Parenting in a climate crisis
I’ve just finished reading Britt Wray’s book ‘Generation Dread‘ on how to cope with the emotions that knowledge of the climate crisis stirs up, and how to channel them into action without burning out. I highly recommend reading it, especially as a follow on from Matt Winnings book Hot Mess which somehow manages to be…
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 to…
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 both…
Messing around in the ‘studio’ with my daughter
In September 2018 we demolished our old asbestos ridden garage and turned it into a new half bikes & gardening stuff storage space half art studio for myself and our daughters. Peach at 16 months old is a bit too young yet to do any painting, but because of the bonus half term week that…
Trying to concentrate but..
At the moment I have no idea how long I have before one of us gets sick, someone in our bubble gets sick and we have to quarantine, or Belgium goes into full on lockdown mode again and we have no more help with childcare.