and yoga room, the computer room, liberay and office.

 

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Laundry to dry in the hallway.

 

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Waiting for ice cream. Someone donated 50$ to buy ice cream for the kids. For 100$ they can buy the ingrediants for pizza for 130 kids.

 

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Eating on the ground.

 

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An empty ice cream container is the plate.

Every child brings his own plate, after the meal they clean it and return it to their room.

 

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Breakfast: Nudels, yoghurt and tofu. In Baan Unrak they eat vagan. They also don´t eat onions, garlic and mushrooms.

 

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Usually in Baan Unrak they buy their ghee in Bangkok at the market. But Bangkok is 8hours away. Today I taught the new baker how to make his own ghee.

 

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Butter is slowly heated for 30 min.

 

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Babu from India, is the organic farmer here, he helped to filter the ghee.

 

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Ghee ready to cool down.

 

 

Challenges of the first days-Children Home in Thailand

Beside of the stunning view, we also have some challenges on the first few days.

 

1. Thousands of ants…everywhere!

Sweeping the floor is like a never ending story. They`re on the ground, in the bed, on the laptop…thousands of ants….on our arms and legs…even at night.

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2. Grass…eating clothes!

each single one has to be individually picked out…one by one….and there´re many since we have to walk through this grass every morning and evening.

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3. Ice cold water!

NO running water.To shower ones uses the ice cold water from the Bucket…brrr

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4.Constant Rain!

It´s rainy season….it rains often all day long. The ground is muddy and so are our clothes. But therefore the surrounding is in a beautiful lush green.

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5. Regular Powercuts!

Specially at night it is very spuky…our little house lies very remote, and all the strange sound at night can be very frightening.