The Last Summer

It’s that time of year when the country is finally starting to shake off the shackles of winter (maybe). The weather is fiercely unreliable. Glimpses of sunny days ahead are swept away by cold winds and torrential rain. But there’s the hope of summer ahead. That’s what sends us...

A Late Spring, Fresh Starts

Clear skies today (for a change). Almost enough to make you think that an actual Summer might be around the corner. Colourful flowers are stretching wide to greet the sun. There’s a hint of fresh starts and possible transformations in the admittedly still chilly air. It’s been very quiet here on the blog...

Imagining the New Year

The turkey has been depleted. No more presents sit under the tree promising good times ahead.  Christmas decorations are (coming) down. Everyone’s feeling bloated and tired. I don’t want to see another mince pie in the near future. The fun of indulging in christmas has faded fast. Now that 2014 is in the...

Christmas memories past and future

Linking up with the Christmas memories linky over on Dr How’s Science Wows…   Christmas is a memorable time of year – for children in particular.  It’s the most magical holiday of them all where feats of sheer impossibility become achievable in one night.  There’s all the sparkle and glitter; from a tastefully...

Buckets full of precious moments

Inspired by The Busy Mama’s “Tales of parenting moments gone by“ linky, here are but a few of the many precious moments in my baby’s life that I’ll miss, but will hopefully see again with another!   Those first few kicks where I was finally sure that I wasn’t imagining...

You fired the cleaner?

It’s late, almost 1am at night (or I guess I should say early the following morning) and there I am, sitting awkwardly with my laptop on the sofa bed in our ‘office’, in the dark, typing away.  A sickly Rascal is sprawled beside me in a semi-conscious state – legs propped up...