Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Jack is in Bonn and we are all going on with life…as he is. it’s hard to put in words. A feeling of loss. i described today that it was like losing a limb, but it’s not. Carl says he feels useless. I don’t feel that but I do feel grief. i also can’t imagine […]


Suddenly

28Aug16

Up messing around with the chooks. The chook run is at the very back of the garden, and our neighbours behind have been here longer than us. Suddenly I am back twenty odd years away…chatting with Mrs X. Mrs. X is our neighbour at the back. Jack is a toddler, Isabel is a babe in […]


pushing through

10Jul16

Was a bid sad to miss the very last day of #blogjune, but the results of a years planning a small conference came about from 29 June to 2 July, and there were three 14 hour days and then a six hour day on election day and I just couldn’t get to blogging. And truthfully […]


thanks Kate and ConĀ for this fresh ginger central heating – especially just now as it’s been raining so much soup – Carl made roasted pumpkin and carrot soup last night – lots of spices, chilli and …fresh ginger soft men’s handkerchiefs – we do have tissues but we are a men’s handkerchief family. Kids still […]


Photo: Carl Queenstown set Taken in the cemetery at Queenstown. Apologies- I thought I had set this up to publish for 13 June. Seems horribly fitting given #orlando …


What music did you grow up with? This – ‘the songs our parents gave us‘ – got me thinking. For me it was classical music…either records or the radio. In fact my parents then got a lot of their favourite records on cassette, and then bought everything all over again on CDs. They still use […]


flat #blogjune

03Jun16

Bit flat last weekend was with family had a couple of hours with Izzy in the car and we sang to this…a fave…and it’s true