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
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…
Term finished for the boys at the end of June. Wasting no time, we switched on the 'out of office' emails, packed our bags into the car*, and boarded the overnight ferry from the port of Belfast. We awoke as the ship sailed up the River Mersey to dock. Oh, and these are pretty much … Continue reading We’re going this way, that way, forwards and backwards…
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
As I slipped on my shoes this morning I noticed they had sand in them. Puzzled, I tried to remember why. These last 7 weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of end to end house guests, bank holiday weekends, work trips, and adventures...so it took a few moments. Yes! A couple of weeks ago I … Continue reading Stepping out
Here's a funny thing. I was procrastinating earlier, considering where to start with this blog post. Scrolling through the Facebook memories function* I came across this. 11 years ago Mum was awarded her PhD here in Belfast. She's an expert in Early Years Education (...a very well qualified Granny). Anyway. That only becomes a funny … Continue reading PhDad
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
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!
...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…
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!