Posts Written OnAugust 2018

Biscuit banter

View this post on Instagram He’s baaack! In the two weeks he’s been away, we’ve encountered no major mishaps worth recalling, and the #anxiety and myriad niggling worries I had about manning the helm🚢 during his absence turned out to be largely unfounded. Despite years of on-off practice – the husband’s job means he travels🛩️ a lot – I’ve always gotten so wriggly and antsy🐜 about it, fretting about the various potential worst-case scenarios, particularly at night time when the responsibility of having two little humans👶👶 under my roof and in my sole care seems both scary and, well, a…

If kindness is your jam…

View this post on Instagram For anyone in need of a dollop of blue skies and little white, fluffy clouds, may I suggest you go and check out the The Independent’s “Happy List 2018: the full list of people who make life better for others”, published this morning – I honestly think you’d be hard pushed to find a more uplifting, inspiring read on t’internet today. It also happens to feature a couple of kick-ass women and organisations cutting some serious shapes in the businesses of tackling #loneliness and social isolation, including the delightful (ok, I’ve not met her IRL,…

Pottering and pizza

View this post on Instagram It’s very rare that I can say this with any degree of authenticity when the kiddos are involved, but today was, on the whole, pretty ‘chilled.’ Don’t get me wrong; the personettes’ bickering and squabbling still played a fairly prominent role throughout the day, but there was also a decent amount of pottering and moseying going on. A trip to the dentist for my best girl turned out to be more fun than it sounds (it was just a check-up, and the movey-up-and-down chair, the squirty water spray thingy and the free ‘balloons’ – who…

Launching loneliness into the limelight

“As a topic, loneliness is a bit taboo… It can take a great deal of courage to stand up and admit to feeling isolated.” (Aimee Foster, The Early Hour) Fun in the sun As I stop for a minute to take stock of the last month or so, I realise it’s actually been quite a fun, busy few weeks: finding ourselves at the tail end of summer, BBQ season has been in full swing here in our corner of Mexico, and the invitations to gatherings, birthday parties and playdates for the kids have not been in short supply. For a…

Scrappy and Scrappier

View this post on Instagram And before you know it, it’s a wrap on the summer holidays. Which is surprising, when you come to think about it, considering the distinct lack of actual ‘holidays’ 🏝️🌊🍦⛵ in the whole equation.🙄 But that said, we’ve definitely made the most of our hood – a beautiful corner of the world🌎 if ever there was one – and we finally got round to exploring some new (to us) nooks and crannies 🌳🏔️🚴🌲 which had been tickling our fancy for a while. The ‘newness’, despite being just a stone’s throw away from our front doorstep🏡,…