This is the Christmas tree which represents my childhood. It stands on Bournville Green in Birmingham, and has been there since 1948 when it was planted by Dame Elizabeth Cadbury […]
November. Dark, cold and a bit miserable. New thyroid medication (for life) another sports injury a spot of DIY a lot of PTA the completion of an adoption assessment and […]
We passed this tree man on a walk in the Lakes at Easter. Nuff said.
There was a time when I was blonde you know. There were also times when I married when I wore hotpants when I became a mother when I was thin […]
October. A new (effing enormous) shed. A one armed teenager. A conker collection. A sucky Hypothroidism diagnosis. A mid-point Adoption assessment review. Lego all over the floor. And the sofa. […]
Two years ago we were jesters and vampires Last year we attempted pumpkins and scary ghost-pirate-thingies This year, the devil and his freaky fwend are in town Happy Halloween!
This is the crew with whom I share my Sunday mornings these days. The Tigers. Friends, team mates and ‘veterans’ of the sport of netball. Also usually more in focus. […]
In some cases, a picture can tell a thousand words. This is one of those moments. My youngest was rummaging in boxes and eventually emerged triumphant, with an old, small […]
Growing up in the 80s, a telephone was a large, very much NOT portable, cream thing which sat in the hall attached to a long wire. It could help you […]
September has been a whirlwind. It started with the annual back to school ritual and ended with a broken arm. And in between, it has been pretty much jammed to […]
Genetic good fortune; great camera angle; excellent cheek bones. Call it what you will. Sometimes pulchritude just runs in the family. No point in fighting it.
There are two mighty oak trees dominating our back garden. I adore them. It is in these trees that I first glimpse the coming of the seasons. As my husband […]
Floppy ‘Selfie’, August 2013, Brittany Yes, I am wearing clothes, but it was hot (hence the hat). Also, if I’m being completely honest here, I didn’t set this up and […]
August has been mainly sunshine for us. I never thought I’d hear myself say that. We have been able to get out into the garden (not to enjoy it, just […]