Ripping yourself out of your relatively easy life isn't all that easy, however much you want to do it. First leaving My first adult memory of properly leaving was, I suppose, going off to university. If you can call that adult, which it barely is. I was glad to go - I needed the break … Continue reading The challenges of change
Our day begins On a weekday at 7:05am (cos we don’t like 7am - too early!) alarm goes off. One of us (usually me at the mo) gets out of bed to turn it off & throw open the curtains to see what we’ve got today. TODAY = THE SUN COMING UP ON THE … Continue reading Fitting in: 29m2, 4 humans, 1 cat, 1 hamster
With the husb going away regularly I decided this week was the week to bite the bullet and have a go at driving in the snow. Even though we have an excellent free in-season bus service between our little town at the top end of the lake, and the main town at the bottom end, … Continue reading Driving on ice!
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!
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!
Clearly I'm not in the mood, this year, to write a dull old tale in chronological order. I've plunged here and I've plunged there and I'm blaming my summer bump on the head for an inconsistent rush of odd memories I've had a sudden urge to document. My current subject here on Jumping Off Books … Continue reading And we’re still moving…
Back at school in September was hard for our girls. They's been told we were in France for six months. They'd imagined we were moving to near the beach in Spain. They'd had no idea what school in there might be. I don't know if they thought it would be in English or what - … Continue reading Learning