compassion swans

This morning I woke up to see the #sendforgivenessviral hash tag going viral in my news feed, following Waleed Aly's sensible and intelligent plea to circulate forgiveness and kindness, rather than hatred and anger. Waleed Aly is journalist doing his best to inject goodness into the world, rather … [continue]

Village Life :: Culemborg


It’s Tuesday. My eldest is at school. Rosie, my three-year-old and I potter around the house. Cooking dinner. Washing up. Washing sheets. Well, I do that. She does her own thing. We wander up to the village park in Everdingen. The streets are quiet and safe. Around 11am, I pop Rosie on the back seat […]


Children’s Book Tuesdays :: Strong Girls


Hi! Welcome to the first of the Children’s Book Tuesdays link up {first Tuesday of every month}. Hopefully this becomes a thing! What children’s books have you been reading/writing/loving/quoting? We’ve been reading lots of books by, or about strong girls. And I think of it because I have two daughters, and although {or maybe regardless […]


The Thing About Everywhere

lek the netherlands

One week ago, we were cycling small streets of De Bilt. As we cycled past the ice cream shop, our local coffee shop and gallery, past the park towards the village, I realised I was going to miss this little place. I like it here. So much. We’d been living communally there for nearly six […]


Children’s Book Tuesdays

children's book Tuesdays

This week, England left the EU. Last week, they announced that the Guardian Children’s Books would no longer run. What is the world coming to? Sad face. I often come across blog posts and social media posts about children’s books, and thought I’d start a little monthly link up here – first Tuesday of every […]