Do all mothers have this feeling when the house is empty? Mister is away and girl-child is at her Grandad's and I have this empty house and all these hours. I knew it was coming and I'd thought of all the brilliant child-free things I was going to do: knitting, writing, cleaning, baking, studying, crafting, … Continue reading Ghosts in the House.
The garden is damp. The plants have flopped over, or been battered down by the rain. The earth has tilted, so light becomes scarce. There is a 4ft sq of light that spans the edge of the garden and the hedge, and it creeps silently along that one edge of the garden from morning until … Continue reading Autumn
1 // Reading. On my bookshelf at the moment I have 'Sane new world' by Ruby Wax and 'The Jewel Garden' by Monty and Sarah Don. Knowledge is power and, as it happens, out of my three years of undergraduate Physiology, neuroscience was the most interesting module to me. As a Physio too, the … Continue reading Happy Things #6
It's Nation Vegetarian Week! Still. Just. We are not vegetarians, but we have gradually cut the frequency that we eat meat, primarily for health reasons. We eat more fish than we used to, and when we do have meat we try to buy higher welfare. I'll be honest though - it's not always convenient to source … Continue reading My top 5 meat-free meals.
Girl child has fully embraced gardening this year and asks "can we garden mummy?" as if she is asking for chocolate treats. Win! Bits of tidying, planning and some planting have been like a salve for our occasional tempestuous relations when the weather has allowed. I learned last year, that gardening with a small child involves … Continue reading Garden happenings.
I haven't written much lately or taken many photos. I guess I am trying to be more in the moment and using any spare time to read, stretch, potter. I'm doing what feels good to me, and it's thrown up some more happy moments... Hurray! 1 // Girl Childs first trip to the dentist … Continue reading Happy Things #5
I read a post this morning which inspired me to write this. Beth's honest post on why it's okay if you don't enjoy every minute of being a parent mainly focuses on the newborn phase, but I think it's still relevant in this toddler phase. Every stage of being a parent has it's challenges, at that moment … Continue reading Coming clean.
Er, May? What the Billy-o? Also: Spring where have ye gone? Nevermind... Still plenty to be thankful for of late methinks. 1 // Lots of garden activity at the weekend. Tidying, planting, buying too many plants… Oops. Hearing the girl-child asking if she can "do gardening" and standing there with her little watering can and … Continue reading Happy Things #4
In a sleepless haze of nap-less desperation I bundled the girl-child into the car in the hope she would fall asleep. I wound through lanes and villages around York for half an hour before she finally closed her eyes. Being lost* I carried on driving looking for somewhere to pull in and close my own … Continue reading A visit to Yorkshire Lavender.
I felt like the last post was a bit moany, so I looked back through my photos and found loads of really happy sunny times! Classic example of how the brain can cling to the negatives. Those seductive little blighters. So here are some happy things from the last few weeks. In your FACE, pesky brain poo's! … Continue reading Happy Things #3