time vs money

After only two weeks back at school the kids brought home a cold. Of course, the snuggles and middle-of-the-night soothing meant it was only a matter of time till I started feeling bleh. And here [...]

school ready

Summer holidays are over and we’re preparing for the school run tomorrow morning. I spent a few hours in the kitchen today and whipped up lunchbox treats which I’ve currently hidden [...]

pregnant in summer

Last night was the hottest night on record since records began. It was 32 degrees at 4am. Essentially we slept in an oven – hot wind forced uselessly around the room by the ceiling fan. [...]

3/52

“A portrait of my youngest child, once a week, every week, in 2017.” Percy: we’re on the other side of weaning and revelling in settled sleep. I’m so relieved!

baby #4

I’ve been keeping this delightful secret close for a few months now. On our final three days in Bali, three different Balinese women gestured to my belly and asked me about my baby. I [...]

2/52

“A portrait of my youngest child, once a week, every week, in 2017.” Percy: he’s literally mourning the fact that he’s been weaned, hence his mood (and his face) has been [...]

take what you need

I’ve always been a bit superstitious, so much so that I don’t ever condone new shoes on tables or open umbrellas inside. On the flipside, I believe that the universe gives us what we [...]