Category Archives: raising children


Time just marches right on, doesn’t it? These days, I feel like I’m clinging on for dear life, finding calm by knitting whenever I can snatch a moment. Winter is here, my first semester back at university is winding up, the … Continue reading

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A bit of everything

The last week has had a bit of everything, but not too much Kid’s Clothes Week sewing. You know how it is. I get distracted. I’ve been absorbed in chicken first aid. Our crazy Lucy/Lucas, who I’ve started calling Frizzle, has come … Continue reading

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Pink, and the end of an era

We had our appointment at the fractures clinic yesterday and Elena’s the proud new owner of a bright pink fibreglass cast. Thankfully, she only has to have it on for a fortnight and has been given the go ahead to … Continue reading

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Hugo turns two

Our little one has turned two and I can’t quite believe it! What a year it has been. Hugo has turned from a wobbly baby into determined toddler. He loves anything with wheels – and his chickens, of course. The baby … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Hugo!

A year ago today, Alex, Elena and I welcomed Hugo into the world. Happy birthday, little one! I can’t believe a whole year has passed by. It seems crazy that our baby’s one. He has grown so much. There are … Continue reading

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Grommets success

We’ve got the grommets over and done with. Elena coped with the whole thing admirably – the anesthetic process was pretty horrible (for both of us) but she woke up calmly and was just sucking her thumb by the time … Continue reading

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Knitting today, grommets tomorrow

I hope you all had a good weekend – we had a great Saturday, but Sunday was all downhill. Hugo split his lip and goodness know what got into Elena. She was not a well behaved girl. Neither of them … Continue reading

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A new doll

I’ve been holding out on you. I’ve been wanting to share, but also wanting to get everything finished before I did. Last weekend I went to a doll making workshop at our local Steiner school. Unsurprisingly, we made Steiner dolls. … Continue reading

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Then there were three…and maybe four

First, we had Hugo vomiting in the wee hours of Friday morning. I had hoped Elena might escape the bug but it turns out that was a little over-optimistic. She seemed fine until we were driving to her ENT specialist … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week: Day 4 (an exercise in fatigue and frustration!)

Pretty much as the title suggests, KCW day four was a bit of a non-event here. I had good intentions but got thwarted at every turn – and was just so tired I couldn’t be bothered thinking my way out … Continue reading

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