Well, it’s the end of the summer holidays, my boys are back at school on Monday. We schlepped home up the motorway dragging the detritus of beach living, sandy shoes, smelly towels. My arms are tanned, my feet sandal-striped. My boys are back in the town they have grown up in, the sea gulls farContinue reading “Conkers”
It’s quiet chez Stitich tonight. Boys in bed. OH out. Me, wrapped up in a quilt on the sofa, tippy typing. No telly. Just the sound of Lego coming from Elder’s eyrie. The calmness that will shatter tomorrow because it’s CHRISTMAS EVE!!! Younger has been a human alarm clock each morning, counting down the daysContinue reading “Calm : Storm”
<edited to remove the rubbish that dictating results in…stoopid iPhone> It’s a funny thing, when you have an illness like Parkinson’s, you forget that other things can happen to you too. You think u r armoured against other illnesses and injuries. Sadly, you are wrong. The irony is, until a couple of days ago, IContinue reading “Fall”
I like peg dolls. Here are some more… Basically made as therapy for soothing a shattered soul. And it worked.
Ah, I bet you saw that title coming a mile off didn’t you!! I’m wending my wobbly way back to Stitchopolis having managed to catch a slightly earlier and, most importantly, direct train. Which is good because I don’t mind admitting my little jaunt has completely wiped out my energy levels. Physically I started offContinue reading “Notes from outside”
Sometimes I feel like I have lots of different sides, a human dodecahedron if you will. There is my old professional life when I used to advise multinationals and get involved in megadeals. There is my life as a wife and mother, even though I shudder at the term. Domesticity is not a bad thingContinue reading “Kansas”
To Legoland… yes, Legoland. In mid August. Without pre booking. Yes, mad I know. And was it fun? Is fun the right adjective to use? Well…yes really, on the whole it was pretty good. The best bits weren’t The rides, they came with massive queues : the impressive Miniville was The winner. Little One wasContinue reading “Block”
This is what I woke up to this morning… lovely!
well, here we are, end of the school year. And what have we learned? Little one is not so little any more Elder is getting bigger and more grown-up and is no longer my little tiny boy Conversations with both of them are far more interesting these days And more challenging both of which areContinue reading “Break”
So, I’m wondering what to give my sons’ teachers this year… There’s the normal, incredibly helpful, group organised team present but I want to give them something from my boys…here’s where I’ve got to so far… An ABC necklace made from Shrinkles…one of the teachers has ABC earrings, a pair for each letter. I wantedContinue reading “Dear teacher”