It's always been the way here as far as I can remember. May and June are hot and sunny because it's exam season so everyone has to stay in and study. As soon as term ends and freedom beckons, the rain begins. This year there's even been stormy weather as an added bonus. Very sad … Continue reading It’s wet & windy – school’s out for summer!
This has been weeks in the writing. How do I get the tone right in these strange times? The number of times I've been mulling over what to write and getting nowhere, because there's really nothing at all that I can usefully say just now. Friends are grieving, unable to have traditional funeral or memorial … Continue reading Nothing to add…
We visited family and friends in England during February half term. I was surprised at how many people commented on my lack of blogs...and I'm touched that anyone noticed! Why the silence? It's been busier than last year here in 2020... The boys are hugely enjoying school and go to various energetic activities afterwards most … Continue reading #KillultaghRunning
Can you believe it's the new term already!? At the end of June we were delighted to finish the school year with weeks off stretching ahead, full of plans for time away and for hosting friends. We crammed in as much as we could and are still standing, just about! The boys were excited to … Continue reading New term, new routines… new plate*!
The sun came streaming through the windows this afternoon. Low in the sky, as it does in winter, RIGHT at the moment when Luke's new school friends and their mummies (most of whom I didn't yet know) arrived at our door to celebrate his birthday. Only a few hours earlier I'd actively decided to work … Continue reading A lick & a promise…
I know you're mostly reading this for news of the boys and not to hear my views on life, so here's the long awaited school update! This was the first week back after half term. The boys started at our local primary school on Monday, leaving us free to unpack and pester BT (who have … Continue reading School days
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