PHOTOS: Marrakech

Right now, I am posting from far away climes as Jim, Henry and I visit friends and family in Thailand. Towards the end of 2019, we went away for our second overseas adventure… Continue reading

Storm Ciara and the willow hurdles

Windy work on the allotment It’s a wet and windy Sunday in Cardiff today. But that doesn’t mean there were no allotmemt chores. We’ve tidied the edge of our plot and put down… Continue reading

More allotmenting

Progress is slow because the weather has been grim, Jim and I have been infected with just about every disease Henry can bring back from nursery and it is winter. However, we are… Continue reading

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