Another Place

And again I find that it has been far too long and I have too much to tell you. So let me start here, with these photos. They were taken on Crosby Beach… Continue reading

Four Fred Months

Dear Freddy,   Four Fat Freddy Months with you. I can’t quite believe how quickly this time has gone nor can I imagine our lives without you. Look at you Freddy! You are… Continue reading

You’ve got a friend in Read

We turned the key on an empty cottage in a village called Read last Saturday afternoon and began a new life in England. Our neighbour to one side, Joyce, is 87 years old… Continue reading

Out of the mouth of Albie: A trip to the Plane Museum

I have a lot to tell you! We have been in the UK for bang-on one week. It has been pretty great so far, punctuated by fluctuating bouts of both panic and wonderment.… Continue reading

Life on the 24th floor

We are currently in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on a nine night break. We had kind of suspected that packing up house and moving across the world with a toddler and a babe under… Continue reading

Tally ho

The countdown is just about done – we fly off to live in Lancashire early on Wednesday morning. I know when the plane lifts off and we sail up, up and away from… Continue reading

Speed demon

We’ve less than a month now until we fly to the UK to live. Time seems to be speeding up and we have a countdown calendar attached to the wall. 28 days to… Continue reading

Fat Freddys

Everyone says, “Oh, they just grow up so fast!” and I never really got it. Albie REALLY did not grow up fast at all! I would hanker for the next size up in… Continue reading


This first month with Freddy has been breathlessly easy. Don’t get me wrong, of course I am chained to the couch feeding him, and he has me up multiple times a night, and… Continue reading

Three years old.

Albie turned three at the end of February. We just had a low-key family weekend this year  – hung at the beach, attended a Soap Box Derby Day, met a giant teddy bear… Continue reading