50/52 {easing into holidays}

Every time the boys started squabbling with each other or drove us a little too crazy on the first weekend of school holidays, Ben and I would look at each other cross-eyed and say "eight weeks..!" (And, then, I'm pretty sure Ben would high-five himself on the fact that he...Read More

The Love Fam {almost wordless wednesday}

When my lovely friend Kathy agreed to take photographs of our whole tribe earlier in the year, when my parents, all seven siblings, partners and almost all of the grandchildren were in one place at the same time, it seemed a shame not to utilise her to also take some Love...Read More

Breathing Space at the Beach {almost wordless wednesday}

My words below are from a Facebook post I wrote on 1 October, accompanied by the photos I took that day. Thank you for all the comments I received that day, the encouragement and the "me toos". We're all in this together. An extra special thank you to my beautiful sister-in-law...Read More

39/52 {when it’s hard to feel grateful}

Holidaying for a week in a beautiful beach location, staying in a recently renovated caravan which had been lovingly loaned to us. Sounds idyllic. And thus I felt so ungrateful for not enjoying our first week of school holidays. After a busy few weeks and never-decreasing to-do list, I had envisaged...Read More

5/52 {last hurrah}

We eagerly anticipated our last-hurrah few days away at the beach before returning to school routines, to indulge in some 'holiday' at the end of a month that had felt anything but relaxing. As the date of departure approached and we were in hospital with Sam, who'd been admitted with...Read More

40/52

[caption id="attachment_3510" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Slightly blurry kissing shot courtesy of Sam. Proof that we were allowed on our new daybed, albeit briefly, before being pushed off by children.[/caption] Slightly terrifying seeing that number 40 in the title this week. Only 12 weeks left until the end of the year. We're...Read More