If you'd landed in our kitchen early one morning last week, you might have been forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled upon a rather unusual remake of 'Father Ted'. Yelps of 'Girls! Girls!' in a vain attempt to get the attention of my offspring, was just one highlight of a manic morning as we got ready… Continue reading It’s Not What it Looks Like
When the infamous 'Beast from the East' started prowling around and creating a stir reecently, the text message with 'the kids need to go home from school early' announcement meant that an afternoon of the fire and a film was the required response (not sure it's a necessity in fairness, but it certainly made for… Continue reading A Little Bird Taught Me (The Bird on the Wire)
The preparation was done. The expectations were high and I really thought that this year, I'd be able to keep up with recording our advent journey. But things didn't quite go to plan and so, many days behind, here we are. While I'd hoped to maintain a daily record, the reality was, that finding time… Continue reading Not Quite According to Plan
'When are we getting our tree up?' I've heard this anguished plea innumerable times over the past couple of weeks and the general response has been, 'Soon.' Usually, the beginning of December heralds the arrival (or rather, movement from attic to living space) of our decorations and it's a process I really enjoy. This year… Continue reading Who Am I Really?