Category Archives: Family
Art for art’s sake.
From the moment my youngest daughter could hold a pencil the world at large became a colossal sketchpad. Every surface was an invitation to illustrate and I swear she developed her own graffiti tag at 18 months. She was an … Continue reading
The Cabin in the woods – part 2
So to recap – My youngest daughter, D2, had returned for a second tenure working at a summer camp in Massachusetts. She had spent the previous American summer there and had fallen in love with the culture, the location and … Continue reading
The cabin in the woods – part one
I booked the majority of our recent trip to the States through a travel agent. The one section I decided to plan on my own was four days between New York and San Francisco. The idea was to find somewhere … Continue reading
Let’s be quite clear about this – the gene pool probably needs a good dose of chlorine. That’s mine, not yours – I’m sure yours is a mine of inherited intellect and unalloyed attractiveness. This introspection generally arises around the … Continue reading
Second born is quietly going about the business of preparing for another stint of living in the USA (stand back!) There’s not a whole lot I’m required to do. Unlike the good old days when I was the boss of … Continue reading
How are you feeling about this?
Her Facebook status reveals that in eight weeks she will be back in the USA. I don’t It’s been a weird exercise in self awareness since my daughter popped back home. It was quickly obvious that she had returned too … Continue reading
My diamond days are over.
Turns out diamonds are not my best friend. I was recently charged with the task of merchandising a selection of diamond rings, bangles and earrings; a fiddly job that gave me new appreciation for my opposable thumbs. Surreptitiously slipping on … Continue reading
Party On Down
So I have been thinking about birthdays, in particular those ones that end in zero. My youngest turns twenty next year which means, given I had a zero birthday the year she was born, that I too will endure celebrate … Continue reading
We hovered about the gate lounge waiting for her to appear. I was unaccountably nervous wondering how things would be now, while my ex-husband remarked for the umpteenth time on the arduous nature of travelling from New York to LA … Continue reading
What dreams may come?
“You’d better find the vision board and buy a lotto ticket”, declares the man who finds these invocations to the Universe about as credible as ouija boards. My first attempt at a vision board was assembled at a team bonding … Continue reading