A pig sonnet

This is not very good. Thought up rather quickly in response to some amusing tweets from @theMERL  But, it’s the first poem, let alone sonnet, I have written in a very long time!… Continue reading

Short review: Stan and Ollie

Yesterday was a lovely lazy Sunday. To complete our chilled weekend, Jim and I wanted a pretty heart-warming film. We found it in Stan and Ollie (currently available on Amazon Prime, included with… Continue reading

Quick allotment update

Lots of positive progress – though still a long way to go. We’ve put up some raised beds and planted garlic and shallots in one, daffodils and narcissus bulbs in another. View this… Continue reading

The allotment

Those who have visited us in Penylan will note that we have a very lovely, but very modest garden. Said garden has now been substantially taken over with dog and baby play things.… Continue reading

Dairy-free Hey Duggee birthday cake

View this post on Instagram Made a Hey Duggee cake for Henry's #firstbirthday – first time using #fondanticing first #rainbowsponge Turned out quite well. And Henry loved it. #heyduggee #1yearold #oneyearold #baby #toddler… Continue reading

VIDEO: My baby boy is one!

And I cannot describe the range of emotions that makes me feel. Here’s a video using 1SE of his first year.

PHOTOS: A family holiday to Venice

Towards the end of my maternity leave and at the very start of Jim’s shared parental leave, we braved an aeroplane trip with an infant and flew to Venice. It’s been a while… Continue reading

PHOTO: Breastfeeding in the flowers

Just received some beautiful pictures back from a family photoshoot with Clare Wilson Photography. We went to the serenely stunning Confetti Fields in Pershore on the last of their open days this year… Continue reading

PHOTOS: A selection from our far eastern honeymoon

Dear neglected blog readers, you may be aware that Jim and I got married in July 2017 (two years ago now). We were lucky enough to have free flights to Rome for a… Continue reading

It has been the best and busiest of times

Yes, I have neglected you blog. But for good reason. His name is Henry Edward Thomas Richmond and he is now 11 months old. I promise more updates and ruminations at some point… Continue reading