Covid and Childcare

We live in Brussels and have two daughters, one who is 6 and in her last year of ‘maternelle’ or nursery school, and one is now 2 who is normally at creche (daycare) 4 days a week. In Belgium they re-opened creches as of May 2020 and nursery school age children were allowed back toContinue reading “Covid and Childcare”

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”

Leaving Presents

It’s that time of year again in Brussels when people I know or friends of friends are leaving, so I’ve been drawing leaving presents for people. This one was for a friend of a friend, who wanted to fit in as many memories as she could for them of where they lived and all theContinue reading “Leaving Presents”

Trying (and failing) to cut down on meat

One of my new years resolutions was to only order vegetarian food in restaurants and to learn more vegetarian food recipes so I could cut down at home too. I lasted about 3 months ordering only vegetarian food at restaurants, then 3 months of ordering vegetarian/fish dishes and then after that I gave up andContinue reading “Trying (and failing) to cut down on meat”

Italian summer

As our one return flight per year for our family (I’ve written numerous blog posts on flying less and how important it is to combat climate change) we booked a trip to Piedmont in Italy so we could go to a friends wedding. It was absolutely beautiful there and this is my cartoon of theContinue reading “Italian summer”