Blogging, Corona Diaries, Lockdown Diary

August Postcards

Our household of four is gathering its belongings together to make new plans in the Covid19 world. We can't really say post-covid yet, can we, since the virus is still circulating? I am writing less poetry and more prose, writing and typing, one word at at a time. As I loop ink around printed out… Continue reading August Postcards

Family, Weekly Update, Writing

Back to school musings

Our house has been re-arranging itself this week after a summer of pyjama mornings and staying up too late nights.  Half of its occupants have set their alarm clocks, buttoned themselves back into school uniforms, shouted goodbye at a quarter to nine and left behind a trail of cereal dishes and the fading beat of… Continue reading Back to school musings

Family, Weekly Update

Weekend Report

General atmosphere in this house: Sleepy. Heavy-eyelidded. One teenager came back from Reading Festival at gone three this morning, one adult stayed awake to let him back in, the other (me) fell asleep but kept waking up to check if everyone was home. One teenager is worn out from being away for two weeks on… Continue reading Weekend Report

Reading and Writing

On continuing to read with your kids

Like many parents, my husband and I have always read with our children.  When they were babies, we read fairy stories and nursery rhymes to them and gave them board books to chew and dribble over.  Touch-and-feel books were popular, as were lift-the-flap books (usually reinforced with triple layer sellotape to cater for even the most boisterous of… Continue reading On continuing to read with your kids

Weekly Update

A busy few weeks

If this blog was a room in your house, I'd be rushing into it, refusing your offer of a cup of tea, calling my news over my shoulder and rushing out again.  Various events have made my life busy recently, not least my teenage daughter finishing her GCSE exams, attending her Year 11 Prom (when… Continue reading A busy few weeks