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Unplanned days

I like unplanned days. The days when you have very little idea what is going to happen and decisions are made at the last moment. These decisions are based both on what feels right and what you really want to do. Seb was off school today and despite the horrible forecasts and yesterdays rain-sleet-wind marathon, we braved the cold and took the kids and dogs down to the beach for a blusterous day. Good fun,… Read More »

Standards at Salisbury

Home and History

Standards at Salisbury

Birthday Boy We have been back for over a week now, and I wanted to capture the memories of a wonderful trip home before they become more elusive. Memories always fade somewhat, no matter how hard you try to keep hold of them. Usually they are mysteriously replaced with overall impressions of how awful the weather was and how wonderful it was to renew friendships and have instant access to our families. Being back amongst… Read More »

Fishing boat in Costa Rica

A week in Costa Rica

Fishing boat in Costa Rica

We have just got back from a week in Costa Rica – what an amazing, beautiful and interesting place… We were staying on the Caribbean coast, on the far South East of the country, so after the best part of the day flying to San Jose we had a 5 hour drive ahead of us, over the mountains and rain clouds, behind very slow queues of traffic, to get to our final destination. At one… Read More »

A week of comings and goings: Part 1

So in late June/early July, Seb and I had an intensive weekend of juggling life, Monty and everything and had two lovely trips away from home, spending time with new friends and reconnecting with old ones… the first part of the week was spent down at the beach – a kids and Emma paradise, during which many happy hours were spent being buried in the sand, digging holes, building sandcastles and jumping in the waves.… Read More »

T-ball distractions

T-ball and competition amongst 3-4 year-olds

T-ball distractions

So I was fairly surprised when Sebastian’s T-ball classes turned into a full blown league, complete with team names, different colour T-shirts and yellow baseball caps. However on reflection, it may be that the element of competition introduced early will engender a sense of competitiveness… It turns out this is true, but not in the kids. To my relief, they are much more interested in other stuff, such as ‘where is that bee going?’, ‘what… Read More »

Love Philly

Today I was happy that Seb wasn’t with me…

Love Philly

… I had to go up to Philadelphia today, a prospect I would normally relish. I love Philly – I spent alot of time there when I was travelling around the USA in various trips before the Age of Responsibility and Settling Down dawned. So basically, as overwhelming as US cities tend to be, I have a certain amount of affection for this city which holds so many memories and stories for me. I also… Read More »