Better than getting rabies

All being well, we are meant to leave the UK a month today, or even yesterday, so I thought I should do some kind of progress report. The trouble is, I’ve given so… Continue reading

Angel of The South

For anyone reading this from another land, you need to know that England has a huge sculpture called the Angel of the North. Here’s our version, made by Evie when she was in… Continue reading

Collective swooning

What are your Monday mornings usually like? Spare a thought for the nurse who had our family as her first appointment recently. We rolled in, bleary eyed, expecting a fun sort of vaccination-catch-up… Continue reading

You are the boss of you

The Doom. The Doom… Those thoughts that come in the night, when there’s nobody to talk to and no distractions. “What if it all goes wrong and we don’t get visas, what if… Continue reading

“Purging the house of extraneous tat” (Bridget Jones)

It’s a funny thing, clearing out a home. It calls for endless decisions and lots of grit. I think it’s harder if you have any creative bones in your body because you’re constantly… Continue reading


It’s official – it’s September and we’re in Limbo-Land. Limbo Limbo Lim-BO!! And not in a tequila-and-grass-skirts kind of way either, it’s nowhere near as much fun as that. We’ve emptied the attic. So… Continue reading

Four Seasons in One Day

Yesterday was one of those days where you feel you’ve lived through too many emotions for one day. Every Friday morning our church have an open-day sort of prayer thing where folks can… Continue reading

The Elephant in the room

My dear friend Caroline made me a quilt. Out of the blue, sitting in Maldoons, I was fumbling around with the realisation that she’d been beavering away in secret, planning the design, sourcing… Continue reading

Finland in a capsule

OK Finland fans, your wait is over: here is the rest of the news from my trip. The first thing I wanted to report is that people are very quiet over there –… Continue reading

How it all began

So how does a family from Sussex by the Sea end up deeply involved in the Kingdom of Lesotho in the middle of South Africa? How did we end up watching telly in… Continue reading