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.
It’s weird. The past 12 months have seen so many frightening and monumental things – firsts, lasts, and who’d have thoughts – yet, now, less than a week from what I hope to be a finishing line and I’m scared. Our new house is nearly finished and (everything crossed) there are no more obstacles, delays […]
There’s a sort of ‘finding’ feeling at the moment. Finding my way home, finding my way around, and finding myself again. All of which sounds a bit navel gazey, but suggests there might be a little more time in my life for gazing in general. Which is a good thing. Meanwhile… What’s that? Oh yes, […]
It didn’t look promising. But then nothing much does through doublespeed wipers. Boy Three and I arrived at Lakeland Maze near Kendal both putting a brave face on a very soggy Sunday afternoon. “Never mind, we’re here now.” Three hours later, only slightly muddy, we got back into the car all smiles. “That really was […]
“You know, you look just like your dad,” she said. “Not your mum, your dad. It’s the shape of your face.” A harmless enough comment, you’d have thought. But then my dad died 13 years ago, and it’s been much longer than that since I regularly bumped into (non-family) people who knew him. And I […]