It was a risky choice, this name. After all, who knows what a rookery is anyway? We didn’t before the name landed in our laps.
We were living in our first “home away from home”—Prague—when we first heard the term. A migrating group of penguins? A quick look around our penguin-decorated flat got us thinking. A not-too-punny play-on-words for these rookie parents who suddenly found themselves to be rookie travelers despite all the stamps in their passports? We started to smile.
Yes, obvious to the casual reader or not, it was pretty obvious that this was the perfect way to describe our little family—as a migrating group of penguins. Whether we’re packing everything up and moving countries or just packing a (very large) suitcase for a quick jaunt across the border, we love to move about. And we love penguins. So much so that they were the guests of honor at Heidi and Fernando’s wedding.
So who are we?
Heidi—The brains behind the blog, when she’s not writing or trying to figure out how to code, you can usually find Heidi taking L to and from barnehage or sitting on the floor playing “Uno” for the twentieth time that day. Click here to find our more about our chief content creator.
Fernando—A born traveler, Fernando puts Heidi to shame having lived in three different countries (with three different languages!) before the age of 10. He’s the one who first brought Heidi to Oslo AND Prague and who gave the whole family the opportunity to move to Europe so they could spend L’s early years abroad. His travel bucket list is a mile long but it just keeps getting longer as Heidi keeps bumping his dream destinations further down their list.
L—He didn’t have a chance. With parents who love to fly across the world and usually plan their vacations around their meals, food and travel were destined to play a big part in his life. And while his food preferences are currently limited mostly to quesadillas, he has played in more playgrounds in more different countries than any other kid we know.
Bella—Where to even begin with this one? She’ll huff and puff and dig her heels in if you try to make her walk more than two blocks in the city but take her hiking through Cinque Terre and she won’t want to stop. (True story.) Perfectly happy to be at home, she has an uncanny ability to make anywhere her home—not a bad skill when your humans are dragging you all over the world. (Or at least to any place that doesn’t require quarantine.)