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The Temper Trap March 19 2015

I had long planned to write this month’s blog about my somewhat failing grasp on my temper. On the volcanic outbursts I find myself having at the children over small microscopic things like getting out of the house on time (never), with clean teeth (mostly), and shoes (quite often). But then something so incredibly awful happened that it stopped me in my tracks (let’s admit it, probably my trackie daks)...

Mud Mud Glorious Mud October 29 2014

We dig mud. Lots of mud. Being farmers when it rains we celebrate and the kids virtually bathe in the stuff. We all crowd around puddles and laugh and jump and stomp and snigger – Peppa Pig style. There are make-believe dams to be built and mended. Mud pies. Stranded machinery to be saved. Basically whatever the game it’s just about getting messy and laughing and being kids. The front...

Just Classic August 31 2014

  It’s cold and wet and winter seems like it is dragging on foreverrrrrrrrrrrr… Things are soggy. The washing is unending and full of bulky goods they take an age to dry and then all of a sudden are filthy again. We have sniffled and snuffled our way through the season. My bones are cold, even in 10 layers and a horrendously-stained-totally-unsexy-fluffy-once-pink-now-grey-dressing-gown. In short we are all over it. Don’t...

Boys will be boys! July 13 2014

  What is it with boys? Or maybe I should rephrase that to ‘what is it with my boys?’ All that stuff about frogs and snakes and puppy dog tails could not be more true with my bunch. If there is a nook to be analysed or a cranny to be investigated, they are there, peering under rocks, catching bees in their hands, scratching holes in the gravel driveway to...

Sleeping Like a (Royal) Baby June 12 2014

It’s way past Cinderella’s bedtime and all through the house, nothing is stirring, not even a mouse (thankfully - you can never be too sure on the farm). In fact my Prince Charming and our mini-Knights are all sweetly snoring, as is my little Sleeping Beauty. The serenity is well, serene. Albeit likely to be short lived. The whole ‘sleeping like a baby’ fantasy has to be one of the...

Heidi Walks straight to my heart May 29 2014

  It’s all about baby steps this week. For me and it seems also my baby girl. I am embracing picking up the pen (or at least the keyboard) once more and Elsie, my youngest is embracing her feet, literally. Both of us are embracing the different freedoms now in our paths. Like most cherubs her age (just shy of 10 months) life brings laughter to our Elsie. There is...
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