Family

Let’s be serious for a moment.

I'm not a natural parent.  I'm neither blessed with abundant amounts of patience nor am I the most maternal.  Please don't get me wrong; I would not change being a Mum for all the money in the world and I adore the constant frustrations challenges that the Boys bring but there are days when I would… Continue reading Let’s be serious for a moment.

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Craft, Family

Brotherly love

Sometimes, boys just need a little reaffirmation and while ES is going through his "I'm not listening to you" phase, I made this 5x7" picture for him.  He likes it and has put in in pride of place in his storage.  He needed reminding that YS was not his convenient punching bag and what a wonderful… Continue reading Brotherly love

Family

Batten down the hatches, it’s half term.

Let me start by saying that I love my children but the prospect of spending a week with them is slightly unnerving. I am not a natural "let's go outdoors" kinda gal, preferring to hibernate with a good book in front of the fire, especially if it's wet outside. OK, I know that it's a… Continue reading Batten down the hatches, it’s half term.

Family

In which I decide to resurrect my alter ego.

Every now and then, stuff happens that makes you think and take stock of your life.  It can also happen twice, especially if you were never really convinced you managed to get it right the first time.  I personally think I have a predisposition to regularly question my choices and hopefully, I come out the… Continue reading In which I decide to resurrect my alter ego.