Making do, settling in and red lines: Week One in our new home

Week One in our new home and I have morphed from Stoic Camper – bravely ignoring the shower and kitchen sink as I muddled through…

Letting go

Sometimes you just have to cross your fingers and hope it works out. Hard that. For a control freak like myself. I like to know…

How to stay calm this summer holiday

Tomorrow is the last day of term for my two. Then we’ll be together for six full weeks of holiday fun. Optimistic me is happy…

While you are sleeping

It’s the tenderest part of our day – giving you both a goodnight kiss as you sleep peacefully in your beds. It’s the end to…

Sleep is (not) for the weak

I can’t function on less than 8 hours’ sleep. And I have to say that sleeping is now one of my favourite past times. In…

The great unhoming of home

We’re all feeling uprooted at the moment. We’re living in a kind of limbo. Someday – hopefully soonish – we’ll be uprooting our family from…

How to survive the school run

Me and the school run have a love/hate relationship.  This morning has been pretty awful. My girl went crazy with the surgical tape in bed…