Comedian about having three kids…

So, I told you that I was going to post about the effects of having the third on the way to us and after his birth with us – and it is just a funny coincidence that I bumped into a Facebook post by BBC One where Romesh Ranganathan shared his experiences in a rather short video.

It is funny, although you hear the jokes you expected to come, still, some experience I have been looking for. It is good to start with! 🙂

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And by the way, my wife was on a heart ultrasound examination today and everything is OK with the boy, strong and stable heartbeat and a big boy.

Now, as to Mr Ranganathan, he can’t feel that OK at the moment, because as he states on his FB account, he’s a Gooner, which means at the moment his team is 3 goals down against ManCity, so, well, I rather not say anything. Well, #wengerout. Or no, cause it is good for everyone else, of course… 🙂 Although I wish they could rob other top-six teams more often, but they can’t, simply not good enough.

Anyway, the important thing is to get ready for the third mentally and physically too.

I don’t know which one will be the harder.

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And the wait is over – there is a boy!

So, no hat-trick then, instead we are improving the number of male members of the family – we are going to have a boy!

Well, I thought the baby was going to be a girl as my wife was somewhat sure about it – although looking back she really wasn’t that sure about it compared to the previous two pregnancy.

But no worries, it is obviously all right this way, too. Our daughters are happy, we are happy, what else can I say?

I am very excited about all the things happening around us. The third one is a big step in the life of a family because two children are manageable, not so easily, but they are manageable. The third one will bring something really new to our little community and I am very much into finding out what it will be.

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Baby on the ultrasound image

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London, our favourite city

Well, London is and will always be our favourite city, that’s for sure.

We were there with my then soon-to-be fiancé 10 years ago, that is the place where I proposed her — we even know behind which tree it happened in the park behind the Palace of Westminster, the Victoria Tower Gardens South. Anyway, nothing really interesting here, a little sentiment here or there.

The point is, we were supposed to visit the city often after that event back in 2008 and we really wanted to. But the years have just been going and going – without us travelling to anywhere. Well, at least together, because I have been to London a couple of times because of work, as well as to other places like Paris, Brussels, Prague for example. And we had an arrangement that I will take DĂłri (and the family) to every city or place that I visit somehow so now we have a lot to travel.

So, the thing is, the time has finally come, everything clicked – and we booked a trip the London at the end of last year.

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Carnaby sign over the street

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Aiming for the hat-trick – third one coming

So, this is something I’ve been meaning to tell you since I got the news – but from obvious reasons I could not.

We are expecting a new baby, this is gonna be our third one – and as now Dori is more than three months into pregnancy, it can be told to the world. And I want to tell it, really. It is a half-planned half-not-planned baby, we wanted to have a third one but it seemed that it is gonna be hard – the second one took a lot of months of trying, if you understand me… 🙂

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Coming soon – made by Valer

But I had an operation in August, varicocele if you know the thing – and after it was solved we were on the fast track lane towards the third one. You know, it is like getting a varicose vein in your leg, but it is in a much more delicate part of a man’s body. Continue reading

Finally, in the city again

So, we are back in the city of Budapest, again.

The last time we lived in Budapest was something like nine years ago, a little bit more, because we moved to SzigetszentmiklĂłs before Xmas in 2008 – right before Luca was born at the beginning of 2009. So, two daughters and a couple of years after we are back.

By now we spent two full weeks here in the rented flat – and we enjoy it.

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Pannus playing in the kitchen

This is very much different from our life in Szigetszentmiklós. It is like living in a big city somewhere, my wife said the first  days was like living in New York. I wake up at 6:30 in the morning as opposed to 5:30 or so, the girls between 6:30 and 6:45, around 7:15 we begin our walk towards the school/kindergarten (those are right next to each other). After leaving them in the building where they should be for the day I walk to the tram stop to catch the line 17 and in about half an hour I am at the office. Continue reading

On the way?

So, as I have written earlier, we have plans for the future (who doesn’t?), and that we are planning to move to Budapest from our current place in SzigetszentmiklĂłs.

Now, there is a situation now, as someone made a serious offer for our flat, they even paid 1% of the price in order to make sure they can buy the house and we have a pre-agreement that contains that they are willing to buy and the will buy the flat and we will sign the contract until the 7th of December.

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Daughters working in the background

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Restart, medium-term plans and other things

OK, I haven’t posted for ages, I know, and I have no excuses at all. Except for the last three weeks or so, because three weeks ago I started to work at a new place, so it has been a bit busy nowadays.

But now it is time to write again, so I am planning to post more often with more topics.

This one is the first and it is about our medium-term plans. We are selling our house and want to move into the city (Budapest). Our daughters are just getting older and older, Lucas is almost nine, Pannus is more than four – and their company and friends are mostly in the city so we have to orient ourselves somewhere there.

Luca is a very interested girl she wants to try lots of different sports and activities – another reason to be closer. And if we live in the city then we don’t have to wait for each other, Luca can go to her special after-school lessons with my wife and I can take Pannus home, so job done.

So, the short-term plan is to sell the house and find a flat to rent, so the special lessons and sleep-overs and Pannus’ friends would be sorted.

Now, the medium-term is a bit more complicated. It seem like we need to find a new school for Luca, which is a bit of a problem, but that’ll be a different post. On the family front we are trying to move abroad – it seem like the situation in Hungary will not be changed and there is no other way.

I am planning to use this new job as an opportunity for that. I give myself something around two years or a bit more to work here, to learn a lot of things here, so that we can move abroad. It is a international environment here, the company is a German one, but the internationally used language is the English. The next day I am going to meet the Irish ambassador here in Hungary about a project. Gonna be fun!

I started to refresh my French knowledge. I have lessons with a friend of mine every Thursday evening, I use two different applications to practice every day, and I really do spend 30 minutes with it every day. I bought a box of Pons word cards, too.

And I am using my LinkedIn premium subscription too, to learn about education, digitalisation, learning management system etc.

Seems like quite a journey to me!