S’no Fear

Since it snowed a lot, we’ve done some skiing. I don’t think I mentioned that it snowed a lot. Well it really and truly did. And it scared me. When you grow up in southern England, the idea of snow being scarey seems ridiculous. Snow is exciting. It’s unusual, and when it happens it’s a … Continue reading S’no Fear

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My first book – Out Now!

It’s not that her London life is destroying her, but it’s not inspiring her, either. And the fact is, Naomi’s in love - with New Zealand.

And the cat, too…

Whenever we move, the cat(s) have to come too - of course. Current Mr Mog, aged 14, was born in rural NZ, moved to the city (albeit at nice quiet seaside suburb), flown to the UK and now driven to the south of France - to snow, of all things!

They Speak French!

I could have written this a few weeks ago. But now it’s really true. They speak French. The children. Not utterly fluently, but they speak. And... “You don’t pronounce it like THAT mummy!” I hear, several times a day. I’ve even started toasked them for vocabulary. Our youngest’s handwriting has gone from this: To this: … Continue reading They Speak French!

Play Outside – go on!

A friend shared an article on Facebook about The Disease of Being Busy. It's one that's been around a few times - but also one that bears re-reading every time it comes. A particular quote struck me as I read it late in March: "In many Muslim cultures, when you want to ask them how … Continue reading Play Outside – go on!

Already Awesome

In January my husband nipped off to our apartment, the same little one to which we were about to go and live in for six months, for a week's skiing holiday. I know - crazy. But the holiday was with his old ski buddy from uni days, and had been booked for ages, plus we actually needed … Continue reading Already Awesome

Left Over Lasagne

I didn't hurt myself today. The finger I stabbed with the packet of pencils yesterday hasn't gone septic.   My scalded hand from that wee accident with the chamomile tea late at night in my sister's kitchen on Sunday has turned a little black in places, but otherwise the skin is drying out nicely and … Continue reading Left Over Lasagne