The space between

I knew exactly how dire our situation was when a trauma counsellor was assigned to us. Each day she’d come to the intensive care unit and we’d excuse ourselves from Albie’s bedside and… Continue reading

The day I learnt too much.

It’s not the day of surgery that I need to purge, but day two. And there isn’t much I remember of the surgery day itself anyway. There is one shonky video of Albie… Continue reading

Why now?

When I was teaching GCSE history in London, we taught the origins and actions of World War One.  Big dirty topics of power and warfare, of trench foot and no mans land. It… Continue reading

Here we are.

So after a years absence from this blog, I landed full volume with that last post, didn’t I? Yeah, sorry about that. I was feeling all the feels last night, for sure. This… Continue reading


Someone a while ago, told me about the Japanese practice of  kintsugi – where a cracked piece of pottery will be repaired, obviously, and explicitly, with gold.  Kintsugi recognises the beauty in the… Continue reading


I want to tell you about Nyah Rose. She’s my brother’s little miracle girl – and nine glorious months old now. I want to tell you about Richard and Jules too and what incredible… Continue reading

Anchor Me

My thoughts and this life have felt pretty wound up until recently. It’s been hard to know what to tell you and how. I’m not sure whether things are unfolding finally now, or… Continue reading


Albie graciously wore an eye patch every morning for most of this past year, so I was stoked when he wanted to celebrate 5 fabulous years in this world,  pirate style. A sheltered… Continue reading

The long way home

We said goodbye to Marcus’ mum at 4am on a cold winter’s morning. Packed ourselves, two car-seats, a stroller, four carry-on’s and three large suitcases into the taxi and drove away. Project move… Continue reading

Joy to this world

Just before Christmas, we visited our wonderful pals Ami and Tama who live on Lake Annecy in France. What a beautiful, beautiful place. It is so scenic, truly one of the most beautiful… Continue reading