Diary of a Lockdown: Week 8

  Saturday So last week we decided not to “travel” this Saturday and give ourselves a ‘break’, Truthfully? I hated it. No structure, no plans, lots of moping, lots of time to think, lots of time to consider doing household jobs and then not do them, or do them and see them undone in ten…

Diary of a Lockdown (Week 1)

    That Thursday, 2 weeks ago… Realise that the schools are closing tomorrow. Do the Middle-Class-Parent version of panic buying and spend an obscene amount of money playing craft-supply-sweep at The Range. Also have the pandemic version of a parental panic, as neither preschool child will stay contained in the trolley; both climb out,…

Touching Cloth

An ordinary family’s last-minute dash into the eco-zone.

The Beaster Holidays

It’s been a while since I had a bit of a Facebook scroll, to tell you the truth. I deleted the app a while back in an attempt to go to bed three hours earlier and with a clearer head, but seem to have an innate desire to torture myself with other people’s selfies on…

Laugh. Cry. Write.

Over this past year, my WordPress account¬†has gathered an awful lot of dusty posts. Stories, musings, and miscellaneous¬†happenings that I deemed relatively noteworthy, but just never found the time note. More recently, these sad and forgotten pages have been replaced by mere titles, and lately even photographs… Snapshots of marked moments that will hopefully, one…

House and Home (Work)

So the walk to and from nursery has always been long; but over the last few weeks, it has definitely gotten longer.  And more uphill.  Absolutely, definitely more uphill.  The kids are now big enough to walk part of the way, which is good, but nowhere near big enough to walk the whole way. So,…

The Trouble with a Good Husband

Recently, there was a brilliant blog post doing the rounds called “Dumb-ass stuff we need to stop saying to Dads” (unfortunately no longer available). It not only acknowledged Dads as perfectly capable primary caregivers in their own right; but was also refreshingly honest about his triumphs and her failures. I was relieved to read it…