Birth story

My second daughter arrived 11 days early- luckily a couple of days after the Tour de France cycling competition passed near our house otherwise with all the road closures I’m not sure how we would have made it to the hospital! I had an epidural for my second labour whereas I had a natural birthContinue reading “Birth story”

A children’s story set in the future…

…in a world where we have actually decided to do all the things we know will work and have the technology to do right now to reduce carbon emissions: GOING TO THE LIBRARY 2025 THE END For more background information on the story and why I imagine the future looking this way, please read thisContinue reading “A children’s story set in the future…”

One year on..

I haven’t been able to do much of anything recently because our youngest daughter had an ear infection, and then four days later the other daughter had two confirmed covid cases in her class and we had to quarantine until she could be tested (thankfully it was negative), and then two days after they’d bothContinue reading “One year on..”

Going to the library 2025

I’ve been reading a lot of children’s stories over and over to our youngest daughter who’s now 22 months old and obsessed with books, so I’ve had a lot of time to look at the background pictures and the worlds the illustrators have created. I especially love ‘The Baby’s Catalogue’ by Janet and Allan AhlbergContinue reading “Going to the library 2025”

Adventures in Japan

One of my friends moved to Japan a couple of years ago, and this summer she and her family will move again, this time to Texas. For her daughter Anja’s sixth birthday I’ve done her a cartoon of some of the highlights of their time in Japan so she can remember them.