How do you choose one photograph to summarise a year? World Photo Day is celebrated every year on the 19th August, (but to understand more head over to the website and escape into a thousand images from around the globe). Between August 19-26 the website opens for submissions and, for me personally, it’s a wonderful moment in the year to […]
What’s the theme tune of your life?
This popped up in my Facebook feed and I’ve had so much fun looking up the tunes that were number 1 in the UK charts on some of my Birthdays (especially apt with my big 40 approaching this month!). Check it out and enjoy reminiscing on ‘What’s The Theme Tune Of Your Life?‘! When I […]
Away to the Peak District & pause for thought | Part 3
Every since I became a parent I felt grateful; grateful because as a couple we could afford for me to stay at home and be with our children in their early childhood. I have loved it, appreciated it, immersed myself in their world and learned so much from it. On the flip side – I’ve […]
Prose for Thought – After the Longest Night
Ten years ago I was labouring long and hard to bring my first born daughter into the world. This is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago, remembering her arrival into the world. ________________________________________________
Q & A
London City Mum tagged me for this meme, based on The Guardian’s Life & Style Q&A. I rarely partake in these, but having read London City Mum’s answers (and laughed a lot), I thought I’d have a go… (can’t promise to make you laugh, but you might see a different side of me after you’ve […]
Thank ‘G’ it’s the end of term!
I am so full of emotions tonight. It’s been tough letting go of my first born to a system where, due to numbers, children are molded to doing ‘x, y and z’ when told – how else would it be possible to contain so many free spirits within one room! The end term heralds in […]
After a brief stint in New Zealand of a year and a half from 1997 to 1998, Dan and I traveled back to the UK for a wonderful year. We were married in 1999 and within a few month’s after our wedding Dan was invited to return to New Zealand to work for one of […]
It’s officially Spring – or so I read in the newspaper today. The weather was beautiful this weekend and we treasured every moment. It’s been a rough winter with news reports saying it’s been the wettest on record. After a magnificent six month’s of summer, this winter has been hard on everyone. I reckon treatment […]
A break from the southerlies!
Today was glorious. The air was calm, not a cloud in the sky. There was the distinct recollection of summer in the air (though of course we are not that easily fooled!). After many afternoons tucked up at home or at the museum it was with great relief that we could return, momentarily, to fair […]