Autumn habits in the van

I’ve never lived so in tune with the seasons as I do now. We’re much more vulnerable in the van – so much closer to the elements. Every gust of wind, every downpour, every sweltering day [...]

’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 [...]