It's been many months since the last Killultale. But I'm back because I just had to show you this place. When Babymac* and I were little, Nanny McMillan used to sing, 'Oh I do like to be beside the sea-side, oh I do like to be beside the sea...' Since she was usually handing out … Continue reading Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea…
This past weekend we had a few days away with a dear friend visiting from Oxfordshire. Not a city break, but a trip to the beach. And not just any beach, but Cranfield beach. We stayed in a seaside cottage which features heavily in my childhood memories. The visitors book is littered with entries by … Continue reading Narnia Again…
It's another one of those musing-type blogs, so look away now if you can't be bothered. I won't be offended. In fact, I'll never know! We had great friends here at the start of term. We lived next to them in Oxford and bonded over our shared love of tea, chocolate and cheese - oh, … Continue reading Fresh Perspective
Brown Sign Family
Years ago, when we lived in Belfast, the top floor of our home was occupied by lodgers. Some just stayed a short time and others stayed for years, leaving only to get married/move country/lead a quieter life... Most of them became like family to us and I doubt I'd have passed my GCSE or A-Level … Continue reading Brown Sign Family
Easter in the Netherlands
Can you believe it? I'm writing a blog post about not being in Northern Ireland. This is not because I've had enough of this beautiful wee island. Rather, it is a celebration of the fact that, now we do actually live here, school holidays no longer need to be spent travelling here to go house/school … Continue reading Easter in the Netherlands
Transport through the ages!
The school holidays are underway at last. The boys were released from school at lunchtime today, much to everyone's relief! We've spent the last few hours under duvets in the living room watching Dumbo (the 'old' cartoon) and Ice Age 4, making a start on the Easter eggs, and feeling sorry for ourselves as we've … Continue reading Transport through the ages!
Be our guest…
...we'd love to have you! That's what we said to our family and friends when we left England. We're amazed and delighted by how many of you are actually coming to visit - it's such a treat to spend time with old friends and to show off this beautiful country. Back in March we had … Continue reading Be our guest…
More half-term antics!
This morning we were back to early rising, walking to school, and getting back into work* at our desks in the Sellars's office. The holiday week flew by, as half terms do, but that's mainly because it has been jam packed. After our first visitors left, we spent a very pleasant Thursday evening eating out … Continue reading More half-term antics!
Roads less travelled
To my shame, whilst I can get myself from A to B in England (even the epic journey from Bure Park, Bicester to Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire!) without requiring sat nav, it is taking a long time for me to find my sense of direction here. My new over-reliance on my phone for directions was highlighted … Continue reading Roads less travelled