’round here

The second week of the school holidays is almost done and I’ve been thankful for the downtime. That said, a return to routine will be much appreciated. I’ve done about twenty loads of [...]

sun’s back

After weeks and weeks of heavy cloud and persistent rain, the sun has returned. My washing line is heaving and I’m finding much pleasure in the fact that all those toddler stains are being [...]

a weekend in the city

It had been far too long between getaways! This past weekend Daniel and I headed to the city – sans kids (not counting the 24-weeker who came along for the ride). Despite our best [...]

scenes : in pink and red

And so the week ends, with streams of afternoon sun turning little cheeks all red and rosy. Poet returned to dance classes this week – jazz and ballet this year – and I’m amazed [...]

homedays in autumn

  Last week we had a little autumn teaser but these past few days have confirmed it; the golden season has arrived in all its rust and ochre beauty. It’s been a long time coming but [...]

scenes : in autumn

Thankfully work has slowed down just in time for our house move. We still don’t know where we’re moving to but it seems as if the windy road is leading us towards something promising. [...]

autumn ready

Despite the fact that the house is in a state of flux, I’ve been conscious of keeping my seasonal remedies handy, especially now that autumn is here. Instead of preparing for the descent of [...]

sick days

roses that grow along the fence…necessary pretty on dreary sick days You know you’re alive when you spend the night to-ing and fro-ing between breastfeeding the baby and tending to [...]

welcoming autumn

I realise that by the calendar we are only weeks away from winter but as far as the temperature goes, autumn has only just tickled our toes. Said tootsies are now snug in slippers; lambskin [...]

taking time to walk

It has been unseasonably warm this week; I’ve been wearing summer dresses and sandals and lifting my face to the sun. Despite a busy work schedule and four days of solo parenting I’ve [...]

scenes : in autumn

A floral frenzy! Anyone would think it was spring with all the colour and blooms bursting from gardens in our street. / these lilac flowers grow from tall stems and fall almost as soon as they [...]