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”
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”
Way way back in BC time (Before Corona) my friend Elly visited us with her daughter Sophie who is only five days older than Peach. I’ve been meaning to draw this cartoon of the visit ever since.
During lockdown I couldn’t do anything art wise because looking after the kids was all consuming, but in June Belgium suddenly announced that schools would reopen and so I had a period of a month before the summer holidays to do a few things for friends.
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”
Sadly some friends of ours have recently moved back to the UK, so I did them this cartoon as a goodbye present. We had some friends visiting a few weeks ago with their sons and the kids all held hands as we did a super fast tour of Brussels whilst the sun was out.
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”
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”
I drew this for a friend of a friend who’s leaving Brussels in a couple of months time.