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

Rose has been eyeing my machine up for a while now, so it only took…

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

So now that I’ve aired my feelings on the subject of laundry… …could I propose…

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…

‘Worn but not dirty’ clothes are rather strewn about our house. My baby’s cardigans come…

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…

Friendships are affirming, challenging, confusing. They are a dance of projection and reflection where we…

I was woken the other night by a steady drip, drip, plip, plop of water…

were amazing today, as if the entire photoshop toolbox had been let loose upon the…

Yesterday morning, as I watched several robins sparring with a wood pigeon for pecking rights…

it’s all yellow… I’ve been looking into making paint from natural pigments… so as a…

Children are diminutive conjurors, clairvoyants of the imagination, little mediums for the parallel world of…

We are reminded when we return to the house after some days away – It…

I am endlessly humbled by the way a child’s mind absorbs fragments of our adult…

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