Juan Frost Update 25th October 2014!

Posted on October 25, 2014   Comments Off

Hi guys,
Hope you’re all well and happy! Here’s a quick update for you all on life here in Ibiza.

The girls are in nursery 5 mornings a week now, which is a complete luxury, as I have to admit, I was ever so slightly losing the plot. Yes the girls are amazing, funny and very entertaining but I did feel my brain turning a little more to mush everyday and starting to get snappy over silly things…even nursery rhymes were starting to turn sinister. 1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive 6,7,8,9,10 then I ran full speed into the wall again!!!!!

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So I now have time to work guilt free, socialise with friends and meander around the supermarket doing a “big shop” without looking like a neurotic lunatic as I push two trolleys around or chase two babies, whilst arguing with Caspar about the contents of the toy aisle. (These are the options as they don’t have double trolleys here).

I’ve also started pilates, for two reasons really. The first being my back is buggered from carting these two chunky girls around and it’s meant to be great for strengthening your back and core. And secondly I want to tone up. I want to be fit not thin. I’ve got zero intention of stopping all the naughty things I like to eat and drink, so Pilates 3 times a week should help a little.

I popped back to the Manchester last week to sort out some business issues. Apart from the boring stuff, I caught up with friends and family and had a serious retail binge….I miss the Uk highstreet so much! I bought kids stuff, kids stuff and some more kids stuff, I was in heaven…TK Maxx, Next & H&M I love you and all that “sales” in you, please come to Ibiza?? It was fun driving around in my little sports car too, which I hired from the lovely and very helpful people at Avis Manchester airport….it made a change from the massive tank I drive here in Ibiza full of kids and dogs. I had such a lovely time, it’s made me rather homesick since I’ve been back.

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But we’re now planning to have Xmas in the Uk so I’m super excited about that…..big coats, big boots and big mugs of mulled wine. I can’t wait for the kids to spend time with their cousins and my best friends kids…its going to be beautifully manic, I can’t wait!!! Just need to arrange dog/house sitters, as our lovely best dog ever Fernandos getting on a bit now and he likes his own bed…a doggy hotel just wouldn’t do.

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Caspar has started Taekwondo,Tennis and rollerblading lessons after school….Taekwondo is going well, tennis not so much and he’s completely over rollerblading already, as its all girls in the class…..in 10 years that’ll be his idea of heaven but for now its just another bunch of sports stuff gathering dust (like mother like son). Although not too much money wasted as we’ve got a Decathalon here, which is fab and so cheap.

Ibiza has officially “closed”, all the beautiful party people have gone home and us residents get our stunning island back.The whole family, including Fernando and Bro can have long walks on the beach, although our old boy Fernando has difficulty getting in and out the car now so we’re just about to buy a ramp for him, yes Vin (my husband) buy one…in his usual style “ahhh we can make one of those.”

The next big challenge in our house is potty training….Blake has basically started potty training herself (but I’ll obviously take credit-shhhh) but Nico’s just not interested. It couldn’t of been over summer when they’ve been naked for 6 months, nahhhh lets wait until we’re in clothes again….cheers girls. And whilst on the subject of these two gorgeous, butter wouldn’t melt angels, oh my word, they are a nightmare with each other. Best friends one minute and then, boom!! Huge baby fight! It’s madness because they are so adorable with each other, for example, if you give one something like a piece of fruit or a biscuit, they won’t move or eat it until you give them one for their sister and then they run off shouting the name to proudly share and then “Boom” they’re yanking each other onto the floor fighting over a pair of shoes or toy…. I reckon we’ve got approximately another 20 years of this! And more so because Blakes main mission in life seems to be, to wind up her sister…she just goes and sits or lies on her when she’s bored, purely to get a reaction. And when they fight, they literally whack each other in the face…..but they don’t cry though, they’re like some sort of super WWF babies….and the worst thing is attempting to discipline them, whilst trying not to laugh. The way they talk is so funny, its Spanglish…..mixed in with a good helping of gobbledygook.

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Caspars fluent and the girls obviously will be too, so I need to get back to school and get practising more. I can get by on a day to day conversation basis but I’ve got a hell of a way to go. Its weird, some people I can chat away happily in Spanish to and other people, I just clam up and can’t even remember the basics…I guess its a confidence thing. And talking of confidence, I appear to have relocated my personality….its been MIA since I’ve had the girls. I don’t know if I had mild (not so mild, my ever patient husband would say) post natal depression or if it was just very stressful on a daily basis being alone with 2 babies and a demanding 7 year old whilst being away from family and friends but either way, whatever is was, the dark cloud thats been looming over my head for the past 20 months has pissed off and I’m officially back in the room!

So now my minds sorted and pilates will hopefully sort my body, lets deal with the old boat race….I received some Collagen Gold (its like a daily shot, drink shot of liquid collagen) in the post the other day, lovely surprise…basically its meant to increase your skin hydration and reduce wrinkles within a matter of weeks, so I’ll let you know how I get on….once I get past the shock of the packaging which says “40+” not quite there yet but not far off….ouch! Lately as I’m noticing more wrinkles on myself, I’ll see someone on tv and be thinking…ooo they look good. Then Vin will walk into the room and say “oh dear, she looks like a monster” So for the sake of my marriage, I think I’m going to have to grow old gracefully….which I’m obviously furious about. But it got me thinking, is it as bad not changing yourself for a man, as it is changing yourself for one?Anyhoo I definitely want to see a Dr regarding a (what can only be described as a) dent above my top lip, I’ve spoken to someone about it before and they’ve suggested putting some filler in it….but is that how it starts? A little bit here, a little bit there, before you know it, you’re Jackie Stallone or best case scenario unrecognisable a’la Renee….who in my opinion, doesn’t look so bad, just NOTHING like her….its a scary slippery slope that I’m not sure I want to get on. We shall see.

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Getting excited for Halloween now. This year Caspar is with his Dad in London, which he loves, as no-one trick or treats in Ibiza….all the houses are miles apart, it’d take forever! So Vin and I are going to go to a Halloween party with some friends….I think we’re going as a Dracula and his bride. I’ve been to a charity shop and got myself an old bridal underskirt and veil which I’ll make into some sort of outfit. I’ll post some pics on my Instagram and Twitter and look forward to seeing your outfits too.

Right, I’m off to start obsessing about our Christmas trip to the Uk….cant wait. Although travelling and staying away with a 7 year old and 2 toddlers is bound to bring up some challenges….but I do love a challenge.
And if anyone needs me, I’ll be swigging from a bottle of collagen dreaming about Botox.
Kisses from me and mine xxxx

Juan Frost Update!

Posted on July 7, 2014   Comments Off

Hi Guys,

Just thought I’d give you all a little update on how life is in The Juan Frost household…….manic, totally manic! The girls are nearly 18 months old now and are super funny and so very different in personalities. Blake is a little princess, whereas Nico is just loud. But both are very independent and head strong, which I love. They’ve started going to nursery for 3 hours a day, Mon-Friday, which gives me a chance to breathe and get stuff done. They seem to have settled in now and really enjoy it, although the first 4 weeks of dropping them off crying have been super stressful….especially as its roasting here in Ibiza and the stupid door handles in the nursery are all head height (for obvious reasons) which is quite tricky whilst carrying two heavy girls who don’t want to be left…..cue very hot, sweaty Mum. When Cas started nursery, he didn’t even look back…gave me a kiss, waved and that was that. I remember at the time feeling slightly smug at how confident my little boy was and also slightly miffed on how easily he left me….in hindsight, give me miffed any day. Also a tip for any twin mums out there, don’t wear low cut tops if you’re
carrying them both on your own…because when they pull one of your boobs out and shout “Boo Boo’s!!!”, you’ve no free hands to pop the offending swinger back in…..I know we’re all quite open minded in Ibiza but there’s really a time and a place and this is neither. Oh and the same goes for floaty can blow up in the wind dresses…..I’ve been K.Middy-ing all over the gaff.

The girls are walking now but Nico’s only just decided to get up….it was really annoying when people would be saying, ooh not walking yet, mine were walking at 10 months or doing the Fandango when still in the womb, or something like that. At first I’d be like “oh yeah Caspar too but all babies are different, oh and they were quite premature”…and then thought, why am I explaining myself to you..they’re healthy, they’ll walk when they want to, bog off!!

Another thing that winds me up…this blog is fast becoming a rant, sorry…is that when my girls are teething, their cheeks go bright red-which is an invitation for every interfering stranger to stop me and ask if the girls have had too much sun…I always politely say that they’re teething but I really want to say is “yeah, that’s right its sunburn..there was a 3 for 1 offer down at Tanzania, so we all had a cheeky bed” Get lost!!!
But all in all, the babies are great. No problems with teething,which I put down to their amber necklaces & they eat so well. Favourite snacks being blueberries, Advocados, chickpeas, frozen peas (still frozen-for their teething) & chorizo. Like their brother, they eat everything. And our angel Caspar is such an amazing & patient big brother. So apart from the odd sleepless night due to snotty nosed girls, things are A-OK in babyville.

Life for me in Ibiza is getting better too. I’m slowly but surely starting to feel at home here. It’s not been easy, I miss my friends so much. I’ve got
really lovely, very special in fact, new friends here but its taken time, as generally I’m not a very trusting person, cynical old cow, some might
say…but theres nothing like your best friends of 20+years who have been there for you through thick and thin, loved you at your worst and literally wet themselves laughing at you at your best and you them too. So I have found it quite hard adjusting to life here and very lonely at
times….but I’m getting there and I adore Vin more than life, I’d live anywhere with him and lets be honest, Ibiza is a beautiful island. I just need
to get into the island life vibe. And it helps when I see Caspar bombing around the beach, easily switching between speaking English & Spanish with various friends. Proud Mama.

From a vanity point of view-post baby type stuff: My hair is starting to thicken up after losing so much, so that’s good.
I still look like a drunk old Aunty (which is quite appropriate, as I have been known to like a tipple & I am an Aunty) as I look like I’ve got dark lip liner on a third of my top lip…because of the pigmentation. Bit odd but could be a lot worse so not complaining, merely sharing.
My teeth are in need of some dental TLC too, which I will be addressing this week. Ouch! And I’m generally bigger & curvier everywhere which I’m learning to love-with help from my fit husband & The Kardashians.

And general stuff: The one product I’d really recommend is Bebe Confort Axiss – turning Car seats…a life saver for your back.
So much easier to get them in & out, especially if your holding one whilst trying to get the other in. I’m really limited with kids clothes shops here in Ibiza…..I miss the British high street so much, some deliver here but not all…so what I do out of necessity & because I like it too, is customize the girls long sleeved tops & normal t-shirts into much cooler versions & I mean cooler temperature not in a cool Chung type way, but if my girls want to channel Alexa when their older, I’ll be very happy with that. So easy to do & looks very cute – here’s an example of one tshirt from Next I chopped up…..and some other photos of my pack too.

Keep in touch, I love all your tweets.
Lots of love from me & mine in Ibiza x

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Happy birthday Blake and Nico!

Posted on January 20, 2014   Comments Off

Hi you lovely lot,

Our angels Blake and Nico are 1 today and what a 12 months it’s been…. There have been highs and there have been lows but we’ve survived the first year of having twins (& a six year old) with our marriage and sanity intact….well the marriage definitely, the sanity is debatable.

When the girls first entered the world  I really didn’t know what to expect, so being the worrier that I am, I thought the worst. I won’t cope. I won’t get any sleep. I won’t have time for anything that’s not baby orientated. Well, 12 months on….. I’m coping very well. I get plenty of sleep (could always do with more but who couldn’t?) But no, I really don’t have time for anything that’s not baby orientated. 2 out of 3 isn’t bad.

I will admit its been quite hard and often lonely living in a foreign country away from the support system of my sister and friends (and Boots). Also knowing how amazing my Mum was with Cas at this age, all the funny, beautiful things she’s missing out on, makes me miss her even more. Because of these things, I’ve had several large meltdowns…..some completely rational and one or two (cough cough) very embarrassingly not.

But we live and learn and continue to grow. I’m fully aware and appreciate how lucky and blessed I am to have a healthy, happy family but it’s easy to forget sometimes when you get bogged down in nappies and homework. All in all, our beautiful girls first 12 months have been a joy.

Blake and Nico are mesmerizing  and although its hard work with 2, I obviously wouldn’t change a thing. So many positives have come along with the challenges too. I already knew but Vin has reminded me a million times over what an incredible man, father, husband he is and equally Caspar, what an adorable, fantastic and amazingly patient big brother he is.

So I am a very happy Mama who is far too blessed to be stressed (most days!!!)

Huge kisses from me and mine…

Hope you enjoy a few photos of our first year as a “numerous family” x

 

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Huge!

tiny!

Tiny!

caspar meeting his sister for the first time!

Caspar meeting his sister for the first time… I cried so much, it was so beautiful.

sisters snuggling

Sisters snuggling

daddys girl

Daddy’s girl

squished but happy

Squished but happy

me and my best friend coffee

Me and my best friend Coffee

ibiza mode

Getting into Ibiza mode

first time out at sea

First time out at sea

nasty jabs

After those nasty jabs

in the pool with daddy

In the pool with Daddy

buggy oclock

Buggy O’Clock!

beautiful grubby grubster

Beautiful grubby grubster!

balltastic!

Balltastic!

first christmas

First Christmas

a rare moment when no one is wriggling

A rare moment when no one is wriggling!

location, time, mission

Location: Caspar’s room

Time: When he’s at school

Mission: Destroy stuff

nico having a pharrell moment

Nico having a Pharrell moment

dinner time is sooo funny

Dinner time is so funny

blake rocking the high street

Blake rocking the high street!

nico the lion

Nico the Lion

Jenny Frost Showreel




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