Two years ago we moved from a city to the countryside. As we are moving house, I thought I would reflect on the good bits and the not so happy moments of life in the country. Advantages 1. That sense that your children are safer in a village rather than in a city 2. Less … Continue reading
Posted in August 2012 …
Make a Wish and make a memory
I am a lucky woman. My children are happy and healthy. It is important if you are like me to sometimes reflect how very quickly that could all change. What does it feel like if you know your child is terminally ill or facing a life-threatening disease? Some of you know my Dad is dying … Continue reading
What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?
Tuning in as usual to celebrate the things that are positive in my life right now. Some cheerful souls are working to a theme of things beginning with the letter “N” this week so let’s see … 1. New House – We get the keys and start the moving in process on Saturday. 4 bedroomed … Continue reading
How to make friends by my son aged 11
I make friends by being myself. I make friends by being funny. I make friends by being friendly. Most importantly and last but not least and the cream of the crop – SMILING! N.B. I think I have a lot to learn from my son.
What a difference a year makes and still grooving
In the last year, things have changed for me or rather I have changed things. I have far more self-belief. I have said yes to new opportunities and lived to tell the tale. I lost weight although may have put some on recently. That battle is for another day. This is the last Groovy Mums … Continue reading
Seasons by my son aged 11
I like all of the seasons. I like the snow in Winter. I like Spring for the colour. I like Summer because of the six week holiday. I like Autumn because of my birthday.
My daughter’s gift to the world
Last year, my daughter wrote the following about growing up “My gift to the world is .. * To share my money with the poor * To kiss and hug my mummy * To love everyone * To do the best I can * To use good manners a lot When I asked her yesterday … Continue reading
Why is decluttering so difficult?
The good news is that we have found a new house and will have the keys on Saturday. The bad news is that I am the one who is mainly responsible for packing things up and decluttering. Why is decluttering so difficult? Why do I find it so emotionally tough to get rid of any … Continue reading
Shopping at TK Maxx for affordable and stylish family fashions
Yesterday afternoon, we went as a family to TK Maxx in York. We have never shopped in TK Maxx before but checking http://www.tkmaxx.com convinced us that we were in for a treat. As soon as went through TK Maxx’s door, it was clear there was loads to see from homewares to fashions for all the family. However, we … Continue reading
Flower By My Daughter Aged 7
Fluttering butterfly Loving the nectar On the flower Whatever time of day Every day they come and play Rain keeps them away