Games Night

I’m not very competitive. I only really believe in being competitive if it’s going to make a difference to your life. Like going for that promotion at work that will enable you to buy that house in that street near that school for your kids. Or competing for an Olympic medal, say. But in the day…

TeenagerĀ 

Coeliac Daughter celebrated her birthday on Sunday. She turned 13. Which makes me the mother of a TEENAGER. Too terrifying.  It was also Father’s Day. Our daughter bounced into our bedroom on Sunday morning clutching a little stack of presents for my husband. No mention of her own birthday. But that’s her all over. She’s…

Easter Decorations

My family, particularly Big Sister, loves to decorate for any kind of holiday. Garlands, wreaths, table settings, balloons… the sky’s the limit. The photos below illustrate this. In 2011 we had an unseasonably hot Easter weekend. We shied away from the traditional roast lamb and instead congregated at my parents house for a BBQ. With…