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…
In my new normal, I'm extremely behind with life admin. So Advent totally snuck up on me this year. We have a family tradition, you see. Joel's Godmother sends treats for the Advent Calendars she handmade for the boys when they were tiny. They stay in the parcel til 30 November, when we put the … Continue reading Advent…what are we waiting for?
How do you recharge your batteries? This is something we're not good at these days. I mean people generally, not just our family! In autumn, I loved taking my coffee break looking out at our gorgeous sumac tree. With each passing day the reds and oranges would be more vivid, and the sun lower in … Continue reading Refreshment
It's a funny thing... after months of planning, waiting, and wondering if we're doing the right thing*, we are (temporarily) homeless! A fab family moved in to our Bicester house today, and we no longer call it home. We have many fond memories there: of family birthdays & events; chaotic, lovely playdates; hilarious dinner/cheese/wine parties; … Continue reading Passing the baton
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