“Why read The Wind in the Willows when you can be Ratty or Mole?” Kathleen Winter My house is cluttered with books, and all […]
Funny how long you can stare at something and then suddenly see something new.
Another weekend spent camping, so it is another Monday with the back yard full of drying gear and laundry on the line. This time, we were camping a little closer to home, and not far from the sea.
Last week at the school, one of the other mothers caught my eye. It was just before the gates opened and the parents crowded into the playground to pick up their kids at the end of the school day.
This morning is about post-camping messiness. My house smells like wood smoke, there are raincoats hanging in the shower and a mountain of laundry stared […]
When couples have been married for a while, it’s inevitable you start sharing each other’s stories. This time, I’ll let step back the Spouse […]
The Spouse bought me a new watch battery and it came with a lifetime guarantee. Isn’t that strange?
We celebrated our wedding anniversary last week. Fourteen years. So, I gave the Spouse a box of magnets. It was just a jumbled collection of […]
And suddenly, he is drawing. Last week, Plum drew a picture of his Daddy, complete with beard. This week, ladybugs, leaves, aliens with eyebrows and […]
After Orlando and every hurt. After every attack and senseless death. After our shock and into our mourning, we reach for God.
There is a wasp who won’t leave my office. It’s been buzzing against the inside of the window for quite a while. A good half […]
At the end of the month, my firstborn is turning 10. A milestone for both of us.
May ends with an out-of-place story. Here we are on the cusp of summer and suddenly with the story of the visit between Mary […]
It might be a day to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday, but we’re celebrating another fine lady around here. Today is the birthday of Margaret […]
It was wisteria outside the window after all and now it’s blooming marvellous. I’ve been sitting outside admiring it this afternoon. It’s one of those […]
It feels like a good story gone wrong. It’s not leading me anywhere.
I’d never been in a bluebell wood before. This weekend, the weather has been a bit wild. Or more precisely, wild in spots. We’ve […]
Little people love repetition. They find comfort in their favourite game, or song or story, repeated time and again. And again and again.
The psalmist pulled my sleeve this morning right when everything else was quiet. Sunshine pooled on the carpet in the living room where Plum […]
Yes, I’ve been making pie. With the best intentions, of course. You see, a wise friend of mine once told me that a sure-fire way […]