Stuff

I have written about ‘stuff’ before and about decluttering. However, having a clear out is not a one time event, as we are constantly finding out. I thought we were fairly good at not having too much stuff and had it under control. Then came two lots of ten day covid isolations (thank you schools!)Continue reading “Stuff”

Wild camping…in the garden

A week ago I introduced Pigeon and Parrot to wild camping after reading Alistair Humpreys’ books about microadventures. With both boys having additional needs, we needed to start very small. So we camped out in the garden! Our garden is tiny but has just enough space for a pop up tent and two bivvy bags.Continue reading “Wild camping…in the garden”

Is my creativity broken?

I used to be a creative person; indoors I loved painting, drawing, crochet and embroidery and outdoors, I enjoyed making things in wood (like my raised beds) or doing something with the garden. Over the last thirteen years, I haven’t been very creative in these ways. I have done the odd project here and there,Continue reading “Is my creativity broken?”

A playground in our house

What would you say if someone asked you to get rid of your sofa? Most people I know wouldn’t be impressed! But that is what I suggested to Pigeon and Parrot a year ago. The old sofa was in a bit of a state, the two boys had jumped all over it and some dampContinue reading “A playground in our house”

Little moments

I was thinking today that parents often don’t have a lot of spare time and having children with additional needs lessens that even more so, especially when they no longer go to bed at 7pm. As a teenager, Pigeon now stays up nearly as late as me, so my time to get things done hasContinue reading “Little moments”

Overwhelmed

What a day! It has been nothing compared to what some people have had to live through, but today, for me it was enough. Sleep deprivation, meltdowns from a teenager, screaming toddler tantrums from an 8 year old and some serious multi-tasking with the household jobs and my own paid work have stretched my patienceContinue reading “Overwhelmed”