In 2011 aged 5 Easton loved to draw, had a wild imagination, and was obsessed with life under the water. Now aged 13, Easton enjoys surfing on the water in his home town of Byron Bay. Mother, Courtney Adamo editor of www.babyccinokidscom says “Easton is the happiest when he’s in the ocean, and I love watching him in his element”

Original Words…Easton aged 5 2011

What do you want to be when you grow up? A scuba diver, a fisherman who lets the fish go, and an artist.

Your favourite famous person? Iggy Peck, Architect (from the book written by Andrea Beaty).

What makes you laugh? My friends at school make me laugh. Especially my friend, Paul.

What makes you sad? When I have bad dreams.

Your favourite book? ‘Go, Dog. Go!’ (P.D. Eastman) and ‘Beware of the Frog’ (William Bee).

Your favourite films? ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Ponyo on the cliff’ (Hayao Miyazaki).

Your favourite animal? An Orca Whale.

The best holidays you ever had? Living in a campervan in Australia (February 2010) and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef.

A place that you would dream to visit? I want to go back to Australia, back to the Great Barrier Reef.

Your favorite color? Yellow.

Your favorite outfit? The skeleton costume my Dada made for me last Halloween.

What is the piece you like the most from your wardrobe? The yellow long-sleeve shirt Esther (mother’s friend) gave to me and the red scarf my mama knitted for me.

Parent & Child interview revisited… Easton aged 13, 2018

Now we live in Byron Bay, Australia. We moved here two years ago. I started surfing a few years ago and it’s my favourite thing to do now. When I was little, I wanted to be a scuba diver or a marine biologist because I loved the ocean. I still love the ocean and would love to take underwater photos of fish, or even photos of surfers. I am often surfing next to dolphins or sea turtles or rays, and I think my 5-year-old self would be so excited by this!

We travelled around the world a couple years ago and spent time in many different places. I got to see what life is like around the world and it has opened my eyes to different ways of living. Maybe some day I will return to Chile to be a surf coach. Or maybe I will live in Sri Lanka and help clean up the plastic rubbish on the beaches.


After 12 years in London, we sold our house and most of our belongings and set off on a year-long adventure around the world. After our travels, we relocated to Byron Bay, Australia, where life is about as far away as it gets from London in every possible way. We are so happy here in this little corner of Australia. We spend a lot of time outside in nature — mostly at the beach, and surfing every chance we get. I’m so proud of how close we are as a family.

Easton is now 13, and he still enjoys spending time with his siblings and parents. I love that he’s found a sport he enjoys, and it’s something we can do together. Easton is the happiest when he’s in the ocean, and I love watching him in
his element.

We’ve done a lot of travelling as a family and we’ve seen how many ways ther
are to live and how many recipes there are for happiness. I feel so lucky that
we’ve found a place that makes us all so happy.

Original Parent & Child interview Courtney & Easton