The Brothers Grim

I've always been proud of how creative my kids are. All three of them have brilliant imaginations and come out with some really interesting and funny ideas. Just lately, however, I've been a little less enthused. The fact that they're clearly ready to return to school may be playing a part here as things have got ...

I’m no Spider-Man

There are several roles you have to assume as a proper grown up. Some of them come naturally and others not so much. Focussing on the latter - well, foibles are much more interesting to read about than achievements - we've reached a particular time of year that I dread. Spider season. And it's fair to ...

My summer goals

Another academic year is over.  Oldest is now more than halfway through primary school, his younger brother has two years under his belt and youngest starts at nursery in September. Where has the time gone and how did all this happen? It feels like we've limped over the proverbial finish line. Everyone is exhausted and, to ...