6 Weeks Summer Holiday(?)

I always look forward to the summer holidays with a mixture of excitement and trepidation.  Six weeks off school brings fun, tantrums and the complicated process of organising childcare. This summer is a little different as it’s the last one before Agnes starts school and for a large part I will be parenting solo.  The…

Cabin life.

A little cabin on a plot in the tress, that disguise a view, to the sea I know to be there.  On a calm morning I wake before the birds start their morning chorus.  I venture outside, i can smell the ocean and hear the waves crashing on the rocks, far below the cliffs, that…

VOTE

Voice your opinion, make it count, all our numbers do amount to make a difference, even though, you don’t connect, or trust, your silence doesn’t say enough. Other people say, it is their choice to stay away, but if you appear unengaged, the parties turn their backs away, and focus on the demographic, that use…

Dartmouth Musical Festival

The best made plans are laid to rest, which is why unplanned ones are usually best An impromptu trip, pushed by a whim, and a wish, and a hope to see, some live music, which as a bonus is free We sit near the stage as the rain falls lightly, carefree, relaxed, which is so…

Slugs For Tea

Today we had a slug come for tea, Which isn’t as disgusting as you think it might be. He didn’t complain about the veg or the seasoning, Or who had which plate, cup or seat to sit in. He chewed every mouthful with great consideration, Savouring the flavour with much contemplation. He didn’t pull face or…

Finding Balance

Our lifestyle is comfortable, not fancy or plush and we are happy and contented with our lot but lately, it carries more stress than it used to. It’s not that I dislike work (it can feel like a break from the kids) it’s just that the balance doesn’t feel quite right.

Fishing For Rabbits

This weekend we packed the car with clothes, kids and the dogs and embarked on an 8-hour drive to North Yorkshire.  It wasn’t complete madness, just a fleeting visit to catch up with family and a chance to experience some wonderful things along the way. A long drive with 2 kids and 2 dogs is daunting…

Reflections By The Sea

There’s nothing quite like the calming nature of the sea.  The beach stretches out before me, the sand warm and tinted golden by the sun.  A passing man sighs ‘This is the life’ and I silently agree. The sounds and chaos of the day are muffled into a calming rhythm of leashes knocking against boards…

Some time for me and my mind.

I had planned to go bra shopping whilst the boy had his mountain bike coaching. The hustle and bustle of the city, brightly lit, overfilled, chaotic shops with too much choice is not really my thing.