Sharing has never been either of my daughter’s strong point, but this was a really low moment. Max and Maxine only lasted a couple of weeks and are now forgotten, but I still get asked to find invisible hamsters. Luckily I seem to be better at it than I was before.
In May we went to Center Parcs in De Haan, Belgium for the long weekend and it was quite possibly the worst holiday we’ve ever been on. To start with I got the dates of our trip wrong, so we spent the entirety of Thursday morning packing up the car while the girls got steadilyContinue reading “Center Parcs”
I haven’t painted or written anything in a long time now because at the end of February our youngest daughter got very ill with some horrendous gastro bug and had to spend 3 nights in hospital on a drip, and then ten days after getting out of hospital for that she slipped in the playgroundContinue reading “Easter 2022”
I have started and stopped learning French so many times in my life now. I never seem to progress beyond a certain point and then have to relearn all the grammar all over again and it’s very frustrating. My French is probably the best it’s ever been at the moment (which is not saying aContinue reading “Learning French”
I haven’t knowingly had covid yet, but given how badly Belgium has been hit and the fact we have a child at primary school and another in daycare I feel like the odds are I have actually had it at some point just very mildly.
There is a lot of weird downtime with parenting a two and a half year old when you don’t know when you are next going to be needed but it is probably going to be in the next five to ten minutes and so actually scrolling through Twitter is just about the only thing youContinue reading “Doom scrolling”
Don’t get me wrong, I am very VERY happy the girls are finally sharing a room and our study/spare room is no longer a study/spare room/nursery, but the nightly bedtime routine is taking its toll..
Back in April 2021 I had my first job interview in 7 years for a Sustainability Consultant role in a new Sustainability division that the company was setting up. I was not the successful candidate, and I know I still wouldn’t have been had I said what I wish I’d said in my cartoon, butContinue reading “De-growth and job interviews..”
I was re-organizing the house and getting rid of a few things a couple of weeks ago and my mind drifted to a fairly dark place…
What the hell do people who have big houses do? I feel like half my time with my daughter is spent looking for the specific thing she wants at that moment!