We are in our home ten years. The house to our right has changed hands three times in that decade, bringing us lovely young families with each sale. To our […]

School’s out

Let it go 1

            Moving on (to secondary school) and letting go (great pic of Annie’s from our send-off)…trips to town…Goodbye Dippy – leaving the Natural History Museum […]

Sweet Saturdays*


My children bring me great joy. No doubts there. But something I struggle with is my time no longer being my own.  I miss being spontaneous, opportunistic, unpredictable…following leads and […]

Serendipity at play


Readers of this blog will know that I am a logophile. I love words. I love randomness, coincidences and synchronicity too, not essential likes for a logophile though I’m guessing […]

One of a kind?


Like a lot of my pals I worry about my parents managing in a world so different to the one they negotiated at ease in their prime. Though in their […]

To ensure happy endings…keep your family safe online


Last year I ticked off a parental milestone when I had “the chat” with my daughter. We covered periods, sex, contraception, love and respect. A lot for a ten-year old […]