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Category Archives: family

We went away. There was the usual bitter=sweet awareness that though there is joy in how things are life is still not the way it should be. Our constraints seem unfairly huge. I want to get over it.


I declared a break week, we all needed it. Both Jasper & Claudia need consolidation time. Jasper had Kitty sessions on Monday & Tuesday; Claudia went swimming; Nell stayed for dinner at nursery (& loved it!) & Rufus holds his arms out to be lifted, has a new tooth & will stand holding onto the [...]


still waiting. We’re ill. Jasper has antibiotics. Just waiting. I’m a year older. Snowdrop has started laying though


Mum’s birthday. I knitted a dog & bought her a lovely veggie cookery book (Iwantplease) for when she gets her new kitchen. And we made cake. Yum.


Friday -┬áSimon took Jasper swimming after nursery, he can kind of self propel around the pool now They met Claudia there after her diving lesson. She came home with plans for Kendrick – two of the girls in her diving class are there. This 11+ stuff is a major stress – for VR she’s getting [...]


After manic sewing all day on Sunday we ended up with a costume each Based on these. Claudia made some fabulous spooky bunting Jasper wanted to wear his costume & I managed to get one blurry snap of him before he got upset & decided that he was “doing it wrong”. Not sure where that [...]


Claudia’s still in revisions mode – spelling, maths, VR & NVR – it’s dull tbh & I’m looking forward to having it over & done with, she’s doing okay though. Friday – Claudia worked in the morning then met Ernest & Buttercup at the pool for a swim & dive practice; she went back with [...]


A Checkout Girl tutorial on Sew Mama Sew. I’ve made a couple of these as gifts. This one reminds me of the chateau & sunflower fields in Gimat, where my brother & sister in law got married.


Claudia was ten months old, we were living in London a stone’s throw away from Canary Wharf. Simon had left the CAA & was working for a small software house in the centre of the city. We’d had lunch & Claudia was bouncing on the end of our bed while I folded washing. For some [...]


The beginning of the week was monumentally stressful – we haven’t got tutors, the children have been ill & not sleeping, Simon & I are utterly exhausted, the weather is dreadful & I’ve been pretty much house bound (again). Combine that with my periodic freak out about Jasper to produce a not-great-fun few days. Still: [...]