Clutter Queen

I find notes she's left. Little tid bits. A train ticket from Melbourne 2011, half a postcard, a small pile of stamps shorn from past post, a stack of old magazines with pictures cut out, a bag of lace doilies- moth eaten but with some usable fragments, wrapping paper from last Christmas and don't get… Continue reading Clutter Queen

Imaginary Mansion

Noun ˈ mansion noun; mansions plural noun   a large, impressive house.. synonyms: stately home , hall , manor , manor house , country house . antonyms: hovel . In May we welcomed baby Finn into our home. With our nuclear family up to four, and our post baby support team swelling the bodies in… Continue reading Imaginary Mansion

Any Day Adventure

A day can take you a lot of places, even when you don't really go anywhere at all. 

The ‘You Won’t Remember This’ Conversation

Having a child draws you into all sorts of new communities. Some days our little family: mum, dad and Rafa can be more than enough to handle; on other days gathering others around you is essential. Living on the other side of the world from the friends and family I gathered about me during the… Continue reading The ‘You Won’t Remember This’ Conversation

The Cut-Outs

The Matisse exhibition in London has been tantalisingly near, yet far all summer. Yes it is only four and a half hours on the train from Edinburgh, yes I am on maternity leave and my time is my own. But somehow the no's have stacked up against it in my mind. After four and a… Continue reading The Cut-Outs