The Overflow

If you are a parent of any number of children, you will most likely have heard the phrase, “you’ve got your hands full there!” Several (hundred) times. A day. Personally, I don’t mind it.¬†It’s not a tut, or a put-down; it’s a generally positive encounter with another member of the public, who takes the time…

Wholly Weak

I confess that this week; the most important week in the Christian calendar and the one neck-and-neck with Christmas in the Vicar-stakes, has somehow crept upon us. What’s worse, it has appeared at such an alarming speed that it seems to have knocked me sideways, somewhat. See, after weeks of adrenaline-fuelled horn-grabbing; smashing this mother-of-three…

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,…

Going the Distance… with a Pumpkin (or 6!)

October 31st. Hallowe’en, Samhain, The Feast of the Dead, Light Night,  the Eve of All Saints… Or… In our house… Our wedding anniversary! Back in 2009, I was working as a teaching assistant and still, as ever, in love with the glorious season of Autumn. So, we planned our wedding to fall on the final…

Settling In

Are you settled in now, then? That’s the question I think I am most often asked¬†these days, and the one I am finding most difficult to answer. As such, I’ve decided that the question probably needs rephrasing! For example… Does the house you are currently residing in feel like your home, now? Do you know…

Adventures in Catering

So, last night I completed what felt like my first proper Vicar’s Wife Assignment.  We have a Church Plant  (new church gathering for non-church-folks) in the community centre by the school gates every Wednesday tea time. This largely involves games, discussion and a shared meal. So far, I’ve gone along with the kids and enjoyed…

What’s Hidden

So, I know that my last post was more than a little bit raw. But the thing is, well, I’ve decided that’s something I won’t ever apologise for. See, while the emotions were still very current, it actually took me well over a week to write. Initially, it was quite an immature recap of all…

Identity Spice(s)

When I started this blog, I quickly discovered that I wasn’t the only one who felt the need to write about life as a Vicar’s wife. Some fellow bloggers were enthusiastic; others reluctant- or even resentful; and others perhaps a little indifferent. It seems there are all sorts of ways that one can approach this…

Reading Between the Lines

Now that the cake is out of the tin, so-to-speak, I thought it might be fun just to go back over a few previous blog posts and, you know… fill in the gaps. So. Here goes…. “Temporary Perks” Read: I am still in absolute shock about an incredibly personal, life-changing matter that today, (the day before Husband…

Clergy WAGS: What Not To Wear!

** Apologies for the sexist title, but as the female wife of a male curate I can only write what I know. However, if any CHAB’s want to give their insight I’ll happily read and share! ** Well, our first week on the other side is well and truly underway. As we approach the weekend, however,…