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Spinning progress has been rather steady and slow here lately, in no small part due…

Another family birthday… another birthday T-shirt! …so Arlo got to pose with his ancient Uncle Tim, who…

A few months ago I was all fired up ready to run some beginners dressmaking sessions…

This afternoon I felt distinctly the possibility that sleep is a portal. When I awoke…

Rose has got her hat on! It was becoming embarrassingly obvious that Rose has been…

Do you ever experience that desperate brain escapism that accompanies a period of sustained and…

Phewee! That wind on the beach today nearly blew the whiskers off our chinnegans… Hope…

The weather has been glorious. The hot air in our garden is laced with invisible…

“Daddy, what is Maureen?” “You mean Maureen the midwife?” “No, Maureen in the swimming pool?”…

We inherited my Gran‘s car last week. It came complete with boiled sweets, a faded…

her stillness caught me completely unawares I’d left the room with an EP playing on…

We went shopping, bumped into a playmate, had scrambled eggs for lunch, finally planted the…

There was a brief window in the grey weather… we seized it. I spent a…

phew! that was fun, and busy…

I’ve noticed the phrase ‘benign neglect’ slipping off my tongue rather often. It’s a strange…

turn into something this red? No really… we’d like to know. I’m a little behind…

I’ve been feeling a little heavy this week, heavy and tired. I didn’t really notice…

My daughter appeared for supper this evening in a souwester. She wasn’t, apparently, ‘dressing for…

winter might finally be here…

Our living room is a stage and a rehearsal space. My eldest daughter reminds me…

  Oh, we’ve been getting into the festive swing of things here… there are daubs…

I seem to be in the habit of making preserves that err on the impenetrable….

I have always been a little disappointed in myself for not being quite so in…

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