F started drawing again. friday evenings and saturdays are filled with ink and pencils and the friendship of an art school
my favourite part of the house is closed only by an old stable door. in spring and summer the big door is always open, in autumn it allows to sit outside while being covered from rain and wind. to keep the cold out on winter days we made an extra set of doors; this weekend i covered them with ice blue wall paper.
just need an extra set of blankets as the room has no heating
the box we would save in case of a fire
containing next to all documents of the adoption, all souvenirs of those first days,
his kazakh felt shoes, his first toys,
most important, a small blanket in blue and orange, given to him when we left the orphanage together, a present from the director to comfort him when he would be scared. it was made in the house and she strongly believed the smell would make him brave, still today M believes in it. and still today it works
those first days , food was extremely important, so the box also contains his favourite russian cheese package