A look around our playroom

Our house has a large reception room. It’s a living room that’s with an extension, essentially. The previous owners used the extension as their TV/sitting room and the rest of

5 money saving habits for families

My British naturalisation application has been approved and so, this Thursday, I’ll pledge allegiance to the Queen and to the United Kingdom to finally become a British citizen. Amusingly, this

Not a baby, not yet a toddler

Channeling Britney for that title, just a little bit. It’s become apparent in the past week that Ophelia is not quite as baby-ish as I’ve imagined her. It’s like she’s

You can’t have it all…right now

We’re already halfway through March and this is the first time I’ve blogged this month, which is unusual for me. It’s not at all that I’ve had blogger’s block. In

Noticing the details 2/52

Ophelia’s been ill this week and so I almost forgot to do this list. That’s not good for the second week of noticing stuff I’m grateful for! Anyway, here we

Mexican sausage and bean chilli

I’ve mentioned before that Talitha can be rather, um, selective in her eating. I’m not sure that really conveys the level of frustration I feel about a lot of our

One Year Old

Dear Ophelia, Today you are one. Ten o’ clock tonight I’ll be sitting in the livingroom, thinking about how you shot out into the world, right there in front of

Noticing the details – 1/52

My friend Kath, who blogs at The Long Walk Home, recently wrote about needing to stop to find joy in the details. I felt pretty inspired by that. It made

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