Five on Friday | Half-Term

It's been difficult to manage half-term expectations when I feel so sad.I've been lucky that The Boy Child is still happy with the more ordinary activities.1) Hanging out in a coffee shop.2) Lunch out.3) Braving the cold for a sunny walk with the pooch in the park.4) Clothes shopping for The Boy Child.  He's had … Continue reading Five on Friday | Half-Term

Five on Friday | The Starting Over Edition

The Boy Child and I are into our fourth weekat the new school.Here's a few initial thoughts from me.~ the school is behind this church ~1) Drop-off and pick-up are chaotic!  They probably aren't, it just feels that way.2) The other kiddos are super-friendly, their mums not so much.Only two have spoken to me and … Continue reading Five on Friday | The Starting Over Edition

Five on Friday | The Bathroom Edition

A few thoughts now that we are nearing the end of our bathroom remodel.We've endured orders that have never arrived and tradesmen who have disappeared.The end, however, is in sight. 1) Always anticipate that the work will take much longer than first thought.2) Ensure that orders have been received and are on site before work starts.  This … Continue reading Five on Friday | The Bathroom Edition

Five on Friday | A Photography Commission

1.  Another photography commission: the Spring Concert.The only parent allowed to take photos.And granted permission to roam about to get the best shots.The Boy Child and the lovely friend who mothers him.2. He listened intently to what the others were doing.3. He loves to sing.4. He takes it very seriously.5. He's in the middle of … Continue reading Five on Friday | A Photography Commission

Five on Friday | The Christmas Edit

I love ChristmasIt really is the most wonderful time of the year.This year will be extra wonderful because of who we will be with and where we will be.What I'm not a fan of is signs of Christmas appearing in the summer (a national greetings cards chain were selling Christmas cards in August ...) or … Continue reading Five on Friday | The Christmas Edit