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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)...

101 Reasons I love My Middle Child February 03 2015

Firstly, let me just say I am not writing this to stave off any future psychiatrist bills because ‘mummy only ever blogged about her first born or the cute little sister’. I am writing this because my second son (in age only not in my heart - they’re all equal of course) is driving me bonkers. Partly it’s a lovely kind of madness, but it’s also a whole lot of...

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...

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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