Alice the Artist

I recently posted this photo on Instagram and commented on how Alice is always drawn to unconventional forms of art and expression. She has always loved using pencils, crayons, pens and especially paint. From a very young age, really as soon as she was exposed to pencils/pens, she held them correctly and spent periods of... Continue Reading →

Our big boy turns five

Joseph turned five this weekend. Five. Five whole years. Crazy. It's that old conundrum of feeling like five years has gone too quickly and also, how can it only be five years that we've known him? It seems like he's always been a part of us. He is such a complicated, beautiful human who is... Continue Reading →

Hello 2019!

Hello 2019, how quickly you've arrived. It only feels like last week that it was October and we were observing signs of autumn and now here we are in the throws of winter and a new year. Our Christmas was perfectly slow and relaxed. We purposefully make Christmas Day fairly normal just with church and... Continue Reading →

Weekly Round Up: countdown to Christmas

This week we have been on the countdown to Christmas. This hasn't really meant much other than our normal rhythm has slightly adjusted and we've been cleaning and tidying the house and readying for family visiting. Today is Christmas Eve and we have decorated the tree and been tidying. The children have finished their crib... Continue Reading →

This Is How We Advent

Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent and marks the start of the four week preparation time for Christmas. A time for quiet reflection and peaceful preparation that isn't indulgent. This doesn't sound like the Advent we see happening all around us. When I looked at my phone on Saturday it was as though Christmas... Continue Reading →

Night Weaning

It's that time again. The night weaning time has come. I wish I could feed for as long as my children wanted. I wish lack of sleep didn't impact so heavily on my mood and ability to function. But it does and there comes a time when everyone needs more sleep. Both my eldest two... Continue Reading →

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