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Tess Lyons
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Coke for me please! I thought yesterday's "America the beautiful" commercial from Coke was fantastic. Not as cute as the little golden Budweiser, but still a great commerical. Anything with great voices usually "gets" me. But a loud minority are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from apparent heroin overdose is a reminder of the long memory of addiction. It clenches you tight in a fist. When you see people who have succumbed to addiction, be reminded that they fought it as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
It is Chinese New Year Eve, which means Charles gets a day off work! We spent this morning taking care of basic tasks (laundry, cleaning) and then walked down to Cyberport. Charles was on a conference call with work and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
We are giving Gluten Free living a go. My children are none too impressed with me - they think GF will be the end of all things tasty in their lives and given their definitions of tasty, they could be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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Today Seb and I went for a walk. We are trying to get in the habit of walking and talking issues out. There were a couple of topics we discussed as we walked and commented on random sights that caught... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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Today was Sports Day for year five and six. (Can you spot Carys in the relay race?) Sports day tends to be a frantic day for me. Twelve events, three children competing in different areas on a sports field....what's a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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One thing about kindness - it's fun. Yesterday I had a great random bit of kindness - RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS #3 I cleaned a taxi driver's window where a bird had pooped on it. I had a tissue...why not?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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Before I launch into today I've got a question - should I keep the kindness things to myself? I am definitely committed to doing them. I'm happy to inspire people to do similar things, but I don't want this to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
Im one of those people who feels better once there is a plan in place. Deep down, I might know that the plan wont come to fruition - but oh I do like my researching and piecing together the hypothetical.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
I am surrounded by love. Yesterday was a tough day for me. There have been plenty of tough days recently, as we delve deeper into Seb's issues, the ramifications and try to push away contributing factors like hormones! As I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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It doesn't matter where you are or how many people are surrounding you, when your child is unhappy with a problem that cannot immediately be solved, you immediately feel alone. Removed. Remote. Today was Sports Day at school. I decided... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
I have just returned from Sebbie's room, where much to the kids' delight, we read until 9.15pm in order to finish WONDER, by Rj Palacio. That I didn't put the kids to bed EARLY is the real wonder. I cannot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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We are back from Harbin. The kids could not have argued more. There is no IF to that statement, because it is a fact. I think they were still grizzling in their sleep, but that might have been due to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
Today I took Jasper, Sela, Carys and Danielle to see Frozen. There were a bunch of us going and fortunately, I ended up besides Ursula. Which meant I didn't get hissed at when I googled things on my phone (ie:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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Today at 2pm we had the opportunity to do something that really captures Christmas -- we went to Union Church and made, rolled, cut out, baked, cooled then iced about 400 sugar cookies. On Christmas eve, another non profit organisation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
At noon today the children's screams almost drowned out the shrill ringing of the alarm. Christmas break had officially begun! Sela got a good start to the holiday by heading straight over to Danielle's house for a sleepover and playdate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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We are not Elf on the Shelf people. There are several reasons for this. 1) I am afraid it would backfire. What if the kids did behave for a whole month, for no other reason than because the Elf was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
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It's been a while since our family did anything charity oriented. With Christmas coming in say, a week or so, I decided we really needed to move our focus from getting to giving. From "What I hope I get" to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
While Magnificent can't get enough of the Westjet Christmas video, my rewatches are dedicated to the new Coke Life commercial made in Argentina. Charles likes WestJet because "you're getting the chance to do what everyone wants to do, deep down...give... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
I am the first to admit that I have received a great deal of grace in my life. Grace and forgiveness. So it is possibly the extent of my hypocricy and humanity exposed when I share the problem I am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
There are a couple of reasons I resumed blogging. The first is I really missed the processing blogging allowed me. Charles can attest (repeatedly) of times we have fought, and I am an irrational person, and I go away, process... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
Several years ago Sebastian was diagnosed with among other things: social anxiety, dyspraxia, partial dyslexia and ADD (Inattentive). Charles and I were extremely grateful that the school discouraged us from medicating, but supported us in whatever we chose to to.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
Boxing Day, we are jumping on a plane and heading to China. For the three youngest members of the family, this will be their first time to the motherland. I am so excited about this trip. And scared about the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
I got so cross today that I thought to myself, "Surely no Christian could get this angry! I must be a ??" I took time from work I can precious afford to go and get China visas for our family.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces
Almost one month ago Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Visayas, killing over 5000 people and destroying how many By now, most of the disaster aid organisations have received their food and are distributing it across the visayas. The non profit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Dim Sum Mum - Tess' Little Pieces