“Sorry” I said as I stood at my friend’s garden gate, looking down, swiping, tapping. “I just need to check one e-mail then I’m here”. Tap, scroll, smile. E-mail sorted. “OK, That’s it. Work is over” I said, two hours after I left the office, as I crossed the threshold from footpath to garden and… Continue reading On The Day Job
When I was small we had a book called Frog and Toad are Friends, written by Arnold Lobel. It was one of my favourites. I remember well being read it by my dad and so it is one of the books I bought for my own children. I ordered it in English from our local… Continue reading Books – My Children’s Favourites
At a guess I would say that about 60% of what I intend to blog about doesn’t make it to the blog. At present there are 52 started posts in my drafts folder. There are e-mails I have sent to myself with ideas and paragraphs. There are voice recordings on my phone to be typed… Continue reading So did I tell you about…?
Sometimes I wonder at the things my sons say. To listen to them, you would think that they were being brought up by a male chauvinist and a real girly-girl SAHM. I’ve started to wonder if their apparent sexism is inborn. OK, so their Papa is a big, strong man who fishes and shoots and… Continue reading Sexism – Is It An Inborn Thing?
It is merely a matter of hours till the six weeks of school summer holidays begin. With that will begin Number Two’s countdown to his first day of school. Numbers are a big thing for him this year. We permanently have some kind of countdown on the go. “How many sleeps is it till we… Continue reading A guide to preparing your child for school
About ten days ago I wrote a particulary honest post about how life wasn’t going so well and that we needed to change things to make them better. Over the course of a Friday and Saturday, we – the four of us who can speak – talked, made list and discussed plans, all with the… Continue reading How We Got On With Lists & Plans