Category Archives: Parenting

Conversations with Boffin

I picked him up from school and began the winding journey home that I have become very fond of. We have experienced the splash of autumn colours, the ambush of acorns, cold mornings, grey skies, followed by the beautiful sunrise … Continue reading

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Heralding Spring

I was supposed to be in Chester discussing a Book Event, but an early text this morning postponed our meeting to a later date and instead I find myself at liberty to write and reflect. With my human rock, also … Continue reading

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A Dish of Vegetables

  Confession time! I remember a short period of time when mine and my brother’s bedroom was divided by this strange wooden divider. The layout of our room was regularly changed. It was my spontaneous mother’s way. She often refreshed … Continue reading

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A Month Assessment

We’re now calling him ‘Boffin’ instead of Rich Tea Boy! A month into his school experience and it was time to assess, as I had said we would, whether we have made the right decision or not to put him … Continue reading

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Horizons

All I want to do today is walk and think. We will be going out later to find some acorns for Miss Puddleduck’s autumn project. We might collect some crab apples too, as I intend to make crab apple jelly. … Continue reading

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By Conviction or Convention?

A lot of people have asked me, of late, why we have chosen to put our second son into school. It’s a valid question and I shall answer it shortly. When also asked by one person “What has happened?” my … Continue reading

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Surprise Me!

Last week, I was surprised to taste a flavour of grief for this man. I was remembering his gentlemanly manners and kindness to others. My grief was that my children had never had the time to experience this. It is … Continue reading

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More Dogs and Pink Pyjamas

The boys left this morning to go boating on the Broads with their Grandparents.  They will have such fun. I guarantee lots of mischief, love and laughter. What are the girls and I going to do with our week? Aha! … Continue reading

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Daft Dogs and Darling Teens

It was wet and windy.  Should I be surprised?  No!  This is Wales.  It was the eve of Longshanks’ birthday and he was energised by anticipation.  It was the last day left to move the sheep.  These were the perfect … Continue reading

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3.33

It is 3.33pm.  That moment when I remember the promise that we can call and ask and He will teach us about the great unsearchable mysteries we usually struggle to understand – Jeremiah 33.3.  A relationship involves communication.   Communication involves … Continue reading

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