Mon 4th June 2018

Can I go home yet? Erika slept late this morning and so I did too, because she was actually sleeping instead of fussing and nursing. Which was not the best morning to pull that stunt because I needed to get showered and fed and out for my diabetes consultant appointment in Horsens. Waiting in the…

Sun 3rd June 2018

Funny old day. Got up earlyish and started making a loaf of bread. Had to go into the stable for chocolate milk, and discovered that the hosepipe taking water outside had sprung a leak, soaking a whole load of our still in storage stuff. No flooding as there’s a drainage channel, but constant a spray…

Weds 30th May 2018

This morning threatened to start badly. Charley woke early and nobody was awake to tell him to go back to bed. It was so pretty out though, the sun through the irises and chive flowers. Then Erika called me back to bed and fell asleep again so hurrah I got a kind of lay in!…

Tues 29th May 2018

Today has been a bit of another Nope day in all honesty. Recognising that recovery is very real and very necessary and very much an Okay Thing is great: being able to implement that recovery is – I recognise – a luxury and a privilege. But summer is here and a photography/art project that I…

Mon 28th May 2018

Full of a cold, not sleeping well, woke early due to a combination of children not sleeping because they were poorly too. The early morning light is undeniably lovely though, even if I’d much rather have been in bed. And once Erika had had an extra snooze on me, while Ben had an extra snooze…

Sunday 27th May 2018

We’re all coming down with the cold that Steve’s been poorly with, so today has been a very very slow day. It’s been cooler and slightly overcast as well, but still just the right temperature to comfortably wear shorts and teeshirt outside! Eventually Steve and I got dressed (and so did Erika – I decided…

Sat 26th May 2018

So… half an hour to write up the day? Ok, so I finished off the rhubarb and ginger bread and bitter pudding for breakfast (how silly of me to think it would last three servings!) while the others had pancakes. Steve had already been out cutting the grass by the time I surfaced, and headed…

Fri 25th May 2018

Deliberately slow day today. Nothing planned. Wrote my reminders out last night (scones for breakfast, make bread in morning, write a shopping list, crochet) so I’d remember to eat at least, and made it through til 1pm before actually getting my scones for breakfast. But I took them outside to escape the hubbub and to…

Different, Not Defective: Unravelling

Wow. This unravelling is more painful than I thought it would be. The euphoria of “oh my goodness I’m not just an awkward sod” wore off pretty quick and today I’ve been feeling more sad as a different set of memories have started to surface. Mainly, regarding choices. Where I was unable to see beyond…

Norwegian Rhubarb Cake

This rhubarb has been sitting waiting not ever so patiently in my kitchen since Tuesday, waiting to be made into something yummy, but headspace has been rather compromised so it’s just had to wait. Today after another head-crumble I finally got chance to find a recipe that fully appealed to me, and to make it…