Trip to Bentonville…
Trip to Bentonville…
/ August 31, 2021 0 COMMENTS
I had a rare weekend off, it was Hubs’ birthday, so I took him on a trip. ...
Questions That Keep on Asking…
Questions That Keep on Asking…
/ December 24, 2012 0 COMMENTS
My film maker son is really good at asking questions. Alone with him in a car, train or kitchen, as a toddler or teen, a steady slew of phrases requiring answers would slip from his ...
Friday 14th 2012…
Friday 14th 2012…
/ December 18, 2012 0 COMMENTS
(Photo credit: HSLDA Facebook) It takes time for me to fully process events. Hence my silence on what happened last Friday. I gave up reading National news years ago when everything was ...
A Squirrel Came-a-Knocking…
A Squirrel Came-a-Knocking…
/ December 17, 2012 0 COMMENTS
I heard a scrabbling behind me in my office. I ignored it.  We live on a creek and the back forty is always spewing up critters from the undergrowth. The scrabbling became frantic. ...
Chihuly Nights…
Chihuly Nights…
/ December 11, 2012 0 COMMENTS
My friend and I visited the Arboretum to see Dale Chihuly’s magnificent glass display one afternoon. On the strength of that excursion I bought tickets for the show for the rest ...
Pumpkin Woes…
Pumpkin Woes…
/ December 3, 2012 0 COMMENTS
When they were young the children wanted to carve pumpkins. As a Brit I had not been brought up in the halloween culture so gracing the front step with a carved pumpkin or two was not ...
College Student Mum…
/ November 6, 2012 0 COMMENTS
My children are tickled that their Mum is a college student, albeit for a few short hours, and brag about me to their friends and colleagues.  I brag about them too, but for different ...
Messing Around in Boats…
Messing Around in Boats…
/ July 9, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Malia and I went for a cream tea at Kew.  We didn’t go into the gardens we just enjoyed the little town square and sat under a cafe awning, in the rain, sipped our tea and ate ...
A Very Short Visit…
/ September 25, 2011 0 COMMENTS
Our youngest daughter visited us today. She had called, well, skyped, last weekend for an hour and said she wanted to come home to see us…could she? What a question!  We spent the ...
Happy Birthday Paris…
/ July 14, 2011 0 COMMENTS
Twenty-two years ago today I was ready to meet my first daughter.  I was excited, I had a flashy brooch that spelled out her name pinned to the lapel of any jacket or shirt I was ...
Whacky Strangers and Other Dangers…
/ May 25, 2010 0 COMMENTS
The next stage in my child rearing adventure was to keep them safe from whacky strangers and other dangerous people who lurk in the world seeking to destroy childhood.  I’d not ...