• Losing my religion

    That’s me in the spotlight, That’s me in the corner,  losing my religion. (REM) I have a feeling that part of the problem with Christmas this year, is that it’s the first year in my life when I really, truly know that I don’t believe. […]

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  • Children are for life… not just for Christmas

    “True dat!” As my brother would say. Though it feels like a life sentence at times. And then they are so sweet. So vulnerable. So funny. And my heart melts. And then again…

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  • Festivals of light

    We are in the middle of a six week period where cultures around the world celebrate light – candles and twinkling fairy lights for Hannuka, Eid, Christmas and Advent, Diwali and Winter Solstice. There seems to be strong human urge to gather together, to feast, […]

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  • Beware the troll!

    Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge? Well bugger off! I’m too tired to eat you. I feel as much like Christmas as… I’m too tired for metaphors. Is it just extreme tiredness, two migraines in a week and a deaf right ear, or is […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    Sharing this week’s gratitudes Bedtime family dancing to The Gipsy Kings … Twinkling fairy lights … Walking home from a creative day’s “work” to a roast chicken cooked for me … Baby Ash playing air guitar! Yes really! … Homemade chips … Our boy’s pidgin […]

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  • Woooosh!

    Woooosh! What was that? That was my life. Woooosh! Zooming along at a million miles an hour.  Doing twenty things at once. Distracted. Impatient. Rattling the cage bars. Come on, hurry up! I have been watching myself this past week, noticing how I take on […]

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  • What are you giving yourself during this season of celebration?

    The tree is up, the nature table is adorned, as is the mantle piece. The fairy lights are up, the door wreath and advent wreaths smelling of evergreen glory. Presents bought, cards to be written this week (we managed to get one of the last […]

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  • Sharing the e-love – hardcore blogging for women!

    Apparently there’s something called mercury retrograde happening right now, which, if you’re into astrology, means that everything stalls, goes backwards or generally buggers up. I can say without a doubt that this is true. Listening to other people moan about their technical problems is about […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    … Having one of those days where you get everything done on your to-do list that you’ve been avoiding for months … A baby who loves peeling tangerines all day – but not eating them! … Waxing and glazing my sculpted candle angels … Chocolate […]

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  • Hello!

    Hello dear reader, I am here… I’m just a little bit busy right now… All good… Just busy. See you soon!

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