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,…

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…