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No School

No School

Wednesday was an unexpected gift of a day. School was out due to strike action and in one of those happy accidents, it happened that…

Now we are six

Now we are six

Where did the time go? Six. It’s been a journey from me to motherhood, from new-born to a boy of six. Here we are. More…

A Year On

A Year On

A year ago we packed our life into boxes, said goodbyes and left behind a life in another city. We left a community behind, the…

Camping in the Forest

Camping in the Forest

“Pony! Pony! Pony! Lots of Ponies” Shouts my son. “Tree creeper!” I shout. We have excitedly arrived at our destination, Hollands Wood Campsite in the…

This has been a good summer

This has been a good summer

When does Summer end? In my bit of the world is very warm today, summer reminding me it’s not yet gone. This morning after six…

Beyond Excited. Camp Bestival

Beyond Excited would adequately describe us. This time next week we will be heading to Camp Bestival. The ultimate family festival, set in the grounds…

Holiday Day Dreams

May is my favourite month. Blossom heavy trees, the return of warm sunshine. Colours are  vivid. Time is more outside than in. After school isn’t…

Take a Boy for a Walk

I have produced a child who loves to walk. When my son was a tiny baby he only slept during day-light if he was in…

House Home

We’ve been here almost 2 months. Noo is happy. We all love our new city. This house is rented. We have one less bedroom and…