It's almost a year since we left Oxfordshire. It'll soon be a year since we arrived here! Although we're still technically blow-ins*, it has dawned on us that we're already heading for a second time round on everything. The boys are in their second year of the N.I. school system; our second Christmas and New … Continue reading The last of the firsts…
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
Over Christmas, I noticed this post in my Facebook memories, and I was struck by the enormity of the change our family has been through since then. What on earth made us do it? In December 2017, we came to Northern Ireland for our pre-Christmas holidays, before heading to the Netherlands for Christmas celebrations. I … Continue reading What a difference a year makes…
We live with a little chatterbox. I don't know where he gets it from (my parents may tell you it is retribution for my own childhood chatter...but you can't believe everything they say). From the moment he wakes, til the moment he finally drifts off to sleep, he keeps up a constant narrative to his … Continue reading It’s Chriiiiiiistmas….!
I could (justifiably) blame BT...but the reason for our silence has been work, so I won't! This week Simon has been getting Sellars Legal off the ground, celebrating his birthday, doing the school runs, making packed lunches, keeping the house in order, the cupboards stocked, and making a delicious slow cooker pulled pork for our … Continue reading Whirlwind Week
We are thoroughly enjoying the usual half-term activities: exploring the local soft play; clambering through the grounds of a gorgeous National Trust property; and having lots of ice cream and cake treats in between meals. Note, it's not raining! And yet, there are constant reminders that we're about to meet our new normal. The purchase … Continue reading Marking time
Hurrah! The Sellars family has safely landed in N.Ireland, the home of Tayto crisps!! We're spending this half term week in Saintfield, Co Down. We are staying with my aunt & uncle who have kindly let us invade their home on our previous trips here as visitors. My dad (AKA Grumpy Dave) happens to be … Continue reading Operation Relocation