School holidays end and new adventures begin

Hello again! I’m back for a new year, which, by rights, feels as though it is starting properly now. It’s February. School holidays are over, the kids are back at school, routines are starting to be re-established, and we’re now looking forward. Hello, 2018, here we come! Before it’s lost completely, I don’t want to … More School holidays end and new adventures begin

What does Christmas mean to you?

Pausing from doing all the things and getting all the things done to reflect on what Christmas really means – it’s about relationships, and not, at core, about getting all the things done.

Oh, and I bring you a fairly dodgy poem to capture this – my gift to you!

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Holding on and letting go

Originally posted on Home Base:
I’ve never thought of myself as a particularly clingy parent. I’ve happily let my kids go to play at other people’s homes and have sleepovers from a fairly young age (hey, I’ve even encouraged them – the peacefulness when we have a break from each other can be so lovely!)…

Public transport dilemmas in a head-cold ridden city

In the scale of life’s problems, the sound of someone sniffing might not seem a big issue. But, now that fingernails running down a blackboard is no longer a thing (thank you, whiteboards, projectors and new technology), loud and persistent sniffing is probably the sound I find most grating (followed closely by a whining call … More Public transport dilemmas in a head-cold ridden city