Photo of the Week 27 / Doing Our Thing

Photo of the Week 27 / Doing Our Thing

In many ways, it’s felt a bit like being on a conveyor belt this week….unpack bags (from France for us and school trip for The Teenager), do washing, attend sports day, complete forms, go to meetings, run errands, re-pack bags for yet another school trip....
To Have and To Hold

To Have and To Hold

It all began in 1942; the year my grandparents committed to spending the rest of their lives together. Their wedding took place during World War II and for the first year of married life, my Grandad was stationed away from home. Times were hard but they muddled...
Unrequited Love

Unrequited Love

At 7am on Friday morning, The Teenager left for her school trip to France. To call it a ‘fond farewell’ would be carrying my old friend ‘artistic license’ a tad too far. An air kiss followed by a regimental hug (a very one-sided one at...
Photo of the Week 26 / A Welcome Rest

Photo of the Week 26 / A Welcome Rest

Right now, I’m sitting on our very own balcony in the French Alps, soaking up the rays. Thanks to a lovely friend, who has agreed to provide board and lodgings to The Drama Queen and The Boy, we are here for a weekend a deux (apologies but I always revert to...
Cheering from the Sidelines

Cheering from the Sidelines

I took this photograph at the weekend and I love it. Not because I have a foot fetish you understand (on the contrary!) but because it represents something very special to me. The girls to whom these feet belong, are my Tribe. Before you switch off at my use of the...
Happy (Imperfect) Father’s Day

Happy (Imperfect) Father’s Day

My husband always knew he would be a dad one day. Unusually, it was him persuading me to start a family (that ugly indecisiveness rearing it’s head yet again).  He came from a big family you see, eight children in total, and automatically thought we would follow...
When Ignorance Really is Bliss.

When Ignorance Really is Bliss.

We had a little giggle, the Drama Queen and I, as she began putting together a new make-up tutorial for Five Girls One Camera (her latest You Tube endeavour). She didn’t want me to see it at first, not before the cuts anyway; but as my assistance was needed, she...
The Lesser Spotted Teenager

The Lesser Spotted Teenager

Unless hunting in a pack, the Lesser Spotted Teenager is rarely sighted during daylight hours. Preferring mainly to stay in its natural den, with minimal face to face contact, it relies heavily on internet-based communication. The Lesser Spotted Teenager surfaces...