Weekly Wednesday Update

I thought if I don’t manage to get daily journal entries done, I can at least get a snapshot of each week written up! Steve bought me some work dungarees this week so I have wasted no time in trying them out. We’ve enjoyed the colours in the big flowerbed over the spring and summer,…

Mon 23rd July 2018

I’m slowly getting some of my Self back online after a wonderful (but exhausting) visit from most of my side of the family, and I have about twenty (or something, it feels like that anyway) started / half written / written but with no photos blog posts in my notes, but have had no writing…

Tues 3rd July 2018

Still waiting for rain. Today’s achievements: Made coffee. Always an achievement. Picked a handful of perfectly ripe strawberries, had a couple, gave the rest to Charley – they were absolutely delicious. I know how much he loves them. Got the hosepipe out and connected and watered the compost and vegetable beds. Erika helped, she even…

Mon 2nd July 2018

TW – cat baby loss. I’ve put the whole weekend into one post this time as it’s as wrapped up together. One of our cats had four kittens but only one survived, and the weekend has pretty much revolved around her. Still. Expecto Patronum and all that.

Weds 27th June 2018

…….aaaand there’s the comedown. It’s been like wading through treacle today, the desire to Do Something has been there but finding that oh-so-specific Something was hard! The bread needed working and putting into its tin, Erika was begging for a banana, Ben was already asking when could they play Catan again, Charley was exhausted and…

Tues 26th June 2018

This time last week I was in panic mode thinking I was still on the verge of another breakdown/burnout and really did not need that with family about to visit, but with the most awesome and appropriate care from Steve I’ve not only made it through the week but I’m also no longer feeling like…

Tues 12th June 2018

Today started rather impressively! The boys heard Erika wake up so they came in to see us. “We’re dressed!” says Charley. “We’ve been outside, riding our bikes!” says Ben. Good heavens. Are these MY children??! A bit of sun after a couple of days of rain – oh my heart. This place really IS doing…

Sun 10th June 2018

Feeling pretty lucky today. Steve could see I was struggling. It wasn’t hard to miss to be fair although I was trying my hardest to cope. Also it’s raining after a load of sunny days where I’ve been able to escape into the garden. We needed groceries and Sunday means buses every two hours so…

Sat 9th June 2018

We have achieved, together, today. Steve and the kids had pancakes and I came in to see Erika happily trotting off to the sofa with her plate of pancake to sit and chew in peace (with the ipad!). I got the last of my plants in the ground, pulled a load of weeds out of…

Tues 5th June 2018

Um. From starting today off feeling like I could barely even manage to talk to the kids and that I was making an executive decision to stay in pyjamas all day and take it easy, today has been incredibly productive. I made a cinnamon milk loaf, There’s a sourdough in its tin finishing proving overnight,…