Archive for May, 2010

I was puttering about in my attic sewing studio with my camera this evening, and when I came down I noticed that Rumpus had fallen asleep … with his blinds open, the wrong way round on his bed, and still wearing his soccer goalie gloves. It’s rare to see him at peace – he’s always […]

 As part of Rumpus’ recent birthday festivities, I took the children and their cousin on a London Duck Tour … a short trip on a bright yellow WWII amphibious landing vehicle around the streets of Westminster and Lambeth and up the Thames. Although I’ve lived in and around London for over 20 years now, I’ve […]

Perhaps not a conventional shadow shot ….. but today we had fun in the garden on a scorching hot day, looking at how shadows changed over the course of the day. Rumpus loved this! Every hour or so, he stood on the ‘X’ and I drew around his shadow with chalk … and we were […]

Groweþ sed and bloweþ med I love this time of year … the garden is suddenly bursting into life, with flowers all over. The veg seeds I’ve planted are sprouting madly, and – most importantly – the strawberry plants are smothered in flowers. I can almost *taste* the fruit … not long to wait now.

We had our own version of the ash cloud here today: On an otherwise gloriously sunny day, a cloud darkened our horizons …. word on the school street is that the army managed to set fire to one of their ranges (we have a number nearby), but because of the risks of unexploded ordinance, the […]

April Update


I feel like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland at the moment – dashing around with my eye on the clock muttering “I’m late, I’m late” as I try to get through everything. As a result it’s been a pretty up-and-down month … plenty of feeling stressed about keeping on top of everything, and the […]

With only a few days to go until the election, to say I’m an undecided voter would be an understatement. I will vote, simply because I believe that it’s a privilege to be able to do so, to exercise choice and free speech in a democratic society, but come polling day on Thursday, I really […]