Boo Humbug
Family, Friends

Halloween (boo humbug)

OK, confession time.... I do not like Halloween and I really don't like dressing up. We didn’t do Halloween when I was little, it seems to be an adopted, imported event from elsewhere. It's not a holiday or a celebration. It's just an opportunity to fill kids with sweets ("candy"! Eugh!), pour more money down… Continue reading Halloween (boo humbug)

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Family, Health, Writing

What happens when you blog less?

So, earlier in the year I decided to take a little break from the blog while we went on holiday. It was lovely just enjoying some family time and not doing any promotion - either through Twitter threads or Facebook groups. When we came back I decided not to return to the way I'd been… Continue reading What happens when you blog less?

Any advice
Children, Family, Friends, Miscarriage, Writing

Any advice for entering a new phase?

I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?

Fitness, Writing

Running without Headphones

Soundtrack silenced Senses heightened Birdsong and blowing leaves an accompaniment To the rhythm Of trainers tapping on tarmac. Yeah, so that's what happens when you don't charge your Bluetooth headphones before a long run and their battery dies half way through. I stuck them in my pocket, enjoyed the birdsong and the security of hearing… Continue reading Running without Headphones

Imperfect lupin with raindrops
Home & Garden, Self-care

Different is Beautiful

Some time ago I wrote a post about beautiful imperfections. Recently, my thoughts are travelling along a similar path. There are some fairly well-defined traditional ideas about what is beautiful: blondeness, being thin with big boobs, sunny days, lush green grass, orange sunsets, spotless cars, rhyming words, clear skin, a straight nose, big blossoming flowers,… Continue reading Different is Beautiful