I’ve been a ‘puppy parent’ for three weeks and already it feels like Yumi has been here forever. This is exactly the same with human babies, but, for me, a three-week old baby was still mysterious and imprisoning whereas with a dog I feel like I’m getting the hang of it. (Clearly the door to […]
Oh my dog! It’s been intense. Little Yumi hasn’t been in the family for very long but she’s turned our lives upside down already. It’s clear that the learning curves are steep on all sides. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: Dogs prompt overthinking – There’s a whole new world of things to worry about: […]
This year, I loved the tinsel of it, the treats and the warmth. Even the sigh of relief when it was pared down further to the cosy bones. I relished the pause, the chance to reflect on what a changeling 2020 was. How I was lucky to surf the waves and wash up on a […]
It’s one of those nights – full moon dazzling brighter than daylit drizzle. Shine on the roof makes the new house look even more like the setting of a Scandi thriller. You know. The bit where the family are innocently sitting round in their jumpers amiably discussing opera just before something really horrible happens… Nothing […]
Well, we’re in. And I love it. The way the fire reflects in the floor… The view over the field… (ignoring the builders’ portaloo) The warmth… The feeling of landing…. Of course, there are boxes everywhere. And stuff inexplicable things that I can’t get rid of. But it’s home.