One of my/our favorite days of THE TRIP was visiting the butterflies and penguins (and other creatures) at Long Island Aquarium. Neil and I went years ago and we'd been looking forward to taking Isla (even before she was Isla). I honestly don't know who was more excited. Here are some photos from our day … Continue reading A Day At Long Island Aquarium
Hello! Picture it: A relaxed but working writer on her laptop in a coffeeshop. Sipping coffee and eating a complicated but delicious sandwich. Inspired by the coffee shop music of various conversations punctuated by random laughter and maybe some tears. Inspired by her coffee and her complicated but delicious sandwich. Setting the scene out the … Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name?
The last time the fam and I went to NY, Isla turned six months old on the trip. One of my 'things' has been to push for plan another trip before she goes to 'big school' in August. Well. We tried to get the two weeks before school starts, but that didn't happen. And so. … Continue reading Dreaming of Breakfast Bagels
'Happy Birthday, baby!' 'Go to sleep, Mummy.' 'Aren't you excited?' 'Sleeep, Mummy.' Isla crawled into bed between us, then well, went back to sleep. 'What time is it?' 'Five o'clock.' 'Well, shit. G'night,' I said. Two hours later. Stickers and balloons in bed. 'What, no penguins?' Isla asked. 'C'mon, guys!' Her favourite thing of the … Continue reading Of Balloons & Birthdays
'I don't want to go.' 'Yes, you do.' 'What are you going to do for me in exchange for going out and speaking to people?' 'I'll fix your phone screen.' 'Good deal. I prefer messaging to speaking. Actually, I hate people.' 'No, you don't.' 'I don't. But how bout reading? Can I stay home and … Continue reading Writing In The Wild
Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. If you've been following along you may know that Neil wasn't actually home for it, but he's back today. And the house is happy again. Now. I'm quite fond of complaining saying my husband is decidedly unromantic. Today, this happened. 12.30ish. 'Mumma, what are you doing?' 'I'm calling your father. And … Continue reading These Are The Hands
I've wanted to update my About Me page for AGES. Or four years. Because somehow, I'm now 36. Even stranger, my fiance has been my husband for nearly four years. And the tiny human we made is now very tall and seventeen, nearly three years old. They are awesome people and I'm glad we get … Continue reading Home