Monthly Archives: September 2014

Celebrating 7 Years

Seven years ago today an amazing team of volunteers helped to lift our belongings up the hill from the town to the countryside and we began this great adventure.  We had a 17 month old, a 3 year, a 5 … Continue reading

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Sand, Sun and Salt in September

It has been a long time since I can remember that gritty, weathered feeling that comes from swimming in the sea and spending lots of time in the sun.   Anyone might have mistaken our week’s holiday for a week overseas … Continue reading

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Quality – Magic Moments

“Bye fatties!” Longshanks shouted as we left the yard and set off on the track for our usual Dapple-bum drive.  In an undertone,  I said, “That’s no way to refer to your sisters” who were walking across the yard.   “I … Continue reading

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School in the Swing and Things

It really is no chore to take my lovely husband to the station first thing in the morning when the station’s neighbour welcomes us like this! Having wished him well for the day, I returned home to see the Carneddau … Continue reading

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We begin a week of concentrated work before we take a week out in one of our favourite places and I notice that the rhythms of family life are changing to a new beat.  Either I dance with it or … Continue reading

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All at Sea

“I don’t understand why”, he said – and that was the day before Daddy went off on his first early morning commute from the station by the sea.    Why is everyone a little touchy this week?  Well I do … Continue reading

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A Holy Moment

The child who struggles with expressive language came in yesterday evening and said to me, “Mum, can you come outside please?  I want to show you something.”  Now, I had just settled down, snuggly,  with my husband on the sofa … Continue reading

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