Friday, 18 April 2014

good good friday

I hope your Easter weekend has started as slowly and joyfully as mine. Nowhere to be, and very little to do. Hot cross buns and coffee, PJs till lunch time, watching the rain in between movies, dying and decorating eggs, some baking and a lovely seafood pasta for dinner. Feeling happy and grateful this Good Friday. Even more grateful that my mum is spending Easter with us, to lend a hand and ease the load after a very long month. Mums really are THE BEST. Love you mum!

Wishing you and your family a lovely, relaxing, slow Easter X

Sunday, 13 April 2014


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.

Ruby / I love her morning hair
Cole / everywhere we go, he asks 'how long does it take to get there?' - and then complains, whether my answer is five minutes, or an hour.. 
Eliot / oh this boy. He is pure delight.

Last week I really loved Theresa and Mason. Pretty hard not to, really.

Joining Jodi each week

Friday, 11 April 2014

ten on ten / april

What a difference a month can make! Getting wet on purpose to now, trying our hardest NOT to get wet. It's been raining here for days here. Autumn has finally arrived. It seems fitting given my emotional state at the moment.

When I realised it was the tenth of the month, I really didn't want to do it. Anger and exhaustion aren't the best combination for taking good photos. The darkness in these photos is not by accident.

It's been a very long month with my husband working ridiculous hours. It's exhausting for him, and for us. The flow on effect for us, who rely on him so much, is taxing to say the least. But I think it's more than that this time.

As I drove away from home in the darkness last night - in a dress, with my sultanaless handbag - I felt the weight fall away. With the music loud, I drove through the heavy rain to have dinner with friends, old and new. To go anywhere by myself lately has been a rare event and I need a break. While an evening out isn't going to fix me right now, it was everything I needed last night. Conversation, laughter and beautiful food - with beautiful friends. Today will be better because of it.

Joining Rebekah each month for Ten on Ten

Sunday, 6 April 2014


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.

Ruby / engrossed in her chalk art
Cole / something hilarious..!
Eliot / he loves to play sister's keyboard - of course she hates it

Some favourites / Tiny in the shower (oh the memories of my three doing the very same) / Saxon in the trolley! / Claire's girls / twirling Eleanor / Little Wholff (and some thoughts that I wholeheartedly agree with)

Joining Jodi each week
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