A plague is upon our house. Put a black cross above the door, board up the windows and turn away all callers; the humble cough has entered. It arrived with my husband. It briefly visited our son. And then it struck me down. On Christmas day. There’s only the dog who’s remained free from the … More In sickness and in health
It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! I currently have a toddler who can be bribed to eat broccoli, by the promise of a mince pie, a husband counting down the days until he’s feasibly allowed to eat brandy butter, we’ve hosted 13 adults, three under threes and two dogs, for a full sit … More “First we eat, then we do everything else” M.F.K Fisher
I’ve a little bit of an issue with Christmas this year, I must confess, which is most unlike me, as love Christmas. I’m a veritable Mrs. Claus, in fact, that’s who I want to be when I grow up and I’m thinking I’d do a pretty good job of it. I love everything Christmas stands … More A bit of giving back, me thinks
I think Dante was about right; the path to paradise really does begin in hell, or at least the path to achieving a fully aligned, in date order photo book definitely starts in purgatory. Now I’m not entirely sure what’s wrong with me when it comes to these, somewhat testing, books. I like to think … More Ergo this book shall be!
My home is akin to a war zone. It is completely and utterly covered, from top to bottom, in debris from whatever nuclear fallout exploded above us. Everywhere I look is covered with mayhem, the fragments of a former life peeking through patiently, waiting to be rediscovered and restored to former glory. Well that ain’t … More Zero Dark Thirty-Something
Said Samwise Gamgee (minus the DIY bit, that’s mine!). And wise was he! Which is why we’re almost there! Because we did it! Hurrah for us! However, note the “almost”. Yes, almost I say, not quite. Rather like those pesky rail engineering works; we’re going to overrun. There was talk about working through the night … More “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish” (DIY part 2)
Well it’s the bank holiday! Hurrah! Three whole days of family time, sunshine and, for us, a stripper… Oh yes! We’re doing what any self-respecting bank holiday Brit does on these long weekends and, yes, you guessed it, decorating. That’s what they’re officially for right? I’m not entirely sure whose idea it was. I’m not … More “There are some things that time cannot mend” (DIY part 1)