Lockdown

The UK is in lockdown, Denmark is under movement restriction, schools are all closed. One of the best things to have come out of this from my perspective though is the sudden plethora of free online resources for children’s education. I gathered a handful of pages for us to follow over the next few weeks…

Happy places

Last night was one of those times where things unexpectedly converge in the most lovely of ways, instead of their usual trick of trying to take you down. I felt all kinds of peaceful. I’ve been listening to The Unthanks, they did the music for the recent Worzel Gummidge adaptation, to their Scarecrow Knows and…

Hail Day

60 seconds of hailstone chaos and I’m actually wondering if this is as close to a “snow day” as we’re going to get this winter. It was even enough to tear the kids away from a new episode of Ninjago to go out and play in it, still in pyjamas. They said it was like…

Grumpy

Today has been one of those days that is just on its head. Double burnout. I’m sort of on the way out of burnout, but Steve woke up broken. And I ended up running away instead of dealing with it, abandoning him to the kids, and absconded into my den in the attic. Before running…

Greening

I made it outside again today. I had dental surgery a week and a half ago, with an infection/abscess developing afterwards, so it’s only been a couple of days since I have been relatively pain free again. Last week I made it out before the abscess got too bad, and helped bring a pallet of…

Snowdrops

Fresh snowdrops for my windowsil. They cover the front garden. I feel less bad about picking the ones from where the path will go, because I need to dig those bulbs up and transplant them anyway. The world keeps turning. The sun keeps rising. Everywhere human may be in total chaos but the earth does…

Catching the silver linings

Few years ago I journalled regularly on one of my blogs called “catching the silver linings” – because no matter how bleak things felt, I needed to have a happy space to retreat to with the beautiful moments or things that I could notice about a day. It became a habit that I’m a little…

The sun shone!

So we went outside. I wrote on my whiteboard last night what I hoped to do today and, even though by the time everyone had surfaced and eaten and cleared up and got dressed it was past midday, I got Erika’s outdoor clothes ready for the boys to help her into and headed outdoors by…

Black and White

I realised I forgot to share my black and white photo challenge pictures so here they are all together.

Magical

I’m desperately trying to stave off a total nosedive into burnout but last night I decided that today I would Go Outside. To collect conkers. It was as good a reason as any. It’s forecast heavy rain tomorrow so today was The day to get outside. And we did. The kids all got new winter…