Category Archives: family

Our New Family Home

We have moved! Our first week in the new house has passed in a blur of excitement and unpacking, and now it feels like we have been here forever. The new walk to school will take a bit of getting … Continue reading

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That was a Long Easter Holiday!

Phew! My children are back in school today after a two-week holiday, and I have to say I am relieved to have a break. I mean, I love my children, of course I do, but this holiday has been completely … Continue reading

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Not Your Usual Relaxing Holiday

We have made it to Easter, and my, how the year is flying! It has been a very dramatic and eventful start to the year in domestic circles, although my professional developments are somewhat lacking. But, I can only do … Continue reading

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Family Holidays at Easter with Pontins

Ah, we have almost reached the end of another long and challenging school term. My daughters and I are more than ready for the Easter holiday from school, although it won’t be much of a rest after all because now … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Turn of Events

Today I am in a very strange place. This is not my planned “Mummy Monday” blog post. I am currently sitting at my daughter’s bedside in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. It has been a very stressful, confusing and traumatic … Continue reading

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How to Be with People

I have said before that we are human beings, not human doings. The trouble is, I don’t always practice what I preach. And this is an area where I am most certainly stumbling. I noticed the issue when I spent … Continue reading

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Tantrums and Sleepless Nights

Life with a four-year-old can be very challenging. Our daughter started school last September, but she is among the youngest in her school, since her birthday is in August. She is also very small and dainty, and as a result, … Continue reading

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I Need a Holiday!

Wow, where did our half-term holiday go? It flew past in a blur of activity and busyness. I had vaguely hoped to take my daughters away for a short break, even if it was to stay with my mum for … Continue reading

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The Wheel of the Year: Imbolc

On the 1st February we celebrate the pagan festival Imbolc. This marks the turn of the wheel, or the time of year when our short winter days begin to lengthen, and we might see the first stirrings of spring. My … Continue reading

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Reiki Healing and Bereavement

It has been a very challenging and emotional month. Not only did we enter 2018 with the usual societal fanfare of optimism, high hopes and big dreams, but in my family, we were coping with bereavement whilst preparing for a … Continue reading

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